Monthly Archives: March 2013

This girl deserves a medal

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Paper has a great future

Technology can do so many things, but lest we get carried away, we should always remember that paper is good, and it’s definitely here to stay. Here’s thirty seconds of brilliant advertising which illustrates that perfectly:

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Old is new again

People sometimes ask me, “Whatever happened to the card catalog”? Hayward Public Library was one the first libraries to computerize its catalog way back in the 1980′s. Since that time, our card catalogs have been officially out of service. But … Continue reading

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Change is in the air

Image: Sign spotted at Pike Street Market, Seattle, during the American Library Association midwinter meeting, January 2013. Lately we’ve been seeing more and more common sense, passionate appeals in favor of libraries and their continued importance in society. This new, … Continue reading

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Do it today

Did you know that people who read books in their free time are also more likely to attend a sports event? And readers are over two-and-a-half times more likely to volunteer in their community. Reading books is good not just … Continue reading

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Some things never change

Medieval cat’s paw prints on a manuscript, circa 1100 A.D.

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Tough call: Librarian to the President — or to Beyoncé?

I’m so lucky to have my dream job already. But if I was looking for a new dream job, I’d have a tough decision to make right now: librarian to the President — or librarian to Beyoncé? President: http://1.usa.gov/12CNwm3 Beyoncé: … Continue reading

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