This post is my contribution to the Louisville Free Public Library Foundation blogathon.
Since the value of libraries — especially academic libraries — is a major theme of this blog, I’m going to cheat a bit and just pull together a Top Ten List of Reasons Libraries Rock from old posts that fit the theme:
- Libraries are Green — libraries offer major economies of scale and provide a green alternative to everyone owning their own copy of physical books, newspaper subscriptions, etc.
- Libraries and librarians are keys to good research for students
- Libraries and librarians are keys to good research for faculty
- 25 Random Things that rock about my library
- Why libraries will always rock
- Academic libraries keep the “awful books” other libraries don’t want
- Some University Librarians rock
- Librarians are great recruiters
- Libraries and librarians make great song lyrics
- Libraries continue to provide the best answers, and lots of them