“ This place is a treasure trove.” Actor and Scripter Award honorary dinner chair HELEN MIRREN, describing the University of Southern California Doheny Library, which hosted the event, Feb. 18. ...
admin - 12/12/2012 - 14:05 - American Libraries Magazine
“I saw in the news about Penguin pulling ebooks. Why are publishers such poopyheads to you guys?” Los Angeles librarian Shayera Tangri relaying in a tweet an actual statement by a patron, Feb. 13. ...
admin - 12/12/2012 - 14:02 - American Libraries Magazine
“A library is not just a building full of books. It is a garden to cultivate individuals.” Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, at a January 30 ceremony establishing a school library in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, UN News Centre, Jan. 31. ...
admin - 12/12/2012 - 13:48 - American Libraries Magazine
“Education will be more about how to process and use information and less about imparting it. This is a consequence of both the proliferation of knowledge—and how much of it any student can truly absorb—and changes in technology. Before the printing press ...
admin - 12/12/2012 - 13:35 - American Libraries Magazine
“America’s librarians, in town for a big conference, had descended on the downtown cantina in force, and the waiting area was a dense sea of lovable nerd. The dining room was loud and packed, too, and the staff looked like they’d been hit by a really well ...
admin - 12/12/2012 - 13:31 - American Libraries Magazine
“People will be doing research here, so we’re going to discourage them from making phone calls. But if somebody wants to break into song, I guess that would be all right.” Andy Leach, director of the newly opened Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Li ...
admin - 12/12/2012 - 13:28 - American Libraries Magazine
“I just wanted to find a place to feel safe. It is tough being a woman out there. Sometimes I read romance novels. Because they are telling stories about love and being wanted.” Hope Pitts, 22, unemployed and homeless, on why she comes to the Central br ...
admin - 12/12/2012 - 13:25 - American Libraries Magazine
“ LIBRARIANS —in times of stress we take comfort in trusted authorities.” Time magazine’s list of things not considered dangerous for 2012, which also includes money, teddy bears, and hugs, Jan. 9, p. 36. ...
admin - 12/12/2012 - 13:22 - American Libraries Magazine
Michelle Zimet, department coordinator for Germanic studies at the University of Chicago, writing about her 21-year-old daughter, Amelia
“ For as long as anyone can remember, Amelia wanted to be a librarian. Not a sexy choice because of those darned shoes, but Amelia loved to read, and later, to knit.” Michelle Zimet, department coordinator for Germanic studies at the University of Chicago ...
admin - 12/12/2012 - 13:19 - American Libraries Magazine
"When I was a skinny girl in university, I worked as a shelver at the library: a job I loved! Then I moved a couple of times and worked in call centres since that was the 20-something thing to do. I then realized I’d gained nearly 40 pounds from my s ...
admin - 12/12/2012 - 13:15 - American Libraries Magazine