This article was posted a while back on the Free Page Numbers website but seemed particularly appropriate today. It reminds us of a basic tenet that inspires both librarians and publishers that words and ideas can, in fact, change the world. And it uses words and clips from Robin Williams‘ wonderful portrayal of the English teacher John Keating in the film Dead Poets Society to get the point across.
Other people have had a similar reaction in response the news of Mr. Williams’ passing.
- Robin Williams And The ‘O Captain’ Scene That Inspired A Generation
- Remembering Robin Williams: A Look Back At His Powerful Play
- Robin Williams: ‘Carpe Diem. Seize The Day. Make Your Lives Extraordinary’
You may also want to checkout the YouTube video Best Robin Williams Moments | Mashable
(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG’s daily quirkies.)
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.