Getting a book into libraries – especially at universities — is a great way to increase credibility and reach more readers. The Lincoln and Mexico Project (LAMP) is reaching out to university libraries across the country to add Abraham Lincoln and Mexico to their collections.
Sometimes the outreach results in face-to-face meetings with librarians who are eager to learn more about Lincoln’s legacy of support for Mexico. That’s what happened this week at the three prestigious universities in the San Diego area: San Diego State University (SDSU), the University of California San Diego (UCSD), and the University of San Diego (USD).
SDSU is part of the 23-member California State University (CSU), which is the nation’s largest four-year public university system with 23 campuses and 474,000 students. Statewide, the UC system has 10 campuses and 238,000 students. USD, a private Catholic university, has an enrollment of more than 8,000 students.
Because of the size and reputation of California university libraries, getting the book into these libraries is important to LAMP efforts to reach other libraries at colleges and universities across the country. The book is already in university libraries at Harvard, Brown, Georgetown, and several others. LAMP representatives are contacting university libraries in several other states.
You can help get the book into other university libraries by contacting your alma mater and asking them to add the book to their collection. Or contact your alumni affairs office and offer to donate a copy in your name. Let’s do it!
Thanks to university librarians in San Diego (below) who accepted copies of Abraham Lincoln and Mexico from LAMP co-founder Mikel Miller. From left, Sarah Buck Kachaluba at UCSD, Wil Weston from SDSU, and Laura Turner at USD. All of you rock!!