International and Comparative Librarianship

S. R. Ranganathan, P. N. Kaula, R. N. Sharma, J. F. Harvey, D. J. Foskett, J. P. Danton, M. M. Jackson, etc.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

National Library Week April 15 - 21, 2007

New data on U.S. libraries shows almost two billion served
Predicted demise due to Internet fails to materialize
For Immediate Release, April 16, 2007

"Ten years after some experts predicted the demise of the nation's system of libraries as a result of the Internet explosion, the most current national data on library use shows that the exact opposite has happened. Data released today by the American Library Association (ALA) indicates that the number of visits to public libraries in the United States increased 61 percent between 1994 and 2004. According to the 2007 State of America's Libraries report, there were nearly two billion visits to U.S. libraries in fiscal year 2004. The study was released today by the ALA as the nation begins its observance of National Library Week, April 15-21. In the case of academic libraries, the number of visits exceeded more than one billion for the first time in 2004, up more than 14 percent in just the previous two years." More Info courtesy Thadakamalla Sujatha

Communities “Come together @ your library” to celebrate the changing role of libraries

National Library Week Sites

  • The American Library Association NLW Site
  • PLL's National Library Week Resources
  • @ Your Library
  • LLRX's Guide on the Side Column, "National Library Week: What's the Point?"
  • AALL RIPS 2007 Teach-in kit

    NB. This post is dedicated to a user-friendly librarian, Gail, who knows about India and India's libraries much more than me!

    See also:
  • My book review in ARBA: Cyber Worship in Multifaith Perspectives
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