Monday, October 26, 2009

Creative Use of Your Library Card

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"One girl said she used a butter knife and a library card to break into vacant houses."

The New York Times published the first of two articles on the increase in youth runaways. This piece supposedly ties runaways with the current economic climate, but only one sentence out of 4 pages mentions the recession. Still, it is definitely worth a read.

On a somewhat related note, the Sociology October book displays are on National Domestic Violence Awareness Month as well as Crime Prevention Month. Be sure to check them out in the next few days.

Books on street kids/teen runaways: SOC 362.74

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Updated DCPL Website

Forgot to post about the updated DCPL website! Not too shabby. The old CityCat catalog can be reached if you click on "My Account" off the new site, or go to and "Try CityCat Now." The catalog on the new site is still in BETA - check back for updates and improvements!

Things are going well for the SOC Library Associate holed up in Business and Technology. She is busy perusing Cat Fancy and Organic Gardening magazines, and learning all about HVAC!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Prison Stripes or Candy Stripes?

According to this article, more than 3,000 people die each year of natural causes in US correctional facilities. Of course this is bound to happen with over 7 million people imprisoned in this country and 1/3 of them over 50. This reality has led to a number of hospice programs starting up within correctional facilities. And who better to volunteer at these hospices than prison inmates themselves?

Books on hospice : SOC 362.175
Books on prisons/incarceration : SOC 365.973

Thursday, October 8, 2009

DCPL Benefit CD

Stop in to Georgetown's proper topper to pick up a dcpl benefit cd. Local bands giving local love for dc public libraries. The CD is only $10 and it all goes to the DCPLfoundation!

Monday, October 5, 2009

So long for a month!

I am stationed in the lovely Business and Technology division on the first floor during the month of October.

Will post If I can!

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