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Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission General Contractor : Dominion Construction Square Footage : 65,000 More...

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Administration Building General Contractor : Binder Construction Square Footage : 15,000 More...

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Be sure to check out our event calendar for a list of upcoming programs, including Infant Massage, our Bookend Bash, Kids Connection, Rhyme Time, Simplifying Personal Directives, Google Your World!, the Genelogy Interest Group, and "The Art of Comics". More...

Wednesday December 30, 2009 03:02PM - 0 Comment(s)



Selling your Library – Signage, Part 2 (Issue 12) Last week’s blurb promoted minimalism, consistency and clarity in all of your library’s signs.This week I’m going to expand on consistency in signage by looking at creating sign templates that help to brand your library.I’ll be looking at designing a template, creating a style guide (fonts) and using appropriate graphics. The key to a good template is to make it simple, easy to reproduce and resize, and consistent. Once you have a template... More...

Monday December 21, 2009 09:04AM - 0 Comment(s)



Selling your Library – Signage, Part 1 (Issue 11) The signs in your library can tell a bigger story than you imagine.One misspelled word and you, as library manager, can be perceived as being illiterate.Ouch!Posted library rules that all begin with “Do not…” presents an image of a legalistic place that is not comfortable and relaxed.Too many signs can say to the public that your library is disorganized; that is, if they read the signs at all. Signs are a good thing.They inform the public of... More...

Friday December 18, 2009 09:09AM - 0 Comment(s)



Selling your Library – Branding What are people saying about your library?How do they feel when they walk through the door?The sensory experience your patrons have in your library is your library’s brand.No, a brand is not just your logo, slogan, or the image that you use on your letterhead – a library’s brand is the overall feeling/reaction that the patrons have towards it. This means that you cannot control your library’s brand…but you can guide it.The first step is to understand how your... More...

Monday December 14, 2009 02:31PM - 0 Comment(s)



Theft and vandalism in the library – by librarians! You wouldn’t steal someone’s purse.You wouldn’t shoplift from a store.You definitely don’t come in to work with a can of spray paint and damage municipal property.And yet some of you unintentionally commit theft and vandalism in the workplace! Before you go shaking your heads and thinking I’m talking about someone else, take a look at the software you have downloaded onto your computers, particularly your staff computers.Do you have... More...

Monday December 14, 2009 02:29PM - 0 Comment(s)



Do your library users know as much as you think they do? While I’m settling into the role of Public Services Consultant, The Weekly Blurb comes out of what has happened during the week.This week, a certain theme seemed to be developing as I went to meetings, talked to co-workers, and listened to presentations.That theme was educating the library user and how this must be an active endeavor, rather than an assumption that people will automatically know how the library catalogue works. The... More...

Monday December 14, 2009 02:23PM - 0 Comment(s)



Stop by the library on Tuesday, December 15th to warm up with a cup of hot cider and a cookie. It's our way of saying "thanks" for your patronage and Merry Christmas! More...

Thursday December 10, 2009 05:27PM - 0 Comment(s)



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