New Trends in Library Security by Steve Albrecht

American Libraries Magazine 6/1/2017 With libraries attracting more people, different people, different/more programs, etc. New security issues are coming to the fore. If you see or smell someone using marijuana in the library tell them it is against the fire code, even if they are vaping, if they refuse call the police. Panhandlers, religious or […]

Lines of Spines What is a Library? by Tim Gorichanaz

This author begins by discussing our concept of what a library is, a refuge for books.  The etymology of Library and words related are from roots in paper, books, building that houses books, etc. This is a fascinating article that allows the reader to explore different iterations of what a library is/can be.  Readjusting the […]

Library Late Fines are Not Helping Anyone by Beth O’Brien

5/30/17 This author is discussing what the library’s main function is versus the benefits associated with late fines.  A Chicago library is cited as having no negative effects when they abolished late fines.  Also a Colorado library is cited as having no negative effects and several positive ones. The author does then clarify that they […]

Climate Science Meets a Stubborn Obstacle: Students by Amy Harmon

New York Times; June 4, 2017 This is an interesting, liberal, article.  This is based on one science teacher’s experiences and some inference to some form of research done on the part of the author.  This article is a blatant attempt to state that the liberal views of climate change are correct, anyone who disagrees […]