Friday, July 23, 2004

Schönes Zitat von Melvil Dewey aus dem Jahr 1897: "To my thinking, a great librarian must have a clear head, a strong hand, and, above all, a great heart. He must have a head as clear as the master in diplomacy; a hand as strong as he who quells the raging mob, or leads great armies on the victory; and a heart as great as he who, to save others, will, if need be, lay down his life. Such shall be the greatest among librarians; and, when I look into the future, I am inclined to think that most of the men who will achieve this greatness will be women".
Quelle: Bericht über die "Transactions and Proceedings of the second international Library Conference held in London July 13 - 16, 1897" im Centralblatt für Bibliothekswesen XV (1898), S. 588

1 comment:

  1. Hab gerade einen Artikel im Ms. Magazine entdeckt, in dem dieses Zitat von Dewey in einen anderen Zusammenhang gestellt wird: "In 1876, Melvil Dewey, a founder of the ALA, considered women well-suited to the repetitive nature of library work: writing in longhand, filing cards. They had patience, he said, and were able to sit for long periods. They also 'didn’t cause trouble.'"