X Marks the Spot
Designed and stitched by Emily Nimsakont
“To me, the work of catalogers can be thought of as creating a map to help our patrons find library resources. Without the map, they have no way of locating the information in our collections. That inspired me to create an old-fashioned treasure map.”
Emily Nimsakont is the cataloging and metadata trainer at Amigos Library Services, not-for-profit membership-based organization dedicated to serving libraries.
This piece is an embroidered treasure map. At the beginning of the map is a hand holding a pencil. The hand is drawing a line through some rough terrain, with a volcano and a desert island, to get the patron to a bunch of books. There is a big red X ending at the books.