Many years ago, I began serving as a judge at the New Hampshire State competition for the Young Inventors Program. It is a wonderful program that encourages inventiveness in young people in grades K-8. It is a perfect place for a curious librarian/archivist to spend some time. Designed for the classroom and aimed at encouraging K-8 students to "think outside of the box," the Young Inventors Program is structured and developed to encourage all students to participate, including those who may not "fit the mold" for traditional sciences.
Finding a new calling: encouraging inventiveness
This year, I decided to sponsor an award. A Library and Information Services award seemed like a much needed focus area for encouraging invention.
WHAT SHOULD A HOME FOR OLD BOOKS look like in a digital age? The Harvard Library has grappled with this issue (see “Gutenberg 2.0”). Now, the University of Oxford has unveiled its attempt to answer that question in the form of the Weston Library, its new facility for reading, teaching, exhibiting, and digitizing the Bodleian Library system’s rare materials and special collections. The £80-million, five-year construction project transforms the interior of the building once known as the “New Bodleian” (which served mainly as a book depository with some reading rooms and office space attached) into a somewhat eclectic mix of spaces deemed vital parts of a twenty-first-century rare books library: a cavernous exhibition hall, a lecture theater, digital-ready classrooms, conservation and imaging workshops, office space for visiting scholars, a café, and (of course) stacks and reading rooms—all in six aboveground stories, with three more staff-only stories of underground stacks.
The Books of the Century: 1900-1999 https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~immer/booksall 1900 Fiction Bestsellers 1. Mary Johnston, To Have and To Hold 2. Mary Cholmondeley, Red Pottage 3. Robert Grant, Unleavened Bread 4. James Lane Allen, The Reign of Law 5. Irving Bacheller, Eben Holden 6. Paul Leicester Ford, Janice Meredith 7. Charles Frederic Goss, The Redemption of David…
"As librarians we protect our services, collections, and patrons from censorship and bias. Simply put- We do not allow it. From too much left or right wing material to too much sci-fi or mystery. At our core we begin from a place of balance, equality, representation, and non-censorship. This is one of librarianship’s inherent characteristics that draw people to join the profession.
Interestingly I found this today:
Wikipedia Countering Systemic Bias Project
The Wikipedia project suffers systemic bias that naturally grows from its contributors’ demographic groups, manifesting an imbalanced coverage of a subject, thereby discriminating against the less represented demographic groups. … This project aims to control and (possibly) eliminate the cultural perspective gaps made by the systemic bias, consciously focusing upon subjects and points of view neglected by the encyclopedia as a whole."
A Fresno Librarian Made a Documentary to Get More Than a Glimpse at the Lives of Patrons She Serves Every Day By Lisa Lindsay. Several years ago, when I first began working as a librarian at the Central Library in downtown Fresno, I escorted a daily customer named James toward the door at closing ...
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