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Teton County Library's "Going Green" logo
Just a few days ago I wrote about Teton County (Wyo.) Library’s No Idling Campaign.  I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you more about what they’re doing on the green front as it is pretty impressive.
Posted May 6, 2010 | Comments: 0
No idling sign
In my old neighborhood, there is a beautiful park. Adjacent to the park is a kindergarten school.
Posted May 4, 2010 | Comments: 0
The seventh draft of “Librarianship and Traditional Cultural Expressions: Nurturing Understanding and Respect” is available for review and comment.
Posted May 4, 2010 | Comments: 0
American Libraries has run a number of articles on how to manage your way through the economic crisis that has now trickled down to libraries big-time. Some of our profession's best managers and leaders have produced a number of significant articles that could help us all get through these tough times.
Posted May 4, 2010 | Comments: 0
Larry Romans, American Library Association Executive Board member and head of government information and media services for Vanderbilt University Libraries in Nashville, posted a brief report on the ALA Council's electronic discussion list this morning about the
Posted May 4, 2010 | Comments: 0
MLIS and MFA students at the University of Alabama’s School of Library & Information Studies (SLIS) have joined together to raise funds for the recovery and reconstruction of libraries in Haiti that were ru
Posted May 3, 2010 | Comments: 0
Every day we hear about more libraries facing budget cuts—and worse! Please send an e-mail to your governor and your representatives today to let them know how important libraries are to you!
Posted May 3, 2010 | Comments: 0
ALA Treasurer Rod Hersberger, whose term ends after this year's Annual Conference in June, delivered a report today on the American Library Association's financial picture. His assessment is scheduled for publication in the June-July issue of American Libraries, but here's a preview:
Posted May 3, 2010 | Comments: 0
Election results just announced: Molly Raphael  has been elected 2011-2012 president of the American Library Association, and James Neal was elected ALA treasurer for the 2010-2013 term.  Raphael is the former director of Multnomah County Library in Oregon, and Neal is university librarian at Columbia University in
Posted April 30, 2010 | Comments: 0
"Wetland Whimsy" painted rain barrel by Andrea Riley
It’s Thursday morning and my shelter-adopted canine companion and I have just returned from our morning walk. I can feel rain in the air. The local weather person has also predicated its arrival just in time for the weekend. After our walk, I add an item to my to-do list: get a rain barrel.
Posted April 29, 2010 | Comments: 0