Monthly Archives: November 2010

Golden Opportunities

I’ve always loved Golden, a suburb of Denver situated in a valley between the foothills and the flat top mesas that are North and South Table Mountains.  As the capital of the Colorado Territory before we became a state, it … Continue reading

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Engaging Patrons Online

The recent Library Journal article on the Anythink Libraries (also see my post on their PLA session in March) prompted me to visit their website to see how that had been revolutionized.  I liked the “word board” which gives an … Continue reading

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Reference Renaissance 2010 Plenary Panelists’ Summaries at LJ

For those of you who missed the Reference Renaissance 2010 conference, the latest issue of Library Journal has an article with summaries of the talks the four plenary panelists gave during the Focusing on the User Experience session.  There are … Continue reading

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Public Libraries in Venezuela and Bolivia – a Guest Post by Kathy Smargiassi

This last summer while vacationing I toured libraries in Maracaibo, Venezuela and Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and the big difference between libraries there and here is that you can’t check out books from the library. All resources must be used on-site.  … Continue reading

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Guest Bloggers Welcome!

I can’t believe I haven’t thought of this before, but Kathy’s comments on my last post about PL’s in other Spanish speaking countries made me realize that I’d love to hear what all of you have to say about your own public … Continue reading

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Rincon, PR’s Library

I recently visited the public library in Rincon on the western coast of Puerto Rico.  A lovely town known for its surfing beaches, Rincon is possibly the landing site of the first Spanish explorers and the peninsula is home to about 17,000 habitantes … Continue reading

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