At the Edmonton Public Library in Alberta, Canada, snoozing in the stacks will now be banned. The new rule is part of the library's effort to redirect homeless library patrons to more appropriate support services.
The Books of the Century: 1900-1999 https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~immer/booksall 1900 Fiction Bestsellers 1. Mary Johnston, To Have and To Hold 2. Mary Cholmondeley, Red Pottage 3. Robert Grant, Unleavened Bread 4. James Lane Allen, The Reign of Law 5. Irving Bacheller, Eben Holden 6. Paul Leicester Ford, Janice Meredith 7. Charles Frederic Goss, The Redemption of David…
"As librarians we protect our services, collections, and patrons from censorship and bias. Simply put- We do not allow it. From too much left or right wing material to too much sci-fi or mystery. At our core we begin from a place of balance, equality, representation, and non-censorship. This is one of librarianship’s inherent characteristics that draw people to join the profession.
Interestingly I found this today:
Wikipedia Countering Systemic Bias Project
The Wikipedia project suffers systemic bias that naturally grows from its contributors’ demographic groups, manifesting an imbalanced coverage of a subject, thereby discriminating against the less represented demographic groups. … This project aims to control and (possibly) eliminate the cultural perspective gaps made by the systemic bias, consciously focusing upon subjects and points of view neglected by the encyclopedia as a whole."
A Fresno Librarian Made a Documentary to Get More Than a Glimpse at the Lives of Patrons She Serves Every Day By Lisa Lindsay. Several years ago, when I first began working as a librarian at the Central Library in downtown Fresno, I escorted a daily customer named James toward the door at closing ...
Many years ago, I began serving as a judge at the New Hampshire State competition for the Young Inventors Program. It is a wonderful program that encourages inventiveness in young people in grades K-8. It is a perfect place for a curious librarian/archivist to spend some time. Designed for the classroom and aimed at encouraging K-8 students to "think outside of the box," the Young Inventors Program is structured and developed to encourage all students to participate, including those who may not "fit the mold" for traditional sciences.
Finding a new calling: encouraging inventiveness
This year, I decided to sponsor an award. A Library and Information Services award seemed like a much needed focus area for encouraging invention.
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