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    • Top 10 Reasons Libraries Are Still Important Chuck Hamaker Associate University Librarian for Collections & Technical Services J. Murrey Atkins Library - UNC Charlotte
    • No single player has more "marbles" than libraries worldwide. #10
    • It takes four to tango (publishers, vendors, writers and readers). Libraries bring them together. #9
    • Without libraries there would be no tinfoil hats. #8
    • Libraries champion freedom of thought. #7
    • Who else would buy all those books professors write? #6
    • Someone has to try to maintain graffiti-free public bathrooms. #5
    • No one has devised a better system for identifying, gathering, collating and exposing the world's knowledge. #4 "Information is the currency of democracy” --Thomas Jefferson "Libraries are the people's banks” --Library Media Project
    • “ Libraries are growing organisms: they change to meet societies' needs.” -- Ranganathan #3
    • Libraries are great places to meet new people or take a nap. #2
    • Libraries keep the lights on our cultural patrimony. #1
    • Questions? Chuck Hamaker [email_address]