Sunday, August 20, 2006

Off to Texas!

Sunday Greetings--

I am off tomorrow (Monday) for the final leg of my trips around Texas, for the "Texas Is Aging! Is Your Library Ready?" project. The workshops have been sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives.

These nine months of traveling have given me an idea that most public libraries are facing the same issues: finance, buildings, staffing, training and new technology. Big or small--we're all the same.

The registration for the Houston area workshop was so large that it had to be split into two sessions--one one Tuesday and one on Wednesday. Then Myra and I are off to McAllen for Thursday. Home on Friday evening.

It is interesting that the basic outline that I keep using changes from each set of workshops. I am always finding new sources, but it is impossible to "cram" a century of service into 6 hours. I try and leave the attendees motivated and chock full of ideas. Isn't that what it's all about?

I hope to post from the road.....but forgive me if I don't. The laptop is getting a bit old, I know it's time to get a new one--but it works.

Have a great week,

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