Saturday, September 01, 2012

The Guardian's bibliotherapeutic take

 A dose of prose: bibliotherapy | Books | The Observer

Some reports from people who have utilized the School of Life at 70 pounds (140$?) For a reading prescription. Really sounds like simple readers advisory as taught in basic library school MLIS programs. But, sadly, with all the budget cuts to libraries, there are few libraries that can employ professional level librarians with time to devote to such elegant pasttimes. They're far too busy writing grants and marketing the library to the masses in order to keep the doors open. So all in all, a valuable service.

Now if I could just talk them into bankrolling a chain here in Portland with me at the helm.