Category Archives: Community Connection

celebrating culture

This past weekend, our library held a community event called Connection, Acceptance and Community: an Unconference, in partnership with the school district. Last month we held an event In Honour of the Community Commitment to Truth, Healing & Reconciliation, in … Continue reading

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the great mooc experiment

Over the past few months, our Parkgate branch library has introduced the concept of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and a ‘pilot MOOC’, using MIT’s massive open online adaptation of its Introduction to Philosophy. So far, it’s been a fabulous … Continue reading

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libraries build communities

Until recently, my father could have been considered the inspiration for Jonas Jonasson’s bestselling novel, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. Like the fictional centenarian, my father had only a very few years of formal education, … Continue reading

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Chattanooga’s on the right track

When everyone is capable of creating and distributing content, what can a library look like? An answer might be found in Tennessee. Blessed with a progressive mayor who wanted to make the library his legacy in a city that made … Continue reading

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every interaction counts

Having recently returned to public library work, my librarian heart is filled with joy when I witness daily the interactions between people in an information-rich environment. To see people alone or in groups, with or without help from staff: browsing, … Continue reading

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