Melvil Dewey: Melvil Dewey did more for libraries and education than just the Dewey Decimal Classification System. Check out this biography to discover the other endeavors in his "feverishly ambitious life."
OCLC - DEWEY SERVICES - - BACKGROUND - Read more about his life and his contributions. Review a timeline of milestones in the development of the Dewey Decimal Classification® (DDC) system. / - RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS & TEACHERS - Public and K - 12 libraries, Dewey Summaries (PDF), Training courses, DDC 23 Introduction, & Glossary / - RESOURCES FOR LIBRARIANS
++ INDEX - This is an index of the web sites included in the 1999-2014 annual lists issued by the RUSA MARS Best Free Reference Web Sites - - (Reference and User Services Association, a division of ALA)
Ben Franklin: Ben Franklin founded the Library Company of Philadelphia, America's first lending library, in 1731. He convinced his peers to pool their funds in order to purchase a collection of research books none of them could afford on their own. We think it was a smashing good idea! http://www.librarycompany.org/about/index.htm