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“Occupy” Libraries Pool on Flickr

 

There’s a pool of photos on Flickr titled “Occupy” libraries:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1754828@N25/pool/with/6270815689/

So wonderful to see photos of other Peoples’ Libraries!

 

***THIS IS WHAT A LIBRARY LOOKS LIKE***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orlando

Los Angeles

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York City

 

Flickr has a great feature that allows you to see a world map with photo locations. Here’s the “Occupy” Libraries pool map:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1754828@N25/pool/map?mode=group

There are images of libraries in:

Vancouver

Oakland

Dallas

Toronto

New York

Washington, D.C.

Lisbon

London

Paris

Amsterdam

Frankfurt

Los Angeles

Orlando

London, Ontario

Auckland

Portland

 

These libraries sprung up because there were important informational needs to serve. They are surviving despite challenges to their physical space, because it’s really about the IDEA that information should be free more than the space that the delivery of that information takes place in. Librarians have been creative about getting people connected to materials for a long, long time, all over the world. Mobile libraries have taken the most amazing, wonderful forms:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenyan National Library Service provided by camels!

From a “Libraries in Transit” blog post here: http://librarymine.wordpress.com/2010/03/05/libraries-in-transit-locations/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venezuelan bibliomula!

http://www.kk.org/streetuse/archives/2007/08/mule_bookmobile.php

The Occupy libraries that have lost their spaces are just shifting the way that they serve information needs, because THAT’S WHAT REAL LIBRARIANS DO!

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The Library is Coming Together!

Such an exciting day for me today at the library!

James and Kristen set up the space extremely awesomely yesterday. I just prettified the space some and did some more scanning of materials for our LibraryThing catalog, and also so that we have a record of what was in the library in case it experiences similar challenges that other Occupy libraries have experienced. I choose to call them challenges consciously since they did NOT stop the work of the amazing people working in those people’s libraries.

For example:

https://peopleslibrary.wordpress.com/history/

Today I found a number of comics and zines in donations, as well as some health books and some reference books. I made and labeled shelf  sections for them.

I also put a blank book in the space and labeled it People’s Library Wishlist. Let us know what materials you’d like us to try to track down. We want to be useful to you!

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