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Spotlighting collections and services at Providence Public Library.

Submitted by kwells on Thursday May 16, 2013

I’m so pleased to be starting here at the Providence Public Library as the new Rhode Island Collection Librarian.  You can’t imagine how thrilled I am to be working with this collection – the statewide focus belies the wide variety of

Submitted by Anonymous 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 jgoffin on Friday March 22, 2013

If you think digitization is an easy process, check out the latest post at Brown University's Curio blog, which discusses the procedure they undertook to digitize

Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday March 13, 2013

This month I want to highlight Women's History Month by featuring an article by Rhode Island Collection researcher and Historian, Laura Prieto. Laura is a History/Women's and Gender Studies Professor at Simmons College in Boston, MA. She visited

Submitted by jgoffin on Saturday March 09, 2013

The latest Occasional Nugget was recently mailed to subscribers:

Submitted by dgregory on Thursday March 07, 2013

The complexity of helping non-digitally-connected citizens to explore the online world requires, on some level, a centuries old method of teaching to create a metamorphosis in the life of the student.

Submitted by Anonymous 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