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Unveiling the Pathfinder
Unveiling the Pathfinder
On February 9th, the NOAA Central Library celebrated the restoration of their historic painting of the Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship Pathfinder, painted by Antonio Jacobsen in 1899 and restored in 2017. The library received a Preserve America grant to have the painting restored. It has now returned to the library and hangs behind the front desk.

Celebrating NOAA Heritage and Black History Month
Celebrating NOAA Heritage and Black History Month
Highlighting resources that feature information about NOAA Heritage, in honor of NOAA Heritage week (Feb.5-10) and African American History Month. Included is information on some online resources as well as some of the materials found in the NOAA Central Library and our Rare Book Collection.

Spotted in the Stacks: Great Lakes Pursuit
Spotted in the Stacks: Great Lakes Pursuit
NCL has all the things you would expect: books, journals, microfilm, but also a few things you wouldn’t, like flags, coloring books, and board games.

Meet our staff: Judith Salter
Meet our staff: Judith Salter
Each month we are going to take some time to meet the NOAA Central Library staff. This month we are introducing Reference Librarian and Cataloger Judith Salter.

Meet Our Staff: Jamie Roberts
Meet Our Staff: Jamie Roberts
Each month we are going to take some time to meet the NOAA Central Library staff. This month we are introducing Bibliometrics Librarian Jamie Roberts.

This Map Could Save Your Life: Escape & Evasion Maps of World War II
This exhibit showcases items from the collection with special significance to armed conflicts that NOAA and its predecessor agencies have served in. This special exhibit was curated by our very own, Jamie Roberts, Bibliometrics Librarian and Preservation Specialist. Visit our display in the NOAA Central Library Brown Bag area on November 8, 2017 from 10AM-2PM and on November 9, 2017 from 10AM-4:30PM.

Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management (EBFM) in action: linking ecosystem science to fisheries management in Alaska
The NOAA Central Library welcomes you to attend the first presentation of our new Brown Bag Seminar Series: Ecosystem-based Management/Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management with Dr. Kerim Aydin, from the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, presenting on EBFM in Alaska on Wednesday, November 8th @ 3 PM EST.

From the Reference Desk: Commuting Reads
From the Reference Desk: Commuting Reads
Need a book from NCL to read on your daily commute?

What We're Researching
What We're Researching
A look inside Heavy Fuel Oil Use in the Arctic

Intro to Govinfo.gov
Intro to Govinfo.gov
What’s the best place to find the Federal Register, Congressional hearings and calendars, high-profile government items like the Warren Commission Report, Coastal Zone Information Center reports, and audio from the JFK assassination? If you answered FDsys, the Government Publication Office’s (GPO) online digital repository, you're not wrong. Yet. But you will be soon.

Nerds of Trust
Nerds of Trust
Are you a scientist? Do you use Facebook? If you answered yes to both, then a recent study from the director of Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium says you’re an ideal candidate to fight fake science news in the public discourse.

NOAA Central Library Research Fair & Open House
NOAA Central Library Research Fair & Open House
All NOAA Staff are invited to join us in the library on Thursday, September 14th from 11am-2pm to learn about our services, get research help, learn about our databases, and more! Refreshments will be provided.

You can't tell a book by its cover -- but you might use that cover to find some DNA
You can't tell a book by its cover -- but you might use that cover to find some DNA
The Central Library staff have been thrilled to see the positive response from NOAA staff to our series of “Out of the Vault” exhibits from the Library’s Rare Book room. But can old books tell us more than just the history of NOAA and its predecessor agencies’ and the development of the geoscience disciplines?

Nicholas Camille Flammarion: My favorite "mad" scientist
Nicholas Camille Flammarion: My favorite
Camille Flammarion was a brilliant astronomer - who believed in reincarnation and that alien life on Mars was trying to contact us.

Hurricane Carla (1961)
Hurricane Carla (1961)
​As Texas prepares for Hurricane Harvey, the 8th named storm of the 2017 season, the NOAA Central Library looks back on the 1961 hurricane season​.