Female Librarians on Horseback Delivering Books, ca. 1930s

"In the 1930s, many people living in isolated communities had very little access to jobs, let alone a good education for their children. In Kentucky, they had isolated mountain communities which could only get their books and reading material from one source… librarians on horseback."   See the full article and photos here: Female Librarians … Continue reading Female Librarians on Horseback Delivering Books, ca. 1930s

Rutgers Archivist Collecting Women’s March Signs and Memorabilia

"The items will become part of a “Women’s March Archive Project” in Rutgers’ Special Collections and University Archives, where students, researchers, and the public can see them. Eventually, they’ll also be publicly available online as part of an in-the-works website that will include marchers’ and speakers’ oral histories (collected by other archivists), photographs, and media … Continue reading Rutgers Archivist Collecting Women’s March Signs and Memorabilia

Libraries Under Capitalism: The Enclosure of the Literary Commons

"Our public libraries, our literary commons, are gradually being enclosed -- sealed off to the public by a series of acts of our government -- local, state and federal -- as it bows to the dictates and priorities of corporations. The public library is one of the few settings where people can enter for free, access … Continue reading Libraries Under Capitalism: The Enclosure of the Literary Commons