Sharon Wilcox Adams has been named a Baird Society Resident Scholar at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries in Washington, DC. During her tenure at the Smithsonian in the Spring 2011, she will be working in the SI Libraries? most unique and valuable holdings: its Special Collections. Her research will focus in James Smithson's personal materials and rare 19th century natural history volumes in the famed Cullman Library. This research is part of Sharon's dissertation project, "Encountering El Tigre: Jaguars and People in the United States, 1800-2010."