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  1. COLUMBUS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

  2. HISTORY PRESENT FUTURE COLUMBUS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

  3. April 18, 1890 – The delegates to the First International Conference of the American States debated what would be a fitting memorial of the first gathering of representatives from the American Nations. Ambassador, Carlos Martinez Silva,Delegate from Colombia,first introduced the idea of a Library as a Memorial… COLUMBUS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

  4. “…the memorial to be erected ought to be something at once useful and made up of elements, to which each government might contribute independently, [and] it occurred to me that the only plan which would satisfy all these requirements was the establishment in Washington of a memorial Library,to which each government could send, on its own account, the mostcomplete collection possible of historical, literary and geographical works, laws, official reports, maps, etc., so that the results of intellectual and scientific labor in all America might be collected together under a single roof… That would be a monument more lasting and more noblethan any in bronze or marble.” COLUMBUS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

  5. COLUMBUS MEMORIAL LIBRARY READING ROOM, 1910 COLUMBUS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

  6. The Cornerstone of the Inter-American System COLUMBUS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

  7. COLLECTIONS COLUMBUS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

  8. THE ARCHIVES The CML has the largest depository of publications and papers documenting the history and programs of the OAS and its predecessor organizations. COLUMBUS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

  9. LIBRARY UNITS: COLUMBUS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

  10. REFERENCE & INFORMATION • The CML serves: • The OAS Secretariat • Permanent and Observer Missions, and Embassies • Researchers throughout the Hemisphere and the World • Services include: • Ask a Librarian • Reading Room • Research • Inter-Library Loans • Current Awareness COLUMBUS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

  11. EXHIBITS HOUSE OF THE AMERICAS - CENTENNIAL COLUMBUS MEMORIAL LIGHTHOUSE The Columbus Memorial Library showcases it’s rich collection of book, maps, photographs, documents, stamps, archives, etc. by mounting various exhibits throughout the year. COSTA RICA: SU HISTORIA Y CULTURA A TRAVES DE IMAGENES PAN AMERICAN DAY: April 14

  12. TECHNICAL SERVICES ACQUISITIONS UNITAcquires (by purchase, donations or exchange) all material for use by the OAS. CATALOGUING UNITProvides electronic access to bibliographic records.Prepares cataloguing data for OAS publications. COLUMBUS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

  13. DOCUMENTS CONTROL RECORDS MANAGEMENT SERVICES • Collection of Documents of the Pan American Union, the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Specialized Organizations, • such as: • Pan American Health Organization • Inter-American Commission on Human Rights • Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission The Records Management Center houses current records and permanently valuable archival records of the OAS. *Available for researchers’ use with advance notice

  14. WORLD DIGITAL LIBRARY WWW.WDL.ORG The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available online, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The Columbus Memorial Library has contributed photographs to this project and continues to participate in its development. COLUMBUS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

  15. CML WEBSITE • Includes: • Online Catalog • http://cmlcatalog.oas.org • Finding Aids • Reference Shelf • Publications, • Exhibits & More WWW.OAS.ORG/COLUMBUS COLUMBUS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

  16. GROUP OF FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY Comprised of Ambassadors of Permanent Missions and Permanent Observer Missions, the Group assists the Columbus Memorial Library in realizing some of its planned activities and in generating enthusiasm for its programs. COLUMBUS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

  17. Columbus Memorial Library USEFUL INFORMATION Hours of Operation: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday • Services Include:Databases, General Information, Research • Chief Librarian – Beverly Wharton-Lake Phone: 202-458-3849 Email: BWhartonLake@oas.org • Reference and Information - Stella Villagran Phone: 202-458-6037 E-mail: SVillagran@oas.org COLUMBUS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

  18. JOIN US FOR AN OPEN HOUSE DECEMBER 1, 2011 @ 4:00 P.M.COLUMBUS MEMORIAL LIBRARY 19TH Street and Constitution Ave. NW