Category Archives: Library Partnerships

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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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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Exploring My “Neighborhood”

Today’s assignment in the Blogging 101 course I’m taking is to “be a good neighbor” by exploring some other blogs in the WordPress Reader, and to comment on some blogs I haven’t commented on before. During my exploring earlier this … Continue reading

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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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The Arts in Libraries

To me, libraries, perhaps especially public libraries, are natural spaces for the arts, and it is natural for libraries to partner with artists, whether performing or visual artists. This article (Huffington Post) showcases 5 ways libraries cultivate community art.  Perhaps … Continue reading

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The Times They are a-Changin’

So, you know I support libraries.  All libraries, of all kinds. But you also know, today’s libraries are not your mama’s libraries.  Or if they are, they probably aren’t doing well, or aren’t well-supported. Libraries, like people, animals, cultures, and … Continue reading

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A Healthy Dose of Information

As a former medical librarian, public librarian, and public library system consultant, the provision of medical information to users is often on my mind.  The post Just What the Doctor Ordered: Medical Libraries and Public Libraries Reinforcing Community Health describes … Continue reading

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Think Outside the Box!

Just ran across what sounds like an awesome opportunity to get some funding and assistance for doing some creative public programming in your community.  The deadline is fast approaching, so if interested you need to act soon. Developed and funded … Continue reading

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On the Edge of Greatness

The Edge Initiative, developed by a national coalition of leading library and local government organizations, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and led by the Urban Libraries Council, sounds like a great resource to me.  Its goal is … Continue reading

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