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Sunday, July 20, 2008

WHO'S WATCHING OVER OUR LIBRARIES?

Patron Saints of Libraries: from Warrior Librarian Weekly.

The most excellent reference librarian Robert Lee Hadden has completed serious research on the matter of patron saints of libraries. He states that "there are a number of official and unofficial patron saints in the various forms of Christianity." Pope John Paul II recently declared St Isodore of Spain to be the patron of electronic communication, including the Internet...

...However, celestial guardians for libraries are not restricted to Christian religions. In Arabic culture, scrolls were dedicated to the King of the Cockroaches so that lesser bugs wouldn't destroy other documents. In Hindu countries, Ganesh, the elephant headed god of beginnings and remover of obstacles, is the library guardian. As he also invented the Sanskrit alphabet...

On the same shelf:

THE LIBRARIAN'S PRAYER / PRAYER FOR LIBRARIANS

Cyber Worship Resource of the Week is The Jewish Prayer While Logging Onto the Internet

Monday, July 14, 2008