Special Collections Director Urges Students, Others to ‘Come Visit the Reading Room.’

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Kat Stefko

The special collections room of a library can sometimes seem like an intimidating place, admits Kat Stefko. An inner sanctum, cocooned from the rest of the establishment, home to ancient tomes, manuscripts and other artifacts which need to be protected from the general public.

But Stefko wants to dispel that perception. She’s the new director of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archiveat the Bowdoin college library. ‘We exist to be used,” she says. Read more

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