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shortsarahrose
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“. . .record surveys are an important, though often underappreciated, part of the archival enterprise. I have reflected on this a great deal over the years. Why don‘t more archivists recognize that a well-designed records survey is worth the time it takes? Perhaps we archivists take accurate information for granted? Or perhaps we know that a great deal of work remains to be done . . .”

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House of Hunger | Alexis Henderson
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I‘m having intestinal resection surgery in a week and a half and wanted to purchase an abdominal binder for recovery. Well, purchasing one thing off Amazon definitely meant I also needed to get some books . . . I mean, I‘m going to be off work for about a month recovering. I need something to do (and clearly don‘t have enough books already 🤥)

Leftcoastzen Hope you have a speedy recovery, sometimes I think they should call Amazon “Add a Book” 4d
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“Technological advances have not only complicated fair use analysis but also have threatened to erode fair use in another manner. The ability to track licensing transactions is becoming easier, and as a result, more copyright clearance organizations are being formed to track and collect royalties on behalf of copyright holders. This affords rights holders the ability to demonstrate more effectively their economic loss when fair use is used . . .”

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“It is important that cultural institutions respect the rights of copyright owners. We should never forget, however, that first, copyright exists to benefit the public good, and second, cultural institutions have long occupied a special place in copyright law, due to their missions of preserving and facilitating access to intellectual and creative works.”

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A Dog's Purpose | W. Bruce Cameron
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When you work at a library, sometimes you get to take some discarded books home #bookhaul

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“As competition for public funding becomes greater, libraries, museums and archives are forced increasingly to adopt market-oriented strategies both in the design of their promotional activities and in conjunction with the creation of collections and exhibits. As a result, there is an increased potential for institutions to run afoul of the commercial interests of others when a person‘s image, likeness or persona is used . . .”

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“. . . This does not always occur. Yet in the interim, the depositor gets free storage, often in an archival environment, which is more secure from theft, fire or other damage than is the donor‘s home or office. Once out of sight, the materials remain out of mind while the institution is dedicating valuable space and resources to someone else‘s materials. . .”

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“Frequently, a museum‘s insurance company may have fire and safety consultants who can offer advice, and the local fire department or regulatory agency may provide similar assistance. In addition, professional fire and safety consultants can be retained to evaluate existing or proposed conditions.”

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“. . . With the passage of the Tax Reform Act of 1984, the Internal Revenue Code now requires, in some situations, that a museum notify the donor and the Internal Revenue Service if certain donated property is sold, exchanged, or otherwise transferred within three years of the date of the gift. . .”

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The Ethical Archivist | Elena S. Danielson
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“1. What process is used to identify materials for disposal and deaccessioning, and is it done in an objective and careful manner?
2. Is a clear distinction made between accessioned and nonaccessioned materials?
3. Is a clear distinction made between procedures to screen extraneous inappropriate materials from a collection that is a ‘keeper,‘ and to dispose of a collection in its entirety, the latter being far more serious?”

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Perish: A Novel | LaToya Watkins
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Did a little cleaning up and made some shelf room. We‘ll ignore the fact that there are still piles of books in other rooms 😆📚 #shelfie

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“. . .State legislative sources include the invaluable instruction and mentoring of colleagues in various legislative arenas. State legislative drafting manuals were helpful, particularly those of Louisiana and Wisconsin. Primary academic sources are the works of Reed Dickerson and Elmer A. Driedger, which are highly recommended to anyone interested in a thorough and detailed examination of the theory and practice of legislative drafting.”

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“As auditor, the archivist‘s responsibility is not just to manage the day-to-day care of archives but more precisely to advise on and oversee the development of records and archives policies and legislation; the establishment of records-related standards, systems and infrastructures; and the creation of processes for preserving a well rounded and accessible documentary record of society.”

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The Ethical Archivist | Elena S. Danielson
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“The repository may also need to reveal what would be expected if it experiences a sudden financial reversal. Will the repository have the authority to sell or transfer the collection in the future? To dispose of duplicate or out-of-scope materials? There are sample forms widely available that can be used for transfer of documents and title, but the wording needs to be vetted periodically by the in-house legal counsel, if possible . . .”

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“The diary has been published dozens of times and served as the catalyst for a wide variety of other publications, including Cara Wilson‘s Love, Otto: the legacy of Anne Frank, published by Andrew‘s McMeel in 1995. This book consists of archival reproductions of correspondence between Cara Wilson (then Weiss) and Otto Frank, Anne‘s father, over 22 years, about Anne, her life and her diary.”

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“. . . This widely used metaphor for archives requires careful exploration to see the nuanced meanings that memory holds in social relationships, and how archival sources and the interventions of archivists shape or construct meaning. If archives sometimes provide a corrective or standard against which memory can be evaluated, they may also afford social benefits . . .”

