Are you

  • curious about library collections?
  • fond of browsing the stacks of libraries and book stores, not always knowing what you are looking for when you walk in the door?
  • concerned that your library has been dumbed-down and lacks the breadth and depth it used to have?
  • surprised that "collection managers" ignore the public ownership of library collections and collection management software, refusing to use features that track what has been tossed?
  • amazed that many librarians won't make an effort to replace worn copies?
  • able to attend meetings to help preserve your vision of the library?
  • a Library Book Saver?

To bring together the records of the past and to house them in buildings where they will be preserved for the use of men and women in the future, a Nation must believe in three things. It must believe in the past. It must believe in the future. It must, above all, believe in the capacity of its own people so to learn from the past so that can gain in judgment in creating their own future....In our own land, ...we believe that people ought to work out for themselves, and through their own study, the determination of their best interest rather than accept such so-called information as may be handed out to them by certain types of self-constituted leaders who decide what is best for them.” 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, The Public Papers and Address of Franklin D. Roosevelt, compiled with special material and explanatory notes by Samuel I. Rosenman (Harper & Brothers Publishers: New York, 1950), p. 248