Remember the days when libraries didn’t have cafés, coffee shops, or snack bars? Now they’re so common the ALA has a wiki page devoted to helping you figure out how to add and manage one.

But where did this idea come from?

Perhaps a certain blue, furry friend inadvertently sparked this trend, planting a subconscious seed in the gluttonous minds of innocent children, who later grew up to demand snacking satisfaction in even this most hallowed of scholarly havens.

Happy Friday!

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Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.


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…and I thought I was a radical patron!

Thanks for the Friday afternoon pick-me-up, Kent.

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