Study reveals that a trip to the library feels the same as a $2,282 pay raise

A recent study commissioned in the UK has revealed that a trip to the library gives the same stimulational effect as a pay raise – a £1,359 ($ 2,282) raise, to be exact. The study, published by Daniel Fujiwara, Laura Kudrna, and Paul Dolan states that a significant association was “found between frequent library use and reported wellbeing. Using libraries frequently was valued at £1,359 per person per year for library users, or £113 per person per month.”

Now imagine working in the library. #sublime

Via Mapachili.

niwandajones:

From today’s tour of the Cornell University Library Annex.

niwandajones:

From today’s tour of the Cornell University Library Annex.

Spotted on Cornell’s campus: “♥ A Librarian” bumper sticker. I approve!

Spotted on Cornell’s campus: “♥ A Librarian” bumper sticker. I approve!

Toute la mémoire du monde is a fascinating look at the Bibliothèque nationale de France. What first seems like a benign documentary soon spirals into a heavily veiled critique of the institution that handles “all the memory of the world”. Coming just a decade after World War II, it’s impossible not to not pick up on Resnais’ fascist portrayal of the library bureaucracy as “gatekeepers”.

Watch the 20 minute documentary in 1080p HD on Youtube.

Image sources: Resnais, Alain. 1956. Toute la mémoire du monde (Fr. All the Memory of the World). Paris: La Pleiade.