Archive for Libraries
This is the title of a very informative piece from FactCheck.org; it’s what we librarians do on a daily basis.
The British Library is a cultural icon; it is the collective memory of not just Great Britain but the world. You can trace its activities through its annual reports and be in awe of what it does. Here is the latest report — 2015/16. Previous reports are also online.
Those of us in the profession are so happy with this appointment on so many levels: Carla Hayden is the first librarian since Lewis Mumford retired in 1974 and is the first woman and first African-American to hold this most important position. A video and a transcript of her NPR interview are available online. Follow her on Twitter
Many of you might have wondered about the cryptic designation “CRS” that appears regularly in this blog. That stands for the Congressional Research Service, a component of the Library of Congress that, at a cost of over $100,000,000 annually, acts as the research arm for Congress, generating non-partisan reports of great value. Reports, by the way, that are prohibited for distribution to the public. (More on this here.) More information on this organization can be found in its 2015 annual report where an enumeration of its various “products” are listed.
Ever get the hankering to be a librarian aboard a ship? (We admit we do.) Read this informative piece – The Skinny on Cruise Ship Librarianship as well as The Floating Librarian: A Duke Librarian at Sea. Also, check out the Military Libraries Division of the Special Libraries Association. The Navy maintains more than 300 libraries aboard ships through its Navy General Library Program