Monthly Archives: March 2009

The trust that the public grants librarians

  I love this quote from Introduction to Public Librarianship (pg. 192):   "The shaping of collections that will cause this intake of breath, this rescued memory is a trust that the public grants librarians."   That quote was in … Continue reading

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The beginnings of public libraries

While reading Introduction to Public Librarianship I came across the 1852 report of the trustees of Boston Public Library. It offers a fascinating look at the origins of the public library system in North America.   http://www.mcmillanlibrary.org/history/report_of_trustees.html   At the … Continue reading

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