How far should libraries go to accomodate patrons who are “leaving text behind” Should we be spending 20% of our acquisitions budget on DVDs? Some very interesting numbers at the end of this article. [thanks tammi]
In another somewhat strange library altercation, man with assistance dog is allowed to proceed with his lawsuit against the library because the library cat [now deceased] scratched his dog. You remember the lawsuit right? Well it’s going ahead as scheduled. [thanks eric]
One of the nicest online collections I’ve seen, and seasonlly appropriate: the photographs of Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley at the Schwerdtfeger Library at UW. [thanks rebecca]
One Vermont library is considering their role in the community and asking residents how they see the library fitting in. The VT Department of Libraries [just look at that web site, will you] is playing a shrinking role as a provider of regional library services, yet many towns in Vermont [including mine] still have no library. When there is a library it is generally funded by foundations and town allotments, which can make funding erratic at best and non-existent at worst.