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Don't Let Libraries Die

http://www.alternet.org/books/why-libraries-matter-more-ever-age-google

I remember when I was roughing it years ago, the library would be a place of sanctuary. It didn’t matter if I was homeless, noone looked down on me or barred me from entering. 118 more words

Havens In The City: John Rylands, Central Library and The Portico

Week 8

A day of touring Manchester’s libraries continued on nicely from my evening at Chetham’s Library. Each of these libraries have their own unique charm and offer quiet retreats away from the hustle and bustle. 792 more words

The inheritance of real information

Keith Hudson

In a comment which was only meant as an aside in a recent post, I happened to mention that I thought books would survive for centuries even in a digital age.  732 more words

#UnreadBook it up!

I just saw this this morning and loved it! Check it out all you bookworms out there. :)

Don’t feel guilty, just read!

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Why can’t we read anymore?

Thanks to colleague and novelist Sam Martin, I’ve read this post by Hugh McGuire:

Why can’t we read anymore? — Medium.

Although I am not nearly as digitally adept (or involved) as he, his comments resonate with my experience. Do they with yours?

Books & Libraries

We're looking for specialists...not just a general "librarian."

This anonymous interview is with an academic librarian who has been a member of a hiring or search committee. This person hires the following types of LIS professionals: 490 more words

Library Hiring

Print the application, think about it for a few days, apply at last minute (sad, but true).

This anonymous interview is with a job hunter who is currently employed (even if part-time or in an unrelated field), has not been hired within the last two months, and has been looking for a new position for More than 18 months. 482 more words

Library Hiring