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My Library by Tom Gauld

My Library by Tom Gauld

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Public Library of Cincinnati, Ohio, circa 1874

Public Library of Cincinnati, Ohio, circa 1874

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

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.