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.

Check out the beta for Cornell Library’s new website! Highlights:
Patron/customer focused
Sleek and modern design
Eye-catching splash photos
Bold, readable fonts
Perfect on mobile, with no content compromised/omitted
Loads, scales, and resizes like a dream
New NCSU Libraries “bento”-inspired results display for top level search
As my coworker said when she passed it on—”Go nuts”!

Check out the beta for Cornell Library’s new website! Highlights:

  • Patron/customer focused
  • Sleek and modern design
  • Eye-catching splash photos
  • Bold, readable fonts
  • Perfect on mobile, with no content compromised/omitted
  • Loads, scales, and resizes like a dream
  • New NCSU Libraries “bento”-inspired results display for top level search

As my coworker said when she passed it on—”Go nuts”!

I don’t usually go in for romantic comedies, but Enough Said is a very sweet and funny one I saw recently. Gandolfini’s character is a librarian/archivist, and there’s a charming sequence where he walks Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s character through the collections and talks about his work. Very cool to see this type of depiction of a librarian.

Screenshots via iTunes.