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.