Tag Archives: libraries

Hug Your Librarian

This may or may not be International Hug a Librarian Day. There’s some confusion online but then, librarians are too busy to keep up with fan clubs. These human search engines don’t just find information, they also review, organize, assess, explain, figure out, calm small children, put up displays, run programs, read aloud, expand collections,… Read More

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Most Well-Read Cities?

A press release titled “Amazon.com reveals the most well-read cities in America” amuses me the way corporate spin tends to do. In this case, a few statistics mixed with hype creates “facts” that aren’t. Based on sales of books, magazines, and newspapers in print as well as Kindle format, Amazon concludes that residents of Cambridge,… Read More