Monthly Archives: August 2009

Recession Relief

I did a free webinar last week called Recession Relief that covered ways libraries can help patrons during these tough economic times, and you can watch the archived session and access my PowerPoint slides and notes (which include all the links I … Continue reading

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

When I was working at a public library, one of the most common questions at the reference desk was Where is____?  People would politely wait in line for 5 minutes just to find out where the bathroom was.  I felt … Continue reading

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LITA’s Top Technology Trends

This was one of the sessions I really wanted to see, but missed at ALA due to distances.  Unfortunately, the video cuts off before they’re finished, but it’s an interesting discussion nonetheless.  I couldn’t get the longer “related” video at … Continue reading

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Censorship in Libraries

Interesting article in the NY Times today about the Brooklyn Public Library stashing their copy of Tintin au Congo in a locked back room.  Evidently the one thing we politically correct librarians won’t tolerate is racism in books for children … Continue reading

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Book Art

Since most librarians are book lovers, I think you’ll enjoy this collection of book art and sculptures.  Just ignore the ads to see some truly cool stuff, (try not to flinch when you see the books in water).  Hint to Friends reading … 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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Louisville (KY) Library Flood

Books and water don’t mix.  You may have heard about the flood that caused 5 million in damage to the Louisville Free Public Library, but if not, here’s the story.   Though they haven’t put out a call for used books … Continue reading

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