Category Archives: Libraries

Summer is in full swing

Those hazy lazy days of summer are nonexistent for public librarians working with teens. I began my career as a librarian working in teen services at a small community branch library. How quickly I forgot how crazy it is to host … Continue reading

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20somethings are coming back to libraries

Too often people between the ages of 19 and 30 have been left out of many programs in public libraries. A few years ago, The East Baton Rouge Library wanted to change that. As a cooperative effort between reference and … Continue reading

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LLA 2014 Conference in Lafayette

I made my way to Lafayette for the annual conference for the Louisiana Library Association. The keynote speaker for the opening session was library consultant Pat Wagner (no relation) spoke on the future of libraries. I had a nice conversation … Continue reading

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New job, new city

Well I  have officially relocated to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to be the new Teen Services Librarian at a branch in downtown Baton Rouge. The last month has certainly been an adventure. I had to quickly move over 800 miles. I could not have done … Continue reading

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New Facebook Timeline for Libraries: What We Need to Know

It would not be Facebook if they did not change their layout and rules. It seems that just when you get the hang of the rules, they change. This is the nature of the beast I suppose.  I know many … Continue reading

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Suffering from Information Overload

It’s that time of year when everyone starts making resolutions for the new year. Of course, you end up dropping them by this time anyway. I always seem to have the problem of information overload. It’s one of the hazards of what I do … Continue reading

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SciFi Authors talk about Information Technology – ALA 2011

One of the great things about large library conferences is the author events. I was able attend the LITA (Library & Information Technology Association) panel, Science Fiction and Information Technology at ALA this year. Organizers gathered many heavy hitters in … Continue reading

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Pop Culture in Libraries – ALA 2011

I was able to attend my second ALA Annual Conference this week. After last year’s first-time experience, I attacked this year’s conference very differently. I didn’t try to do it all. I attended things that I was interested in and … Continue reading

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