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Book Club Blog Gets Attention

I was pleasingly surprised as I took my break this morning and browsed through today’s papers. In my local paper, The Record, there’s an article about one of my OLITA Co-planners, Christine, and the book club blog she’s started for the Waterloo Public Library.

In particular, I found the following of interest:

Brown, who has a master’s degree in library and information science but is self-taught in computer literacy, draws her inspiration from a wide variety of sources.

Chris is always out to learn more. She is an excellent example of a librarian taking initiative and finding out what’s new and what’s hot and what she can do to improve services at her library. She certainly never hesitates to email anyone or to ask questions. We don’t have to be computer scientists to use technology with our patrons, and we don’t have to let the technology be the focus. I personally loved her idea from the start since WPL’s book club meetings conflict with my dance lessons. By having a blog, I am now able to participate and it also broadens the community, allowing anyone to comment on the discussion.


About Jen

An instructor, a reader, a dog-owner, and advocate; that's how I define myself and these aspects directly impact my interests and conversations.


One thought on “Book Club Blog Gets Attention

  1. Who decides which books get press (Harry Potter) and which get censored? After all, censorship is becoming America’s favorite past-time. The US gov’t (and their corporate friends), already detain protesters, ban books like “America Deceived” from Amazon and Wikipedia, shut down Imus and fire 21-year tenured, BYU physics professor Steven Jones because he proved explosives, thermite in particular, took down the WTC buildings. Free Speech forever (especially for books).
    Last link (before Google Books caves to pressure and drops the title):
    America Deceived (Book)

    Posted by Anonymous | 13 Aug 2007, 8:40 PM

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