A Country Without Libraries by Charles Simic | NYRBlog | The New York Review of Books. While all of this lament of a lost past is true, the author should also encourage true revolutions in library service. So what if I don’t, as a librarian, get to talk to the bedraggled 14 year old coming through my library doors. I’m available on Skype!
But this isn’t some techno-nerdy-trendy-hipster-librarian thing. I will now expose myself to ridicule. If Ranganathan were alive in 2011, his Five Laws Library Science would be updated and exciting for both readers and librarians. It takes a re-visioning of the role of Public Libraries as a source of self-education and artistic pleasure.