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Staff Picks

When I have toured public libraries, I’ve always enjoyed browsing the “staff picks” displays — a small collection of materials in which the staff love and wish to share with others. 176 more words


A Book's Path to the Free Cart

A Diagram to help explain to patrons the long thought out process that goes into weeding. Hopefully it will help assure them that no we aren’t getting rid of all the books! 11 more words

Ponderings From The Trenches

National Library Week: 2014

Last week was National Library Week. DPL marked the event by giving out cupcakes and spring-themed bookmarks to patrons who visited the library on Tuesday and Wednesday. 88 more words


New Life

A new life for the old “date due” slips…

The stamp reads: “You can write your number here to remember what you have read.”

When I inquired about getting rid of the slips I was told that many patrons actually got upset in the past when they were absent. 31 more words


Read or Be Written

Yes, it is time for the annual Bookmark Contest Slogan post, to celebrate National Library Week! Yay! Yay!

These were all written by my library’s grade school kids, submitted along with artwork for a bookmark. 184 more words

Making the List, and Checking it Eight Times Over. On Donor Listings

I spent some time a few weeks ago with a group of arts management grad students from Dublin to chat about fundraising and career trajectories. It reminded me of my own grad school experience: a group of brilliant and attentive young women and Me, the solo man scraping along. 898 more words


Medieval Conceptions of Chivalry

 The beautiful thing about having power as a woman, is being able to use that power to influence and  help along ideas that you believe in. 275 more words