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These are tough times for libraries. We’ve been through tough times before and we will be again. But we do need to think about the tough times, how libraries can survive, and how to convince the powers that be to … Continue reading
Sometimes I think libraries have always been at one crossroads or another.
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
There is an article, In Praise of Libraries (The Rotarian Magazine, March 2015), that is getting a lot of buzz in library circles. Even if you aren’t in the library world, you should read it. It’s a hymn of praise, … Continue reading
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
Dear Empty: You are an interesting word. Are you a good thing or a bad thing? Empty things that are good: An empty email “In” box. An empty dishwasher. (They’re all clean!) An empty clothes hamper. (They’re all clean!) Empty … Continue reading
There is very little I can say about Thing 1 and Thing 2 (from The M Word). Except, read it. And watch the video. And read the Power Guide. And learn how your library can do this too. Library boards, … Continue reading