Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Show Support to Glasgow School of Art Library

We're posting this appeal to help one of our member libraries start to rebuild the Mackintosh Library, sadly destroyed by fire a few weeks ago.  Please forward the appeal to anyone you think might be able to help.
"Dear Colleagues 
You will have seen press reports of the fire that destroyed our Mackintosh Library, often voted one of the most beautiful library spaces in the world. We've issued a statement here http://gsalibrarytreasures.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/statement-on-the-mackintosh-library-collections/
The entire library and its contents were destroyed, but we have been humbled by the many good wishes and kind words we have received across the world from friends and strangers alike.
We have received many offers of book donations to help us rebuild our lost collections. In response we have released a wants list of specific titles that we are seeking, which you can find here http://lib.gsa.ac.uk/update-on-fire-affected-library-services/
If any of your hold these volumes in your collections that you would be willing to donate to us, they would be very gratefully received as we begin the process to rebuild what was lost. Please also feel free to circulate this list across your institutions or to others you feel may be able to help us.
Best wishes

Duncan Chappell
Academic Liaison Librarian
Glasgow School of Art"

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