Some people say libraries are old-fashioned, they're lost in a new society. No. It's all learning in a new environment. Chicago Tribune, April 28, 2013 ...
admin - 05/09/2013 - 16:16 - American Libraries Magazine
“While deciding that libraries can double as disaster centers could allow for some sensible efficiencies in facing certain scale disasters, the idea could also be criticized as being a piece with the across-the-board, general and extreme reductions of soc ...
MPERA - 12/17/2013 - 16:09 - American Libraries Magazine
“We only had two in the house, an illustrated Old Testament and volume 1 of Encyclopaedia Britannica. I was well versed in everything from ‘aardvark’ to ‘azimuth,’ but little else. The public library became a sort of refuge.” Sting, singer-songwriter, on ...
MPERA - 12/17/2013 - 16:05 - American Libraries Magazine
“The idea that a shelf full of books somehow replaces a librarian is wrong. If I’m exploring things about, say, my sexuality, drug issues, health issues, I can’t grab those books in front of my peers.” Christian Zabriskie, executive director, Urban Librar ...
MPERA - 12/17/2013 - 16:01 - American Libraries Magazine
Douglas Bradburn, director, Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington in Mount Vernon
We need to think of it, really, as a kind of center for the study of George Washington. Anybody writing anything on Washington or his era—we want them to feel like they need to come here. DOUGLAS BRADBURN, director, Fred W. Smith National Library for the ...
MPERA - 12/17/2013 - 16:00 - American Libraries Magazine
The Caldecott changed my life. It meant that I would not have to work in an office again. I would be able to work at books I loved in my own home without worrying too much about paying the rent. Artist Nonny Hogrogian, reflecting on her 1966 Caldecott Awa ...
admin - 04/16/2013 - 15:05 - American Libraries Magazine
Advances in science and technology have improved the ability of the health care system to treat diseases, yet the sheer volume of new discoveries stresses the capabilities of the system to effectively generate and manage knowledge and apply it to regular ...
admin - 12/12/2012 - 15:01 - American Libraries Magazine
“ But I love libraries. Bastions of truth in a world full of lies.” Abby, a character in With Her Eyes Wide Open by Seth Harper, reflecting on a trip to Chicago's Harold Washington Library. ...
admin - 12/12/2012 - 14:59 - American Libraries Magazine
"Physical libraries need to model themselves on museums, galleries, and important cultural and historical institutions—a place to see real and beautiful books. Look how popular the British Library has become. There will always be a market for nostalg ...
admin - 12/12/2012 - 14:56 - American Libraries Magazine
“ I decided to stop returning library books this year. I think I wanted to do things that I was uncomfortable with, step outside my artistic comfort zone, have a fearless year.” Singer-songwriter EZRA FURMAN, discussing the inspiration for the title of hi ...
admin - 12/12/2012 - 14:51 - American Libraries Magazine