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Historical Resources at Risk: The Case of the State Historical Society of Iowa

In recent weeks, the State Historical Society of Iowa has been faced with reorganization and funding cuts, which threaten to reduce access to its irreplaceable collections and to displace staff who have dedicated their careers to helping Iowans learn about their past.  959 more words

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A day in the life of reviewing...

The licensure exams given by the Professional Regulation Commission here in the Philippines is a big deal. The board exam is something you have to pass in order to officially practice your profession – be it Nursing, Teaching, Engineering, and a whole lot of others and that includes librarianship. 579 more words


Team Harpy Retracts

Update #2 3/26/2015 – See comment below from Kevin Duke, who identifies himself as Joe Murphy’s stepfather. I think his open letter to the library world is worth reading by all. 570 more words


A Cambridge trip

You’re strolling down the street at the beginning of a 40 minute walk. You’re minding your own business, happily drinking in the picturesque surroundings of a town you secretly always wanted to live in for university. 1,486 more words


Boardgame Collection Launched

After the success of the boardgame event at my library, I had support to create a circulating boardgame collection! The budget allowed me to purchase 15 games for the core collection, which I chose through a complex process of polling students, talking to fellow… 230 more words


A Matter of Old Opinions

It can sometimes be rather irritating listening to someone who assumes they know better on a topic, when clearly they haven’t the slightest clue on what they’re talking about. 700 more words


Is (American) Librarianship Too Crowded? No One Knows.

In my previous post I noted in passing the current shortage of employment opportunities, which lead to me anxiously revisit some online literature engaging with the issue of librarian certification and employment. 113 more words