Sunday, May 12, 2019

Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.

Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation." 
Walter Cronkite (1916-2009. American broadcast journalist) in American Library Association "Libraries Change Lives" Campaign, 1995.


To ask why we need libraries at all, when there is so much information available elsewhere, is about as sensible as asking if roadmaps are necessary now that there are so very many roads.

To ask why we need libraries at all, when there is so much information available elsewhere, is about as sensible as asking if roadmaps are necessary now that there are so very many roads.

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"To ask why we need libraries at all, when there is so much information available elsewhere, is about as sensible as asking if roadmaps are necessary now that there are so very many roads." 
Jon Bing (1944-2014. Norwegian writer and law professor at the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law)


Cutting libraries during a recession is like cutting hospitals during a plague

Cutting libraries during a recession is like cutting hospitals during a plague

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"Cutting libraries during a recession is like cutting hospitals during a plague." 
Eleanor Crumblehulme (Library Assistant, University of British Columbia, Canada)


Saturday, May 11, 2019

You want weapons? We’re in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!

You want weapons? We’re in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"You want weapons? We’re in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!" 
Russell T. Davies (b. 1963. Welsh screenwriter and television producer) in science fiction series Doctor Who.


Friday, May 10, 2019

Libraries always remind me that there are good things in this world

Libraries always remind me that there are good things in this world

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"Libraries always remind me that there are good things in this world." 
Lauren Ward (b. 1970. American singer and actress)


Thursday, May 9, 2019

Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.

Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library." 
Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881. Swiss moral philosopher, poet, and critic)


Sunday, May 5, 2019

This woman turned her tree stump into a Little Free Library fit for magical elves. It went viral.


For more than a decade, Sharalee Armitage Howard watched in dismay as the grand cottonwood tree in front of her Idaho home plopped dead branches on her flower gardens and sidewalk.

Friday, May 3, 2019

The library of the future is in an 80-year-old converted train shed


At LocHal, you can learn new food skills, read books, or hold events inside a massive retired locomotive storage warehouse. After spending more than 80 years as a warehouse for locomotive engines, a cavernous industrial building in Tilburg, the Netherlands, began its new life as a local library and events space earlier this year. Designed by the Dutch firm Civic Architects, the building is meant to be a new center for civic life, with its classic industrial steel framing and glass windows providing a nostalgic backdrop to bookshelves, public reading tables, a set of amphitheater-like steps that can seat 1,000 people, and an exhibition space. The colossal 58,000 square-foot space is called the “LocHal,” short for Locomotive Hall ... ... ...

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Library and Information Science Portal (LIS Portal)

Library and Information Science Portal - LIS Portal

Library and Information Science Portal (LIS Portal) is a collection of top popular stories, articles, resources, and contents from the Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog and other important sources to keep the librarians abreast of new developments in the field of LIS.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Library of Congress

Library of Congress
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. [Source: Flickr/Library of Congress]
Aerial view showing the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, with East Capitol Street on the left and the James Madison Building on the right

Library of Congress, the de facto national library of the United States and the largest library in the world. Its collection was growing at a rate of about two million items per year; it reached more than 155 million items in 2012. The Library of Congress serves members, committees, and staff of the U.S. Congress, other government agencies, libraries throughout the country and the world, and the scholars, researchers, artists, and scientists who use its resources. It is the national centre for library service to the blind and physically handicapped, and it offers many concerts, lectures, and exhibitions for the general public. Those outside the Washington, D.C., area have access to the library’s growing electronic resources through the Library of Congress Web site at http://www.loc.gov.¹

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

World Book and Copyright Day

World Book and Copyright Day - April 23

On April 23 World Book Day is Celebrated - World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. In the United Kingdom, the day is recognized on the first Thursday in March. World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on 23 April 1995. In some countries, World Book Day is observed on different dates.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

I'm a Librarian, Librarianship is my religion, Libraries are my temple

I'm a Librarian, Librarianship is my religion, Libraries are my temple
LIBRARIANSHIP STUDIES QUOTE OF THE DAY



"I'm a Librarian, Librarianship is my religion, Libraries are my temple, and Catalog is my key weapon to unlock the wealth of wisdom and knowledge stored in the libraries." 
Salman Haider (Librarian, cataloger, blogger, and creator of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog) 



Saturday, March 23, 2019

I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card

I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card." 
Laura Bush (b. 1946. Librarian and wife of George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States)


Friday, March 22, 2019

Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities

Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities." 
R. David Lankes (Professor and Director of the School of Library & Information Science at the University of South Carolina, the Follett Chair at Dominican’s Graduate School of Library & Information Science, and recipient of the American Library Association’s 2016 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship) 


Thursday, March 21, 2019

When in doubt go to the library

When in doubt go to the library

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"When in doubt go to the library." 
J.K. Rowling (b. 1965. British novelist, screenwriter, and producer, best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series) 


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Libraries were full of ideas – perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons

Libraries were full of ideas – perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons

LIBRARIANSHIP STUDIES QUOTE OF THE DAY


"Libraries were full of ideas – perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons." 
Sarah J. Maas (b. 1986. American fantasy author) in her novel Throne of Glass.


Thursday, March 7, 2019