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Library Rescue What Jon Taffer Taught Me About Libraries

Jon Taffer is well known for his research of bar science on TV and in his publications. Although in many ways bars and libraries are different, they have some common goals of wanting to encourage people to walk in and to create an experience so they’ll want to come back. 215 more words


Grandma Gatewood's Walk

I loved it. Okay, I love lots of books, but this one was personally meaningful for a couple of reasons. First, our oldest son hiked the Appalachian Trail so I respond positively to almost any book about the AT. 229 more words

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Scenario planning in public libraries: a discussion

How can scenarios and stories help libraries and other institutions prepare for turbulent and uncertain times?

Which strategic approaches will help us to address unexpected events and unwelcome trends that might impact on our business? 31 more words


The Braddock Carnegie Library

When I realized that I would be driving near the very first Carnegie library I put it on my  list. After all, probably no one has done more to get books into the hands of us common folk than Andrew Carnegie. 375 more words

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Librarian Musings: Civic engagement, community networking and library work

Recently, myself, along with other like-minded and dynamic library workers, were tasked with the revitalization of the Maloney Public Library in so far as its level of interaction with the community as well as its overall relevance within the district. 1,017 more words

New York Public Library

You know the sense of anticipation, and sometimes even wonder, that you get when you open a new book? That’s what I got walking up the grand steps and in the doors of the New York Public Library. 217 more words

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