Monday, December 02, 2013

Quotable Quote by Carol Lynch Williams, 'books take you anywhere... '

Carol Lynch Williams

“Lacey-girl, books take you anywhere. Any place you want to go. You remember that always.”

―  Miles from Ordinary: A Novel Carol Lynch Williams (St. Martin's Griffin , 2011)

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  • Instruction in School Library Media Center Use (K-12) Thomas L. Hart - Page 119  " Share ideas about how books "take you anywhere." Make posters showing experiences learners can have through books, or places they can take books. Write stories of adventures with books. Tell "tall tales" about places learners have taken ..."  
  • Plays: The Drama Magazine for Young People - Volume 1 - Page 144  "How can books take you anywhere? Mother Why, quite easily, son. Between the two covers of a book, there is a kind of magic. As you turn page after page from beginning to end, you travel all over the world, and even further to places that ..."

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Proof of education is in ... (not in a university degree)

An eminent educationist Cyril Norwood in his speech at the Annual Conference of ASLIB (1935) said firmly, "It is better proof of education to know how to use a library than to possess a university degree." (source) (from the text of the speech)
Also quoted by C.K. Sharma, ‎Kiran Singh - 2005 - ‎Library administration
and cited in Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations  
Edited by Mohamed Taher and L S S R Valluri Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 
(New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) (p. 284). 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Advise On Best Books To Select in a Library, Charles Ammi Cutter (1837 – 1903)

He said:
    'There is no royal road to the selection of a library. There are no "best books." "Each in its place is best." There are no books which  can truly be called "the only good books." There are very many desirable  books of very varying degrees of literary and other merit, which must      be provided to suit, I do not say the tastes, but the needs of the  public; and the library so made is not going to be at all a library of  standard books or an ideal library or, in the judgment of most people,  a well-selected library. But it may nevertheless be a very useful and a   very educational library.'[source: Library Journal, 1901]
Also quoted in Dictionary of Library and Information Science  Quotations 
    Edited by Mohamed Taher and L S S R Valluri Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) (p. 100). 
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·                   Library book selection then (1925), now (2013),... in principle it remains unchanged...

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Information is for use -- thought for the day

  • Information Wants to be Consumed | R. L. Rutsky -
  • How to access free academia - Download scientific papers for free .
  • This article was taken from the November 2013 issue of Wired magazine. ...
    The big academic publishers wrap their scientific papers in despotic paywalls. But you need that research to feed your natural curiosity! Here's how to read up without paying a penny.
    Search smarter
    Use Google Scholar to search for the full title of the paper you require. Can you see "[PDF]" on the right? Then you're in luck -- some learned and helpful soul has made a copy available elsewhere. ...
  • "If information - including conflicting views and sometimes even contradictory views - comes from every quarter, we are more likely to arrive at the truth out of that welter than if only one aspect of it was presented. The whole concept of freedom of information rests on this idea." Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, born this day, 14 November,  1889 in Freedom of Information (1962) quoted in Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations Edited by Mohamed Taher and L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) (p. 281).
  • “Information is the only resource that grows, with use as it is sub-divided and spreads.” quoted in Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations Edited by Mohamed Taher and L S S R Valluri. Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) (p. 370).
  • "First and formost, freedom of exchange of ideas and results. The more free communication is
    hampered, the more inefficient the process of knowledge generation becomes. On a wall in the Delft
    library a slogan says: “Information is the only resource that grows with use.” Universities have known
    that for centuries already and modern knowledge management theories depart from there. Recently,
    MIT announced their Open Courseware project and decided to make public all their course material on
    the Internet. When I disussed this with Delft people, I only met twinkling eyes. Our scholars love the
    idea; in fact, they seemed to be somewhat jealous." Leo Waaijers, "Stratum continuum of Information: Scolarlycommunications and the role of university libraries" (Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences, 2001)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

John Mortimer: 'I don't believe in children's books


'I don't believe in children's books. I think after you've read Kidnapped, Treasure Island and Huckleberry Finn, you're ready for anything.' (Books and Bookmen, May, 1986)

More similar quotes are in Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations Edited by Mohamed Taher and L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) (p 276.)

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Carnegie libraries Today

“This is one of Andrew Carnegie's original libraries. It opened in 1902. It has always been a library and by the 1980s, when the steel mills were shutting down, we were able to hang on by the skin of our teeth. From 1985 to the early 1990s, we were struggling to keep the doors open...” quote by Library Director, Jo Ellen Kenney,  Carnegie Library of McKeesport

 More similar quotes and by Andrew Carnegie are in Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations Edited by Mohamed Taher and L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) (pp 72-73.)

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Informatics, informatistics, informatology, exagelectics, documentalistics ...

"Informatics, which some authors also call informatistics, informatology, exagelectics, documentalistics, theory etc., is a new, arising branch of science, which has sprung up as a result of a study into the influence of information circulation (exchange) for the existence of human society. Informatics includes theoretical, experimental and applied fields, just like other natural and social sciences." By Merta, 'INFORMATICS AS A BRANCH OF  SCIENCE' (1969), Quote #2420 in Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations
Edited by Mohamed Taher and L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) p. 265 (see also: Informatics and its related words in the Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations: Quote #96, 216, 413, 591, 596, 749, 790, 853, 866, 961, 979, 1230, 1311, 1409, 1841, 1866, 1923, 2502, 2709, 2994, 2997, 3105, 3158, 3316).

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Saturday, June 01, 2013

The Librarian's Book of Quotes -- Yet another source to depend upon

Title: THE LIBRARIAN'S BOOK OF QUOTES, Tatyana Eckstrand, Compiler, 9780838909881, Am. Library Association, 2009, 117 pages
About the book:
"“The Librarian’s Book of Quotes” is a compendium of nearly 300 insightful, thought provoking and inspiring aphorisms from writers from Shakespeare to Ray Bradbury that sing the praises of librarians’ skills, values and the institutions they support. "

"I have always imagined that paradise will be some kind of library;" this line from a poem by Jorge Luis Borges is among the approximately 450 quotations about libraries and librarians compiled here by Eckstrand (library science, U. of Buffalo, New York). -- "The librarian's book of quotes." Reference & Research Book News Aug. 2009.

What to experts say:
  • "Add this one to your quotations shelf. There are several hundred excellent ideas in this small but attractive volume. " Loertscher, David V. "The Librarian's Book of Quotes." Teacher Librarian 37.3 (2010): 72. Academic OneFile. Web. 30 June 2013.
  • "The text includes citations for the original source material, and a handy biographical dictionary provides background on quoted individuals. Unfortunately, the biographical index does not include page citations, so you need to browse through the book to find quotes by specific authors. The quotations are in no particular
    order. In addition, the quotations are primarily from American figures. A more extensive, global collection is still needed." Griebel, Rosemary. "The Librarian's Book of Quotes." Feliciter 56.3 (2010): 124.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Quote that inspires: Everyday in everyway library staff make a difference - one person at a time

One of my favourite parables, originally told to me by Joel Barker. "Every day in every way library staff make a difference - one person at a time. Add 'em up."

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Books can be dangerous

Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled: "This could change your life." Quotations

Info Courtesy: Have you had a book that changed your life?
Stephen Abram shared Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library's photo.
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