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Libraries Dust Off Quiet Image With Innovations

These aren’t your grandmother’s libraries. Well, they are, but they’re tackling projects that would have been inconceivable two or three decades ago. On Friday, the Knight Foundation… 88 more words


playing marbles with bowling balls

In Perspectives on Library & Information Science, we’ve been reading about and discussing the value of libraries as public space. Let me begin by encouraging you to visit Daniel Rotsztain’s website… 389 more words

Public Libraries

Visiting the Big One

A highlight of my winter break was visiting the New York Public Library. As a librarian I give myself total permission to geek out over those twin lions, dutiful icons that they are, towering over the busy masses. 155 more words


Feature #21: Public Libraries Crisis

Our next chat, on Tuesday 3 February at 6:30pm UK time, is about what we can do about the crisis in UK public libraries. The… 669 more words


Congress.gov - U.S. Founding Documents

Congress.gov – the Library of Congress’s legislative site that is replacing Thomas – has a page dedicated to U.S. founding documents, such as the Federalist Papers, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights. 27 more words


2/15. Susan - Special Collections at the Mitchell

Susan Taylor is a librarian in the Special Collections department of The Mitchell Library in Glasgow.

Let’s face it, typical days in the life of any librarian are often not as interesting as the occasional atypical day, and I experienced many such days last summer when Glasgow hosted a cultural festival to coincide with the Commonwealth Games.  1,018 more words


Reasons to love your library for National Libraries Day

Those of you who know me and my slightly hippier side will know that I believe in things like compassion, love and kindness, to yourself and all living beings. 361 more words