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If They Want Hours: Give Them Hours

Yesterday (December 25th) I stopped at my local Starbucks for coffee and the newspapers. The place was “happening”, as usual. Talk about the community-building “third space” – people of all ages were meeting, reading, talking, using the free Wi-Fi. The hours were reduced from the normal six in the morning to nine at night, to […]

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Why Toronto Public Library Staff Gave Me Indigestion, Part II

With all the brouhaha over the potential privatization of the Toronto Public Library services, I received the same week (the same week!) a professional journal providing the reasons why a TPL librarian (a librarian!) will not lose her job to technology, and yes her position was identified. I have now moved from indigestion to depression. […]

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Why Toronto Public Library Staff Gave Me Indigestion, Part I

A new website started up: Our Public Library: Great people, great library, great city. Not a bad tagline. But the misinformation! It was called Project Rescue. From what, I wondered? Well, it seems that the Toronto Public Library and its local branches are under threat. “We’re going to be outsourcing everything that is not nailed […]

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