For those of you curious about my professional life, I hope this feature gives you some insight into the career of the curator of D'Male Librarian blog. I was pleased to be highlighted by the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) in their monthly e-newsletter and extend sincere thanks to Ms. Meagan Sylvester, Editor of the CSA... Continue Reading →
So this is my review of one of the books from my January reads. Before We Were Free written by Julia Alvarez craftily captures the issue of immigration of a family from the Dominican Republic to the United States, as a result of the political turmoil in their homeland. As the title indicates, it causes... Continue Reading →
Again, public libraries are perfectly positioned to be neutral spaces where schools can engage each other.
Recently, myself, along with other like-minded and dynamic library workers, were tasked with the revitalization of the Maloney Public Library in so far as its level of interaction with the community as well as its overall relevance within the district. I live in Arouca which is in close proximity and my relative familiarity with the... Continue Reading →
The control and monitoring of environmental conditions in archival buildings and storage areas are arguably the most reliable tools archivists possess in ensuring the long-term preservation of their holdings. Environmental conditions are integral to the survival of archival materials as the wrong conditions can significantly hasten the deterioration of these materials. Such deterioration can affect any type... Continue Reading →
The collaborative pilot project, between the Library of Congress and, the popular photo sharing website, Flickr, represented a distinctive shift in the LOC’s approach towards making their collections more accessible to the general public. In collaborating with Flickr, the LOC had taken a number of issues they faced into consideration. Firstly, they faced increasing competition from... Continue Reading →