Category Archives: Information Services

Libraries Forever?

You know how I feel about libraries. But I’m happy to say that the article Has the Library Outlived its Usefulness in the Age of the Internet? supports my view. You’ll want to read the whole article of course, but … Continue reading

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What Do They Think?

Library leaders and staff members like to know what their users think of them. Fortunately, as it turns out, most Americans think local libraries are doing a pretty good job, particularly when it comes to serving the educational needs of … Continue reading

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Adam Sandler Didn’t Have Ebola

There is so much misinformation on the web, and there are so many imperfect ways of finding information, and don’t get me started on what can happen when a reputable site is hacked! (That’s what happened with the Sandler and … Continue reading

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Heart and Soul

“We’d hit the newspaper offices, the chamber of commerce, city hall, and Main Street for an introduction to the economics, politics, and stresses of a town. The visit to the public library revealed its heart and soul.”

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Financial Wellness

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Libraries at the Crossroads

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

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You Need A Scorecard. . .

You need a scorecard to keep track of who is running for President in the U.S.

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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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Libraries Can Help

Libraries help their communities in numerous ways every day.  At least they should. Good libraries do.

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Avant Garde

Today I’m looking at a site called The Daily Post from WordPress, and discovered that every day they publish a new “daily prompt” for bloggers to use when they’re having trouble blogging that day.  The daily prompt pushes them to … Continue reading

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