OUR LIBRARY NEEDS YOUR TALENTS!
The Collectors Club building houses one of the world’s great philatelic libraries. It provides access to books, pamphlets and periodicals that support both the beginner and the more sophisticated collector. The Library Committee Allen Hoffman, Miklos Pinther and Bob Gray, and the Collectors Club Librarian, Andrea Matura, have been working diligently to make our library more presentable and useable.
The Reading Room and the Periodical Collection are in great shape, but there is a lot more work to be done. We have a few projects that can really use your talents.
Restoring our auction catalog collection: The third floor of the Collectors Club building houses one of the world’s largest philatelic auction catalog collections. These catalogues hold an enormous amount of philatelic information useful for determining provenance, valuation, and other philatelic research. The collection needs considerable effort to make it more accessible. This has to be a team effort and we are looking for several volunteers.
Cataloging books, periodicals and other material: This involves computer data entry to catalogue books, periodicals and other material. Whether you can do a little or a lot, your work is important to the club’s library and to its connection with the Philatelic Union library. This is drop in work where you can spend an hour or day and help with this on-going task.
Grant application: The library could benefit greatly with a grant for digitizing some of our rare and fragile documents. If you have some experience in this area, this would be of considerable help.
If you can donate some time to the library, please contact the Library Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Collectors Club Librarian, Andrea Matura at email@example.com