Tuesday morning (Day 2 of the Colloquy), UAF buses took us to the beautiful University House, until recently the residence of the University president. Open and airy, the house designed for meetings and executive entertainment. It is filled with local artwork, both paintings and sculpture.
We heard several papers introducing the Rasmuson Library and its collections. The morning’s presentations ended with a talk by Terrence Cole, a local professor and writer, speaking on Books for the Frontier: early libraries in Alaska and the Yukon. Cole is reputed to be a much loved instructor. He is animated, dynamic and funny in his presentation.