As one of New York’s core library activists, NOW is the time for YOU to ACT on this integral part of the budget advocacy cycle – thanking our partners in the legislature for fighting on behalf of the library community.
Library staffers and resource librarians are some of the smartest folks around — and they’re on a mission to help you get information.
No agenda or specific therapy, but most people find it helpful to be able to speak about a range of death-related things that many around us find upsetting or otherwise taboo.
A world where information swirls around us like a tornado,
The ALA added, “Access to library and information resources, services, and technologies is essential for all people, especially the economically disadvantaged, who may experience isolation, discrimination and prejudice or barriers to education, employment, and housing.”
From the Smithsonian:
Their horses splashed through iced-over creeks. Librarians rode up into the Kentucky mountains, their saddlebags stuffed with books, doling out reading...
Librarians work in a complex field. Our complexity runs the gamut, with information professionals having expert status in metadata, reference, research skills, question negotiation, scholarly publishing, negotiation, design—the list is too long to enumerate here.
From which of my many areas of expertise should I write?
The library is “always out in the community; we table at a lot of events, we sit on some citywide committees, and we make sure that we reach out to them. We’re a very out-facing organization, we always have been. So people look to us a lot.”
We also try very hard not to disturb the day-to-day experience of the library.