Hope you enjoy these posters.....
|I think they mean for you to ask for the book you want....but maybe they also had a shelf marked "friends"? I've known librarians keep all sorts under their desks.|
|The campaign for more books in the home is not exactly new.|
|At a time when fuel for vehicles was at a premium, people were being actively discouraged from driving by the Office of Defense Transportation, however this meant that library borrowing fell. It was considered that this was a serious enough issue to address and so there was an increase the number of mobile libraries and the librarians took the library to the people instead.|
|I do love a good book of fancies.|
|(yes, quite frankly this one is disturbing....)|
Do visit the ALA archive as it's a remarkable resource. Here are links to some of my favourite parts of the archive:
- The Archive Poster Collection
- The FW Saxon photograph collection - this is a collection of photographs of librarians at ALA conferences from 1894 - 1932. I kid you not, it's brilliant!
- WW1 collection - a collection of photographs showing the world of librarians during the war. This is one of my absolute favourites as I'm working on a librarian at war story (so hands off!) Watch out for a blog post about librarians in wartime coming soon...
- War Service Posters - I could spend all day flicking around these collections.
Post written by
Vice President CILIP
CWIG Committee member
Children's writer and school librarian
NB - Not all of these posters are part of the ALA archive, however it is my understanding that these are all public domain and all were part of public information campaigns. If you know otherwise, please do let me know and I will correct. Thank you.