Good News for all of the aspiring Leonardos out there. The fad for adult coloring books is far from over.
And this post discusses how New York Academy of Medicine Library, in a highly creative response, started a “new initiative called Color Our Collections Week.” The program is a “scholarly take on the coloring trend. Now in its third year, the campaign sees, … archives, special collections, and libraries take to social media with individual images and even entire books compiled from their holdings for the public to color…”
Oh! As you read the essay, you may be surprise that learn just how far back the urge to color the printed image goes.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.