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Subject: Re: [APG] Re: The Librarian
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 23:25:19 -0600
On Fri, 14 Jan 2000 19:21:30 -0800 Terri Durham-Stone
Very well said, Terri. We used to have a similar attitude where I live,
but today our library is eager to accept the books we donate.
> This is my opinion,
> In reference to your letter pertaining to the public librarian who has
> no interest in Genealogy nor caring to increase the libraries reference
> section for Genealogy; I find this distressing as a part of the public.
> If this librarian had no interest in History, would you have less
> books, or if she wasn't interested in classical literature, would Mr.
> Shakespeare have to be found elsewhere. I feel the public library is
> just that "public" and we should have the resources available to
> research our ancestors, in as many counties as are in the state and
> not limited by one persons interest. How does a librarian determine
> how many geography, bibliography, philosophy or poetry books to have.
> Genealogy interest is at an all time high and more and more people are
> finding comfort and stability in finding their roots and in the
> their family and this country.It would seem a good librarian would
> encourage this, not stifle it.
> I hope that this information is helpful to you.
> Thank you, Terri Durham-Stone