ARLIS N/A Ontario Student Group – AGO Library and Archive Tour

On a cold winter morning in February 2019, students from the University of Toronto and Ryerson University headed to the concourse level of the Art Gallery of Ontario and towards the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives. After getting comfortable in the lounge right in front of the library doors, students were welcomed by Head Librarian, Amy Furness, Archivist, Marilyn Nazar and Head of Reader Services, Larry Pfaff.

photos of tour members in AGO Library & Archives

Before heading in to see the nuts and bolts of the space, Larry Pfaff offered an entertaining and insightful history of the library and its role in the Gallery’s day to day workings, as well as graciously answering all questions. Inside students were shown the still active card catalogue system, reading room, and the extensive stacks.

While not all attendees could join ARLIS Ontario UofT Student Chapter for lunch, many made the slog through the slush and snow across the street to the Village Idiot Pub were warm food was consumed and great conversations were had!

ARLIS UofT would like to extend its heartfelt to the AGO Library & Archives for its wonderful hospitality.

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