Friday, March 9, 2012

There Patricia Mabie Goes Again

Being led down the primrose path in Boulder Junction. (The Lakeland Times, 2/3/2012)

The self-professed expert speaks: As for the new library, libraries will be a thing of the past because of the electronic age. Libraries need to rethink everyday operations with an eye toward streamlining. What is the Boulder Junction Library doing with at least 143 cookbooks and one set of 2007 World Book encyclopedias on its shelves? These books are taking up much needed space and these kinds of books have progressed to the electronic age years ago.

Why 143 cookbooks?

Perhaps because it's one of the most popular sections of the library's nonfiction collection, as it was at Middleton when I was Director.  (And probably still is.  I don't think things have changed all that much.)

Related posts:
Patricia Mabie opines on the public library. (12/14/2011)
Cherie Sanderson: The Boulder Junction Public Library plays an important role in the quality of life in our community.  (10/15/2011, written in response to.....)
To build or not to build, that is the question in Boulder Junction.  (10/7/2011)
Boulder Junction considers three options for expanding.  (8/29/2011)
Space needs planning at the Boulder Junction Public Library.  (9/13/2010)

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