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Triumphing over Violent Invaders to Preserve Ancient Manuscripts

Nasir al-Din Abu al-Abbas Ahmad ibn al-Hajj al-Amin al-Tawathi al-Ghalawi. Kashf al-Ghummah fi Nafa al-Ummah (The Important Stars Among the Multitude of the Heavens), copied 1733.

It is not unusual for librarians to fight for patron privacy and against censorship, but those fights aren’t against violent extremist groups.

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14 Jul 2016

Top 10 Articles about Libraries, so far, in 2016

Sign: Library Parking, Violators will be Held in Low Esteem

From hero librarians to massive storage devices to adult coloring, libraries have been making news.

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13 Jul 2016

In Memory of Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel

“I have tried to keep memory alive… I have tried to fight those who would forget. Because if we forget, we are guilty, we are accomplices.” – Elie Wiesel

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08 Jul 2016

3 Ways to Breathe New Life into Your Library Blog

Cherry Blossoms

Blogs are not new to libraries but your library blog can remain fresh and relevant to your library’s users.

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06 Jul 2016

The Librarian’s Google-y Guide to Innovation


What can libraries gain from Google’s nine principles of innovation?

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05 Jul 2016

July 4 is Liberation Day in Rwanda

Rwandan Flag

A day to remember the 800,000 to 1,000,000 men, women and children murdered in the 1994 genocide.

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04 Jul 2016

Water and Food Security – there’s a Monograph for that!

Field irrigation

Three recent books provide a wide range of perspectives on the issues surrounding water and food security across the globe.

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30 Jun 2016

An Insider Look at Trends in Genealogy for Libraries

Bayou Bourbeau plantation, a Farm Security Administration cooperative, vicinity of Natchitoches, La. Three Negro children sitting on the porch of a house (LOC)

Growing interest in genealogy creates strong demand for libraries to provide historical resources and support sought by researchers.

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24 Jun 2016

Oral History in Research: New Opportunities and Challenges

Visual History Archive platform

Interest is turning toward how researchers engage with primary source video.

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23 Jun 2016

The Connected Power of Alexander Street and ProQuest

Stephen Rhind-Tutt

Stephen Rhind-Tutt takes a moment to share his feelings about Alexander Street joining the ProQuest family.

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22 Jun 2016