Category Archives: From the Library Director

The Art of the Book… on Postage Stamps

With all the talk about the USPS, it got me thinking about mailing and stamps. In a recent move I uncovered my father’s boyhood stamp collection and in talking with local artist and collector, Mark Hoppmann, learned about his collection … Continue reading

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Start a Protest in Your Library

Recently at Puget Sound, we had the opportunity to brainstorm with social activist and library supporter, Micah White. Micah is one of the founders of Occupy Wall Street and a former editor of Adbusters. His unpublished dissertation, Post-Search: Libraries, Search … Continue reading

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Books? Or No Books? Envisioning the Academic Library of the Future

The book still holds a powerful symbolic message of wisdom, intelligence and scholarship The next time you watch a television interview or news briefing or press conference, check out how often books or bookshelves are used as a backdrop. But … Continue reading

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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Last week I had the privilege along with Rochelle Monner, MalPina Chan and Deborah Commodore (all members of the Puget Sound Book Artists organization) to unpack and set-up the Al-Mutanabbi Starts Here book exhibit.  This is a remarkable show of … Continue reading

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