Tuesday, October 20, 2015

125 Years Strong

There are trade associations in the library world, as in any professional world. There is a SUNY Librarians Association for example. The oldest and largest group in NY however is the New York Library Association, which is 125 years old this year. It was founded in 1890 by several leading educators, including Melvil Dewey, whose name is familiar to any who have used the "Dewey Decimal System" common in public libraries. Appropriately enough the NYLA conference this year is being held in Lake Placid, a town with strong historical connections to Melvil Dewey. Several librarians from the college are going to be attending this week.

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