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LIBRARIES IN CRISIS
My Salute to Librarians
From the moment I entered the hushed, sacred precinct of the Brownsville Children's Library in Brownsville, Brooklyn, back in the mid-1930s, I have been a passionate advocate of the public library.
Lemony Snicket Helps 'Little Free Library' Advocate Spencer Collins
When asked if he had any advice for Spencer, Handler replied, “I would rather be advised by this librarian on what he thinks
The Library Fight in Plain Sight
Founder, Urban Librarians Unite
It is time to talk seriously about branch libraries. It is time to focus on the community libraries that are within walking distance of nearly each and every New Yorker.
Why We Absolutely Need To Care More About Library Funding
The bottom line is libraries and the institutions associated with them are predictable and convenient targets for anyone taking an axe to a government budget. While the services they provide are vital, they're relatively invisible to the powerful.
Our Library Ecosystem Is Under Threat
American Library Association
The sounds of libraries today reveal the impact of libraries throughout our lives -- from the excited giggles of toddlers in storytimes to the "aha's!" of young people engaged in inquiry to the quiet conversations of senior citizens discovering new authors and using computers to research.
Is This the Future?
Student at Colorado State University
There is something about holding a book and being able to turn the pages that I find comforting. In today's 21st century, books may become obsolete. For me that's something I find scary.
Norway Is Digitizing All Its Books
The initiative was first launched in 2006. Under the program, the institution will digitize its entire collection. It requires
Librarian Quietly Saved $1 Million For Gift Back To Library
Carol Sue Snowden, a librarian at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, was known by her peers for her modest lifestyle. She
The New Reality Is Disrupted
Director, Library and Information Resources, Mansfield University
Why do we so often ignore the very advice that can save us? The answer may very well be found in Disrupted by Stefan Pollack which is easily one of the most important books of the year.
WATCH: Mayor Makes OUTRAGEOUS Claim About Libraries
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
New York Libraries 24 Hour Read In
Executive Director, Urban Librarians Unite
This event has a hypnotic quality to it. After being there for 72 hours now there are patterns which are emerging.
Cute! Emma Stone And Andrew Garfield Get All Romantic On Amazing Spider-Man 2 Set
A Librarian's Response to 'What's a Library?'
The paint on my worn out ol' library soapbox is getting rather chipped these days, but I'm about to get back up on it, my friends. Brace yourselves.
What's a Library?
TheVJ.com, Founder Current TV. Past President NY Times TV
I live across the street from a library, or at least what used to be a library. The Donnell Library on West 53rd Street. Today, it is a big hole in the ground.
Libraries in New York City: Why We Give a Damn and Why You Should Too
Executive Director, Urban Librarians Unite
Please help us in our campaign to keep libraries across New York City open, stocked, and staffed.
Digital Public Library Of America (DPLA) Launches To Public
After two and a half years of planning, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the U.S.'s first public online-only
Why Terry Deary Is Wrong: The Case For Libraries
Author, blogger, bipedal mammal with delusions of immortality ...
If someone too poor or otherwise unable to buy a specific product is given that product for free, has the product's creator lost a sale?
Horrible Histories Author Terry Deary On Libraries: 'No Longer Relevant'
He went on to say, What do you think of Terry Deary's comments? Let us know below! Unsurprisingly, some prominent authors
Possibly the One Thing Almost All Americans Agree On: Libraries (in the Digital Age)
Managing editor for Impatient Optimists, the blog of the Bill ...
Pew found that 91 percent of Americans (16 or older) say that public libraries are important to their communities, and 76 percent say libraries are important to them and their families. I can't think of another idea, place, or issue that 91 percent of Americans support.
Ahmed Baba Institute Torched By Islamist Rebels
By Reuters, Reuters
(Reporting by Bate Felix in Dakar; Writing by Pascal Fletcher) They had also applied amputations for thieves and stoning
Pole Dancing In Libraries?!
Pole-dancing classes at the library? That's apparently what one public library in Scotland is offering as a way of getting
Minneapolis School Library Without Books Thrives After Clearing Entire Print Collection
"When a student reads a textbook and gets to something they don't know, they are stuck," Federal Communications Commission
What The FBI Is Checking Out At The Detroit Public Library
FBI Raids Library Main Branch
Libraries: Cathedrals of Our Souls
A library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life raft and a festival. They are cathedrals of the mind; hospitals of the soul; theme parks of the imagination.
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