A look at an updated library symbol

Library design consultant Aaron Schmidt has designed this alternate symbol for libraries, rather than the currently used "lone reader" (which while simple and striking, does present a potentially negative, isolationist attitude).

He notes, "There’s still room for solitary reading, sure. But there’s more going on. There are people. Not only do we need to think of our institutions in these terms, we need to convince the public to think of us like this too. Otherwise, more libraries will turn into kiosks."

I like it. I had never clocked that the older symbol represented an L have to admit...

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