Saturday, January 16, 2010

85 Reasons To Be Thankful for Librarians

An article on lists 85 Reasons To Be Thankful for Librarians.

Some of my favourites, mostly silly but some otherwise:

6. Girls with glasses can still rock the “sexy librarian” look.

26. If librarians were no longer around, kids wouldn’t understand the opening scene from Ghostbusters.

33. Who else is going to learn the Dewey Decimal System? You?
34. Seriously though, no one wants to learn the Dewey Decimal System.

49. Unlike the internet, libraries are careful that the information they contain is checked for usefulness before being included.
50. Also unlike the internet, libraries are much less influenced by corporate interests.
51. They are also less likely to be manipulated by individuals, like search engine optimizers.

And something from the comment section: 'A wise person once said that libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get your through times of no libraries.'


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