The Library is Dead: How We Got the 5 Laws Wrong


“Libraries are dead. Long live libraries!”
Searching that idea, I found everything I thought about the 5 Laws of Library Science were wrong.

Credit to @stevelibrarian for the thought which lead me to Roy Kenagy‘s article: The Library is dead, long live our library.

Roy argues for a different approach to the idea of libraries, based on the fact that the 5th law of library science isn’t “The library is a growing organism” but A library is growing organism.” per The Laws of Library Science.  It is thought provoking and well worth a read.