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  1. Teresa Wood

    “ Even though Spaulding’s name is not readily recognized, he was an American patriot who safeguarded the freedoms of US citizens by writing the Library Bill of Rights.” Teresa Wood, describing Forrest Brisbane Spaulding, head of Des Moines (Iowa) Public L ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 14:49 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Las Angelinas of LA History

    “ We are inspired by our Los Angeles librarians—past and present—who are the unsung heroes of our local history. While some people may perceive the role of librarian is just to organize books on shelves, many work to preserve the freedom of information, e ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 14:46 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Anthony Grafton

    “ My heart’s with what we’re doing in Firestone. My stomach hurts when I think about NYPL, the first great library I ever worked in, turned into a vast internet cafe where people can read the same Google Books, body parts and all, that they could access a ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 14:43 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Dennis E. Powell

    “The problem is, Google aspires to know everything. Knowledge is control. Give Google the right search terms and almost anything known will soon be on your computer screen. Now much mail is ‘Gmail’—living on Google’s servers. Google offers online office p ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 14:40 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Jeff Rundles

    “Everyone should hire librarians. Every time you hear about budget cuts and cutbacks on hours, it seems like our libraries, and librarians, are the ones suffering. But these places, and these people, must be the most helpful, the most informed, and the mo ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 14:24 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Steve Coffman

    The fact is that well over half the ebooks currently available can be read at no cost whatsoever and most of the rest are available at prices so low as to unlikely challenge any but the most destitute among us. And this raises some very real questions abo ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 14:21 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Jessa Crispin

    “Outside, I ducked out of the way of a beeping Book Robot that was performing no book-like functions I could see, and I slid down the wall. Beside me sat a young-ish librarian in shiny black flats, poking derisively at her phone. This was my last chance t ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 14:18 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Nikky Finney

    “The library, to me, is the second most sacred physical space on the planet.” Poet Nikky Finney, winner of the 2012 National Book Award for poetry, during a reading at the Richland County (S.C.) Public Library, Mar. 22. ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 14:13 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Joseph Esposito

    “Since the future is already here, we can see that many publishers are placing bets on a declining library market. I think that’s the prudent thing to do. The evidence for this is that librarians keep telling us that their budgets are shrinking. I sometim ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 14:09 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Marie Lebert

    “Another major incident was the mice. I had been warned that the library was one of their favorite playgrounds. I was rather surprised at the calm manner in which this news had been announced, and I was worried about this unfortunate presence. But, like e ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 14:28 - American Libraries Magazine