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Preservation History (Quotation), Museum, Archive, Library (Bibliography)


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UNESCO Libraries Portal
Librarian’s Resource Center
Candy Schwartz’s Library and Info. Science Resources


library : a place in which literary, musical, artistic, or reference materials (as books, manuscripts or films) are kept for use but not for sale — Webster See also OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords



Library History Round Table
Libraries of the Anicent World (Lionel Casson, Yale)


Quotations Page


Internet Library for Librarians
Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science Library
Library of Congress, Library Science

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library




OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



Occupational Outlook Handbook, Librarians (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Library Journal, Jobs
Special Libraries Association, Jobs
Jobs in Library and Information Technology


American Libraries Association (ALA)


Conferences and Events (ALA)


NPR Archives




US Library of Congress





OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form


Song Lyrics



LISNews: Librarian And Information Science News

  • The Library of Congress wants to attract more...
    by Blake on March 8, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Topic: Library Of CongressSome critics have expressed concerns that if the plan is approved, the library’s intellectual focus will be sacrificed to an avalanche of exhibitions and the increased foot traffic that would result. In an age when facts seem to be up for grabs and information flows quickly but often with little authority, they say, the library’s academic mission is more critical than ever. But Hayden and her team — which includes two senior executives with […]

  • Behold, the Tiniest of Books - The New York Times
    by Blake on March 8, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Topic: BooksMost of the books in the exhibit are about one to three inches high and would nestle easily in the palm of your hand. Some are the size of a thumbnail. (There are also a few ultra-micro-miniatures, with no dimension greater than a quarter of an inch; one, shockingly, looks to be about as big as the period in this sentence.) The oldest is a cuneiform tablet from about 2300 B.C.; the newest was published last year. They are valued in the tens or hundreds or thousands of dollars; […]

  • It's Time We Talk About Librarians and Money
    by Blake on March 7, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Topic: LibrariesWhat’s that thing they always say about if you do something you love you’ll never work a day in your life? I mean that’s true and all—when you love something, it can feel less like work and more like passion—but I’m also here to tell you that tenderness gets a little strained when you try to use it to pay your overdue power bill. That’s right, I’m talking about a library paycheck! That tiny little figure that gets added to […]

  • The greatest of all novels: War and Peace
    by Blake on March 6, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Topic: BooksJust 150 years ago, in 1869, Tolstoy published the final installment of War and Peace, often regarded as the greatest of all novels. In his time, Tolstoy was known as a nyetovshchik—someone who says nyet, or no, to all prevailing opinion—and War and Peace discredits the prevailing views of the radical intelligentsia, then just beginning to dominate Russian thought. The intelligentsia’s way of thinking is still very much with us and so Tolstoy’s critique […]

  • My Library Card Made Me Less of a Picky Reader
    by Blake on March 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Topic: LibrariesJoining the library saved me money and space, yes. It also permanently changed the way I read. Where I used to heavily research books before committing to them, I now borrow indiscriminately. There’s no fear! If I hate the book, it doesn’t matter; it’s going back into circulation when I’m done. This means I can pick up volumes that previously intimidated me. I tear through books I may have overlooked in the past for lack of desire to spend money on […]