First days at Duke University Libraries
After the first three whirlwind weeks I've settled in quite comfortably at Duke University. Spring is in the air and the fairytale campus welcomes it with open arms (I might need a new wardrobe though...). I feel as if our time in Illinois under the guidance of Barbara, Susan and Jamie of the Mortenson Centre has prepared me well for the remainder of the visit. I find conversations with colleagues very stimulating as I feel I now have a broader understanding of academic and research libraries in the US and how they operate. I appreciate the pockets of reflective downtime that I have here which enables me to process the continuous stream of information and experiences that come my way. Right now I'm taking a break before getting ready for my welcome reception in the glorious Rare Books room where I would happily be locked up in!