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ISSN 1077-6613

July 2017 (Vol. 24, no. 1)


Be It Ever So Humble … by Sue Knoche
Upon reaching a significant time in her life, Sue reflects on her many achievements and provides some insight on some future achievements.


Reader Response
Which group of library patrons use your library the least? What is your library putting in place to attract this group of patrons?
There was no response from our readers to these questions, which must indicate that libraries are meeting the needs of all their patrons!

News from Canada by Karen Hildebrandt
Canada has a new territory, Nunavut, and Karen talks about what is happening regarding libraries in Nunavut and other parts of Canada.

Fun Planning A Visit To Sydney, AU by Allison Sloan
Allison is attending a symposium ‘down under’ (refer below). Read some of the things she has had to consider.


Death in the aisles! by Jim Jackson
We don’t publish very much fiction in Associates. Sit back and relax and read about a very resourceful library staff member.


Karen Horn, Barnstable, MA – Assistant Director, Sturgis Library.

Allison Stewart, Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada – Director, Stony Plain Public Library.


Beware! This Site is an Information Addict’s Dream by Michael D. Brooks
As the title of this review indicates, Michael has found a website that will answer so many of the questions you thought might not have answers.


ALIA National Library and Information Technicians Symposium – Bridge to Knowledge – 27 to 29 September 2017, North Sydney, NSW, Australia. https://www.alia.org.au/LibTech