I thought these were interesting as I came across them in my library science course reading.
The original Laws of Library Science as espoused by S.R. Ranganathan (1931):
- Books are for all; every reader is a book.
- Every book its reader.
- Save the time of the reader.
- Books are for use – they are not trophies.
- A library is a growing organism; it is a dynamic, not a static, endeavor.
Their revision in the mid 1980’s by the American Library Association:
- Libraries serve humanity.
- Respect all forms by which information and knowledge is communicated.
- Use technology intelligently to enhance service.
- Protect and insure free access to information and knowledge.
- Honor the past and create the future.