This Is What a Librarian Looks Like: A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information

This Is What a Librarian Looks Like: A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316393980
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 282,576
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kyle Cassidy is an author and photographer whose work includes the forthcoming Where I Write: Fantasy & Science Fiction Authors in Their Creative Spaces. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, the Sunday Times of London, Marie Claire, NPR and elsewhere. He lives in Philadelphia, PA.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Alexandria Is Still Burning 1

Guest author Neil Gaiman 14

America's First Lending Library: The Library Company of Philadelphia 22

Guest author Amy Dickinson 32

A Library of Mud: Steve Tinney and the Tablet Room at the University of Pennsylvania 44

Guest author Cory Doctorow 56

To Serve Everybody: Nick Higgins, Rikers Island, and the Brooklyn Public Library 66

Guest author Jeff Vandermeer 79

The Little Library That Tried: Mary Anne Antonellis and the M. N. Spear Memorial Library, Shutesbury Massachusetts 85

Guest author John Scalzi 96

History You Can Hold: Julie Bartlett Nelson and the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library, Northampton, Massachusetts 105

Guest author Jude Deveraux 116

Guest author Amanda Palmer 120

The American Girl: Briony Zlomke Beckstrom and the Franklin Public Library, Franklin, Wisconsin 127

Guest author Nancy Pearl 136

Bringing the Library to You: Bretagne Byrd and the Lewis & Clark Bookmobile, Montana 144

Guest author Paula Poundstone 154

Guest author Sara Farizan 163

A Public Space: Tina Ely and the Greybull Public Library, Wyoming 166

Guest author Peter Sagal 176

The Cathedral of Learning: Candice Mack and the Los Angeles Central Library 182

Guest author Samira Ahmed 197

Archiving the Past: Texas ASM and the University of Iowa: Plus George R. R. Martin Gives Me Some Thoughts on Libraries 206

Guest author Sangu Mandanna 222

Afterword: Home Again 225

Acknowledgments 227

Index 230

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