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BackTalk | On Being a Nontraditional Trustee
"Since January, I have been a member of the five-person Board of Trustees of the Monroe County Public Library System, MI. For the past 20 years, I have also worked as a correctional officer in a medium-sized Michigan county jail. I have often been asked how my experience in my career in corrections translated into my role as a library board trustee." #communityservice
Great library quote from Jacqueline Woodson! Thanks for this great quote! "I think it's hard to walk into a library and not have a sense of deep respect for all that they hold and stand for. And the fact that the books are yours for a while - for free! - what's not to love?"
LIBRARIES HAVE THE GOODS Moneymaking ventures come in the form of diverse retail options (clockwise from top l.): FriendShop at the Seattle Public Library Central Library; San Diego Public Library’s Library Shop West corner, looking toward Petco Park; SDPL’s Library Shop buyer and manager Erin Zlotnik; and Los Angeles Public Library’s Library Store on Wheels. Seattle PL Photo courtesy of Friends Of The Seattle Public Library; San Diego PL Photos by Stacy Keck; LAPL photo by Ryan Romero Photograp