Friday, June 18, 2010

Time Marches On

June 18, 1885.  The first "local library society" was organized. The New York Library Club had a mission. To gather librarians for, well, networking, and to "advance the interests of the libraries of New York".  The initial president was Richard Bowker, one of the founders of Library Journal!  Doesn't that just make your toes curl in excitement?  You can read more about Bowker, a genuinely remarkable man, in the Biography Resource Center.  Did I mention he was the first vice-president of the Edison Company?  Yup, that Edison. 

Source:  Biography Resource Center
Source: Famous First Facts

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