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Saturday, June 22, 2019
A Book Of Interesting Library Facts
encounter a library full of books we have not read is to be offered an
unparalleled resource of knowledge and possibilities,” writes Claire
Cook-Starkey in ALibrary Miscellany.“There is great comfort in the existence of
libraries – just knowing that our cultural knowledge, history and literary
output are protected, organized and available to anyone gives solace.”
handy little book covers all things library, from lost libraries like The Libraries
of Timbuktu, Ancient Library of Alexandria, and Glasgow School of Art Library, to the world’s largest libraries: (Library of Congress U.S.) The British
Library (London), and Library and Archives (Canada).
While reading this book, you learn:
oldest library in the English-speaking world is Chetham Library in Manchester,
established in 1653.It’s in England.
tallest library in the world is Shanghai Library (24 floors) in China (325 feet
200,000 libraries in 135 countries have adopted the Dewey Decimal
Classification system (created in 1873).
1883 to 1929, Carnegie used $56 million to build 2509 libraries across the
English-speaking world (including 1689 in USA and 660 in the UK).
are 15 presidential libraries.The first
president to have a library was FDR in 1941.One for Obama opens in 2020.
Orwell’s writings are archived at University College London Library and Victor
Hugo’s papers are stored at John Rylands Library in Manchester.
oldest public library still housed in its original building is the Biblioteca
Malatestiana in Cessena Italy, founded in 1452.The first public library in the U.S. opened in 1833 in New Hampshire
University Library, 1638, is the oldest American University library in use but
other libraries in use but other libraries are many centuries older, such as
Al-Qarawiyyin University Library in Fez (859).
book taken out of a library in 1789 by George Washington, The Law of Nations,
was returned 221 years later, in 2010.
first person in America to contain books was in Nantucket, MA, built in 1676
but in 1820 the first official prison library in America was built at Kentucky
rules state you can’t engage in sexual conduct nor sleep in the library while
the National Library of China says you can’t bring food or drinks to the
library or smoke there.
first Librarian’s convention was held in NYC in 1853.
1911, the New York Public Library opened to the public.
1971, Project Gutenberg established itself as the first free online library of
as treasures can be discovered at a library, this book offers a treasure of
stats and facts that should interest any bibliophile and library fan.
library is the heart of the university.”
Memorial Library at Yale University motto
alone rare liberal and free.They give
to all who ask.They emancipate all who
serve them faithfully.”
Public Library motto
the people ---and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like
evil spirits at the dawn of day.”
Library at Rhode Island motto
men have wit to read, and will to know, the door to learning is the open book.”
Public Library motto
You Pay Bloggers To Promote You?
are not to be paid to write about something unless they disclose the
relationship publicly. There should be truth in advertising, especially
when it involves editorial content. However, there are companies out there,
like Izea, a social marketing company, that says it has several hundred
thousand bloggers willing to post content for a fee. From the standpoint
of marketing ethics, it does not appear to serve society to have a paid
arrangement that is not stated clearly. From a marketing perspective,
it’s natural that authors, companies and government agencies will want to pay
for coverage. But if we debase the media and free flow of information in
that matter we will just have a world of advertisements and paid product
placements trying to pass themselves off as legitimate news.
writer, you can look into the world of grants. First, you can help write grant
proposals for individuals and organizations seeking money. You would get paid a
flat fee or a percentage of the grant received. Second, you can apply for a
grant, from various foundations, charities, corporations and government
agencies and get funding for your writing. Six organizations that offer
information on grants for writers are the following: