Category Archives: Libraries and Librarians
Okay, so it LOOKS like a dapper, pencil-moustached, gay male librarian is being attacked by 2 over zealous women “readers”, one plain one pretty, but no matter, he is not interested in either. Unusual that the librarian isn’t a hair-bunned, … Continue reading
Former French Embassy in Cetinje, Montenegro. Now a library. photo via ESI
An illustration depicting the Junto, a literary society formed by Franklin in 1727.
from the new york times Anger as a Private Company Takes Over Libraries SANTA CLARITA, Calif. â€” A private company in Maryland has taken over public libraries in ailing cities in California, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas, growing into the countryâ€™s … Continue reading
â€œFree To All,â€ is chiseled in old, non-digitized stone over the main entrance to the Boston Public Library; and in the words of Thomas Jefferson, carved in un -photoshopped gilded letters on the mantle of the Â super secret Trusteesâ€™ Room … Continue reading
“A palazzo of human thought,” is how Birmingham city council’s leader describes the new Library of Birmingham, currently under construction. The library, designed by fabulous and innovative Delft-based Dutch architects Mecanoo is vying to outdo the other new “Super-Libraries” sweeping … Continue reading
A gold medal in the Librarian Olympics goes to Mary Titcomb. Born in Framingham NH in 1857, Mary Titcomb was an originator in Library and Information Science and a tireless and inspired advocate of library outreach. As the first librarian … Continue reading