Tag Archives: Reference

Another Reason to Love My Job


I love working the Reference Desk. I enjoy teasing information out of patrons when they don’t have the words for what they really want, connecting them with the resources we own, and finding answers. I’m glad that my new job … Continue reading

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Insect? Or Vampire?


Recently, I had the pleasure of an unusual reference interview. I love these types of reference transactions though. They’re challenging and often funny. This one is especially perfect for today because the topic is something that could give you nightmares! … Continue reading

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Adults Reading YA Lit


YA books are gaining widespread readership among more than just teens. More often than not, it is an adult looking for the latest “Ranger’s Apprentice” book or “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. What is YA Lit? Why is it … Continue reading

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Cosmetic Changes to the WPLC eBook Website


The Wisconsin Public Library Consortium’s Digital Library updated their website this past week. Several patrons have already contacted the library confused over the differences. I’m happy to say that the changes are just cosmetic.

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Leading a Book Club Discussion


Libraries are best known as book repositories; places that you can find and use physical books. Even as that is changing (as libraries and patrons more fully embrace ebooks), libraries remain the top spot in order to find people with … Continue reading

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Google Search Shortcuts


You probably use the Google search engine at least once a day, either for your own use or a patron’s. It’s so handy; thousands of answers are hovering at your finger tips, if only you could figure out the right … Continue reading

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What’s Next in Series


Do you ever need to find the next book in a series? A series is two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits. Or maybe you wonder, in what order a book series should be read? Check out these websites!
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RA Experiment


My friends and I had some geeky fun last week. I put out a request on Facebook for them to list the last three books they had read, and then promised I’d suggest a new title for them to read. … Continue reading

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