Pop Up Libraries: Tips for Success

What is a Pop-Up Library? A pop-up library is a temporary collection of materials for patrons to browse and check-out, at a location other than the library. My program, Books in the Park, was hosted over the summer at Victoria Park downtown Kitchener, every other Wednesday from 1-3. Approximately 20 people attended each time, of… Read More Pop Up Libraries: Tips for Success

The Role of a Contemporary Public Librarian Might Not Be As Simple As You Think

For the past year I’ve been surrounded by library school students. Not only were these people who adored libraries, but they were people who were planning to dedicate their lives to making sure libraries continue to thrive, evolve, and meet the needs of their communities. Together we learned the charming philosophy and sociology of libraries,… Read More The Role of a Contemporary Public Librarian Might Not Be As Simple As You Think

“Your Life Work” as a 21st Century Librarian

“When you have these two important qualifications, love for book and love for people, you may well consider the vocation of a librarian.” According to Iowa State College’s “Your Life Work” Series, a librarian should be ready to assist The Public, aka children, “professional men searching for special scientific information,” and the blind. And no… Read More “Your Life Work” as a 21st Century Librarian