Category Archives: Public Libraries

TAL Online


Last week I wrote about The Alberta Library (TAL) and how it assists individual public libraries and their patrons to access more materials than are on the shelves of the local library. One of the may services provided for library … Continue reading

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Advertising Myths


There was a time in my 20’s when I was an Advertising Account Executive (isn’t that a great title?) for several radio stations. I really enjoyed working with clients to develop advertising campaigns and was very successful. The radio stations … Continue reading

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Who Knew?


At the APLEN Marketing and Promotions Committee meeting on Monday, November 21st, Caroline Vandriel of the Northern Lights Library System showed members of the committee the amazing poster you see to the left. APLEN stands for the Alberta Public Library … Continue reading

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The Alberta Library


Residents of Alberta are pretty lucky, in many ways. This post is about one of the ways. Outside of the big three libraries in Alberta (Edmonton Public, Calgary Public and Red Deer Public), virtually all Alberta public libraries belong to … Continue reading

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Blueprints for Woody Wagons


One of the member libraries of the Shortgrass Library System, the Brooks Public Library, subscribes to a wonderful magazine called Vintage Truck. The cover of the September / October 2011 issue is featured to the left. Vintage Truck is full … Continue reading

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The Value of Your Library


Yesterday, I wrote about how using an Alberta public library is an efficient use of resources because of the sharing of items in the collection. Using a library isn’t just efficient, it’s cost effective for you. Let’s look at a … Continue reading

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Libraries are Efficient Users of Resources


There are groups of citizens who are encouraging all of us to reduce our environmental footprint. They want us to reduce, reuse and recycle. They encourage us to shop local; to avoid the the waste of resources that occurs when … Continue reading

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