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The Duke And I | Julia Quinn
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On vacation, which definitely meant I had to stop in a bookstore 📚

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“‘Your days are nu,‘ she read. ‘Nu.‘ She flushed, thinking of the sad night Calvin had shared with her his childhood mantra. Every day. New.”

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I work at a community college and summer is when instructors often clean out their offices resulting in the sudden appearance of tables of free books 📚 now to find a place to put all of these 😆 #bookhaul

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Small Things Like These | Claire Keegan
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Mehso-so

I‘m probably just a grumpy person or just in a book hangover after Nevermoor, but I just couldn‘t connect to this one. It was too sentimental for my taste. I also just wanted more development of character or setting or conflict than this novella was trying to do. Again, probably just me because it seems like a lot of people were really moved by this book. It is set around Christmas and would make a good holiday read.

Ruthiella I liked it maybe a tad more than you, but yes-I don‘t get the hype. Also, she used the dreaded “let out a breath he didn‘t know he was holding “. I hate that usage and thought it was only in YA. 3mo
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Pickpick

#MG #Fantasy is one of those genres that are comfort reads for me, so I expected this to be an enjoyable escape. I do not expect, however, to be as completely enchanted by the world created in this novel. It is truly wondrous. And Morrigan is an absolute delight as a protagonist. The writing and pacing is on point and the audio narration is magical. It gets compared to HP a lot, but I found this to be a stronger first book. Will definitely read on

Johanna414 I love this series sooooo much!! 3mo
MelanieSolane This is definitely one of my all time favorites!! 😍😍 2mo
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Catalog It!: A Guide to Cataloging School Library Materials | Ann Marlow Riedling, Allison G. Kaplan
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“You add to the existing surrogate record and make this a second copy. In reality, your students don‘t care which edition they have, and they will get confused if they see two records for the same title. But, speaking as a cataloger, you have an edition that was created with the same type image with just a change in distributor. Make a second 020 for the Scholastic ISBN and be done with it.”

KathyWheeler We have separate records for the ebook and print book of the same title. We strip the call number from the ebook record because we found it confused our students. If I had two print editions, I‘d consider this. 3mo
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Catalog It!: A Guide to Cataloging School Library Materials | Ann Marlow Riedling, Allison G. Kaplan
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“The Resource Description and Access rule together with ISBD rules determine the content of the information included in the fields for physical description. However, RDA is not as concerned about the punctuation rules of ISBD as was AACR . . . The MARC21 rules determine how that information is organized for presentation in an electronic catalog.”

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White is for Witching | Helen Oyeyemi
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“Miranda Silver is in Dover, in the ground beneath her mother‘s house.”
#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

Had some time to kill before a haircut, so brunch with a s‘mores latte and a spooky story it is. This has been on my tbr for so long and it fit the mood I was in, so it was time to take it off my mantel shelf and open it up.

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Thank you so much @kellyann28 for my #sliceofsummerswap package! I am looking forward to seeing what happens next with Aristotle and Dante! I love all the pampering goodies (definitely doing a mask today!), the coozie is perfect for a sparking water, and the bookmarks are super cute (love the Leslie Knope one).

shortsarahrose Thanks @Catsandbooks for hosting! 3mo
kellyann28 Yay! I'm glad you like it ❤️ 3mo
Catsandbooks So fun! Have a great summer! ☀️ 3mo
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The Mercies | Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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Thank you so much @sprainedbrain for this fantastic #spookysummerswap package! This book sounds so interesting! I love the holographic moon phase bookmark and always love anything related to my astrological sign ♒️

April, as usual, had to inspect #catsoflitsy

sprainedbrain Yay! I really liked this book, and when I saw it on your tbr thought it would be perfect. Hope you enjoy! 3mo
shortsarahrose @sprainedbrain this book was definitely a #blameitonlitsy addition to my wishlist 3mo
shortsarahrose Thanks @paperwitchs for hosting! 3mo
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Crash Course in Marketing for Libraries | Susan W. Alman, Sara Gillespie Swanson
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“Measure 3 - Stakeholder Receptivity. Quantitatively, this can be measured by the growth in the number of customers who identify ‘access‘ as the word they most associate with the library. That number was 5% in the previous survey. We would like to see a doubling to 10% a year after the brand is introduced. Qualitatively, we would like good feedback from stakeholders about the brand and the Library.”

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”Successful services are based on continuous improvement. Always try to improve your services before someone else does. Regardless of loyalty measurements, customer satisfaction, or performance benchmarking, continuous improvement keeps your programs or services fresh and alive.”

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Crash Course in Marketing for Libraries | Susan W. Alman, Sara Gillespie Swanson
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“. . . In 2010, Hood River County Library (Oregon) district closed due to lack of funding, but through a taxpayer initiative and an effective and creative marketing plan the library reimagined its services, increased usage, and won a John Cotton Dana Award. . .”

