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Back to the timeline

Or should I say… back in time (Har har).

Silly jokes aside, I need to make a decision about this timeline… Do I keep it objective, or do I put myself in it?

What I’m trying to do is to put together a timeline that highlights significant environmental, political, social events that have occurred from let’s say the formation of the American Library Association (ALA) in 1876 through to now. The aim of this, is to look at the events that lead up to the concept of a sustainable library (assuming of course, that we know what definition of sustainability we are using, and what a library is).

Here’s what I’ve got so far, and I’m interested to know your thoughts.


Currently working on creating a timeline of all the events that I feel are important to take us to the time and place upon which we start to consider how libraries need to become more sustainable. I’ll post it up soon for comment, to see if there’s anything else that I ought to add in.