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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Library, Librarian, and Librarianship Quotes


Dr. John Ellison
Associate Professor, DLIS

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Stephen Abram, vice-president of Micromedia Ltd., Canada's largest electronic publisher.
"But although technology is vastly changing their roles, librarians are still seen as "trusted agents" and their role as navigators of the Internet will be critical to everyday life and the future economy." Submitted by Lucy Stanton

Peter Ackroyd
"And the smell of the library was always the same - the musty odour of old clothes mixed with the keener scent of unwashed bodies, creating what the chief librarian had once described as 'the steam of the social soup.'" (Chatterton, chapter 5)
Submitted by Marie Bogner

Franklin P. Adams
"I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking something up and finding something else on the way."
Submitted by Seth Grossman, Samantha Cook, Anita Ciminelli

J Donald Adams
"There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends; always ready to meet your mood, always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that." NY Times 1 Apr 56.
Submitted by Kevin Reynolds & Carolyn Wells

John Adams
"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people."
Submitted by Linda Nowakowski

John Adams, 1765
"Let every sluice of knowledge be opened and set a-flowing."
Submitted by Teresa Keyes

John Quincy Adams
"To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind. It prolongs life itself and enlarges the sphere of existence."
Submitted by Peg Tyler

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