Category Archives: Libraries

“Ambition for libraries as a pillar of democracy.. inform his thinking- VanDyk I was so impressed by our esteemed librarian response to the current C-51 legislation. As usual Jacqueline Van Dyk’s outlines the themes and documentation so articulately.  Bravo Brian!  And Brian’s activism work has only stepped up in his retirement … Continue reading

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When a man is in despair…

“When a man is in despair, it means that he still believes in something.” — Dmitri Shostakovich (soviet composer and pianist) Depression is a complex human illness. Desperation is an interesting perspective of a man still believing and fighting for … Continue reading

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the best of both worlds | Open Book reblog   “…After all, it’s the on-the-ground work with users that is the essence of library service. It’s where individuals receive the help they need to further their own goals. It’s why we’re all so passionate about libraries! Polarities give … Continue reading

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Libraries and achievement- more transformative than that

Study. Student achievement. Careful. Libraries are more transformative than just the measure of achievement. Education is also surely more than a standard of knowledge or a benchmark? A study is just a study. A library is more than a classroom … Continue reading

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Are you a Learning Commons or converting? LC as sandbox

Response to a BCTLA Forum inquiry…thanks Tracy R GOOD LUCK Big BIG topic…. I thought I would kick some sand. First my general view. I love the learning commons. I also bring my history to the process. I spent my … Continue reading

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Mission Creep? Libraries and 3D Printers? What?

Mission Creep? Libraries and 3D Printers? What? In response to a recent blog post I read by Hugh Rundle .( ) I frequently get the itch, to acquire new powerful tools for our patrons/students but do also ask- why?.  Including, … Continue reading

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