the shrinking librarian

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“What if the library building is gutted and turned into classrooms and graduate offices (universities always need more of those!) and the librarians were fully embedded in their College. This builds upon the special library model in which the librarian works at and is paid by a particular College. This could be feasible in a digital world—we’re not there yet, but getting closer every year. How might this change the relationship between the faculty and the librarians with the Colleges investing in such professional positions?” Are Academic Libraries Too Big To Fail? (What if the answer is no?) - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education (via infoneer-pulse)

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Nov 23
Filipino Librarian: “We have the most awesome library. EVER.”

It’s the Rizal Library, which apparently has figured out how to communicate with students in the language they use. And so, even though the messages on the posters are essentially  the eat-your-vegetables kind, the manner in which these are conveyed has  caught the attention—and aroused the interest—of the audience for which  they were intended… something that not many library signs I’ve seen  have ever done.

Click through to the original post for readable versions of the meme-inspired posters.
(via LISNews)

Filipino Librarian: “We have the most awesome library. EVER.”

It’s the Rizal Library, which apparently has figured out how to communicate with students in the language they use. And so, even though the messages on the posters are essentially the eat-your-vegetables kind, the manner in which these are conveyed has caught the attention—and aroused the interest—of the audience for which they were intended… something that not many library signs I’ve seen have ever done.

Click through to the original post for readable versions of the meme-inspired posters.

(via LISNews)


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Prospect Heights Schools’ Library Opens With No Librarian (NYT via LISNews)

The shelves were stocked with books. The maple benches were grouped like shin-high honeycombs across the beeswax-colored floor. The Book Hive at P.S. 9 and M.S. 571’s joint facility on Underhill Avenue seemed to have everything. Everything, that is, except a librarian.
After years of planning, The Book Hive opened on Nov. 12, only to promptly shut its doors. The library, which services two Prospect Heights schools sharing the same building, will remain inactive until the schools hire a librarian, a daunting task in the age of slashed budgets and shared services.
“That’s what is so surprising about this whole thing,” said parent Karen Fein, 42. “I mean they were willing to get a half a million dollars to construct this library and outfit it beautifully, and now we don’t have a librarian.”

This is so sad.  A library needs a librarian.  Even the first graders know this.

Prospect Heights Schools’ Library Opens With No Librarian (NYT via LISNews)

The shelves were stocked with books. The maple benches were grouped like shin-high honeycombs across the beeswax-colored floor. The Book Hive at P.S. 9 and M.S. 571’s joint facility on Underhill Avenue seemed to have everything. Everything, that is, except a librarian.

After years of planning, The Book Hive opened on Nov. 12, only to promptly shut its doors. The library, which services two Prospect Heights schools sharing the same building, will remain inactive until the schools hire a librarian, a daunting task in the age of slashed budgets and shared services.

“That’s what is so surprising about this whole thing,” said parent Karen Fein, 42. “I mean they were willing to get a half a million dollars to construct this library and outfit it beautifully, and now we don’t have a librarian.”

This is so sad.  A library needs a librarian.  Even the first graders know this.


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