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First St. Louis Saturday of 2007! January 24, 2007

Posted by Stephanie McReynolds in FYI.
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Join library science students, librarians and anyone else who is interested in our topic at 10 am on this Saturday, January 27 at the Blackberry Café in Clayton. Check out the Café’s website at http://www.cafeblackberry.com/ for address and menu. This location is much nicer and quieter than the previous St. Louis Saturday meeting place. It even has a fireplace!

This Saturday, we will be discussing “People Policies” in libraries. This is an issue in nearly every type of library. In a law library, how do you provide excellent service to patrons who are seeking legal advice? In a public library, how do you distinguish between providing free daycare after school and simply offering children a welcoming atmosphere in which to use the library’s many resources? In any library that is ever open to the public, what is your policy towards homeless patrons? These are just some questions to start thinking about.

Here are a few short articles to give us a jumping off point:

Strickland, Eliza. Don’t Book ‘Em; A New Library Program Tries to Gently Ease the Homeless Problem Out the Door. San Francisco Weekly, part of New Times, Inc. December 27, 2006. (This article may be found in MU Library’s Lexis Nexis Academic database.)

Kelley, Tina. Lock the Library! Rowdy Students are Taking Over. New York Times. January 2, 2007. (This article may be found in MU Library’s Lexis Nexis Academic database.)

Isaacson, David. No Problem with Problem Patrons. Library Journal. January 15, 2006. Read the article at http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6298432.html& <https://webmail.um.umsystem.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6298432.html%26>

We hope to see you Saturday!

St. Louis LISGSA Committee:
Shannon Delaware – smcr38@mizzou.edu
Stephanie Hood – sjhy83@mizzou.edu
Amy Pennington – arp305@mizzou.edu

LISGSA = Library & Information Science Graduate Student Association

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