Introducing Larry Nix

Larry NixI’m looking forward to being a regular contributor to the new blog of the American Philatelic Research Library (APRL).  The blog format for communicating information is well established in the virtual world of the Internet, and I’m confident that it will be an effective way for the APRL to assist philatelists in the study of a broad range of philatelic topics. I’m a current member of the APRL Board of Trustees, and I write the “Library News” column for the Philatelic Literature Review (PLR). Unfortunately, the news in the “Library News” column is often old news because of the quarterly format of PLR. Currency is one of the major advantages of the blog format.  Part of my enthusiasm for the blog format stems from my experience in maintaining the Library History Buff Blog and and the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center blog and website.  I have an interest in philatelic libraries and museums other than the APRL and this will be a focus of some of my future contributions to the blog.  My primary collecting interest is an area which I call postal librariana.  I have developed several philatelic exhibits featuring libraries and usually enter these exhibits in the Display Division. My interest in libraries stems from a career as a librarian (now retired) which started almost 48 years ago.  As the blog proceeds, I hope my interests in philately and libraries will result in some useful and interesting posts for the readers of this blog.

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