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3 Key library assets: People, place & platform: “The platform is the most valuable asset, Garmer said, describing it as a set of resources and tools the library offers to the community that can be programmed in any way users … Continue reading

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Professionalism

Librarians with personal commitment, a “code,” do not play follow the leader. They do not take orders as hacks, apologists, or nitpickers. Their responsibility is not to any power structure at all, but to the patron and to the profession. … Continue reading

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I have been incredibly fortunate in being taught by some of the very best. As I read this, and comments from some of my colleagues and fellow UW SLIS students over the past few days, I realize just how much … Continue reading

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On the nature of children’s librarians

Adult librarians are like lazy bakers: their patrons want a jelly doughnut, so they give them a jelly doughnut. Children’s librarians are ambitious bakers: ‘You like the jelly doughnut? I’ll get you a jelly doughnut. But you should try my … Continue reading

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“Library Leadership Ohio is co-sponsored by the State Library of Ohio and OHIONET, with support from OLA, OELMA, ALAO, and INFOhio.  The program is funded in part through a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS LSTA grant awarded … Continue reading

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Lankes & the potential of libraries

I believe that great librarianship, the kind you should expect, crosses boundaries. Great librarianship is great whether it is in academia, or the public sphere, or K–12 schools. For that reason, this book is not about expecting more from public … Continue reading

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I especially like the shifting roles: from individual to community from collection to creation Digital Librarian | Library Science Degree

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stacylwhitman: afropunklibrarian: librarianfanmail: laura-in-libraryland: Kids will soon have their own special library cards, incapable of incurring fines and of little use to their parents, under a plan approved by the Columbus Metropolitan Library yesterday. The library board approved the new … Continue reading

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Any time you talk to anyone about something that they love, they’re, like, their most beautiful. It’s a cool gift to get to talk to people about what they love. Amy Poehler (via ratsoff)

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A museum is an institution dedicated to creating connections … a meeting point between two arrows of time, the past and the future, and two arrows of complexity, greater and lesser, that originate at the point we call us, and … Continue reading

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