Academic journal article Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services

From the Others ... Public Library Publications

Academic journal article Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services

From the Others ... Public Library Publications

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Are Libraries (and Librarians) Kaput?                                 3
     Ethel E. Himmel
     William J. Wilson

Public, academic, and special libraries--and librarians--and their
future are discussed. Public libraries, as vibrant community services
and institutions, may have a future. Public libraries will continue to
subsidize access to print, to electronic resources, and to the
Internet. They will provide increased programs supporting continuing
self-education and cultural opportunities. They will add greater
meeting and network access space, reduce (but not eliminate) shelving
space. Highly trained specialists offering services customized to user
needs will be required.

Adopt-a-Dewey                                                        13
     Katherine "Kit" Willis

The Ojai Library, a busy branch of Ventura County Library near Santa
Barbara, California, started a program called "Adopt-a-Dewey."
Inspired by the Camden County (NJ) Library's program "Adopt-a-Shelf,"
the Ojai Library originated the Adopt-a-Dewey name for the program
that enlists volunteers for an hour a week to take a Dewey Decimal
section of books to keep in order and lined up neatly.

The volunteer-run program filled up in three weeks despite minimal
publicity. The implementation of the program at Ojai has boosted the
morale of library staff and improved the looks of library shelves,
according to Kit Willis, City Librarian. … 
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