Cornell’s AD White Library. Image courtesy of the Olin and Uris Libraries

A bit of a departure from our usual Friday videos, today I wanted to draw your attention to a lovely short story, “In the House of the Seven Librarians“, by Ellen Klages. In the story, a library closes down and is replaced by a shiny new building across town. But the librarians decide to stay.

Inside, the seven librarians lived, quiet and content.

Until the day they found the baby.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He serves on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.