Category Archives: Library Policy

No More Weeding Angst

I recently read Weeding the Worst Library Books in the April 26th edition of the New Yorker. Daniel Gross makes a particularly salient point when he writes that libraries “symbolize our collective access to information”. It is the collective ideal that is … Continue reading

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The End of Overdue Fines? » Public Libraries Online

Source: The End of Overdue Fines? » Public Libraries Online Eliminate all barriers to access for all. So glad this article was published.  I have worked in several libraries that do not charge overdue fines but instead have had a … Continue reading

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School Library Media Specialists are Essential

School librarians or Library Media Specialists are  one of the few people who work with every single student in the school.  They are one of the few people who can support all teachers and students in all subject areas. Despite evidence … Continue reading

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The Customer/Patron is always right and so are your colleagues

Customer service.  My very first job as a teen was in the office of a family owned department store.  The office may as well been called the returns center.  It was here that I learned that the Customer is indeed … Continue reading

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23 Things

Well, I am finally getting to do this.  It is hard to make the time but…. So thanks for hosting this again. What I am really hoping to get out of this is becoming more comfortable with all the different … Continue reading

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Library advocacy

I just read The Not Too Distant Future blog http://futura.edublogs.org/2010/04/18/rethinking-library-advocacy/ about library advocacy.  Two mothers from Spokane WA, Lisa Layera Brunkan and Susan Lloyd McBurney have done a lot of footwork to figure out how we can best advocate for our … Continue reading

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Library policies

I can’t stress enough how important library policies are.  Not just for public libraries but school libraries and special libraries as well.  Not because they tell everyone what they can’t do but because they provide the framework to let everyone … Continue reading

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