Category Archives: Library Displays, Inspiration and Design Ideas

How would you look for “The Princess Bride?”

Regularly librarians make decisions that affect our library users’ ability to access the materials we collect.  Case in point:  the Georgia State University College of Law Library DVD Leisure Collection. Pam Brannon, Faculty Services Librarian, started our Leisure Collection to … Continue reading

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Does the Desk Define Us?

When I was just a wee one, librarians already were asking a sacrilegious question: Does the reference desk define us? Barbara Ford presented a paper at ACRL in 1986 titled “Reference Beyond (and without) the Reference Desk.” And Gabriela Sonntag … Continue reading

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Puzzles, Games, and Destressing the Law Students

At Nova, there is a tradition that goes back long before I started working here of providing jigsaw puzzles to the law students. There’s always one at the circulation desk and one at the reference desk and often a third … Continue reading

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“Gone fishin’, back tomorrow.”

What’s a patron to do after the reference librarian checks out for the night? When thinking about reference services, I default to the active/passive binary (or, if you don’t like the connotations therein, how about the immediate impact/legacy binary?). A … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

I’m new. I am brand new to this blog and fairly new at my job. One lesson I recently learned, or more accurately, had reinforced, was the importance of seeing things through the eyes of other people. At my library, … Continue reading

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