I created Endangered Libraries in response to an increasing number of trends threatening to deconstruct libraries as we know and love them. I want to believe we can move forward and save future libraries without sacrificing what we love about traditional ones.
I am not a librarian, but an active library advocate. All opinions and ideas expressed here are mine alone. However, I hope to engage both librarians and library fans, and provide a platform for dialogue on the following topics.
Endangered Libraries has three main areas: 1-Libraries in Crises Series: I’m working on a serious of articles which I will publish as they are completed. Topics will include, but not be limited to the following:
§ Misconceptions about digital books, including costs
§ Bookless libraries
§ Physical vs. digital books
§ Weeding vs. extreme weeding
§ Warehousing libraries
§ How libraries are creating models for the future.
2-Libraries in the News: commentary on current library news; Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down categories
3-Everything else: Because it’s no fun to stay in crisis mode all the time, I’ll occasionally post:
- Library Cats: Cats & books, oh yeah.
- Library and Book Quotes
- Image Gallery: a soothing-to-the-eye collection of libraries.
To my readers: I hate acronyms. Unless you’re a professional in whatever field the acronym was created, you’ve no idea what it refers to. I’ll never use acronyms without including their full name.
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Blog Author: Rahma Krambo | Library Advocate. Writer. Author of Guardian Cats and the Lost Books of Alexandria.
My writerly blog is Mystic Coffee. I’m passionate about writing, books, cats, libraries, working for change starting with the heart and home, reading to your kids, a good cup of coffee, homemade bread and organic gardening.