Title

Barbara Ford

Comments

An abstract of this interview is available below. A time-annotated index or transcription will be available for download above and to the right as soon as it becomes available.

This interview subject is affiliated with IWU and/or President Myers in the following ways: Class of 1968, Distinguished Alumna 1998, past president of American Library Association

Abstract

Ford remembers Myers as being the key person to getting The Ames Library built and that in and of itself has had a major impact on IWU. She remarks on Myers' commitment to books as physical objects and reflects on research that supports "book as artifact" as still being popular among today's students; however, her own teaching experience shows otherwise. Ford affirms that there is a place for both, and that an emphasis on the quality and relevance of the source is more important than the format.

Streaming Media

Duration

00:17:28

Keywords

libraries, library importance, Phi Beta Kappa, auction, special collections, book as artifact, Portrait of a Collector, Alumni, Librarian

Disciplines

United States History

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