Cornell’s Olin Library is doing something very, very right. Someone over there is blowing my mind!

thepittsburghhistoryjournal:

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 25, 1881
Andrew Carnegie made his first move to create a free library for Pittsburgh; he offered $250,000 on the condition that the city government agree to appropriate $15,000 annually for its maintenance. The city was unable to accept the gift as it had no funds on hand for such a purpose. [Historic Pittsburgh] 

thepittsburghhistoryjournal:

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 25, 1881

Andrew Carnegie made his first move to create a free library for Pittsburgh; he offered $250,000 on the condition that the city government agree to appropriate $15,000 annually for its maintenance. The city was unable to accept the gift as it had no funds on hand for such a purpose. [Historic Pittsburgh

cornelluniversity:

A decorated window in Olin Library overlooks sunset on the Arts Quad.

cornelluniversity:

A decorated window in Olin Library overlooks sunset on the Arts Quad.

The best thing about being a public services librarian is making someone else’s life better. Man it feels good!
Everything else? Gravy. :)

The best thing about being a public services librarian is making someone else’s life better. Man it feels good!

Everything else? Gravy. :)