1. explore-blog:

Kurt Vonnegut's 1999 commencement address

    explore-blog:

    Kurt Vonnegut's 1999 commencement address

  2. Information is only of value if you can get it to people who can do something with it. Sharing is power.

    — 

    General Stanley McChrystal at TED 2014. McChrystal’s memoir, My Share of the Task, is a magnificent read. 

    Nearly seven decades earlier, Vannevar Bush made an eloquent case for the same concept in his seminal essay “As We May Think.” 

    (via explore-blog)

  3. unimpressedcats:

Epiphany

    unimpressedcats:

    Epiphany

    (Source: animalsthatdopeoplethings)

  4. (Source: coolarmin)

  5. cincylibrary:

    Recently spotted in our collection: Patrons Are People: How to Be a Model Librarian, published by the American Library Association in 1956 and full of helpful hints prepared and illustrated by Sarah Leslie Wallace.

  6. after-fear:

    Overly Honest Methods in science.

  7. kafkaesque-world:

    drunk-on-books:

    The Méjanes library in Aix-en-Provence, France

    La Cité du Livre d’Aix-en-Provence

  8. As we experience faster flows of information online, we become … less patient people. But it’s not just a network effect. The phenomenon is amplified by the constant buzz of Facebook, Twitter, texting, and social networking in general. Society’s “activity rhythm” has never been so harried. Impatience is a contagion spread from gadget to gadget.

    — Some of today’s biggest thinkers on what we should actually be worried about (via explore-blog)

  9. vsw:

    The Walking Library

    from the VSW Soibelman Syndicate News Agency Archive

    vsw.org