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  1. Stephen Heller

    "Today the Picture Collection remains open at the Mid-Manhattan branch nearby on 40th Street — and it’s still easy to find images of anything from abacus to zodiac — but the ravages of sustained use are apparent, and their eventual disintegration is ...

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

  2. Henry Rollins

    "I know that collector types can be a pain in the neck and seem perpetually frozen in time—or at least in their parents' basement—but someone has to look out for the past, lest it slip away forever. It was amazing to be around people who are ded ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 13:09 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Nicholas Kristof

    So many American efforts to influence foreign countries have misfired — not least here in Vietnam a generation ago. We launch missiles, dispatch troops, rent foreign puppets and spend billions without accomplishing much. In contrast, schooling is cheap an ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 13:07 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. University of North Carolina Library Rules, 1799

    Every student on the establishment of the university, may use the books of the library on paying fifty cents into the hands of the librarian for the session in advance.  The encyclopedia shall not be taken out of the library by any student not belonging t ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 13:05 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Sally Kalson

    “When that old robber baron Andrew Carnegie decided to plow his ill-gotten gains into building this library system ‘for the people,’ he had to have believed we would realize its value and support it in the years to come…. "Stately old buildings are e ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 13:02 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Mark LeVine

    “As Wall Street and Occupy Wall Street continue their battle for the soul of American society into the winter and then an election year, the flood of knowledge represented by the OWS People’s Library is one of the best weapons protesters have to hold thei ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 12:58 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Alberto Manguel

    “The internet is an accumulation; a library is order. I have nothing against the electronic library, it’s just not a replacement for the library of ink and paper. ”   Argentine-born Canadian writer Alberto Manguel, interviewed in the Ottawa (Ont.) Citizen ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 11:54 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. William Scott

    “Libraries are where we learn about things that are new to us. Their books broaden our perspectives, change the way we see the world and, at the most basic level, provide us with free and open access to knowledge and information. Over the two months that ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 11:48 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Carolyn Alessio

    “You know how Occupy Chicago is talking about the 1% versus the 99%? Well, where the library is concerned, there’s only the 100%. Everyone is impacted.” Carolyn Alessio, mother of a 9-year-old Girl Scout who joined a November 9 protest by her Troop to opp ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 11:44 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Monty Joynes

    “And here is where I most respect the high office of the librarian. Above the restrictions of budgets and the frustrations of hierarchal administrations, the librarian has the possibility of changing lives. Like great teachers, great librarians meet needf ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 11:37 - American Libraries Magazine