Hey all – I just listened to this on dog walk. In a few spots it took my breath away. “Not those books…not those people.” Public libraries around the country have become major battlegrounds for today’s culture wars. In 2022, the American Library Association noted a record 1,269 attempts at censorship — almost double the […]
Hey all – I am thrilled with all the AXs I have graded so far. If you have not submitted your URL to Canvas please do! I would be interested in any thoughts you had about the assignment: what could be changed, added, etc.
Hey all – This is from spring 2022 but this Twitter thread is absolutely compelling to me. Please take a look if you can. I think you all may encounter waves of book banning in your careers and it’s good to understand where this comes from.The Hyperlinked Library is all about participation and connections around […]
Thanks to the students who attended our chat. The questions and discussion were most engaging. Please watch if you can. https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/wko66j0l9qj7w28mz2tfg/Michael-Casey-Chat_default-2.mp4?rlkey=7rvvew8k08en9g7h08egfaqpr&dl=0 I just moved the file as a Video Podcast to Dropbox. Does this work for everyone?
Greetings all! I am thrilled to read your Assignment Xs! Please turn the assignment in by the 21st if you haven’t already.
Hey all – Hope you can attend: February 18: Michael Casey, author of one of our foundational texts and Director of Customer Experience for the Gwinnett County Public Library in metropolitan Atlanta, will join us at Noon PT. We’ll talk a bit about his libraries and answer any questions you have, etc. Join from PC, […]
Hey all – Michael Casey sent me this article about the grand opening of GCPL Snellville Branch last fall. Take a look at the photos! Note the staff member with the rolling cart. There is no service desk! We chat with Michael on Sunday. https://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/multimedia/check-out-the-new-elizabeth-h-williams-library-branch-in-downtown-snellville/collection_ac093340-566d-11ee-8b3f-972207902027.html#2 February 18: Michael Casey, author of one of our foundational […]
Hey all – I am super pleased with the growing cohesion and reflection of this group as I read through your updates and posts.
https://www.instagram.com/p/Cj_y2QUo4M2/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link “Inclusion leads to a change in communication and attitude towards our patrons. If we emphasize inclusion, everyone that walks into the library receives the same high-level of care and a positive attitude from library employees. No matter if it’s a patron’s worst day or their best day, they can come to the library and […]
SUNDAY! Michael Casey, author of one of our foundational texts and Director of Customer Experience for the Gwinnett County Public Library in metropolitan Atlanta, will join us at NOON PT. We’ll talk a bit about his libraries and answer any questions you have, etc