Library News / New Acquisitions

Library News

2016.01.04 posting:

Happy New Year!

We are pleased to annouce the new, extended hours for the Far Eastern Library: Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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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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

2015 September-October:

Mexico Clothing & CostumeHistory of Modern FashionIn the WakeStanding TallWaboriOrdovician TrilobitesdePictionsScience InkProfessional Native Indian ArtistsThe Great Blackfoot TreatiesNorth ShoreThe World Atlas of TattooThe Mongol Century5000 Years of GlassFashion IsTattoo Tradition of Native North AmericaBluestocking FeminismOsaka Expo 70Le MobilierBad Boys and Tough TattoosFixing FashionThe Fabric of IndiaBefore They Were Belly DancersFrom The Forest To The SeaWild PlanetAshes Images and Memories1867 Rebellion and Confederation

2015 June-August:

Picturing technology in ChinaBeesSoulful CreaturesWilliam Morris AnimalFashion and museumsWar paintings of the Tsuu Tina NationIris van HerpenA passionate eyeJapanese fashion culturesThin section petrographyPicturing the AmericasDie Steuerfedern der Vogel MitteleuropasDungamanziWonders of the plant kingdomBuddhaWorkt by handTattoo historyFrom fish to humanCharles JamesFashion ChinaThe culture of migrationTrees of eastern North America

2015 March/April/May:

The beauty of experimentZhong cai hua zhangThe Old Kingdom Town at BuhenRomantische modeFlore nordiqueCreativita a coloriFirst Peoples collectionsKiller heelsThe Lienzo of TlapiltepeAncient Maya citiesThea PorterBlue skyDefining beautyMaking a museum in the 21st centuryFusion fashionReturn to the land of the head huntersThe Deir al-MedinaHubert de GivenchyCultures of intoxicationDeath and changing ritualsFrom Ashgabat to IstanbulPaleoAmericaHai shang ci luMondo canuckMaker & museRaoul Dufy

2015 January/February:

Prints & DrawingsVisions from the forestsFashion victimsParis 1650-1900 Quand Versailles était meublé d'argent Atlas of crustacean larvaeHadrosaursMeiga o kiriAmphibian evolutionPlumes and pearlshells Selling silksIreland's generous natureWhen the Greeks ruled EgyptPoisonAlexander WilsonWhen is a flower not a flowerReshaping Toronto's WaterfrontCourtly visionsThe Plains war bonnetProtecting the cultural heritage of CyprusArt DecoWoodpeckers of the worldLa ville de KermaBus StopDouglas CouplandResplendent dressJack BushEnchanted lines