Instagram Public Photos with #askalibrarian

미국의 시애틀 공공 도서관에서 가장 인상적이었던 점은 도서관 1층 로비 곳곳에 사서들이 데스크에 앉아서 도서관을 이용하는 시민들을 맞이하고 그들의 질문과 요청에 적극적으로 응대하는 모습이다.
도서관 로비에서는 물론 각각의 자료실에서도 소극적으로 요청한 자료를 찾아주는 역할이 아니라 적극적으로 응대하고 상담하는 자신감 넘치는 컨설턴트 같은 모습이 눈에 들어왔다. 이는 사서를 만나기 어려운(?) 한국의 도서관과는 다른 모습이다.
도서관이 이용하는 시민들에게 제공해야 하는 가장 기본적인 서비스가 당연하게 이루어지는 도서관의 모습을 만나는 순간 한편으로는 우리의 도서관의 모습이 교차되면서 씁쓸했고, 다른 한편으로는 반갑고 부러웠다.

#도서관 #askalibrarian #시애틀 #사서 #librarian #시민을만나다 #공공도서관 #seattle

comment 3 star 71 Yesterday

Do you ever wish you could drive and read at the same time? if the answer is yes, but you value your life and the lives of those around you--we have the solution! check out audiobooks from the library, in house or online and listen to your favorite book while the miles fall away.

we have so. many. online. platforms. ask a librarian about the free online content today!

#freeaudiobooks #freestuff #eaudiobooks #playaways #booksontape #onlinecontent #freedownload #librarieshavesomuchstuff #makeuseofyourlibrary #askalibrarian #ladysmoke #laurasebastian #traveltuesday #tuesdaydrive #techtuesday #technology #warsawindianalibrary #warsawreads #librariesareawesome

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comment 1 star 37 last month

New book tuesday will come later this morning but first, we have to thank the people who make it all possible. the staff!!!
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#nationallibraryworkersday #nationallibraryweek #loveyourlibrary #loveyourstaff #askalibrarian #woodbridgect #librarylife

comment 3 star 15 last month

Celebrating our glorious library staff with just a few photos for #nationallibraryworkersday.

#librariansofinstagram #thisislva #librarylife #nationallibraryweek #rva #askalibrarian #ourstaffrocks #lovemylibrary

comment 0 star 75 last month

The @nypl released a series of photos that document questions from patrons to librarians in the days before we had the power of the internet in the palms of our hands. among the questions on a variety of things, here is my favorite:
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“what is the therapeutic value of essence of pine needles?” 1/21/47
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as a history teacher and a lover of oils, this really fills me up with joy 💚
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well, anonymous patron of 1947, i hope someone told you how amazing pine oil is! i hope you learned that it’s amazing for feeling grounded (all conifers are! there’s definitely some symbolism there, feeling grounded from plants with roots... 🤔). i hope you discovered how to support a healthy respiratory system with pine oil, and that it’s great for sore muscles, too.
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#essentialoils #pine #pineoil #pineeo #nypl #history #1946 #historicpreservation #libraries #beforegoogle #nointernet #askalibrarian #notanewthing #younglivingessentialoils #yleo #yl

comment 1 star 32 February 2019

Meet julie sweeten, from special collections @statelibrarynsw . she has been a librarian for forty years, so she knows a thing or two about the catalogue and loves the challenge of sleuthing answers to #askalibrarian enquiries. she’s acknowledged as a valuable source in several books , both fiction and non-fiction including hidden gardens of sydney and the lace balcony. a passionate janeite she will be giving a talk on austen and constable when she gets back from a month’s holiday in sicily ( she leaves today!) originally from lebanon, her grandfather sold men’s clothing from a horse and cart on the clarence river. buon viaggio julie! lots of questions when you get back.... ( architecture is a personal passion)
such a valuable resource of human knowledge @statelibrarynsw . it’s not just what’s on the shelves! #readerinresidence

comment 3 star 44 4 weeks ago