Bulletin of the American Library Association, Volume 6

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American Library Association, 1912

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Page 121 - For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are...
Page 286 - ... 5 cents for the first pound and 1 cent for each additional pound. The...
Page 240 - Each Member brought a number of Books and presented them, to the Body ; and laying them on the Table, said these Words, or to this effect: 'I give these Books for the Founding of a College in this Colony.
Page 181 - The PRESIDENT: The next business in order Is the report of the Resolutions committee, of which Dr.
Page 159 - The things that are more excellent. The grace of friendship mind and heart Linked with their fellow heart and mind; The gains of science, gifts of art; The sense of oneness with our kind; The thirst to know and understand A large and liberal discontent: These are the goods in life's rich hand, The things that are more excellent.
Page 341 - Council, it shall be referred to a special committee to be appointed by the President, which...
Page 339 - Sec. 14. Membership. The Council shall consist of the Executive board, all expresidents of the Association who continue as members thereof, all presidents of affiliated societies who are members of the Association, twenty-five members elected by the Association at large, and twentyfive elected by the Council itself...
Page 70 - The business of life is an essential part of the practical education of a people ; without which, book and school instruction, though most necessary and salutary, does not suffice to qualify them for conduct, and for the adaptation of means to ends. Instruction is only one of the desiderata of mental improvement ; another, almost as indispensable, is a vigorous exercise of the active energies ; labour, contrivance, judgment, self-control : and the natural stimulus to these is the difficulties of...
Page 115 - If we think of it, all that a University, or final highest School can do for us, is still but what the first School began doing, teach us to read. We learn to read, in various languages, in various sciences ; we learn the alphabet and letters of all manner of Books. But the place where we are to get knowledge, even theoretic knowledge, is the Books themselves ! It depends on what we read, after all manner of Professors have done their best for...
Page 240 - At present we have but about 250 volumes and these not well chosen, being such as our friends could best spare," a statement which was equally true of many other college libraries of that period. The vicissitudes of American university libraries in their early years would seem to have been enough to discourage any but the stoutest hearted librarian.

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