Top Ten Reasons Libraries Are Still Important

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Top Ten Reasons Libraries Are Still Important

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

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