Category Archives: Economy

Libraries at the Crossroads

Sometimes I think libraries have always been at one crossroads or another.

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Be Part of the Community

I’ve written before of the importance of the library to the community, and the need for libraries to position themselves as essential services.   Today’s Blogging 101 assignment is to write a post that builds on one of the blog posts … Continue reading

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Now, THIS is Scary!

This article has nothing to do with Halloween. It is a letter from a resident of Park Ridge, Illinois voicing his opinion against a library referendum, and it is filled with misinformation and bias against public libraries.  What’s scary is … Continue reading

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Labor Day Musings

  Labor Day weekend, 2012.  Amid festivities, celebrations, and sentiments, I’m taking time to reflect on the holiday.  All those years that I was working, I confess it was just another day to be glad of the day off with … Continue reading

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