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Are the differences real?

One of the tasks I have to achieve for our Asset Management Plan is defining our user groups and detailing their varying needs. With the help of my district team I made a list and started refining it; children, youth, retired people, housebound, shift workers, people with disabilities, people with a mental illness, LGBTQIA community, and so on. 140 more words

The Library Angel?

I’m not a big reader, and I can’t pretend to know much about literature, or the intricacies and artistry of the English language. I am a Cornishman, and schooled in a Grange Hill fashion during the 1980s my CSE in English Language was perhaps achieved against the odds. 642 more words

Finding the Latest Library News

Trying to keep up with industry news in the library field can be overwhelming, especially with so many online resources readily available.  I usually get my more niche medical library news from… 406 more words

Library Stuff

During Trump's present, it's hard to write the future, says science fiction writer John Scalzi - LA Times

It’s difficult to focus on writing, particularly fiction, when the world feels like it’s on fire.

“To be sure, these times — by which I mean the Trump era to date, let’s go ahead and avoid cutesy winking allusions — are making it hard for lots of writers, not just the ones who write science fiction. 59 more words

Books & Reading

More Bromley House Library

Whilst touring the library’s several floors, it was wonderful to see plenty of cosy reading nooks and comfy chairs (as well as the day’s papers) which had me in mind of one of the old Gentlemen’s clubs frequented by Sherlock Holmes or Bertie Wooster. 268 more words


Inmates at Riker's Island Jail Say "Thanks!" to a Dedicated Library Worker


Stacks of handwritten thank-you notes for the New York Public Library’s mobile library and literacy program at Riker’s Island underscore the value of the services Local 1930 member Louise Stamp provides to hundreds of incarcerated men awaiting trial. 410 more words

"Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future." Ray Bradbury

My love affair with libraries started more than 35 years ago when my parents first took me to our local library and registered me there. To a child who read voraciously this was a gift that kept on giving. 694 more words