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“If every person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary – the world really would be a better place.” #choosekind

Pace got this book for Christmas last year. (One of my favourite things about being a librarian is being able to share books with him that I already love!) I briefly thought about writing a bit about how fascinating it is to see the different ways that Pace is learning about everything from bullying to […]

“I feel like an idiot. I vastly misunderstood how a library card works for years.”

This is a pretty funny /r/books thread on Reddit¬†from a guy who knew that library cards were free but thought that there was still a charge for the actual lending of books! ūüôā It sounds funny but there are lots of examples where libraries don’t always do as good of a job as we should […]

Books n’ Roses: Capsule Reviews of the Three GnR Autobiographies

One of the best and worst things about working in a public library is you’re always seeing books come across the desk that you’d like to read. That happened last summer when a patron returned the three autobiographies that have been written by founding members of G n’ R (so far) – one by Slash, […]

What Are Some Books That Everyone Studying Biology Should Read?

Actually, anyone who wants to be informed about the world around them should read many of these books.

10 Reasons The #SaveSKLibraries Campaign Was Successful #skpoli

So, during the fight against the library¬†cuts over the past month, one of the things I wanted to do was try to compile some of the best approaches and strategies¬†that I’d learned in an¬†Advocacy class while doing my Masters of Library Science, various tips from many of the very experienced library leaders across the country […]

Saturday Snap – Me at @saskbookawards 2017 (and Some Random Thoughts On The Awards, Life, and How I Got There)

So, I once again attended the Sask Book Awards tonight. Here are a few random thoughts… Was flying solo tonight as Shea decided to take advantage of the great weather and her parents¬†(her mom works shift work) being off to take the kids and go to Weyburn for the weekend. Yes, I wore an olive […]

Saturday Snap – The Symbolism of a Rural Library’s Easter Display? #SaveSKLibraries #skpoli

I recently came across this picture I took at one of my branch libraries soon after I started working as Branch Supervisor for Southeast Regional Library in 2007. Like the communities where they’re located, many rural libraries are often relatively “conservative” in the dictionary (as opposed to the more loaded political) sense of the word […]

Saturday Snap – Today’s Story at the Library #skpoli #SaveSKLibraries @premierbradwall @saskmla @dochertymark

Wanna know a secret? Although I’ve signed¬†each of the various¬†petitions¬†that are available, attended rallies and done a lot of other work, both visible and behind the scenes, I haven’t¬†formally written to my MLA or Minister Don Morgan or Premier Brad Wall about the recent cuts to Saskatchewan’s public libraries yet. As this blog, with over […]

Saturday Snap – Kids Protesting Cuts to Saskatchewan Public Libraries #skpoli #SaveSKLibraries

Since the Saskatchewan Provincial Budget was announced last week, it’s pretty amazing to see the groundswell of protest at some of the most egregious and harmful cuts, especially to the province’s historic, innovative and world renowned public library system. For example,¬†one Facebook group that sprang up is quickly approaching 4000 members after less than a […]

Forget 1984: These Five Dystopias Better Reflect Trump’s USA

With the almost unbelievable¬†events in the US since Trump was elected, George Orwell’s classic novel, originally released in 1949, which details a dystopian future¬†society where the government spies on, controls and lies to its citizens,¬†has¬†hit the top of the Amazon bestseller list. But there are other books that even better capture the dread and doom […]