Baseball + Librarianship

Tuesday Conversation: Baseball Hall of Fame librarian loved his job from the start [Utica Observer/Dispatch]

Jim Gates has been the librarian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame [Cooperstown, New York, USA] for about 20 years. He is in charge of a library that contains about 3 million documents on baseball. It has a copy of almost every baseball book, along with a clipping file on every major league, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and Negro leagues player. There also are manuscripts, scrapbooks, sheet music, personal papers, photographs, recorded media, contract cards, contracts, questionnaires, media guides, box scores, scorecards and more. The library is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is available to anyone free of charge.


National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum