Tag Archive for Libraries
Retronaut.com has some great photos of the interior of the Public Library of Cincinnati, circa 1874, including the one above.
I’m not sure I could take the heights in those upstairs stacks though, especially with such short railings on each landing. Yikes!
Book Review: This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All by Marilyn Johnson
I was browsing the “Staff Picks” section at a local library when I came across This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All by Marilyn Johnson. I like libraries, have considered becoming a librarian, and know some librarians, so this sounded just right for me.
The book is a really light read, which was nice, since I usually don’t like reading nonfiction that’s rather heavy. It presented different aspects of being a librarian and running a library, including some different takes on libraries, both good and bad. My only complaint was that it had way too much about librarians who use Second Life, which I found really boring. The rest of the book was enjoyable though, and has made me think again about pursuing a library science degree.