Book Shelving: Check It Out | Behind the Book, July 2015

From bookshelves to book carts: (l.) volunteer Viets returns items to their proper place at the Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL; (r.) the author (in red) joins Windsor Branch P.L. staff in Barnhart, MO, with the library cart pimped out like the cover of Checked Out

“Volunteering at a library is rewarding. It was a thrill to see my mysteries on the library shelves…. It was fun to recommend my favorite writers, if a patron asked for help. If they liked my suggestions, I felt like a successful matchmaker.”

Conference Chronicles | Music Matters, April 1, 2015

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For three days there were dozens of erudite and entertaining sessions at the Music Library Association’s (MLA) 84th annual conference in Denver.

A Veterans Day Conversation on Hobbies: Modelling

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In connection with Veterans Day and this month’s “Collection Development” piece that Ed Burgess (EB) and I (MH) wrote on World War I, we thought we’d chat about our World War I-related hobbies. EB: I’m a modeler.  I admit it freely, without shame.  I don’t have the collector’s obsessive gene that you have, Margaret. MH: […]

Reaching the Wikipedia Generation: Reference Roundtable Tackles Trends and Thorny Issues

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Reaching the Wikipedia Generation: Reference Roundtable Tackles Trends and Thorny Issues

Exquisite Informational Immersion: Fusing the Visions of Readers’ Advisory and Technologist Librarians | PLA 2012

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Exquisite Informational Immersion: Fusing the Visions of Readers’ Advisory and Technologist Librarians | PLA 2012

Professional Media Reviews, March 1, 2012

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Professional Media Reviews, March 1, 2012

A Most Optimistic Unconference: Publishers, Libraries, and Independent Bookstores at Digital Book World 2012

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A Most Optimistic Unconference: Publishers, Libraries, and Independent Bookstores at Digital Book World 2012

Beyond the Blockbuster Model: Why Small Press Representation Is Important

Beyond the Blockbuster Model: Why Small Press Representation Is Important