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.
I once wrote a piece called, "Big Brother in Your PC." Concerning the growing ability of computers to track your computer habits and interests, it was picked up by the Denver Post.
Shortly after that, a woman with a faint accent started calling my office. Let's call her "May." She kept missing me, and wouldn't leave a number.
Last week, I was sitting in my office getting caught up on paperwork. May called and I answered. We talked, although mostly I listened, for about 45 minutes.
Recently, I read David McCullough's biography of John Adams. It enthralled me. Adams was the true architect of our whole form of government. Moreover, he was genuinely wise.
Too often these days, we predicate our lives on our rights, on what we believe we are entitled to receive. Adams' life was based on something seldom even mentioned today: the concept of duty.