World Book and Copyright Day: Importance of Reading

April 23 is carries such literary importance. Not only this day marks the death of authors, Miguel Cervantes, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, the possible birth and death of the playwright, William Shakespeare, April 23 is marked as World Book and Copyright Day, a day designated by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as a celebration to promote reading and enjoyment of books. Because of its literary importance, this day was an obvious choice to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors and continuing access to reading.  Continue reading “World Book and Copyright Day: Importance of Reading”

Problems of an Overworked Librarian #51

When bureaucracy and poor management get in the way of practical common sense…



Friday Debate: Extending Library Hours

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Welcome to Friday Debate, a feature on cup of tea with that book, please, where every Friday a question will be posted that tantalize the brain and expands our horizons. For this week’s question: Continue reading “Friday Debate: Extending Library Hours”

Why We Need Libraries

Welcome to National Library Week, an annual event that exemplifies the daily contributions our nation’s libraries and librarians give everyday. As a librarian, I everyday see the benefits and the resources that libraries provide to their communities. And especially now, with the world the way it is, we need libraries more than ever. The theme for this year is “Libraries Lead”. Keeping with this theme, we ask our patrons how the libraries has led them to a valuable aspect in their lives. We are there for you and right now, we need you to be there for us. Funding for libraries may have increased, but that does not change the threat we still under. That is why this week is a great way to show the importance of libraries and why they need to be celebrated. Here are some ways you can help celebrate this week: Continue reading “Why We Need Libraries”

Problems of an Overworked Librarian #50

To all the Library Workers Out There…

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Thank You for Being Awesome

One Book, One New York Returns for the Summer

Get ready for the largest book club! Continue reading “One Book, One New York Returns for the Summer”

Problems of an Overworked Librarian #49

How You Feel When The Two People You Talk to the Most at Work, Leave…

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How to Run an Unsuccessful Summer Reading Program

Are you a manager or director of a library? Are you having your librarians run a Summer Reading program at your library? If you want to run a summer reading program that looks good on paper but leaves your librarians ragged and disillusioned, here are some sure-fire ways that will make your program NOT a success: Continue reading “How to Run an Unsuccessful Summer Reading Program”

Problems of an Overworked Librarian #48

“Can You Please Check Over My Tax Forms to Make sure I Did Them Correctly?”

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Problems of an Overworked Librarian #47

Returning from Vacation…

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