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Roaming Librarian’s Holiday Gift Trick

We’ve all been there: it’s Christmas Eve and you haven’t gotten a gift for somebody yet.  This was exactly my predicament for my dad this year.  However, I came up with a great late-gift solution.  It’s not just for Christmas, […]

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Roaming Librarian’s Holiday Gift Trick

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We’ve all been there: it’s Christmas Eve and you haven’t gotten a gift for somebody yet.  This was exactly my predicament for my dad this year.  However, I came up with a great late-gift solution.  It’s not just for Christmas, […]

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Celebrate Banned Books Week

American Library Association Banned Books Week is here.  The moment you’ve all been waiting for, I’m sure.  Libraries across America will be celebrating in all kinds of ways.  Last

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Read a banned book on YouTube

Guess what time of year it is.... Fall?  No.  I mean it is, but it’s even better than that. It’s almost time for American Library Association’s Banned Books week, y’all! Never celebrated

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Greatest search engine from the Roaming Librarian’s House of Knowledge

I like double deals, don’t you? 2-in-1.  50 percent more.  Buy one, get one free. Actually, I’m pretty sure these are all unique retail concepts, but I don’t pretend to be

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Don’t end library fines

This week’s Hot Topic:  Library fines. Of all the things about libraries (all of the abundant, free things), people seem to struggle with library fines the most.  Yes, I know,

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Teens and their librarians

Working in a library is an odd experience, especially if it’s a public library, and especially if you (like me) have anxiety about human interaction. But this summer I actually

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Oxford’s Bodleian Library: What could be more charming?

It’s time to write about my favorite place in the world. While my bed, the line at Dunkin Donuts (medium coffee with milk & sugar, please), and the beach after

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Why visit a library?

Last week I blogged about letting your friendly librarians help you use the Internet for serious research.  I still maintain that letting librarians help you use the web is

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Librarians vs. the web

As I’ve said before, one of my library gigs is at a law firm (didn’t know law firms had libraries?  See my post on librarians being everywhere). I’m a clerk,

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Hunting for microlibraries

Refinement succeeds invention.  Things get smaller.  The cordless to the bluetooth.  ENIAC to the tablet.  The gramophone to the mp3 player.  TVs are the odd exception. But now even libraries

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