Postcard: Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia

Today’s postcard was sent to us by Mónica Alejandra Torres González from Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia, Grupo Colecciones y Servicios. Thanks Mónica! This library has 240 years. It was founded on January 9th of 1777. His actual building (that appears in the images) was founded on July 20th of 1938. In this building began the TV in Colombia. […]

Postcard: W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts

Today’s postcard comes to us from Jim Kelly, Humanities Research Services Librarian at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts. Thanks Jim! I’ve just finished a very enjoyable and highly informative semester paired with a librarian from South Africa. This is certainly a program worthy of its name and one which librarians at all stages of their […]

Postcard: Little free libraries in Paihia

Today’s postcard comes to us from Anita Vandenberghe, Information Specialist at the Goodfellow Centre. Thanks Anita! Paihia is a little village in the Bay Of Islands – situated on the northern end of the North Island – and I spotted this little free library right on the waterfront. Paihia is a busy tourist attraction and it has […]

Postcard: Central Library, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Today’s postcard comes from one of our community members, Md. Rafiqur Rahman, the Assistant University Librarian at the Central Library, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Thank you for sharing this  lovely glimpse into your library.  Central Library, University of Rajshahi (RUCL, http://library.ru.ac.bd) is one of the renowned public university libraries in Bangladesh. According to the present collections, […]

Send us a postcard

We love to publish postcards that tell us more about the wide variety of libraries we work and study in and we love seeing the stories and your reactions to them in the comments. Would you like to send us a ‘postcard’ from your library (or office) and share a little bit about your world with the […]

Postcard: Brazilian Federal Senate Library

Today’s postcard comes to us from one of our community members Edilenice Passos. Thank you for sharing this lovely library:  The Virtual Network of Libraries  – RVBI, coordinated by the Brazilian Federal Senate Library, comprises twelve libraries of the federal public administration and of the Federal District government, of the Legislative, Judicial, and Executive Branches, with their […]

Postcard: the new library at Rockdale, Australia

Today’s post comes to us from Paula Pfoeffer. I am the Coordinator Library Services here at the newly formed Bayside Council and am lucky enough to work in the brand new Rockdale Library. We opened to much fanfare on July 30 this year with other 3,000 people coming through our doors on our first day. […]

Postcard: USIU-A Library, Nairobi, Kenya

Today’s post comes from Moses Munyao, from Nairobi. Thanks Moses! LIBRARY SPACE: MORE THAN JUST BOOK SHELVES To many people, mentioning the word library brings about a picture of old, rugged buildings that “store” books. The 21st century libraries are therefore striving to avert this notion by creating an environment that attracts and captivates the […]

Send us a postcard!

post card stamp by Tony&Wayne. Used with permission CC BY-NC 2.0   One of our more popular series of posts is the postcards that tell us more about the wide variety of libraries we work and study in and we love seeing the stories and your reactions to them in the comments. Would you like […]

Postcard: Sindh Madresstul Islam University

Today’s postcard comes from Nasrullah Jamali. Thanks Nasrullah! I am working as a Assistant Librarian in Sindh Madresstul Islam University Karachi Sindh Pakistan. Sindh Madresstul Islam University is the alma matter of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah the founder of Pakistan. It is very oldest university of Pakistan. Its building is made in 1885 and the […]