You might find it interesting to look at Jacob Bernstein’s October 10, 2012 article in the New York Times entitled “The Education of Tony Marx”. See http://nyti.ms/ThiOKj. It talks about New York Public Library’s director Tony Marx.
I like Patricia Sullivan’s article in the Washington Post on October 3. She writes, “And public demand is as strong as ever, librarians say. Whether measured by circulation size, customer visits to branches or Web sites, or participation in classes, reading programs or information inquiries, people are using their public libraries. The American Library Association reports that a national 2010 study showed that 4.4 million Americans used their libraries for job-related activities, even as budgets shrank. A Pew Charitable Trusts study of 15 urban library systems, not including Washington, noted that library visits rose 6 percent from 2005 to 2011.”
Take a look at the article at http://wapo.st/VuPWga.
I am doing some catching up as I have not commented on much from August and September.
In looking at the August 3 article by Gary Price in Library Journal (see http://bit.ly/PF73vY) there is discussion about how the results of a UK survey showed that information seekers trust librarians second only to doctors. It is worth taking a look at.