In a world pre-Google, librarians weren’t just Wikipedia, they were people’s Craiglist, Pinterest, Etsy, and Instagram all rolled into one.
Even if you lived most of your life pre-Google, do you really remember how you got information in the pre-Google era?
Back then, librarians were our search engines; if they didn’t know the answer, they knew where to find it.
The NYPL stumbled on a recipe box full of questions that people had asked from the 1840s to the ’80s. In the spirit of sharing, the library decided to start posting the questions on Instagram in a new Monday series called #letmelibrarianthatforyou.