Secret Life of a Librarian

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!

This article in the Guardian really spoke to me. If you’re a librarian or if you love libraries you’ll probably enjoy it as well. I particularly love this bit.

“The only regret I have about my long career in public libraries is that I have not been able to convince more librarians that they should be less book-focused and more people-focused; that they should look outward to the community rather than inward to the library; that they should get rid of desks and counters and do more active roving inside the library and outside in the community; that they should put less emphasis on the excellence of the collection and more on providing books that people actually want to read; and, most important of all, that libraries should be community-led and based on the needs of the public they serve.”

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