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iDEA - [Access]

Unlike Information and Diversity, I had a much better idea of the definition of Access when I began working towards this MLIS degree. However, what I hadn’t considered before were the sundry of obstacles to this access to many possible patrons. 644 more words

iDEA - [Engagement]

If a public library’s duty is to serve its patronage and community, shouldn’t it focus on exactly that? Its relationship and how it helps add value to the community is done not just by collecting information sources for them to read/listen to/watch, etc. 364 more words

His Son Convinced Him Otherwise

Who were my regulars
at the Strip Club?

Mr. Deng: A Divorced Chinese Man who would tip me
in Tiger Balm. English was his second… 232 more words

Poetry

iDEA - [Diversity]

When I think of diversity in libraries I think of the varied collections pertaining to cultural interests or the different languages in which the books and other materials are offered. 617 more words

Not Just Our Workers: Taking Care of All Persons in our Libraries.

Today, Team ACCESS presented their short presentation on accessibility in the workplace. We focused primarily on workers in libraries. However, everything that can be related to workers, can be related to patrons with disabilities. 295 more words

Finding New Faces

In community theatre, it can be hard to get new faces into the door. You’re working with a very limited budget, and posters only go so far. 267 more words

“The Bridge” by Karen Kingsbury

“The Bridge” by Karen Kingsbury is a beautiful book.  I was in love with the characters and the storyline from the first page.  It is a story of loss, discouragement, and hope after a disastrous flood. 134 more words

Book Review