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National Library Week (April 8th-14th)

Love your library, thank your librarian, be appreciative of the free resources at your fingertips.

Key things to remember this week as you drive by, walk by, or even enter a library this week. Libraries are there for the people as city-run entities designated to provide all the resources you could possibly want and need to further your education, literacy, computer literacy and more. With the recession and state budgets, libraries have been hard hit in recent years. Many were forced to close their doors, others have to reallocate their hours, shorten hours, deplete staff, and in effect deplete the resources much needed for the public. Share your love of the library with your friends and family. Encourage people to sign-up for their library card and use their library. Go to library events, write to your local councilmember, and tell them you want more funds allocated to the library. Its a place to nurture growth and knowledge for children, teens, adults and everybody inbetween.

Articles and Newbits of note

Favorite library/reading quotes (IFLA.org)

  • Throughout my formal education I spent many, many hours in public and school libraries. Libraries became courts of last resort, as it were. The current definitive answer to almost any question can be found within the four walls of most libraries. — Arthur ASHE (1943-1993)
  • A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up children without surrounding them with books…. Children learn to read being in the presence of books.  — Horace MANN (1796-1859)
  • It does not matter how many books you may have, but whether they are good or not. — Epistolae Morale
    Lucius Annaeus SENECA (3 B.C.-65 A.D.)
  • I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library —Jorge Luis BORGES (1899-1986)
  • A democratic society depends upon an informed and educated citizenry. — Thomas JEFFERSON (1743-1826)

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Noteworthy Links

My list has an Australian slant, and leans toward:

  • equity of access to information and library resources
  • the impact on libraries of shared data on the internet
  • how library users find research information
  • format changes – the rise of online video, ebooks, transliteracy and DRM
  • how librarians and libraries are preparing for the future
  • Talk about recycling. A former jail has been renovated and is now a public library. (via Morgan County Citizen)
  • Use Salem Press for all your librarian blogging needs and wants! Salem Press maintains one of the best blog directories for librarian blogs on a variety of topics; general, academic, public, school library, quirky, local library and commercial library blogs. They recently awarded one blog from each category with the coveted Salem Press 2011 Blog Award. Check out the winners and make sure to devote at least an hour to exploring all the blogs listed on the website. (via Salem Press)
General Library Blog:  Librarian in Black
Public Library Blog: Swiss Army Librarian
Academic Library Blog: Information Tyrannosaur
School Library Blog:  The Unquiet Librarian
Local Library Blog:  Cecil County Public Library
Quirky Library Blog: A Librarian’s Guide to Etiquette
Newcomer Library Blog:  Hack Library School
Commercial Library Blog:  Neverending Search