Tag: Library

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a bookworm with good intentions, and poor time management skills, will end up taking all the books she took out back to the public library before her fine gets over 25 bucks. That bookworm is me. I get reading droughts, those long stretches of having 57 books and yet […]

Last Friday I posted this tweet: You know what's missing from these pictures? Students! #almosttime # library @RRCLibrary @RRC pic.twitter.com/lhsRvYHmm6 — Fatima DeMelo (@stacksandranges) August 27, 2015 The college felt like a tomb. The summer students had a little break, and we had one as well filled with projects. At some point too much quiet […]

People ask me what I do. I reply, “I work as a library technician at a college.” They respond, “But I thought everyone working in a library is a librarian.”  I patiently explain it’s not the case. We have clerks, those with on-the-job experience, I have a diploma in Library and Information Sciences from Red […]

It’s Canadian Library Month in October. Libraries put on displays and programming to highlight the important role libraries have in society. I changed my header for the blog to reflect this year’s theme Libraries Inspire.  The Canadian Library Month website will collect stories about the impact of libraries on people. In an age of information overload, […]

Today marks Library Support Workers day in Canada.  For those who don’t know, it’s the third Friday of October usually marked by well-wishes in the library.  (Hopefully, also marked by food as it always goes well with said well wishes.)  For those in need of something official, have a look at CLA President Pilar Martinez’s proclamation […]

I read a lot of library blogs by librarians, but Reader’s Salon represents an entire library system.  The contributor all work for the Winnipeg Public Library system, with each voice as unique as the selected topics . Why call it a ‘salon’?  Isn’t that for hairdressers?  you ask.  Actually, a salon once meant as Merriam-Webster […]