Krystal Appiah, African Americana Specialist and Reference Librarian, Library Company of Philadelphia

Diantha Dow Schull brings much needed attention to the innovative programming taking place in public library archives and special collections around the country. From tried-and-true exhibitions to experimental digital projects with teenagers, these 117 profiles provide a rich sampling of the imaginative ways that public libraries facilitate the use of unique archival materials by their diverse publics. Archives Alive is a required resource for library stakeholders seeking to inspire staff and audiences and to foster appreciation for public library resource.”