“If the trend toward bureaucratization and mechanization continues, I predict a revolution, not by librarians, but by readers—townspeople, students, and teachers—those who use the library in their need for knowledge and delight, who think of the library as a kind of temple, and who sicken of social scientists and personal psychologists of documentalists and gadgeteers, in places of power."
What haunts my waking dreams is the library; a sacred space, richly textured with human spines and book spines, crinkly papers, and dusty tomes. How do I make these perennial objects of desire—those recorded and those we wish to find—new to those who do not see the library as I see it?
By Amy C. Rice Networking is such a boring word. I am not saying networking isn’t useful or important, but the word itself does not convey excitement. Instead, I prefer the term “soul mates” to describe my most successful networking relationships. Not the soul mates advertised in eHarmony commercials or portrayed in so many Hallmark … Continue reading On Research “Soul Mates”: Or, The Short Distance Between Friendly Chat And Teen Paranormal Romance