Collection Spotlight:

Librarian.netGet inside the mind of Jessamyn West, rural librarian consultant and Metafilter moderator who shares news and thoughts on the library world on her popular blog,

“I love libraries because I believe they are a true manifestation of the public sphere in the U.S.,” says West on her blog, created in 1999. “They are a place where people can read what they want, be who they are, and inform themselves about what interests them.”

Read a few of her latest entries on amazing international libraries, on living at the library (through the Internet), and on putting together good presentations (tips by David Lee King).