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Library and Educational
To be educated in any true sense of the word, one must use the library, and master the experiences of mankind.
William T. Harris, 1893
"An intelligent person is not necessarily one who knows the answers but rather knows where to find them."
"When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself."
"What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education"
Harold Howe, former Secretary of Education
Even the director of technology at Google thinks librarians are savvy. He said in 2004 that it might be “about 300 years until computers are as good as, say, your local reference library in doing search”
Teacher-librarians are good at searching, but we are also strong believers in the old Chinese proverb about fishing:
“If you give a man a fish he will eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish he will eat for a lifetime.”
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.
"Libraries are not made; they grow."
“Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfilment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.”
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"In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us how to swim."
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it,” said
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"Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation."
Walter Cronkite, Newscaster (1916 - )
"I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture, and our concern for the future call all be tested by how well we support our libraries."
Carl Sagan, Scientist (1934-1996)
"As a general rule, the most successful people in life are those who have the best information."
School Libraries are Weapons of Mass Instruction
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
To be educated in any true sense of the word, [ a person] must use the library, and master the experiences of mankind. --
William T. Harris, 1893
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
US comedian/ Marx Brothers (1890 - 1977)
“Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you."
"In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."
“ … we have spent decades worrying about equal access to schools, the challenge of the future is being sure that we provide equal access to knowledge.”
John I. Goodlad
"Read as much of the best literature as you can."
Walter Dean Myers
"Write, read, do." J
ean Craighead George
"Love books, love to read, write every day and don't ever give up."
"Read, read, read and try to write for your own enjoyment every chance you get." Joan Lowry Nixon
"Learn five new words a day, because a book is written one word at a time."
"Read the great writers, write something every day and believe in yourself."
"A child must make a fort for him or herself in a bed and read, read, read."
"Read, read, read and then read some more." Avi
"We read to know that we are not alone."
"A house without books is like a room without windows."
In the past you were what you owned now...you are what you share."
Charles Leadbeater, British Creativity/Technology/Futurist Advisor, on 21st Century Learners
"A book in hand is worth two on the shelf'" (Connie Young,
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either. -- Mark Twain
This library has something offensive to everyone. If you are not offended by something we have, please complain. -- Dorothy Broderick
' I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder how we could have tolerated anything so primitive.' John W Gardner
"I love people who harness themselves, an ox to a heavy cart, who pull like water buffalo, with massive patience, who strain in the mud
and the muck to move things forward, who do what has to be done again and again." ~Marge Piercy
"It's funny that we think of libraries as quiet demure places where we are shushed by dusty, bun-balancing, bespectacled women. The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community. Librarians have stood up to the Patriot Act, sat down with noisy toddlers and reached out to illiterate adults. Libraries can never be shushed."
-- Comedian and author Paula Poundstone, national spokesperson for Friends of Libraries U.S.A. (FOLUSA)
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