06 Nov

The Living Library

Hi Guys,

Have you noticed that libraries are always going in and out of style, popularity or relevance? Sometimes all three.

I have always found this absurd.

Libraries always have and always will be important to communities as a place of information. As a place of entertainment. As a place of safety. A place to become a better version of yourself. They offer so much more than a book on a shelf.

I have always believed that librarians are one of the most important people. They hand out information with a smile and only ask for a smile in return. They know stuff and are only too glad to be of help. They are VIP’s.

The internet is an amazing piece of technology. While I have learnt to love and depend on it, I am also very aware that I can’t trust everything on it “because it says so”. Librarians are a trusted source for factual information. They have a more important task nowadays than in the past. The future of the librarian is vital for an educated community. I only hope they get the recognition they deserve.

I have visited my share of libraries over my 21 years in the industry. I have seen every shape, form and function there is to offer and I would love to share some of my experiences with you from time to time. The good and the bad.

I have learnt that there are solutions as well as new trends and technologies to cater for every need and I will be sharing these with you as well.

Please join me on this journey…

Alan Kewley

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