September is library card signup month. In Princeton, as in many towns with colleges and universities, signups are boosted by new students moving in, looking for connections and study spaces. Individuals and families of all ages who are either new to town or just new to the library are coming in and getting to know […]
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In "The Great Good Place," author Ray Oldenburg writes of the places we go – the coffee shops, community centers, taverns, salons, cafes – that encourage informal, public gathering. The places where people get to know each other and develop a sense of innate belonging. They are the "third places," the ones aside from home (first) and work (second) where we choose to spend our time.
As Collection Development Coordinator, I occasionally get asked questions relating to the materials we collect here at the library. For anyone interested, I've compiled some of the more frequently asked question below. One question that is not often asked is "what is collection development?" The answer: It is just library-speak for purchasing anything that goes into our collections including books, DVDs, CDs, and electronic content.
In a town of lifelong learners, we have the perfect post-holiday free event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 65 Things at 65 Witherspoon will offer you a chance to learn something new. Now, we're not talking about closed and exact differential forms in multivariable calculus or the influence of Gongora's "Soledades" on the poetry of the Latin American Vanguard. We're skewing toward the practical here.
My colleague's intriguing blog post about secrets made me think "do we have any secrets here at the library?" The fact that I had to think awhile is a good sign since we aim for transparency. But I did think of one: did you know the library has a fourth floor?