To Joe Murphy:
I do not support your lawsuit against Lisa Rabey and nina de jesus. As a librarian and educator, I value open dialogue and believe the proper response to accusations of harassment is understanding and engagement. Instead, you have chosen to use legal action to silence future…
Library OnCon is a brand-new networking concept for public librarians. It’s a chance for library professionals to connect, share ideas, and get inspired. What makes it unique is that the…
The Library Oncon is a totally free, totally awesome online conference using Google Hangouts. I’ll be hosting the conversation on Community Engagement. R. David Lankes is the keynote. And did I mention that it is totally free??
Registration opens one week from today on Monday, July 14th. Space is VERY limited so sign up early!
It’s the last day to vote on topics for the Electronic Resources & Libraries conference. Get on it!
An Indie State of Mind
…a library is not just a reference service: it is also a place for the vulnerable. From the elderly gentleman whose only remaining human interaction is with library staff, to the isolated young mother who relishes the support and friendship that grows from a Baby Rhyme Time session, to a slow moving 30-something woman collecting her CDs, libraries are a haven in a world where community services are being ground down to nothing. I’ve always known libraries are vital, but now I understand that their worth cannot be measured in books alone.