Information History Innovations

This section of the web site presents essays on particularly innovative and inspiring events in the history of libraries.  Indeed, librarians have shown resourcefulness and ingenuity in their work, and there are many examples of librarians’ innovation in such areas as technology, services, programming, and indexing.  This section also features notes that take innovative approaches or use novel methods to study library history.

ALA Archives Old Computer
Patricia Mosley, assistant reference librarian, helping a patron with computer managed video instruction at the Murray-Green Library of Roosevelt University in Chicago (1984). Image and caption from ALA Archives.