Etikettarkiv: The Public Library

Biblioteksbesök ger samma kick som löneökning, enligt brittisk studie

Robert Dawson

Robert Dawson

”Going to the library gives people the same kick as getting a raise does – a £1,359 ($ 2,282) raise, to be exact – according to a study commissioned by the U.K.’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport. The study, which looks at the ways ‘cultural engagement’ affects overall wellbeing, concluded that a significant association was found between frequent library use and reported wellbeing. The same was true of dancing, swimming and going to plays. The study notes that ‘causal direction needs to be considered further’ – that is, it’s hard to tell whether happy people go to the library, or going to the library makes people happy. But either way, the immortal words of Arthur the Aardvark ring true: ‘Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!‘”

Citerat ur ”Book News: Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As A Pay Raise” på NPR:s hemsida, 24 april 2014. Vi har fetat Arthur-citatet. Om du gillar bibliotek gillar du säkert den här recensionen med en rad fantastiska foton: ”Recension: ”The Public Library. A photographic Essay” av Robert Dawson”.

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Essä: ”What will become of the library?” av Michael Agresta

Ur boken Public Library

Ur boken Public Library

”In Snead’s era, a library without books was unthinkable. Now it seems almost inevitable. Like so many other time-honored institutions of intellectual and cultural life—publishing, journalism, and the university, to name a few—the library finds itself on a precipice at the dawn of a digital era. What are libraries for, if not storing and circulating books? With their hearts cut out, how can they survive?”

Citerat ur ”What Will Become of the Library? ” av Michael Agresta i Slate, 22 april 2014. Den här långa texten är lite småseg i början men tar sig riktigt ordentligt. Mycket, mycket intressant om bibliotekens olika möjliga utvecklingsvägar.

Missa inte vår recension med massor av coola foton på offentliga amerikanska bibliotek: ”The Public Library. A photographic Essay av Robert Dawson

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