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Refresher on Dewey Decimal System


Because of the scheduled computer down time last week, I had some time to reflect on how dependent I am upon computers, even for something as simple as figuring out where a book is in the nonfiction section. Sure, I … Continue reading

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Quirks in eBook Lending


You’ve probably asked this same question: “Why isn’t the book I want available as an ebook from my library?” or a variation of that question might be “Why can’t I download this book wirelessly, especially since I’m able to do … Continue reading

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Removing Odors from Stinky Books


Whether the stinky books are donations or returning to your collection from being checked out, you will need to make a decision. Is the odor so bad and offensive that it would be better to get rid of the book? 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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Alternatives to Picnik


Picnik was a free photo editing website that allowed users to modify images with stickers, text, and photo altering tools. Single or multiple images arranged in a scrapbook-like format could be altered. Images could be uploaded from your computer, imported … Continue reading

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Programming Ideas & Where to Find Them


Programming refers to organizing events and displays in or through the library to benefit the larger community. Programming should directly support the official library mission statement. For example: The Public Library connects all people to their community and the world … Continue reading

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Managing Your Online Reading


I have a number of blogs written by other librarians that I enjoy keeping up to date with. I also have another dozen or so blogs written by book reviewers, publishers, and other interesting people that it behooves me to … Continue reading

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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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Tracking Down Movies & Series


Do you ever have a patron ask for a movie or tv series, but that you’ve never heard of? Or the patron wonders if a movie has come out on DVD yet? Or maybe the patron wants to know how … Continue reading

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