The Library of Lost Books is a collection of old, discarded and damaged library books which we have rescued from certain death-by-pulping…because life is pretty hard for library books. They suffer terribly from dog-eared pages, broken spines, battered covers, unregulated scribblings and margin annotations.
Kathryn Greenhill argued that librarians should avoid trying to duplicate content providers like Facebook and Wikipedia and instead focus on providing access and understanding of these tools. Kate Davis disagreed, writing that rather than librarians building our own software and online tools, we should partner with existing providers
This is a fantastic library initiative that is long overdue. Congratulations to John Chrastka and the team building this political action committee supporting libraries. Announcing EveryLibrary – a New PAC for Libraries ...
Hillview School 6th grader Russell Ives is a self-described “lifelong dedicated reader.” So, when two of his key sources of reading materials — Kepler’s and the Menlo Park Library — were both closed, he decided to open up a neighborhood “little lending library.”“It’s not super serious,” he says. “It’s on the honor system. You take a book and leave a book.”
Bob Stein once defined the book as "a user generated media, where readers and sometimes authors congregate." In recent years, Kindle and Nook have stirred the pot, but that's definitely not the whole story.
New library series looks aheadThe Courier-JournalIf you sense that the pace of change is racing — whether the topic is energy or education, medicine or music — a new Louisville Free Public Library series aims to help.This series reflects the library’s long-standing commitment to its mission as a community convener — a crossroads for discussing ideas.
The new series is rooted in the conviction that community conversations are a lively and satisfying way to learn — even in times when we have more choices than ever before.
Using the priority rankings from this summer’s on-line survey, detailed comments provided by survey respondents and research on library trends and libraries of the future, four themes emerged: Awesome Spaces and Virtual Places Diverse Collections and Inspiring Resources Powerhouse Programs and Signature Services, and The Role of the Library in Complete Communities
The newly renovated first floor of the Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH) was unveiled Wednesday night. The space was completely changed and updated over the summer as part of the College’s efforts to enhance undergraduate social spaces.
uccess stories should convince policymakers to fund them THERE are more than 230,000 public libraries in developing countries. Known and trusted in their communities, staffed by trained librarians and increasingly connected to the Internet, they are uniquely positioned to change lives and build strong communities. But this remarkable opportunity to reach people with vital information in areas, such as agriculture, health, employment and poverty reduction — in addition to education — is largely untapped.
“When I left high school, I had all my plans to go to college, but I had no money.nd I decided then, the best thing for me to do is not worry about getting money to go to college — I will educate myself. I walked down the street, I walked into a library, I would go to the library three days a week for ten years and I would educate myself. It’s all FREE, that’s the great thing about libraries! Most of you can afford to go to college, but if you wanna educate yourself completely, go to the library and educate yourself. When I was 28 years old, I graduated from Library.