People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

Tag Archives: books

It’s a New Year. What’s Your Career Strategy?

Looking to work on your library career strategy in the new year?

Check out this recommended list of LIS career books of 2018.

Two books that we contributed to, “Career Transitions for Librarians: Proven Strategies for Moving to Another Type of Library” and “Career Q&A: A Librarian’s Real-Life, Practical Guide to Managing a Successful Career” are on the list.

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Wandering Librarian: A Little Library in Philly

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I was in Philly recently and came across A Little Library. It’s interesting to see the different little libraries (how they’re set up, what the library is made out of, and of course, what kind of books there are).

In this case, there are two separate little libraries: one is for children’s books and the other is for non-children’s books. A little house was made for the children’s books and a newspaper dispenser is being used for the other books.

It’s good to see that books are made easily accessible in many communities and neighborhoods via the little libraries.

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Wandering Librarian: Book Nook at Reading Terminal Market

I was in Philly recently and made my usual stop at the Reading Terminal Market. In addition to a  few new restaurants & shops since the last time I was there, I noticed that there is a children’s reading corner called Book Nook, a partnership between Reading Terminal Market and the Free Library of Philadelphia.

There are a few Book Nook rules (such as take a book, leave a book) and a Book Nook storytime schedule (1st and 3rd Wednesday morning of each month). It’s good to see that libraries are finding ways of going beyond their buildings’ walls to provide library resources and services. Reminds me of Darien’s Library stash of books at the nearby MetroNorth train station; why not take a book to read on the train.

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The Little Book of IDEO

If you are looking for some inspiration in you work, check out our crush company’s Little Book of IDEO that boils down their company’s values into 7 short & sweet axioms.

Take a Book, Leave a Book: 8th Street Book Exchange

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Recently, I was on my way from one library to another and came across another kind of library – the 8th Street Book Exchange.

Have you seen similar book exchanges in your neighborhoods? Do you use them?