S.R. Ranganathan: Father of Indian Library Science

S.R. Ranganathan: Father of Indian Library Science

National Librarian’s Day in India on August 12 celebrates the life’s work of a great mathematician. Wait, what? Yes, Shiyali Ramamrita (S. R.) Ranganathan, born in 1892 in British-ruled India, earned degrees in Mathematics, intending to teach, but he would make his...
Celebrate ‘Paperback Book Day’ July 30

Celebrate ‘Paperback Book Day’ July 30

There’s just something about a book.  The sensory experience of feeling thin sheets of paper as you turn the pages, the smell of pulp and cardboard, the sight of books stacked in colorful piles on your nightstand or neatly arranged on shelves in the library. ...
FOLSOI’s July 2021 Newsletter

FOLSOI’s July 2021 Newsletter

July is National Ice Cream Month! Want a great read to celebrate this most delicious month of reading? Try “The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street: a novel” by Susan Jane Gilman. Irresistibly good! From the FOLSOI Blog: Celebrating Dads Around the World...
Never Too Late to Celebrate!

Never Too Late to Celebrate!

Did you know that FOLSOI marked its 30th anniversary in September, 2020? Disappointingly, COVID-19 cancelled the annual meeting where the party (complete with cake and ice cream!) was to be held. The 12-person volunteer board of directors is just not going to let the...