Molesworth Institute

What is Molesworth Institute?

Molesworth Institute meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

Founded in the 1960s by Francis A. T. Johns and Norman D. Stevens (Director of University Libraries, Emeritus, University of Connecticut), the Molesworth Institute serves as a repository of library humor and various types of librariana. The Institute has also published over 50 articles describing research conducted by its staff, including “The Fully Electronic Academic Library” in the January 2006 issue of College & Research Libraries. The Institute’s collections include the Archives of Library Humor (the most extensive of its kind), a file on prominent individuals who have worked in libraries, over 1,000 quotations related to libraries and librarians, a large number of postcards depicting books and reading, objects in the shape of books, and children’s books dealing with books, reading, libraries, and librarians, all of which will eventually be housed in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. In 1999, the Institute established a new award to honor outstanding contributions to library humor, named after Edmund Lester Pearson, the library humorist who wrote The Old Librarian’s Almanack (Elm Tree Press, 1909) under the pseudonym Philobiblos and whose column “The Librarian” appeared in the Boston Evening Transcript weekly from 1906-1920. The award is tailored to the submission.


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