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Happy New Year!

I returned to work today after two weeks off. While I really enjoyed my vacation, it’s good to be back! One of the big things I accomplished on break from work and school was finishing five (count ’em!) books! They … Continue reading

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Reinventing the Library

The April 2011 issue of Working @ Duke includes an article about Duke University Libraries, the library I work for, entitled “Recession spurs library to reinvent itself.” Several of the changes mentioned affect my work on a real level, like ebooks and … Continue reading

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10 Great Library Tours

I enjoyed reading a recent article in USA Today, titled “10 Great Places to Take a Library Tour.” Of the libraries on this list, I’ve only been to one so far, the Library of Congress.  This article made me want … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Regional Libraries

Yesterday afternoon, I had the opportunity to visit two regional public libraries in my area, libraries in two different counties, and thus in two different public library systems. Both are very nice facilities, modern-looking with lots of books and displays. … Continue reading

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Free for All

One of the nice things about my Christmas break was that I got a good bit of reading done! Last night I finished the books, Free for all: Oddballs, Geeks, and Gangstas in the Public Library. Since I’m hoping to … Continue reading

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Coders for Libraries, Libraries for Coders

A coworker and I had an evaluation conference with one of our library science school interns from UNC SILS this morning, and I was intrigued to learn about a website, conference, and journal called Code4Lib. I’d never heard of it before, … Continue reading

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Taking It to the Mall

I just enjoyed an article from the Raleigh, NC, newspaper about the Chapel Hill Public Library, and the possibility of moving permanently to a local mall. There’s a lot to take into consideration, including money and space (two biggies!). One … Continue reading

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