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These days, I'm the director of the American Library Association' s Office for Intellectual Freedom. I'm also executive director and secretary of the Freedom to Read Foundation. See "About Me" for contact information.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hjorring (Denmark) Public Library

This features some interesting pictures about the public library in Hjorring, Denmark. According to the link (click title) "It is part of a civic center that includes a gym, restaurant and library."

The space looks like a lot of fun. But we don't really see much "merchandising" of adult materials, and I'd sure like to know what goes on behind the scenes. Nonetheless, it appears that Denmark is one of the serious competitors to North American libraries.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

haiku: prickly pear on Memmen Ridge


prickly pear cactus
is sporting a new bonnet:
bright yellow blossom

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Who says engineers don't have a sense of humor?

See this "viral video" for a call to action. (Click on title.)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Douglas County Libraries Sundolier video

Thanks to our Facilities Manager, Richard McLain, we did an interesting experiment to bring sunlight into the center of one of our libraries through a device called a "sundolier." And thanks to local TV station The Network Douglas County, and producer David Schler, we've got a great piece on Youtube about it. Click the link of this title to see it.

Incidentally, the creator and installer of the sundolier is Jim Walsh. His company, Sunflower Corporation, can be found on the web at www.sunflowerdaylighting.com.