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kctipton writes "I found 'A Librarian at Every Table' today while doing a little editing at dmoz.org. It's an interesting concept (meaning, I've never seen it done): librarians as local community builders and activists. It's a site by Kathleen de la PeÃ±a McCook who got her Ph.D. from UW-Madison. She's apparently given ALA (and other) presentations, so some of you may have heard her speak.
I'd love to hear from those of you who have done this sort of thing or have seen it done. Sure librarians can occasionally organize and get the attention of the national press... but what else?"
Anonymous Patron writes "here's a neat idea The Deer Park Public Library is presenting a unique challenge to its patrons. Throughout National Library Week, April 18â€“24, Deer Park Reference Librarians will challenge the community to "Stump the Librarian," by defying library-goers to present a question they donâ€™t think they could answer!"
Kym Corfield broaches the topic of why marketing your library has become a necessity in this day and age. Although the paper is two years old (presented at the end 2001 at the 11th National Library Technician's Conference in Hobart, Australia), Kym's rundown of how she became involved in marketing her library makes interesting reading.