Category Archives: Librarianship

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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a true champion of our freedom to read

It’s been a while since I last blogged in this space, but this past week’s honouring of our Freedom to Read has inspired me to write. Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about … 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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librarians on the frontier

This is a guest posting by Dave Obee, author of The Library Book: A History of Service to British Columbia. Every few weeks, it seems, somebody somewhere will come up with a list of professions that are dying, jobs that are disappearing, … 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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