A library is like a kitchen

8 May

It’s where the magic happens!

  • There are tools involved, some very specialized, in the form of databases, services like ILL and circulation, and the librarians themselves.
  • The reference section could be like cookbooks, in that there’s a lot of good stuff in there, but it’s pretty standard and safe, with not a lot of wiggle room.
  • The process of searching for information is a lot like a tile backsplash…functional yet pretty, and even if you make a mess it’s easy to clean up.
  • Some really neat, esoteric things can be found in the corners (anyone else have a chinoise?)

And lest we forget, the patron is the cook/chef!  Ultimately in charge of what’s produced there, able to adhere to the tried and true, or free to strike out on his or her own and create something new and exciting.

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