This was a hard week for many people I know and love. Not to say it wasn’t hard for me, but while I’m nervous about the future, I am very locally focused and I know I do everything I can do every day to serve my community. And that’s really all I can focus onContinue reading “Election (go to your library!)”
A little over 10 years ago, the District of Columbia made an incredible investment in the crumbling infrastructure of the DC Public Library. Since then, DCPL has built new or renovated 16 of the 26 locations. This week, we opened our 17th new library. The Woodridge branch is in NE DC and is on aContinue reading “Opening of new DCPL branch”
DC Public Library recently abolished all fines and fees for kids 19 and younger. If you’re interested in doing something like this at your library, join me for the Urban Libraries Council webinar Library Fees: To Forgive or Forget. I’ll be presenting along with San Jose Public Library Director, Jill Bourne. More information here.
So I’ve been to all 26 branches of the DC Public Library but I didn’t take pictures. Here I am, cycling back around…this time with pics. This the LEED-gold certified Shaw Library.
About five months ago I started a new job as Director of Public Services for DC Public Library. Lots of moving and change=not many posts. My apologies. Occupy yourselves with pictures from an event at my library yesterday. Not the libraries of my youth, that’s for sure.
While staying at my cousin’s house in Glendale, I stumbled on Brand Park and the Brand Branch of the Glendale Public Library. High in the hills and absolutely gorgeous.
Many articles have been written about the importance of libraries. But as with any story, a visual representation carries a much bigger impact. I urge you, take ten minutes and watch this video about public libraries in NYC. And I dare you not to cry.
I am extremely excited to announce that I have been elected to serve on the Public Library Association Board. I love public libraries and I’m ecstatic to be in a position to help make some positive change! ALA press release.