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Networking is a Vampire: Part 1 of 3

I call myself an introvert, and people are usually very surprised. I like talking to people. I talk all the time. I have no problem speaking up and asking questions (actually, I have to restrain myself). I actually enjoy getting … Continue reading

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Missouri Public Libraries: An argument with data and graphs. Part 2

Locally Sourced Libraries and State Funding Issues In my last post, part 1 of the Missouri Public Library: An argument with data and graphs series, I tried to show through library coverage areas and usage how much Missourians, especially children, … Continue reading

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Missouri Public Libraries: An argument with data and graphs. Part 1

Why Libraries are Important and Relevant in Missouri Today Libraries and librarians are very good at telling the personal, anecdotal stories about why libraries are important.  But the reality is that when it comes to legislative fiscal support, it’s all … Continue reading

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What I did…

Recently my colleague (slash supervisor) and I presented at the 2013 Missouri Library Association Conference in St. Louis.  We discussed how to make big library design changes for little or no cost. I’ve included a link to the Prezi presentation … Continue reading

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Awful Library Books

Awful Library Books. This is one of my favorite blogs.  The fact that it is run by librarians means that I can read it at the reference desk without feeling guilty, even if I have pretty much nothing to do … Continue reading

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Library values and the growing scholarly digital divide: In memoriam Aaron Swartz | Bibliographic Wilderness

A very thoughtful article about issues facing libraries today. Library values and the growing scholarly digital divide: In memoriam Aaron Swartz | Bibliographic Wilderness.

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Is Your Library Ready for the Apocalypse?

“If I had known the world was ending, I would have brought better books.”   The Walking Dead In the near future, there could very well be a zombie apocalypse.  Don’t laugh.  This highly scientific article describes how it could happen.  And obviously the CDC takes it seriously,  because … Continue reading

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