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Category Archives: Library spaces
“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.”
There are those who say libraries are dying.
Spring has sprung. At least, the first day of spring is “officially” here, according to the calendar. In Wisconsin, that means slightly warmer temps. . . on some days. On another day, we might get snow! (But I digress.) But … Continue reading
I attended a webcast on March 12 on the “Future of Libraries.” Speakers were from a variety of settings: public library, academic library, public library consortium, and an independent library web developer. When we talk about the future of libraries, … 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
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
So, with today being our 25th wedding anniversary, I am thinking about celebrations. Which makes me think about creative use of library spaces. I’ve been hearing and reading more and more about weddings and other celebrations in libraries, and I … Continue reading
When I do a presentation about customer service, one of things I always recommend is walking through your library and thinking like a customer. Here’s a great post on that: Examining Library Spaces Through a Kindness Audit. (Thanks, Library Dude!) … Continue reading