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Use this form to identify a special collection of your library and offer specific information about the collection. The goal of this description is to lead people to the collection and let them know how the collection is useful or of special interest. When you submit this form, it will be reviewed by CEFLS and added to the library catalog. Try to make it as clear and concise as possible.
Michael S. provided an excel template that we use for invoices that I am going to attach here. You can see if it would work for you. You could save it on your computer and then just modify it for your own use. - Betsy B
A while back, I asked for help from the CEFDA listserve to compile a list of good places to get media coverage in our area for library events. A number of people sent suggestions, and I made a spreadsheet compiling them. It's not an elegant spreadsheet by any means, but I thought it might be useful, so I'm going to attach it here (you'll need to be logged in to see it).
"Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly." Reger Ebert. This response is for those who say, "Why do we need libraries? We can get all the information we need on the Internet."
Here's an interesting report for the first 6 months of 2009 to show the flow of materials between our automated libraries. Several people have asked me for information about this, and I was playing with how to present it. I ended up with 2 bar charts showing how many items were received and provided by each library. Check out the PDF attachments to this post for details.
Who is a net lender?
Akwesasne, CEF, Champlain, Dannemora, Keeseville, Keene Valley, Lake Placid, Malone, Rouses Point, Ticonderoga, Westport, and Willsboro.
Everyone else is a net borrower!
A different mirror : a history of multicultural America / by Takaki, Ronald T., 1939-
A little bit wicked : life, love, and faith in stages / by Chenoweth, Kristin.
A mother for all seasons / by Phelps, Debbie.
A people's history of Christianity : the other side of the story / by Bass, Diana Butler, 1959-
A slobbering love affair : the true (and pathetic) story of the torrid romance between Barack Obama and the mainstream media / by Goldberg, Bernard, 1945-
A thousand days of wonder : one baby's journey into personhood / by Fernyhough, Charles, 1968-
Hello to all my lovely colleagues!