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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Five Laws of Library Science Infographic

Time to geek out librarians.  We all remember learning the Five Laws of Librarianship by Dr. S.R. Ranganathan in our very first Masters in Library Science Course.  Yes all of you non librarians reading this, we did learn more than how to alphabetize.

Well, as Galley Cat pointed out earlier this week in this post, these laws are not only still being taught, but they are also still relevant and can even be a great marketing tool to entice new librarians to our exciting field.  From their article:
USC Online has created an infographic called, “The Five Laws of Library Science,” which explores five principles which can help guide the practices of librarians.
According to the graphic, almost 2.5 million public library books were circulated between more than 1.5 million people in 2011. The graphic also points out that there is more than 120,000 libraries in the U.S.

Click here to see a larger, full page view of the infographic.  Me, I am going to be printing this out and hanging it in our staff room to remind everyone of what we do and why it’s important.

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