Category Archives: Library

.@SUMA_amplify Passes Resolution Supporting Increased Funding For #sask Libraries #skpoli #saveSKLibraries

Good to see that the organization comprised of urban municipalities across Saskatchewan passed a resolution at their recent convention calling for members to advocate for increased funding for public libraries. Therefore be it resolved that the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association advocate the Government of Saskatchewan to adequately fund the public library system to keep pace […]

Saturday Snap – @officialRPL Tipi For Aboriginal Storytelling Month #yqr

On #FamilyLiteracyDay, Here’s My Endorsement of @ryanmeili – The Next Leader of @sask_ndp #skpoli #yqr #yxe

In the current Sask NDP leadership race, you’ll see lots of endorsements from many of the high profile people you’d expect to hear from – current and former MPs and MLA’s, grassroots and labour activists, young leaders and lifetime members. I’d like to talk to you from a different perspective – as a working librarian […]

Everything Is Too Complicated – What Are Tech Companies Assuming We Know?

A good article which is especially relevant to libraries where we hear many tech-related questions every day and struggle with how far we go with our tech-support role, how we train staff to answer tech questions and whether “Tech Help Desk” is the new “Reference Desk” for the modern library. Think of the tech industry […]

Friday Fun Link – Year End “Best of” Lists

Here’s a few year end “Best of” lists for your reading pleasure.

“I Made My Shed The Top Rated Restaurant on TripAdvisor” (And Some Quick Thoughts on Fake News)

At RPL’s recent Staff Development Day, I was asked to moderate a panel discussion on fake news.  The panelists included a local education prof who specializes in social media and digital technology, a journalism prof who specializes in mass and alternative media and a journalist who is the assignment producer as well as having responsibility for […]

Friday Fun Link – Does New Movie “The Public” Have a Trailer That Instantly Makes It The Best Library-Themed Movie Ever?

There are a few choices out there but this trailer makes me think “The Public” might be the best library-themed movie ever, in part because it appears to address so many of the issues we deal with in the library every day – homelessness, community engagement and creating a welcoming space, the library’s relationship to […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Promoting “Library Behind The Scenes” on CTV (Two Weeks Ago)

Since I’m in the midst of a series of daily tweets about a big community event we’re having at my library branch this Saturday, I might as well double-up and use the same link I posted earlier today to also give me content for today’s #tbt blog post – namely, an appearance I did on […]

Music Monday – “She has tattooed tear drops/She don’t have to cry/Woman you won’t weep/Don’t you moan”

Always nice to get recommendations of bands you haven’t heard of from your patrons.  Here’s an interesting group I heard of today. From the band’s web site: The Stillhouse Poets are a roots duo from Regina, Saskatchewan, the heart of the Canadian prairies. Their influences are drawn deep from the musical well waters of the […]

Friday Fun Link – *All* of the Best Book Lists of 2017

Okay, maybe not *all* but pretty darn close! 🙂 (via MetaFilter)