Library News / New Acquisitions

Library News

2015.12.09 posting:

The Libraries & Archives welcome two new staff members to the team:

Elizabeth Davis joined the Main Library on a part time basis (Monday-Wednesday) in early November as a Library Technician.  Elizabeth is a graduate of the Sheridan College Library and Information Technology programme, as well as the Algonquin College Applied Museum Studies programme.  Elizabeth comes to the ROM with a wealth of experience, including heading the research library at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta, and library technician at the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation.   
Dr. Max Dionisio joined the H.H. Mu Far Eastern Library earlier this week on a part-time basis (Wednesday-Friday) as our new Far Eastern Librarian.  Max graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Information with a Masters of Information Studies in 2009. Before coming to Canada in 2007, Max earned a doctorate in Japanese studies from the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation, Drawing on History: Tagawa Suihou and Early Japanese Manga Culture, examined the popularity of Japanese wartime cartoonist Tagawa Suihou and the beginnings of modern manga fandom. Max's other areas of expertise include Japanese premodern literature and Japanese religion. Max comes to the ROM after having spent six years as an Assistant Librarian at Upper Canada College in charge of technical services. He is also an adjunct instructor in the Faculty of Information where he teaches courses on advanced cataloguing and comic books. His current research interests include: CJK cataloguing, Japanese popular culture, Buddhist and Christian iconography, and Buddhist-Christian interfaith dialogue.
2015.10.08 posting:
The Libraries & Archives welcome Dr. Brendan Edwards as Department Head; he took office on October 5, 2015.

Dr. Edwards comes to us from the First Nations University of Canada where he was the director of Libraries. Prior to that, he served as Special Collections Librarian at the University of Saskatchewan and as Government Documents Reference Librarian at McGill University. He has also held cross-disciplinary teaching positions at Laurentian and Mount Allison Universities, as well as universities in Slovakia and Romania. Brendan holds a Doctoral degree in Canadian History from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master's degree in Canadian and Native Studies from Trent University, and a Master's degree in Library and Information Studies from McGill University. He is the author of several publications, including Paper Talk: a history of libraries, print culture, and Aboriginal peoples in Canada before 1960 (Scarecrow, 2005) and Slovakia - Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Kuperard, 2011).

Acquisitions Highlights

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2016 July/August:

500 glass objectsThe man who planted treesLes tabernacles du quebecThe octopus and the orangutanWomen gender and art in AsiaCeramic petrographyDrawing conclusionsThe Viking shipThe empress and the heavenly mastersThe human archaeology of spaceThe antiquarium of boscoracaleTravel & seeA history of SyriaChina's lost imperial gardenGhanaSilk for the VikingsFigurengefasse aus OaxacaFlags flag traditions in Sri LankaKrakenAltruistic armadillos zenlike zebrasMegacities asiaArchaeology and heritage of the human movement into spaceSuper suckersSunken cities: Egypt's lost worldsKanazawa shoko no sekaiThe unvarnished truthAncient Cyprus: cultures in dialogueIn pursuit of the past: collecting old art in modern India

2016 May-June:

A third gender50 objects that define TorontoEuropean CostumeMythologizing Norval MorrisseauThe Viking experienceUndressedCuratorial dreamsRevolutionary Chinese paper cutsThe origin and nature of life on earthKeeping the marblesThe archaeology of CyprusChina's foreign placesContact in the 16th centuryIndian textilesThe vascular plants of the Bruce PeninsulaBats of Britain and EuropeAsafo flags with a differenceVintage detailsBirds of madagascarUnceded territoriesSarong kebayaThe great Chinese art transferPower & styleAtlas serpientes de VenezuelaManaging previously unmanaged collectionsCalling cards & casesCourt and cosmosJapanese belt ornamentsThe art of relevancePicturing TorontoAncient glassThe restoration of engravingsThe gilded ageThe archaeology of early ChinaWaterfowl of North America, Europe & AsiaThe furniture bibleArt and craft workshops under the Mughals

2016 March-April:

RanshoCurieuses histoires de plantes du canadaJoyful in ThebesThe secret lives of batsThe most perfect thingImperial illusionsCities, museums, and soft powerFashion art worksPlants: healers and killersRemote avant gardeWolf almanacLiterati story telling in late medieval chinaSex in the seaDesigning identityBreeding birds of the maritime provincesCommercial visionsBotanical treasuresExcavating the afterlifeBabeDragonfliesAsia imaginedBone roomsGilded New YorkWhat should a clever moose eatBlock printed textiles of IndiaBritish birds of preyHomage to Korean architecture

2016 January-February:

Planet Earth in Deep TimeThe Silversmith's ArtPortrayalBird Families of the WorldThe Dress DetectiveImagine JapanCanadian Binders Tickets and Booksellers LabelsIndian Cotton TextilesBlack Tattoo ArtDegasHistory of Men's FashionPortrayals from a Brush DivineThe TypewriterArt in IndustryOpiumFernwehThe Next Generation Japanes Women DesignersCollection CareKimono NowThe Origins of Ancient VietnamFlora of OregonPhantoms of the French Fur TradeFabric of LifeRich and TastyArts of the Hellenized EastFrom Mulberry Leaves to Silk ScrollsAncient Egypt TransformedOld Trout Funnies

2015 November-December:

The Butterflies of North AmericaPainting the Modern GardenWine Culture in IranFerronneriePatternaliaFashion a Timeline in PhotographsThe Rise of Tea Culture in ChinaDigital Visions for Fashion + TextilesThe Bees in Your BackyardFamily : photographers photograph their familiesPainted Journeys : the Art of John Mix StanleyAncient ObscenitiesEngagement and AccessEdwardian FashionBanksia LadyAncient BotanyBritish silver : State Hermitage Museum catalogueZero Waste Fashion DesignSymbols of PowerImage ScienceDress HistoryThe Material AtlanticMuseums without BordersFashion VictimsMau MokoA Pictorial Guide to Uda WalaweImpossible Wardrobes