From 150 Empire…

Submitted by kbullard on Thursday July 25, 2013

Recently, I watched a webinar about current building and design trends in public libraries. It presented the major trends as: user-centric spaces, flexible and adaptable spaces, collaborations inside and

Submitted by kbullard on Friday June 14, 2013

Summer Reading. Does any term conjure up more pleasant images?  Soft breezes, iced tea (or perhaps a Long Island iced tea) by your side, a cool, comfortable spot and a great read ahead of you. We even have a name

Submitted by kbullard on Friday April 12, 2013

Recently, I read an article about the fact that the Tucson Public Library is placing public health nurses in its libraries. (

Submitted by kbullard on Wednesday March 06, 2013

Recently, I read an article titled “Bring Back Shushing Librarians” by Laura Miller.  I think it said what many of us in the profession, and many library users, have been thinking, but felt uncomfortable stating.  As Miller writes “I’ve

Submitted by kbullard on Thursday January 10, 2013

Welcome to the premiere blog post  “From 150 Empire”.  I am Kay Ellen Bullard, Assistant Director of The Providence Public Library (PPL) located at 150 Empire St. in Providence.  My blog will touch upon