The Romance Of Libraries by Madeleine LefebvreThe Romance Of Libraries by Madeleine Lefebvre

The Romance Of Libraries

byMadeleine LefebvreForeword byMichael Gorman

Paperback | November 17, 2005

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In the halls of knowledge, amidst the towering stacks of books, more than just facts and fiction await. The Romance of Libraries is a collection of true accounts of emotional attachments formed in and with libraries and the library field. Madeleine J. Lefebvre has gathered personal narratives from around the world from people who work in or use libraries. From the very young to those in their nineties, these people share their tales of love. While most accounts are about romances that developed in a library setting, some are about romances with libraries themselves. Loosely arranged by context, the stories-happy, sad, or bittersweet-share an over-arching theme of the transformative and emotive power of libraries in our lives. Lefebvre's underlying message is that the physical library can play a role in our affections that the virtual library never can.
Madeleine Lefebvre is the University Librarian of Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She also currently serves as Chief Administrator of Freedom of Information/Protection of Privacy and is the recipient of the 2006 Atlantic Provinces Library Association Merit Award.
Title:The Romance Of LibrariesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.44 × 8.04 × 0.62 inPublished:November 17, 2005Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810853523

ISBN - 13:9780810853522

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 1. Dear Library... Chapter 4 2. The Library as Place-of Romance Chapter 5 3. Reading Room Romance Chapter 6 4. The Romance of Reference Chapter 7 5. Student Assistants and Romance Chapter 8 6. The Romance of Academic Libraries Chapter 9 7. The Romance of Public Libraries Chapter 10 8. Bookmobile Romance Chapter 11 9. The Romance of Special Libraries Chapter 12 10. Intralibrary Romance Chapter 13 11. The Romance of Library School Chapter 14 12. The Romance of Library Conferences Chapter 15 13. Romance with an International Twist Chapter 16 14. Multiple Copies Chapter 17 15. Library Cupids Chapter 18 16. If Food Be the Music of Romance Chapter 19 17. Miscellanea Chapter 20 18. P.S.: We Love You Part 21 Appendix

Editorial Reviews

This book would make a nice gift for library lovers.