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Public welcomes Liverpool’s £50m library - Place North West
What a set of staircases!
-Joyce Carol Oates
Libraries Changed My Life -
thelifeguardlibrarian:Real life accounts from library patrons whose lives have been changed for the better by libraries.
Everyone, share the impact libraries and librarians have had on your lives—ALL submissions are welcome and encouraged. Take a moment and tell your story!
Books to the ceiling:-)
Social media is not going away. As new platforms emerge, libraries will need to choose the channels that work for their communities. But whatever platforms they choose, they must have some kind of plan that outlines their goals and embrace philosophies that support interactivity with their communities. I think Bizzle summed it up best, “Successful libraries will determine what platforms most effectively reach their target audience and aggressively build sustainable presences there. —
Social Media: Libraries Are Posting, but Is Anyone Listening?
This is about Facebook but its still very good.
If you’re trying to raise a reader, you need your library. It’s too expensive and somewhat wasteful to buy the hundreds of books a young reader goes through in those first years of learning to read. — Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading: Select quotes from parents and library staff (via pewinternet)
Yesterday I got into library school. It is making me reflective. This was my first library card. It was handed to me with a Twinkie. Due to my upbringing, it was the first time I had ever seen a Twinkie, much less eaten one, and I decided whatever a library was, it had to be great. When I found out that they’d let me take up to 30 books home at a time, no questions asked, I was hooked. And now here we are!
My oldest child, bookavore, has been accepted to grad school to become a librarian. Reading her post above made me puddle up. I am so proud of her I don’t even have the words.
I should probably send her some Twinkies.
(via 25 Vintage Photos of Librarians Being Awesome – Flavorwire)
ha! The future is now!
To borrow a medical analogy, reference librarians diagnose and treat information deficiencies. — Wikipedia (via librarianista)