Ever heard of S.R. Ranganathan? Neither had I until after I was a degreed and working librarian. How did he escape my attention considering he proposed the Five Laws of Library Science in 1931? Worldwide they are accepted by many as the foundation of library philosophy.
- Books are for use.
- Every reader his [or her] book.
- Every book its reader.
- Save the time of the reader.
- The library is a growing organism.