Monday, November 16, 2009

Drinking and Library Use

This news item calls for a Venn diagram.

Not based on scientific evidence

Link to November 15 Boston Globe article, "Some liquid assets do well in downturns".

Excerpt: Bartending may be the ultimate recession-proof career: employment is expected to increase 13 percent between 2006 to 2016. [Wish we could say the same about librarianship.] “People aren’t going to stop drinking when things go bad,’’ says Toste. “In fact, they go out and drink more.’’

I don't know about you, but Toste's comment has a familiar ring to it.

Retiring Guy paraphrases, "People aren't going to stop reading when things go bad. In fact, they go to their public library more."

Three Cheers for libraries.

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