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An ongoing conversation among librarians with differing perspectives (public, academic, school, consortial, youth) but one shared goal: ensuring the health and relevance of libraries. [insert your own gardening metaphor here]

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What’s happening? The story of my Twitter evolution…cynthialambertMendocino Yarn Shop

Tue, 23 Aug 2011 21:41:24 +0000

by Cynthia Lambert A funny thing happened on the way to the weekend: I found myself on Twitter looking for stuff to do! Now don’t get me wrong–I have been on Twitter. I signed up about two years ago and have used it sporadically ever since. I like the short bursts, but they often are […](image)

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Officially Weighing in on QandANJJanieH

Thu, 12 May 2011 19:27:54 +0000

Posted by: Janie Hermann Tomorrow afternoon at 1 pm the Reference Section of NJLA will hold a meeting at Princeton Public Library so that the library community can have a dialogue on and on the state of virtual reference in New Jersey. I personally hope that the room will be packed to standing room […](image)

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National Library Legislative Day 2011 is Here!rlackieNational Library Symbol (JPG) (thumb)actnowala_logoRobert J. Lackie

Mon, 09 May 2011 16:56:13 +0000

Posted by Robert J. Lackie Libraries are increasingly essential in these tough economic times. People are flocking to our nation’s libraries for job and career information, small business research and e-government services as well as support for formal and informal education and lifelong learning. Congress made across-the-board cuts to federal programs in its FY2011 budget, […](image)

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Complimentary Downloads from Salem Press Concerning Osama bin Laden & TerrorismrlackieSPcover_MDIAHSPcover_MDWHSPhome_logoSPcover_GLFHT20CSPcover_WAWRRobert J. Lackie

Wed, 04 May 2011 01:32:39 +0000

Posted by Robert J. Lackie In an RSS feed I received today, Peter W. Tobey at Salem Press (ptobey@salempress.come) wrote that they were now providing free articles or chapters from published Salem reference books dealing with Osama bin Laden and terrorism. After reviewing them tonight while working the Reference Desk at Rider University Libraries (and […](image)

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Money Smart Week® @Your Library (April 2-9, 2011) and ID Theft Resourcesrlackieala_logoMSW_ALA_green_iconCBF_RUMSW_ALA_small_iconRobert J. Lackie

Mon, 04 Apr 2011 18:57:07 +0000

Posted by Robert J. Lackie The American Library Association (ALA), the Federal Reserve, and I hope that many librarians and their libraries are participating in the first ever national Money Smart Week® @Your Library this week, April 2-9, 2011! Money Smart Week (a registered service mark of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago) events are […](image)

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Midwinter in chilly San Diegoaprilbunn

Sun, 09 Jan 2011 01:34:50 +0000

by April Bunn San Diego has a high today of only 59 degrees, so it’s not the warm getaway I expected, but it’s still a welcome relief from the piles of snow I left behind in New Jersey. The 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting is underway and today the convention center was full of dedicated librarians […](image)

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“Happy Holidays!”: Important Travel Tips and Information to Help Ensure HappinessrlackieRider University Family Weekend 2010 imageTransportation Security Adminstration (TSA) logoTransportation Security Adminstration (TSA): 311 for Carry-Ons/Air Travel graphicRobert J. Lackie

Thu, 23 Dec 2010 16:58:48 +0000

Posted by Robert J. Lackie As Rider University gets ready to close down at Noon today for our Christmas/Winter Break, many of our faculty and staff (the students are already gone!) are also getting ready to travel, as are many of the Library Garden team blog members. However, while working the Reference Desk yesterday and […](image)

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A little love for libraries this holiday seasonJohnI love libraries (John LeMasney)Enhanced by Zemanta

Thu, 23 Dec 2010 16:39:06 +0000

    I just wanted to thank all of the libraries and the people and resources connected to those libraries I visited this year. Thanks for all they did to help me get the important stuff taken care of. Happy holidays! – John LeMasney. Note: this image originally appeared at

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All Types of Libraries Invited to Join “Money Smart Week @ Your Library” National InitiativerlackieAmerican Library Association logoMoney Smart Week logoRobert J. Lackie

Mon, 20 Dec 2010 16:00:49 +0000

Posted by Robert J. Lackie The American Library Association (ALA) has announced in October 2010 a partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to make “Money Smart Week @ Your Library” a national initiative from April 2-9, 2011, and things are beginning to heat up now in late December—at least for this national initiative! […](image)

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The [sad] State of NJ School Librariesaprilbunnnj_teachers_against_gov_christie_shirt-p235735177242211961yk7i_400-1

Sun, 07 Nov 2010 21:34:36 +0000

by April Bunn Is this some kind of nightmare? No, it’s really happening. Our state is broke and they’re coming down hard on everyone, especially education to help make up much of the 2 billion dollar deficit. Our relationship with the state government is so bad that even our acting Commissioner of Education Rochelle Hendricks […](image)

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