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YEAH IT’S WORLD BOOK DAY!  So in honor of this day I decided to scrap the post I was originally going to do which will be posted next week.  227 more words


Praise is Not Enough

There is an article, In Praise of Libraries (The Rotarian Magazine, March 2015), that is getting a lot of buzz in library circles.  Even if you aren’t in the library world, you should read it.  346 more words

Public Libraries


How quickly time flies! It is now March 2015, two and a half years since the MAIPLE project began, and the final project report is now available. 1,008 more words

Public Libraries

YA Wednesday Night Book Club: Compulsion (Heirs of Watson Island)

Compulsion (Heirs of Watson Island) by Martina Boone is a neatly packed Southern Gothic, complete with curses, a decaying mansion, pirates, treasure, and ESP. Author Martina Boone’s affection for the genre shows throughout the story of San Francisco raised Barry who must transition to life on an island off the coast of South Carolina. 173 more words

New Releases

CEM 21 No. 730 2014, Writing

The public library holds an important and special place in my life: When I realized that I could read, and learned of a place called the public library, I became an unapologetic nuisance – begging, nagging, and begging again to go to the public library. 737 more words


Public Libraries

Public Libraries is a site that is geared towards promoting public libraries. The site has a section for public records, sorted by state. When you select a state, it may give you links to places to get records online, contact information to request access or copies of certain records, places you can locate records in state, or laws regarding certain records, depending on the state selected. 66 more words

The Future of Library Collections

In a 2006 Living the Future Conference, Davis Lewis – Director of Libraries at IUPUI – gave an interesting presentation on how academic libraries need to move from a supply driven strategy of collecting materials to a demand “follow the patron” strategy. 140 more words

Collection Development