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In It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey was forced to consider what would happen to Bedford Falls had he never lived. Perhaps, like George, it is time for us to seriously consider our full impact on those around us.  Perhaps, it is time to explain exactly what our own Pottervilles might look like should short-sighted [...]

Persecution of Teacher-Librarians (guest post by Rob Darrow)

Perhaps, no one expected a library inquisition. Just in case you haven’t been following the situation in California, I asked California colleague, Rob Darrow to describe the frightening situation in a guest post. (May 18th update: LAUSD librarians, fighting for their jobs, get a grilling | 89.3 KPCC Listen to this call in show from [...]

TL Tips for Tight Times (Part 1: Rethinking Collection)

The vendors I do business with each year are beginning to call looking for commitments for next year and I don’t know what to tell them. We live in uncertain times.  Some of the best of us are losing positions. Some of us are covering multiple libraries.  For those of us lucky enough to be [...]