You Belong @ Your Library!
Learn about the BSC Library’s eBook collections and how to download eBooks to your computer and other devices.
Wednesday, April 11 – Sessions at 9 a.m., Noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Information Skills Classroom (Library lab), Room 101
Join us for one of the hour-long sessions and bring your mobile device, eReader, laptop, or tablet PC with you. [Note: Make sure your device has the most current software updates; also bring your BSC Library Access Number (14-digit barcode number on the back of your BSC photo ID)].
Door prize: Sony Digital Book Reader (One entry per participant)
Open to current BSC Students and Employees
“It’s not print vs. digital. It’s reading vs. all the other stuff we can do.”
— Michael Serbinis, Kobo CEO
Kobo is a global eBook retailer backed by Indigo Books & Music, Borders, REDgroup Retail, Cheung Kong Holdings, and other leaders in technology and retail. Kobo believes consumers should be able to read any book, anytime, anywhere, and on the device of their choice.
Thanks to Mary Friesz, BSC’s Director of Marketing, who forwarded this quote from Doris Lessing.
With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one — but no one at all — can tell you what to read and when and how.
~ Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize-winning novelist and playwright
Doris Lessing is a British writer whose novels and short stories are largely concerned with people involved in the social and political upheavals of the 20th century. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007.
We have several of her books at the BSC Library. Check them out!
Food for thought from broadcaster Walter Cronkite (1916-2009) …
“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”
To find out more about Walter Cronkite and his views, check out this new book available at the BSC Library:
Conversations with Cronkite / Walter Cronkite with Don Carleton ; foreword by Morley Safer (PN4874 .C84 A5 2010)
Listening to this story on NPR‘s All Things Considered struck a nerve. It’s why I believe in libraries and the work we do as librarians. Listen for yourself:
Escaping the Summer Heat in a Bookmobile by W. Ralph Eubanks
Happy 4th of July from the BSC Library!
As expressed by some of our greatest Presidents, the work of libraries is vital in a free and democratic society.
A democratic society depends upon an informed and educated citizenry.
— Thomas JEFFERSON (1743-1826)
Information is the currency of democracy.
— Thomas JEFFERSON (1743-1826)
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
— John F. KENNEDY (1917-1963)
A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
— James MADISON (1751-1836)
“Don’t join the book burners. Don’t think you are going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don’t be afraid to go into your library and read every book.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower
“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” — Mark Twain
“Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by
pack rats and vandalized nightly.” — Roger Ebert
“Knowledge is free at the library. Just bring your own container.” — Author unknown