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Reproducing Borges’s Imaginary Library Online

Though the story’s librarian-narrator believes in the possible triumph of reason, the principle force underlying the library is irrationality. Any expression, even the most elegant or undeniably true, is nonetheless possible without sincerity, or even any intention towards signification.

From Reproducing Borges’s Imaginary Library Online

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How libraries can compete with Google and Amazon - Quartz

“Being able to provide the resources and technology that people can’t afford on their own is something that the library—that’s what the library should do,” says Watson from the Queens Library. “The library is the equalizer.”

From How libraries can compete with Google and Amazon - Quartz

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LGBT Titles Will Stay on Library Shelves

From KERA News:

Hood County (TX) Commissioners said today that two LGBT-themed library books for kids will stay on the shelves.

Dozens of residents concerned about the books spoke before the commissioners earlier today in Granbury. Some want to remove the books from the shelves of the public library. Others want LGBT books for kids moved to another part of the library.

Last month, the county's library advisory board voted to keep the books with one minor change. County attorney Lori Kaspar said the library director moved one of the books, “This Day in June,” from the kids section to the parenting shelves. The other book, "My Princess Boy," remains in the children's section.

Librarians @ the Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) Now this was a cool job, being part of a brand new program from Virginia Beach Public Library, initiated by librarian Kellye Carter, called Books at the Beach.

On this day another librarian with 33 years experience was helping us out, Denise Barnhart. The WVEC reporter, Joe Flanagan (pictured, center) was worried that offering free books to Oceanfront visitors may be a challenge because he didn't have any librarian skills.

"We can teach that. We can't teach compassion. We can't teach caring. But we can teach anybody how to do the day-to-day things," said Kellye Carter, manager of the Oceanfront Area Library. The books were collected by the Friends of the Library.

America needs to give libraries the money they need

Here at home, we can’t pay for Babar. Or the Count of Monte Cristo. We can’t pay for those palaces of human art, history, science and intelligence that we call libraries. We can’t pay for those books and services (including librarians) that gave so many of us our American lives.

It’s time we stop the drift toward stupidity. It’s time to give libraries the money they need. To show our new Americans that Shakespeare belongs to them, too. And Montaigne. And Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Faulkner. Here is Garcia Marquez, baby.

From America needs to give libraries the money they need - NY Daily News

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At-home libraries still popular for homeowners

Library rooms are still a popular addition to homes, interior designers say. Though they are mostly considered a high-end project, middle-class homeowners want them too, when they have the space and the funds.

From At-home libraries still popular for homeowners - Towns - NorthJersey.com

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A Library Primer

A book about libraries from 1903 that is in the Project Gutenberg collection.

Here are the first twelve chapters shown in the table of contents. There are 55 chapters in the book.

I, The beginnings—Library law 9
II, Preliminary work 10
III, What does a public library do for a community? 12
IV, General policy of the library 15
V, Trustees 17
VI, The librarian 20
VII, The trained librarian 23
VIII, Rooms, building, fixtures, furniture 25
IX, Things needed in beginning work 30
X, The Library Bureau 35
XI, Selecting books 39
XII, Reference books for a small library 46

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Libraries And Cities Are Terrible At Keeping Track of Art

Across the country, in city art collections and special collections of public libraries, one-of-a-kind items are routinely misfiled, misplaced, lost or stolen. And sometimes, routine mistakes and slipshod documentation grow into a much more intractable problem, with large portions of public collections being managed by institutions who have no idea what's in them and no full inventory of their holdings.

From Libraries And Cities Are Terrible At Keeping Track of Art | Atlas Obscura

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Get It Loud In Libraries with Frank Turner - YouTube

Published on Jun 9, 2015
Hi, Im Austin and I am a media student at Blackburn College. This is the short documentary I have made for my final project with Frank Turner and Get It Loud In Libraries.

From Get It Loud In Libraries with Frank Turner - YouTube

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