Welcome to The Beehive!

By Jeremy Dibbell

Greetings! On behalf of the staff of the Massachusetts Historical Society, I’d like to welcome you to our new blog, The Beehive. I’m Jeremy Dibbell, an Assistant Reference Librarian here at the Society, and I’ve been offered the chance to facilitate this little foray into the blogosphere, but you’ll soon see others from around the building contributing as well. We’ll be using this blog as an informal, interactive way to “get the word out” about the goings-on at 1154 Boylston Street. Some of the things you can expect to find here are (in no particular order):

– notices of upcoming public events and programs
– profiles of MHS research fellows and visitors
– announcements of new library resources (acquisitions, digital finding guides, &c.)
– summaries and descriptions of our manuscript collections and other resources
– notes, quotes and anecdotes from the Society’s past (and present)
– news and happenings from the various MHS departments
– discussions of issues facing the library and historical society community

My goal is to provide approximately two or three posts per week (some may be short), and I hope you’ll stop by and visit often. You can bookmark this site at http://www.masshist.org/blog, or add the RSS feed to your Google Reader or other aggregator (you also can do this by clicking the “Subscribe” button on the sidebar). Please email me at beehive@masshist.org with any corrections, comments or suggestions for future posts, and soon we’ll have a comments feature ready to go.