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Crash Course in Marketing for Libraries | Susan W. Alman, Sara Gillespie Swanson
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“• Develop a focus group composed of patrons to determine which of the following is the best way to reach them and promote the library‘s resources:
- website
- social media
- brochure
- e-mail
- newspaper ads
- posters
- raffle or giveaway (T-shirts, flash drives, etc.)
• Develop a survey to determine
- why patrons use or do not use the library and
- whether patrons know about the resources available to them.”

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“A check of why, what, when, where, and, most important, who will result in a convincing and effective marketing plan to take the library and information centre forward into a successful future.”

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Blueprint for Your Library Marketing Plan: A Guide to Help You Survive and Thrive | Patricia H. Fisher, Marseille M. Pride, Ellen G. Miller
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Took a day off work . . . to do schoolwork. April is being a good study buddy (and if I get a better job out of this, that means more Temptations treats for her 😆). #catsoflitsy #gradstudentsoflitsy #futurelibrariansoflitsy #coffeecupsoflitsy #justmakinguphastags

RaeLovesToRead Cute mug! And April is cute too, of course! 🥰 3mo
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A soft pick. Definitely interesting and insightful, but also a bit long winded, so I would sometimes lose the overall point. But overall, a good look at how influence has worked for anyone who wants to influence others and/or prevent themselves from being exploited by unscrupulous others. It may also make you question whether any of your decisions (even your own self-conception) were actually of your own making 🤨🧐😟

#catsoflitsy

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Yay! My #spookysummerswap package is here!

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“It is difficult to steel ourselves cognitively against scarcity pressures because they have an emotion-arousing quality that makes thinking difficult. In defense, we might try to be alert to a rush of arousal in situations involving scarcity. Once alerted, we can take steps to calm the arousal and assess the merits of the opportunity in terms of why we want it.”

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“. . . we should be alert to the trust-enhancing tactic in which communicators first provide mildly negative information about themselves. Through this strategy, they create a perception of honesty that makes all subsequent information seem more believable to observers.”

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#spookysummerswap package is ready to go and will be dropped off after work (the post office is conveniently located on the way to my mom‘s, where I am pet sitting her kitty)

sprainedbrain Yay!! 3mo
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Reading a book about influence. The factor encouraging most to keep reading rather than doing something like, idk, actually getting something for supper, is Dahlia being very snuggly on my lap #catsoflitsy #reciprocatinghersnuggles #veryinfluentialcat

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My #sliceofsummerswap package arrived! Looking forward to opening day! Thanks @kellyann28

Catsandbooks Now for the wait! 😎🙌🏼 4mo
kellyann28 Yay! 🎉 ☀️ 4mo
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Cat sitting for my mom while she is visiting my sister. Dahlia was very skeptical of my textbook at first, but then settled in for snuggles and reading time! #catsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen Awww!😻 4mo
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“As a minimum, most libraries should be on Facebook and Twitter. Our users expect us to be there. We shouldn‘t start any social media profiles that we can‘t resource in the long term, but those we do should be conversational, informative and entertaining. Through social media, we can expand the audience to which we can then market the key services and resources the library provides.”

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A compelling, character-driven novel about five indigenous people who survived an abusive childhood at a residential school. The story mostly focuses on life after that as they try (and sometimes fail) to put their lives back together. Switched to audio when my ebook loan ran out, but wasn‘t crazy about the narrator and had a little trouble keeping track of the timeline in that form. Still, that only slightly detracted from the this powerful novel

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Have my #sliceofsummerswap package ready to mail out 📖👍🏻🍨😋🌸

Catsandbooks Yay! Cute paper! 🌸 4mo
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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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It‘s been a tiring day, so coming home to a package of books (my latest #bookhaul) was welcome. Not pictured is the book for the #spookysummerswap

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“Have a clear vision and keep the message simple.”

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“The marketing mix aims at communicating effectively with the ‘publics‘ of the library or information service and satisfying target user, client and customer needs. It is a significant and substantial part of marketing policy that supports the mission and corporate image of the library or information service. Marketing policy must have serious resources to underpin it. Its success could mean the difference. . .”

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“For too long libraries have been unconcerned with branding, but this area is no longer one we can afford to ignore. Libraries must be run like successful businesses in order to thrive and to continue to have sufficient support from their internal stakeholders.”

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“Mack beckoned him aboard. Kenny carefully counted out ones and fives from his tobacco tin and passed Mack twenty bucks. ‘Give that to my mother next time you see her, okay?‘
Mack folded the bills carefully, then put his hand on Kenny‘s shoulder for a moment before they turned to ready the boat for sea.”

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Pickpick

The best of the series so far! Definitely darker than the previous books. Also felt faster paced with less extraneous battles. And the twist totally surprised me. Sure, some of the book‘s elements felt cribbed from the later Harry Potter books, but honestly that didn‘t bother me.

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The Cat | Sarah Brown
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My pile of (mostly library) books by my reading chair is almost as tall as April! After this picture, April rubbed the Marx hard enough to knock it off the top 😆 #catsoflitsy #isthistoomanybooks?