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QR Codes in the news

An article on QR Codes and their recent explosion in Boise made the front page of the Idaho Statesman this morning. Check out the article here:

The Darien Statements

This is well over a year old now, but I just stumbled across the article in the past month, and I'm finding that I really like the idea. The Darien Statements on the Library and Librarians was written by John Blyberg, Kathryn Greenhill, and Cindi Trainor.

They list the role of the library as follows:

  • Provides

August Research

Because I work at a public library, and we slow way down in August after summer reading ends, we are each taking on a research project for the month. I will be focusing on search techniques as they relate to customer service. I'm still at the beginning stages of trying to decide which subtopics to

Libraries Without Late Fees

This is an incredibly innovative way to eliminate late fees while still providing revenue for the library. Plus, it's based on a Netflix, which most people already know about and many enjoy. Check out the article from Library Journal here:

Hjorring Public Library in Denmark

This library incorporates some incredibly cool ideas for a public library. If nothing else, the design is fantastic. The red "ribbon" is eye-catching, and who doesn't love a library that has a slide? My favorite part, though, is the pre-shelving area where patrons check in their own items and pre-shelve them, thus giving them some