UK: Libraries Day brings together punk icons and Tolkien ‘followers’ – literally…

February 7 will mark the fourth National Libraries Day in the United Kingdom. An initiative to raise awareness of the importance of libraries and to encourage people of every age and background to make use of them. Throughout the week, libraries across the country will hold events as diverse as an attempt to break the Guinness World Record of books swapped in eight hours, and a 12-mile trail walk in the footsteps of J.R.R. Tolkien in Staffordshire. Shelfies* and other materials from the event are being shared at #NLD15.

Libraries are – as an IFLA conference slogan put it a couple of years ago – both inspiring and surprising, so one could also have expected the endorsement of Libraries Day by no less than John Lydon, the lead singer of ’70s punk band Sex Pistols.

Not having a comparable celebrity at hand, we at the Council library thought of paying tribute to our librarian colleagues across the Channel by gathering a couple of convenient lists:

And finally, we like how the British Library implemented a discovery service on their impressive catalogueHere is what we found with a very basic search on the Council of the EU. Enjoy!

* definition of a #shelfie: an image like the one featured in this post, with or without librarians in it…

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