Category Archives: Homeless

Helping Hands

Libraries are here to do so many things. One of them, as I’ve told you before, is to help, not only those looking for information, but those in need. Advertisements

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We’re Here to Help

The 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.

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Alive and Making a Difference!

There are those who say libraries are dying.      

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Keep an Open Mind

Since I am not an overly happy person myself, I feel a lot of empathy for those who suffer with ongoing depression. As a (retired) librarian, it is logical for me to think about and explore ways that libraries and … Continue reading

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Yes, Libraries Change Lives!

Libraries change lives.  You hear it every day.  But you must be able to point to concrete examples of how YOUR library changes lives.  Helped someone with their resumé, which helped them find a better job?  Found information on an … Continue reading

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Does Your Policy Pass the Smell Test?

I noticed mention of a complaint about body odor the minutes of a Wisconsin library last week.  Unfortunately, this is a topic that comes up periodically, and is a somewhat sticky situation to deal with.   How does a public library … Continue reading

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