Friday, September 30, 2011

A Thing for your Friday Morning

Here is an excellent piece by Maria Shine Stewart on the importance of libraries and librarians. She starts out talking about college libraries, and ends up expanding it to encompass all public libraries.

A money quote:
as a little girl I would cut out construction paper pockets, glue them into books at home, and print as carefully as I could on them: “for reverance [sic] only – not to be taken from this room” … Any librarian still reading this far: Please: I meant that then, and I still do. I understand the pressures that you are under to cull collections and make space. But don’t purge too many books too quickly from the library.