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Guide to Problematical Boston Public Library Use

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don@saklad.orgPerson was signed in when posted
12-18-2002
12:34 AM ET (US)
Tour the Boston Public Library lavatories! The BPL President's lavatory is better than those cellar watering holes. The BPL Board of Trustee's new lavatory is better than the old board room lavatory and bath. The BPL Children's Room allows BPLusers one at a time in the Children's Room lavatory. Custodial care of those cellar lavatories need to be more frequent, every few hours a day including Saturdays, Sundays, holiday weeks and holiday weekends. Some savvy BPLers look for lavatories across, down, up the street, over on the next block, Dartmouth Street, Boylston Street, Exeter Street, Blagdon Street, et cetera staking out what's nearby rather than ask to use The BPL President's lavatory on the third floor
http://www.bpl.org/guides/plan.htm
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don@saklad.org
12-17-2002
06:46 PM ET (US)
I'm never going into a library again! From now on,
my obsession will be... fluffy slippers!
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don@saklad.orgPerson was signed in when posted
12-16-2002
09:04 PM ET (US)
As a big fan of Library Juice
http://libr.org
and Rory Litwin's efforts, a few things are puzzling. Could he give
readers any greater and deeper understanding of grey literature, local
government documents and the intellectual freedom issues with respect
to local FOI freedom of information and sunshine open meeting
principles?...

Our cities' public libraries users, public libraries personnel and
public libraries unions labor relations collective bargaining advocates
have been delayed or denied access to legitimately public institutional
information and archives of interest, concern or that affect people
and the long range planning for community public libraries.

Internal censoring is rife among our cities' public libraries. Even
intellectual freedom advocate librarians circle the wagons with the
censoring librarians rather than critique.

One relies on Library Juice to examine the American Library
Association Intellectual Freedom programs' lack of balance regarding
legitimately public institutional records management and the
legitimately public institutional archival materials of our cities'
public libraries that do contribute to the public understanding of
long range planning for community library services.

Our Boston Public Library is an example of a bad example when it comes
to BPL President Bernie Margolis' censoring by attempting to extort
with inordinant additional punishing fees applied tactically to deter
access to legitimately public information contrary to the public
libraries' mission
Edited 12-16-2002 09:05 PM
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don@saklad.org
12-16-2002
08:33 PM ET (US)
/m7

Don't ask the Boston Finance Commissioner Paul McDonough to study usability at Boston Public Library Departments.

/m8
Edited 12-16-2002 08:34 PM
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don@saklad.orgPerson was signed in when posted
12-16-2002
03:58 PM ET (US)
Ask the Boston Finance Commissioner Paul McDonough to study usability at Boston Public Library Departments.
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don@saklad.orgPerson was signed in when posted
12-15-2002
07:09 PM ET (US)
Ironically, the Boston Public Library Communications Office
and the Mayor's Press Office are not the best sources for information
about organizational changes at BPL.

Some of the best sources for particulars about the organiational
changes at Boston Public Library are

a. Picketing leaflets, various issues available from a number of the
   friendlier BPLers but not always available directly from some of
   the unions labor relations collective bargaining advocates.

b. The Real Sheet newsletter, various issues available from
   jbickford@bpl.org
   or available from a number of library studies collections
   at North American states' and provincial library administrative
   agencies, colleges and universities. Check periodicals catalogs.

c. Operations Update, various issues available by email from a number
   of the friendlier BPLers but not always available directly from
   some of the executive offices.

d. General Administrative Notices GAN, various issues available by
   email from a number of the friendlier BPLers but not always
   available directly from some of the executive offices.

Ensconced territoriality at BPL keeps intellectual freedom on hold
when it involves legitimately public information about our city public
libraries. The phenomenon of ensconced territoriality pervades many of
our North American cities' public libraries counterintuitive to
advancing institutional change, counterintuitive to advocating for
improving the organizational culture and counterintuitve to greater
participation in long range cities' public libraries planning and
development.

_________________________________________________________
Weblog guide to problematical library use
Updates
http://GuideToProblematicalLibraryUse.WebLogs.com
http://zork.net/~dsaklad

Stories
http://GuideToProblematicalLibraryUse.WebLogs.com/stories
Edited 12-15-2002 07:15 PM
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Not Lots42
12-15-2002
07:00 PM ET (US)
Look, I still can't find any guidance about how to be
problematical while using a library. I'm going to complain
to the GOVERNMENT about FALSE ADVERTISING!

I WANNA SEE A GUIDE TO PROBLEMATICAL LIBRARY USE!!!
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don@saklad.orgPerson was signed in when posted
12-15-2002
03:10 AM ET (US)
FAQ
How did you get on this jag?

After repeated dismissive insubstantial responses or no
response from our urban public library in Boston, I asked
for information about how the lib works back stage
behind the scenes. If I can understand our institutions'
capacity and limitations, I can use it more effectively with
greater facility. Ensconced territorial types at BPL have been put
off and suspicious of an approach that should be viewed as
appropriate or even of merit.

What do you want to learn?

How do you actually use our City of Boston Public Library
Departments effectively and robustly? What happens back
stage behind the scenes of our cities' public libraries?
Tour behind the scenes. Who are treasured people of our
cities' public libraries? Learn about their special
interests. Learn from library aficionados, from people
working at the lib and from their impressions, perceptions
and wit.

Comment
Suggestions and questions
email:
don@saklad.org
http://guidetoproblematicallibraryuse.weblogs.com/faq

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