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  1. Mary Beard

    My paean of praise for the physical library included some of the familiar lines….You go also for the people, the other readers, and the librarians. And you go for the sheer pleasure of having space and quiet to think—not to mention the pleasures of transg ...

    admin - 12/11/2012 - 16:55 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. John Kirriemuir

    If you think your local library shouldn’t be funded because you haven’t used it in a while, think of it this way: Would you want the government to close your local hospital because you’ve been healthy for a while? —U.K. researcher John Kirriemuir, “ Are U ...

    admin - 12/11/2012 - 16:51 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Matt Poland

    You see, as the CEO of Hartford (Conn.) Public Library, I have one of the best jobs in America, because I am participating in creating a sustainable 21st-century urban public library, one of the last remaining truly democratic institutions in our nation. ...

    admin - 12/11/2012 - 16:48 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Avi Steinberg

    Libraries are full of hints to life’s great puzzles. Avi Steinberg, author of Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian, “Lives: A Prison-Library Reunion,” The New York Times Magazine, October 3, 2010. ...

    admin - 12/11/2012 - 16:40 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. David G. Savage

    The Supreme Court opens its new term Monday, and the justices will be quickly confronted with a potentially momentous question: Are offensive and hurtful words always protected as free speech, even when the speaker and the target are private people, not p ...

    admin - 12/11/2012 - 16:36 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Jenniffer Weigel

    Have you been to the library lately? It’s more than just a place to grab a book—and these days, it’s more popular than ever. “ What to Love about Libraries,”  Chicago Tribune, October 3, 2010, in which Jenniffer Weigel explores the offerings at the Arling ...

    admin - 12/11/2012 - 16:33 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Jay Goltz

    I’ve learned that different [interview] questions work for different jobs. The manager of my picture-framing business, for example, hires people to do ‘pick-ups’—they retrieve finished framed pictures from a room full of racks for customers. She routinely ...

    admin - 12/11/2012 - 16:30 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Nicholas Lemann

    In education, we would do well to appreciate what our country has built, and to try to fix what is undeniably wrong without declaring the entire system to be broken. We have a moral obligation to be precise about what the problems in American education ar ...

    admin - 12/11/2012 - 16:27 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. John C. Abell

    "For the record, we love libraries as much as the technological advances which now put libraries in your pocket. They are havens, sanctuaries, community centers and places where helpful people who are almost certainly smarter than you hang out just t ...

    admin - 12/11/2012 - 16:25 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Patrick Range McDonald

    Many public library systems—the five biggies are Boston, New York, Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles—have faced an ugly two years of recession-spawned budget cuts and trimmed hours. Yet political leaders who control the purse strings for the biggest cities ...

    admin - 12/11/2012 - 16:21 - American Libraries Magazine