This Is What a Librarian Looks Like

Un llibre de Kyle Cassidy
Amb els pensaments sobre biblioteques de Neil Gaiman · George R.R. Martin · Nancy Pearl · Cory Doctorow · Jude Deveraux · Amy Dickinson · Amanda Palmer · Samira Ahmed · Sara Farizan · Jeff VanderMeer · John Scalzi i altres…
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2017 – 234 pàg.
BIB-ID 1554178045 – 023 CAS
Més informació a la pàgina web de l’editor (enllaç)

A celebration of libraries, communities, and access to information
This Is What a Librarian Looks Like invites you to check out the portraits of more than 200 passionate, dedicated, and totally awesome librarians and to hear, in their own words, why what they do is so meaningful and important. Beyond lending books and looking up information, what we learn from their candid testimonials is that librarians are guardians of our collective knowledge, protectors of free, uncensored information for all, and champions of our communities in ways that most of us don’t even realize. They provide safe spaces for people to gather and learn, Internet access, job placement assistance, ESL classes, connections to childcare services, and even, on occasion, feeding and sheltering the homeless. Librarians work in hospitals with physicians and in universities with scientists. They loan neckties, kayaks, ebooks, audiobooks, digital movies, and musical instruments. They stand at the forefront of technology, making available recording studios and 3-D printers in addition to the story hours and puppet shows.
Author and photographer Kyle Cassidy spent hundreds of hours traveling around the country photographing and interviewing librarians. He has made it his mission to remind us of how essential libraries are and how close we are to losing so many of them. He also profiles a number of exemplary libraries and librarians that serve their communities in unique ways, from Bretagne Byrd, who drives a bookmobile across Montana bringing free Wi-Fi to rural towns that have none, to Nick Higgins who runs outreach services at the Brooklyn Public Library and launched a video conferencing program that allows children to read a book, face-to-face, with an incarcerated parent.
Finally, the book includes thoughts from various writers about how libraries have influenced their profession, protected and promoted their work, and served their own communities.

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