Posts Tagged ‘librarians’

I love a lot of things, including the Works Progress Administration, kick-ass ladies, secret histories, and libraries. This story combines all of the above and more. How cool is it that?

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Kentucky’s Horse-Riding Librarians | The Kid Should See This

Between 1935 and 1943, the initiative employed around 1,000 book women as mobile librarians. Paid less than a dollar a day, they traveled up to 120 miles a week on mule or horseback over rugged mountains and through fast-flowing creeks in all types of weather… In just one year they reached 50,000 families and 155 rural schools. But book women did more than just leave books on people’s porches…

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Here’s a fun article at Modcloth about an independent librarian, cultural historian, community builder and all-around book maven:

Best Job Ever: Renegade Librarian Megan Prelinger

The Prelinger Library is located in San Francisco and is open on Wednesdays, but much of the collection is also available online.

I just asked the question,  ‘What would an alternative research library look like? And, what would research look like if it was as much fun as going out on a field trip?’

That sounds like my kind of library.

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