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  • Considering Your Digital Presence

    Considering Your Digital Presence

    With the arrival of the holiday shopping season, I’ve found myself looking at a lot of websites lately. Like many people, I do most of my gift-buying online—and what I’ve noticed is that the retailers I’m most drawn to are the ones with the best websites: the ones that are easy to use, are eye-catching…

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  • The Power of Connection

    The Power of Connection

    Recently, HSLC staff members attended the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Library Association and as I reflect on our trip I keep coming back to one word – connection. Connection and, more importantly, quality connection, is an important aspect of any business and in particular the business of libraries. Networking isn’t just about collecting business…

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  • Policy vs. Procedure: Why It Matters

    Policy vs. Procedure: Why It Matters

    Confession time. I take umbrage with Ben Franklin’s assertion that, “Honesty is the best policy.” Not that I have a problem with honesty – I’m a big fan of it, in fact. Huge. My issue is with his use of the term “policy.” It would seem that ol’ Ben faced the same challenge that most…

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