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How to Build Audiences to Effectively Engage Your Library Community

This post is the fourth post in a series on tools from political campaigns that can be used to arm librarians in the face of growing opposition during the Trump era where anti-tax and anti-government sentiments have a much stronger voice than ever before.

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Open house on proposed library draws impassioned crowd

If libraries did as well as town hall meetings about them, we’d be building one on every block.

More than 150 impassioned citizens filled the council chambers at city hall Wednesday night to discuss plans for Ottawa’s new central library. 653 more words

Local News

I still like D&D at my library

…in case you were wondering.

But seriously, I thought I would update my library Dungeons & Dragons life for you all so you know how it’s going. 769 more words

Libraries

How to Pick a New Library Book when Your Toddler's with You in 20 Easy Steps

Wednesday is library day for us. And while every library day is not this dramatic, we’ve certainly had our moments. I’m thinking (mostly hoping) there might be a few others who can relate… 644 more words

Family

PolyAnno: Verification

This is part of my series of posts about the PolyAnno project – more here

Qualifications vs Wisdom of the Crowd?

The methodology by which we verify which transcriptions and translations are “most correct” was/is a huge design problem.

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Technology

Book Review: In the House of the Seven Librarians by Ellen Klages

Once upon a time, the Carnegie Library sat on a wooded bluff on the east side of town: red brick and fieldstone, with turrets and broad windows facing the trees. 249 more words

Meredith Debonnaire