Over the past month and a half there has been a bit of a gap in new content on the EMERAC blog and website. On September 23rd I got married, and was out of the country for a few weeks following that. Starting in November, the EMERAC will be blog will be back up and running with with regular biweekly updates. I am planning some new posts on topics I am very excited to share with readers. In the coming months I plan to write about intellectual freedom and censorship, explore a few venues that change the way information is shared and spread, as well as introduce you to a few information professionals who have nontraditional careers.
While I am working to develop new content for you, I’ll share a few articles and links relative to the ever-changing information profession that I think might be of interest:
San Antonio, Texas is home to the Nation’s first digital public libraries. Learn a little bit about this public library of the future here:
Omaha, Nebraska is also home to a bookless library:
In addition to the many technological advancements of libraries, they can also be some of the most unique and architecturally fascinating buildings available for public access. Many libraries can be a destination all on their own, regardless of whether you’re planning to use their resources. Check out some of these remarkable libraries worthy of anyone’s bucket list:
Haskell Free Library – Located on the board of Vermont and Quebec, this unique library provides access to citizens of both the United States and Canada.
Geisel Library at University of California, San Diego – Named after the late, great, Dr. Seuss, this library on is one of many architectural wonders on campus at UC, San Diego.
The Cemetery Library – This obscure lending library is located within a Jewish Cemetery in Austria, serving as a historical memorial for the lives lost in the Holocaust, containing books on the philosophy and history of death.