The California State Library
hears from you!
of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL)
you for sending a delegation to the Association of
Rural and Small Libraries in Columbus, Ohio. I
came back with new ideas and new sources to tap
for money or should I say funding. It really was a
Meriam, Head Librarian, Merced County Public
you for your support of the Rural Library
Initiative. I was one of many able to attend the
Association of Rural and Small Libraries
conference in Ohio…I’d like to think I
represented Del Norte County and California in the
best possible way. I learned a lot from the other
states and just totally enjoyed the experience!
Nolan, Library Literacy Manager, Del Norte County
and Talking Book Library (BTBL) member grateful
for Braille cards
you for the Braille cards and bookmarkers. My
classmates and I greatly appreciated it. We did a
presentation at an elementary school in San
Leandro on September 28th. The kids loved
receiving the Braille cards and bookmarkers. They
also enjoyed feeling the Braille. One little boy
said, “Bumpy bumpy!” Another boy said, “Neato!”
It felt good to teach young children about
you again for your generosity and support.
Patche, California School for the Blind
for Library Director Orientation
want to personally thank you [the CSL] staff for
the wonderful presentations, great food, and
comfortable accommodations during the “New
Directors Meetings” last week. I had a great
time, and I’m so very thrilled to say I’m a
part of this incredible state - and the library
people who work here!
you again, for allowing us ‘deputies’ to be a
part of this, too! Someday we may just attend as a
Hayes, San Anselmo Public Library
with Ken Burns about The War “illuminates”
just want to thank you for enabling the
videoconference with Ken Burns last night.
my wife and I attended, as you know; and we talked
about it the rest of the evening. Mr. Burns's
comments illuminated aspects of both his
individual creative processes, as well as the
content of this specific documentary. That he
would take many hours out of his busy schedule to
confer with librarians and library patrons in
California demonstrates his extraordinary
found his statements brilliant, moving, and
incisive. I hope that many people around the state
who did not attend in person will watch the
archived session. I know I'm going to tell my
friends and family to watch it on the Web, and I
intend to watch it more times myself.
Cismowski, Senior Librarian, California State
note: The November 8th videoconference and
interview with The
War director Ken Burns is available on
the California Center for the Book website
Life After 50 Institute
you for sponsoring the wonderful institute last
week. It was the most effective seminar that
I have ever attended. Suzanne Flint's
institutes have been very impressive for their
content and organization. The speakers were
excellent and gave us a breadth of understanding
that would not be possible on our own. The
schedule made the event conducive to learning.
Ending the sessions on time was outstanding.
Our Director also attended the ELF institute and
felt that it was equally impressive.
have started our ground work for the community
survey and we anticipate that this grant will give
us a greater presence in the boomer community.
Tanton, Library Manager, Mission Viejo Library
fall 2007 CSL Connection!
Connection just keeps getting better and
better. I love the lead in to articles to pick
people's interest...there is so much to be proud
of in this state!
up the great work you and others do for us.
Duquette, Director of Libraries, Kern County