Did you feel the love this past week? It was National Library Week and it seemed like every time I turned on my computer/TV, or picked up a newspaper/magazine, I saw more pieces celebrating libraries and librarians. I gotta tell you, it was fun to see so many folks so enthusiastic about one of my favorite places!
Here are four of the pieces I really enjoyed from National Library Week 2011:
- The American Library Association created a video for YouTube called “National Library Week 2011: What Isn’t Great About Libraries?”
- NPR’s Pop Culture blog Monkey See offered a post by Linda Holmes titled “The Library Card as a Pop-Culture Fiend’s Ticket to Geek Paradise.” I encourage you to read the whole post, but here is a just a taste:
“The point I’m trying to make is that as a pop-culture-adjacent person, you may think that public libraries are not particularly relevant to you. But I felt like since we’ve talked about movie pricing, e-book pricing, and a lot of other business models, it was only fair to bring to your attention my experience with this bizarre business model that’s so crazy it just might work.
- We’ve all heard of flash mobs, and have probably all watched some on YouTube, but have you ever heard of a flash freeze mob? Check out this celebration of National Library Week which occurred in a shopping mall in Massachusetts:
- In CNN’s Living, Kerith Page McFadden wrote an article titled Librarians: Masters of the Info Universe. After a list of fun trivia about library and librarians, McFadden concludes with Final Warning to Readers about Librarians which made me laugh out loud!
Hope your National Library Week celebrations were excellent! Feel free to share any special activities you offered in the comments below.