WHEN SOMEONE CLAIMS LIBRARIES WILL BECOME OBSOLETE BECAUSE OF eBOOKS
Throwback Thursday: Originally posted June 2013
The sad thing is it’s still relevant in August 2014 and probably will still be relevant in August 2015 :S People are so happy to declare libraries obsolete because xyz… it’ll probably always be relevant.
"Sexual harassment is an issue with any profession, and librarianship is no different. All of us – women, men, transgender, everyone – deserve to feel safe and secure in our places of work. These playful little comments alluding to our sexuality or what we do behind closed doors or what we wear when we’re not in the library? They can turn out to be not so playful. At the very least, they are awkward and uncomfortable. At their worst, they are dangerous. It’s harmless until it isn’t, and the line is just too easy to cross."
"… a room full of books is simply a closet but an empty room with a librarian in it is a library."
R David Lankes in The Atlas of New Librarianship, p.6
Lovely animation inspired by the @LondonLib
The secret behind overdue books…