Category Archives: Innovation

Under the Hood

On Thursday, May 12, North Vancouver District Public Library was proud to deliver a panel presentation, Under the Hood: Honest Stories of Disruptive Change in a Public Library, at the BC Libraries Conference held in Richmond, BC. In alignment with the … 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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it’s a wrap

My mother used to quote a Dutch saying: “There is a time to begin and a time to end, and now the time to end has begun.” With mixed emotions, I am leaving my role as Director, Libraries and Literacy … Continue reading

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roadworks and book arts

Picture a steamroller used by artists in making prints. Make that a three-ton construction steamroller and an unlikely letterpress bed: a city street! photo credit: unknown: laughingsquid.com 54

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