All posts filed under ‘libraries

Posts about libraries, my professional world.

How art made me a better librarian

So I made this bold claim during a talk I gave a few weeks ago, at the SUNYLA annual conference. The theme of the conference was “the art of librarianship” and a few months ago they asked if I’d be interested in speaking broadly on that topic. I’ll be honest: I haven’t done much presenting in the last few years, […]


The Model Librarian

Via cincylibrary: Recently spotted in our collection: Patrons Are People: How to Be a Model Librarian, published by the American Library Association in 1956 and full of helpful hints prepared and illustrated by Sarah Leslie Wallace. So tempted to request an interlibrary loan!


Mark Reigelman

Speaking of art in and around public libraries, have you seen this? The Reading Nest is a new site-specific installation by artist Mark Reigelman outside the Cleveland Public Library. Reigelman obtained 10,000 reclaimed boards from various Cleveland industrial and manufacturing sites and worked with a team of people over 10 days to construct the nest […]