Monday, March 12, 2012

Quotations about the Library

A colleague sent the following quotes around to our library staff today. Enjoy.

The Internet may be the world's greatest library, but let's face it - all the books are scattered on the floor.  - D.C. Denison, Boston Globe

Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.  - Neil Gaiman, author of Sandman and Neverwhere

In the non-stop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us the floaties and teach us how to swim. - Linton Weeks, Washington Post

Does the internet replace the library? Does a calculator replace math class?  Learning how to use the tool is more important than having the tool. -  Dave Peters

The Internet is marvelous, but to claim, as some now do, that it's making libraries obsolete is as silly as saying shoes have made feet unnecessary. - Mark Herring, American Libraries, 2001

1 comment:

Elizabeth Kennedy said...

These are wonderful. It amazes me that people question the value of libraries.