- Bell, Stephen J. "Fit libraries are future-proof: A dozen ideas for whipping your library into shape." American Libraries Magazine, 21 September 2010. http://tinyurl.com/3yvbb5b
- Miller, R. "Future-proof your library." Library Journal (2008), 133(13), 30-31.
We did wander from the main focus from time to time, but only to interesting and thought-provoking topics:
- The balance - and sometimes conflict - between professional core values and the expectations of the institutions we're affiliated with
- Building a ladder of loyalty - developing our borrowers from casual browsers to committed patrons and on to become our advocates (and defence!) in times of cutbacks
- Ranganathan made an appearance - with some debate on whether in fact every book did have its reader
- On to collection management, particularly weeding and how the act of removing of a book from the shelf and showing it to academics can in fact cause the book to be borrowed, thus removing it from the 'to be weeded' list...
- ...and back to the whole expectations debate, the librarian's perceptions how the library should work versus the perceptions of staff, students and other faculty members.
Meanwhile, I'd love to hear what other people think about the articles - whether or not you made it to the discussion!