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Wichita Presentations

Just in Wichita presenting at the Kansas Library Association Conference and was amazed-it’s such a gorgeous city .  I stayed right on the river so my morning walk alongside it was wonderful-sculptures and beautiful foliage everywhere. My presentations on going green at your library, Ever … Continue reading

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Dandelions are Beautiful

Building green and practicing sustainability are two more ways libraries can help improve our communities. I just viewed Small Scale Green, a presentation by Daniel Snydacker, Executive Director, Pequot (CT) Library, tailored for smaller, existing libraries (versus new construction).  Unfortunately I think … Continue reading

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No Fear of Huffing and Puffing Wolves in Naturita

Congratulations to the Naturita Public Library, which just had its grand opening!  Naturita is the first library in Colorado (and the second in the US) to use straw bale construction.  They’ve even glassed over part of the 14 inch thick wall to … Continue reading

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The Stupendous Salt Lake City Library

When I was in Salt Lake City last week (I was training people on Friends groups for the Utah State Library), I stopped by to see Beth Elder, the SLC Public Library director as she’s a member of BCR’s Public Libraries Advisory … Continue reading

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Public Libraries Advisory Group – 2nd meeting

We had the second meeting of the Public Libraries Advisory Group at the end of April (for more information on this group see my 1/30/09 blog post).  After the first meeting, we did a survey about potential topics and the … Continue reading

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Towards a Greener Library

Laura Burnett from Jerome Public Library in Idaho wrote me wondering if any libraries had any experience with an idea they plan to implement.  To help save the environment, they will eliminate plastics bags for patrons’ materials and instead checkout … Continue reading

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