Here it Comes

My favorite season will soon be upon us. Continue reading

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We’re Here to Help

libraryThe role of libraries and librarians keeps changing.  Libraries are free to define the roles they will fulfill, but these roles should always be in response to the needs of their communities. Continue reading

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A Love in Libraries

heart On Friday, my husband and I celebrated our 27th anniversary. Ours has been a love in (and of) libraries.

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Next Time!

disasterWe all make mistakes. We are human. Continue reading

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“This Won’t Hurt a Bit!”

panicAs a (mostly retired) librarian, it troubles me that an article about library anxiety among college students has been getting quite a bit of play lately (at least in the library-related blogs and sites I follow). Continue reading

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Library Photo of the Month–September 2016

Lake view from SLISThis was my view while doing research at the UW Madison SLIS Library recently.

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What’s New?

A LOT, as it turns out!

eady-New-On-Stars-800px(1)Read all about what’s new and innovative at four libraries around the country.

 

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Library of the Year: Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

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Photo by David Lee King. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Congratulations to Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (KS), 2016 Gale/LJ Library of the Year.

“The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (TSCPL), KS, is engaged in every discussion in its community. In fact, it is usually leading them. The library is central to local deliberations and changes; creates leaders; and uplifts the community it serves. The way the library has become a major force for its constituents in the city of Topeka and throughout Shawnee County sets a bar for all libraries and has earned TSCPL the 2016 Gale/LJ Library of the Year Award.”

You will also notice some “honorable mentions” at the end of the article, including the Madison (WI) Public Library, just a few blocks from my home.

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You Can do This!

If I had a nickel for every time I told myself “you can do this,” I’d be a rich woman.

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Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand

OstrichIt’s not a good look! It’s not productive! Continue reading

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