Month: June 2022

Our image of the library has gone unchanged for decades, if not centuries: a peaceful, quiet hall of knowledge where one can expand their mind and discover new worlds on the page. Though the contemporary library continues to exist as this type of scholarly oasis, the widespread use of digital archives not only offers new […]

When people think of librarians, the word “dynamic” isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. They think of reserved yet friendly intellectuals that stock shelves, read, and collect the occasional late fee. In reality, though, librarians are architects of vast networks of physical and digital information. Librarians are skilled teachers, adept researchers, and […]

There are few things more comforting than a quiet library. Students hover intently over tomes older than themselves. Children giggle at picture books that have delighted fledgling readers for decades. The musky, almost sweet aroma of old paper floats through the air like ceremonial incense. Though the sound of lead scratching on paper has been […]