Arquivo para March 11th, 2017

Librarian’s Day and a Guard

11 Mar

Tomorrow, the 12 of March is the day of the librarian in honor of the birth date of the LibraryDaylibrarian, writer and poet Manuel Bastos Tigre, day created by Decree 84.631 of 09/04/1980, signed by the then president of the Republic João Figueiredo.
The writer and engineer Manuel Bastos Tigre was born on March 12, 1882, being an engineer, went to do an improvement in electricity in the United States. There he met the librarian Melvil Dewey, who left him interested in the profession. At age 33, Manuel went to work with librarianship.
He was first in the contest for librarian of the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, and from 1945 to 1947 worked at the National Library, then took over the direction of the Central Library of the University of Brazil.
Librarians have a protector, for Catholics, Saint Isidore (or Izidro in Castilian, country of their origin, was in fact Visigoth converted to Christianity).
Isidoro was the first Christian writer to attempt to compile a summa of universal knowledge in his masterpiece, Etymologiae, also known by the classicists as “Origines” (abbreviated as “Orig.”).
This encyclopedia – the first epitome of the Christian type – consisted of a huge compilation in 448 chapters divided into twenty volumes.
In it, Isidorus, in a concise manner, summarized manuals, “miscellanea” and Roman compendiums, continuing a tradition of abstracts and summaries that characterized Roman literature of Late Antiquity.
Because of this, many fragments of classical teaching that would otherwise have been lost were preserved; “In fact, in most of his works, including the” Origines “, he contributed little more than the cement role linking fragments of other authors, as if he knew of his own shortcomings and relying more on the ‘stilus maiorum’ of That on its own, “recalls Katherine Nell MacFarlane, who translated her work into English.
Isidore was canonized by the Catholic Church in 1598 by Pope Clement VIII and declared Doctor of the Church in 1722 by Innocent XIII.
In Dante’s Paradise (X.130), Isidore is mentioned among other theologians and Doctors of the Church, and is also considered patron of Librarians.