Julie Andrews

I'm a library assistant in a public library and a library science student in the San Jose State University SLIS program. This blog is to track my progress in school and to note things of interest to library students, staff, and patrons. Expect to find reviews, essays, musings, and links.

Current Courses

LIBR 287 - Gamifying Information
LIBR 298 - e-Portfolio

Completed Courses

All of 'em!

Some More Links For Y’All

Is it Y’All or Y’all when it’s in a title? 🙂

Here’s an assortment, collection, arrangement of links for you.

The New Hampshire ILL service is under scrutiny because one state rep feels 1 van should be perfectly adequate to deliver materials to every library in the state in a timely manner.

Rep Targets Federal Interlibrary Grant — Unfortunately you have to register on the Concord Monitor site to read this.
Library Loan Program is Working Well — Ditto, since it’s the same site as the link above.
Statewide Interlibrary Lending System in Jeopardy
The Rage to Defund Libraries Goes Off the Deep End — This is from the Annoyed Librarian blog.

Later I’ll do a post about how librarians feel the need to defend the profession as a profession. But here’s a good listing of what people who work in libraries do and why volunteers are not a good substitute!

What Do Public Librarians and Library Staff Do? — A few of the items are UK-specific, but most are universal.

We throw books out. It’s horrible. But that’s after we’ve seen that Better World Books doesn’t want them. And I can’t be too sad if we’re trashing 10 copies of the latest Patterson. I am more sad when it’s children’s books! They could be useful for crafts projects, right?! Alas, I can’t save them all. And have so far resisted saving any. I don’t have the space at home. All of which leads up to this link:

Hard Choices: Do Libraries Really Destroy Books? – On NPR

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