Sleeping and snoring in libraries

I saw a quote today:

‘Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.’ (Josh Billings)

Who hasn’t seen this at least once in their lives:

(‘Library visitor’, from umjanedoan’s Flickr photos and reproduced under a Creative Commons License)

We’ll need to work hard to dispel the myth that libraries are dead. Can we turn this on its head? Let’s try ‘libraries are coming to our users at their point of need, rather than expecting them to come to us, and that’s why wisdom is everywhere’.

Any comments?

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