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ISSN 1077-6613

July 2012 (Vol. 19, no. 1)


Be It Ever So Humble… by Sue Knoche
Sue provides us with her recipe for living and shares with us some ingredients.


Reader Response – Story in Six Words
Our readers have been very creative in coming up with their stories.

News from Canada by Karen Hildebrandt
Conference time in Canada with many benefiting from the experience.

Finishing the work! by Tinker Massey
Doing volunteer work using our specialized library skills can be very rewarding.

Touring Techs by Amanda Savory and Robyn Lacy
A group of library technicians tour the refurbished and innovative Macquarie University Library.

What’s a Book Cart Drill Team? by Allison Sloan
Book Cart Drill Teams are fun to watch and good for staff morale.

ALA Conference 2012: View From Down Under by Janette Telford
Janette shares with us he unique experience of attending the ALA Annual.


Gerry Deyermond, Andover, Massachusetts
Gerry is the Assistant of Circulation at Memorial Hall Library and very active in the Paralibrarian section of the Massachusetts Library Association.

Trish Palluck, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Trish is the State Government Publications Coordinator at the Wyoming State Library and President of the ALA, Library Support Staff Interest Round Table.


Just When You Think You’ve Seen it All by Michael D. Brooks
The photographs on this website are truly amazing.

Library Association/Conference Information

Library 2.012 worldwide virtual conference, October 3 – 5, 2012
This free conference is being held online, in multiple time zones
This is such a great resource for those with no budget for staff development