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ISSN 1077-6613

March 2017 (Vol. 23, no. 3)


Be It Ever So Humble … by Sue Knoche
Whether you are superstitious or not, sometimes you just don’t want to take a chance. Sue brings to our attention some well known and not so well known superstitions.


Reader Response
In about 20 words describe your library and your role in the library.
Even though we only received a small number of responses. What we do and where we work can be interesting.

What Paralibrarians Wish Their Directors Knew by Gerry Deyermond and Allison Sloan
Library support staff are an important part of any library team and should be recognised as such.

News from Canada by Karen Hildebrandt
There is a lot happening with the library professional associations in Canada for the first part of the year.


Kelly Loyd, Johnson City, Tennessee – Document Delivery Coordinator, ETSU Medical Library.


Everyday Tech for Everyday People by Michael D. Brooks
If you are unsure of some aspects of technology here is a website that might just be able to help.


ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition – Chicago, June 22 – 27, 2017.

New York State Library Assistants’ Association, 39th Annual Conference – Syracuse, New York, June 7 – 9, 2017.