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ISSN 1077-6613


July 2016 (Vol. 23, no. 1)

Column

Be It Ever So Humble … by Sue Knoche
Accidents and problems can confront any of us from time but with some assistance what might cause us some concern can be overcome.

Feature

Reader Response
Based on your experience as a library paraprofessional/support staff, if you were to write a letter to yourself in your first year of work, what would you say?
Based on your experience as a library paraprofessionals/support staff if you were to write a letter to yourself in your first year of work, what would you say? We have received some very interesting reflections from our readers regarding their careers and workplaces.

New York: a Literary Map
Chapter 4: Taking ‘Stock of Change
by Kim Barbato
I am sure we have all heard of the rock festival Woodstock, Kim takes us on a journey to where it was held and some history of that time.

News from Canada by Karen Hildebrandt
Karen writes about a new Association to take over some of the responsibilities of the Canadian Library Association, fires and library closures.

Professional Development and Continuing Education: Self-Directed, Bite-Size Learning: a Model by Karen Horn
Karen shares with us a successful professional development she has implemented in her library.

Spotlight

Carol Ellison, Everett, WA – Cataloger, Everett Public Library.

Diane Hollendonner, Jacksonville, IL – Outreach Services Coordinator, Jacksonville Public Library.

Review

Exercises for Your Brain by Michael D. Brooks
For this issue Michael provides us with a website that will challenge the young and not so young.

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