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Links for library staff / Liens pour le personnel des bibliothèques
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A library is not just about books: it's also a place for the vulnerable

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Angela Clarke: If another 400 UK libraries close by 2016, as predicted, the true loss to society will be even greater than we realise

 

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"My own fragility revealed that a library is not just a reference service: it is also a place for the vulnerable. From the elderly gentleman whose only remaining human interaction is with library staff, to the isolated young mother who relishes the support and friendship that grows from a Baby Rhyme Time session, to a slow moving 30-something woman collecting her CDs, libraries are a haven in a world where community services are being ground down to nothing. I've always known libraries are vital, but now I understand that their worth cannot be measured in books alone."


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, July 22, 2013 2:35 AM

The library, a place without judgement, open to anyone and their needs! 

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Public libraries: The new homeless shelters

Public libraries: The new homeless shelters | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

SAN FRANCISCO—Not everyone who spends all day, every day in the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library is down and out. Only mostly everyone...

 

-Evelyn Nieves


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, March 8, 2013 7:42 AM

How to serve a need in the community!