Saturday, March 3, 2018

What is a library?

Lugo, Adriana

Bennett, Charlie. (2014, March 1). The library is not a collection of books. Video
retrieved from

Charlie Bennett, a current librarian discusses his opinion that libraries are not
a collection of books. He explains the history of libraries and how with clay
tablets, we learned about major events, past marriages and more. The
speaker also takes us thru a journey in which we learn about how paper
books came to be. Bennett explains how the library’s role was to “preserve
information and make it accessible.” He argues that we must collect whatever
we need to, not only what we bind into a book, to make a better future. The
video is quick, clear and very en pointe. A great opinion piece to watch.

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