What do you all think? Please reply. Maybe one of us could finally answer a question that is being asked all the time, even in our classes.
A couple of years ago I reiterated the age old question – Why do we still need libraries? – but mostly in passing. I noted that both Leonard Kniffel, long time Editor and Publisher of American Libraries, and former ALA President Roberta Stevens have acknowledged that the major question of the 21st Century that they are most often asked is; “Why do we still need libraries?”.
They both express exasperation from being asked that question repeatedly, and I suspect there is hardly a librarian anywhere that has NOT been asked that same question. What this tells me is that the profession has no single or universal answer, AND, that there is no adequate answer – yet.
Why is that? Why are we – the profession – unable to answer that fundamental question? Is it because there is no single answer that satisfies everyone? Is it because the…
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“Make it a rule, never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.”
-George Bernard- Shaw
I have many memorable moments. 1. The day I met the love of my life. 2. The ay we got married. 3. My visit to Disney world.
This is a wonderful idea, they should keep it up and hope others will follow in their footsteps.
Earlier this year, we highlighted a few mental health bloggers on WordPress.com. Many people with health challenges use blogs to vent, commiserate, and inspire — check the diabetes, celiac, or fibromyalgia topics to find networks of bloggers sharing treatment tips, success stories, and more.
Women coping with young-onset breast cancer or with the BRCA gene (the mutation that prompted Angelina Jolie’s mastectomy) are building a particularly robust, feisty community. Here are a few survivors speaking out:
Twenty-three-year-old Rachel Horn is already observing the second anniversary of her bilateral prophylactic mastectomy — the complete removal of all her breast tissue in response to testing positive for BRCA. She chronicles the surgery and its aftermath on Ticking Time Bombs:
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I understand exactly where Jason is coming from. I believe librarians don’t really understand how to implement new technologies in their libraries because most of them are not techno savvy as they should be. I think that library administration should have workshops to train librarians on how to implement new technologies in their libraries.
I believe that Libraries who are on social media like facebook, twitter and MySpace will only find people adding them if those individuals are in the library field themselves. However, it is good to have libraries on social media for persons to share information and ideas with each otherand promote their libraries.
Yes, librarians do copy each other’s ideas and use them in their libraries, but as aspiring librarians we should all remember that if somethings works in one library does not mean it is going to work in another.