Category Archives: What I Wasn’t Taught in Library School…

Mandatory Reporting

As librarians we know that April is ‘National Poetry Month’ but did you know that it’s ‘Stress Awareness Month’ or ‘National Donate Life Month’? With so many monthly designations it’s hard to keep up. We become saturated with “awareness” and … Continue reading

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Beat Those Winter Blues

I was born and raised in the Midwest. I was used to months with snow piled ten feet high in parking lots, freezing temperatures, and day after day of dreary skies.  When I moved to southern North Carolina, I was … Continue reading

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Planning Ahead for 2014

As 2013 draws to a close it is time to start making plans for 2014. This is the time of year for resolutions, action plans and performance reviews. It is the time to think about the programs and services at … Continue reading

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

This weekend I had at least 50 errands to run. I visited a variety of stores (home improvement, grocery, pet, clothing, furniture, you name it, I was there) and there was one recurring theme throughout. Can you guess what that … Continue reading

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Censorship Education

The concept of Banned Books has always been a funny one to me.  I grew up and thrived in a household where I was encouraged to dress how I wanted, be who I wanted, think how I wanted, and read … Continue reading

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Rest for the Weary

Those of us in youth services have a deep desire to reach as many children and their families as possible.  We know the real impact this can make, so we increase our programs, volunteer to serve as the YS representative … Continue reading

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The Reality of Renovation

“Why is there so much water on our bathroom floor?” I remember screaming as I stood in the gallons of water sloshing over my feet at 5:30 that morning. A loose valve had sent the water gushing throughout our bathroom, … Continue reading

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A Radio Show? Sure!

Among the many things on the list of “things that I did not learn in library school” is “Produce/create/or anything to do with a radio show”. I don’t know the first thing about radio, but when a streaming Internet radio … Continue reading

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