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  1. Robb Packer

    “ I know the trend is to go towards e-books, which is great when you’re traveling, but when I sit in my library, I get comfort from books. Stores like Borders are comfortable—they’re user friendly, they have great titles. Even though shopping online is gr ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 10:04 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Adam Gopnik

    “ And so Hermione Granger, that charming grind, still goes to the Hogwarts library and spends hours and hours working her way through the stacks, finding out what a basilisk is or how to make a love potion…. Now, having been stuck with the library shtick, ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 10:10 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Andrew Reiner

    “ The gap shows up in their obsessive use of social media. University hallways teem with cell phones; library windows glow with Facebook pages as students update legions of ‘friends’ about the latest party or Guitar Hero conquest.” Towson University instr ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 10:07 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Andrew Noyes

    Although the turmoil in Egypt is a matter for the Egyptian people and their government to resolve, limiting internet access for millions of people is a matter of concern for the global community. It is essential to communication and to commerce. No one sh ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 09:45 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Ron Reagan

    “ As alluring as the river, the Dixon Public Library beckoned with countless volumes of adventure and derring-do.” Ron Reagan, writing about the Illinois boyhood of his father, President Ronald Reagan, My Father at 100 (Viking, 2011). ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 10:16 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Sharon Guan

    “ They are the Facebook generation. Their lives are already enhanced by technology and we have to keep up with that.” Sharon Guan, director of Faculty Instructional Technology at DePaul University in Illinois, “Technology Gets Schooled: New Programs, Func ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 10:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. John Anderson & John Henson

    Anderson: “Probably misses her glasses because she’s a librarian.” Henson: “That’s an ugly stereotype, John. Not all librarians wear glasses. Some wear contacts!” Winter Wipeout hosts John Anderson and John Henson, discussing librarian Kate Harvey, who wa ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 10:12 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Neil Gaiman

    I'm having a wonderful time; I'm surrounded by librarians. It doesn't get any better than that.  Author Neil Gaiman, speaking to a fan  during a book signing for The Graveyard Book, American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting, San Dieg ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 09:47 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Daniel Mendelsohn

    One problem is obvious: the Vat’s collection, which has been accreting since the mid-fourteen-hundreds, is so vast that even the people who run it haven’t always known what they’re sitting on top of. “ God’s Librarians: The Vatican Library enters the twen ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 09:42 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Richard Rhodes

    What an extraordinary window into the universe a good library is. Pulitzer Prize–winning author Richard Rhodes, Arthur Curley Lecture, American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, San Diego, January 8, 2011. ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 09:50 - American Libraries Magazine