My summer at yellowstone national park

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My summer at yellowstone national park

  1. 1. My summer at Yellowstone National Park <br />Stefanie Caloia<br />
  2. 2. “…for the benefit and enjoyment of the people”<br />First national park, est. 1872<br />2,000,000 acres in WY, ID, MT<br />Run by the army, 1886-1917<br />Contains half of the world’s thermal features, including geysers, fumaroles, mud pots, hot springs<br />Excellent wildlife viewing opportunities: bison, elk, wolves, grizzly & black bears <br />More YNP information: http://www.nps.gov/yell/historyculture/<br />Image source: http://www.nps.gov/features/yell/slidefile/history/brochuresguides/Page.htm<br />
  3. 3. The Yellowstone Research LibraryHeritage & Research Center (HRC)Gardiner, MT<br />
  4. 4. The Heritage & Research Center<br /><ul><li>Not a common facility for a national park
  5. 5. Opened in 2005
  6. 6. Labs – archeology and geology
  7. 7. Herbarium
  8. 8. Offices
  9. 9. Museum Storage
  10. 10. Library
  11. 11. Archives</li></li></ul><li>Yellowstone Research Library (YRL)<br />
  12. 12. Yellowstone Research Library<br />10,000+ books<br />3,000 rare books<br />11,000+ vertical file materials, or 85 linear ft (I measured!)<br />10,000 maps<br />Part of WYLD consortium <br />
  13. 13. Reading Room<br />Shared by library and archives patrons<br />First table reserved for archives and rare books<br />Vertical file cabinets<br />Computer terminals for catalog access<br />Media rooms<br />
  14. 14. What does YRL collect?<br />Everything to do with Yellowstone!<br />Materials on:<br />Plants<br />Animals<br />Geology<br />Thermal Features<br />History<br />Art<br />Fiction<br />Including books, periodicals, DVDs, VHS, CDs, Theses and Dissertations<br />Image source: http://www.amazon.com/Bachelor-Father-Heart-West/dp/0373825870/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1284051053&sr=8-2<br />
  15. 15. What’s in the archives?<br />Park administration records<br />Concessionaires records<br />Personal papers and manuscripts<br />NARA affiliated, permanent collection kept on-site.<br />
  16. 16. YRL Patrons<br />Open to the public<br />Park Employees and Yellowstone Association Members can check out materials<br />Independent researchers, genealogists, and curious park visitors<br />
  17. 17. Employees<br />Curator & Registrar<br />2 Librarians (funded by YA)<br />Archivist & Archives Technician<br />Historian<br />Museum, Library, and Archives interns<br />Volunteers<br />Bob<br />
  18. 18. What does a library intern do at YRL?<br />Reference desk<br />Cataloging, cataloging, cataloging<br />Preservation of rare books<br />Bookmobile<br />Tours<br />
  19. 19. Life in Yellowstone<br />
  20. 20. Life in Yellowstone<br />Snow is typical 10 months out of the year…<br />
  21. 21. Life in Yellowstone<br />Not your average traffic jams…<br />
  22. 22. Life in Yellowstone<br />Always check for wildlife before going outside…<br />
  23. 23. Life in Yellowstone<br />Plenty to see in your free time….<br />
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  27. 27. More pictures at www.yellowstonesummer.wordpress.com<br />More YNP information at www.nps.gov/yell/<br />

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