Naioma Walberg, Parker Library Reference Librarian, contributed this week's column...
Attention all job hunters: we can help!
We know, because we have been there too, that job hunting can be totally maddening, amazingly time consuming and excruciatingly frustrating.
I recently attended a conference on Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan, or ILL as it is known in library land, is the process through which patrons borrow library materials that their local libraries don't own.
ILL, as I noted in a column some months ago, used to be a very delicate matter. Libraries then were not in the habit of loaning out their stuff to people who didn't happen to be part of their local community.
When I was a kid, I remember heading over to a local carnival one summer night. With me was a buddy about the same age. We were 7 years old or so. We had a good time listening to the barkers, agonizing over which rides most deserved our meager allowances, and generally soaking up atmosphere.
Then we met a very well dressed, middle aged man who was unusually friendly. He bought us a couple of snow cones and seemed to want to hang around us. Finally, he asked if he could show us something he had out in his car.
This week's column is written by Rochelle Logan, the Douglas Public Library District's Associate Director for Support Services.
Can you remember the last time you walked into the library, browsed the new book shelves and happened upon a bestseller you've been wanting to read? If you do, it was likely a happy occurrence. Now you have a better chance of finding that elusive bestselling novel with our new program called Your Lucky Day.