The San Diego Public Library – Historical Summary

On September 30, 2013, the new building for the San Diego Central Library opened to the public. The nine foot structure cost $184.9 million, but was completed free of debt. Deborah Barrow, the San Diego Public Library (SDPL) director, credited this accomplishment to the supportive community and city council. In addition to a new building, … More The San Diego Public Library – Historical Summary

Eight Ways to Market the Public Library to Teens

“Teens, especially high-schoolers, are heavy users of the public library, according to the Pew Research Center, making them an important target audience in your marketing strategy. There are many opportunities to reach this demographic. Public library marketing efforts can include social media, teen involvement and teen-oriented activities to capture the attention of this target group.” Read … More Eight Ways to Market the Public Library to Teens

Libraries and Story

For one of my classes, I was assigned to read Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind. In this book, Pink addresses the importance of six qualities: design, symphony, story, empathy, play, and meaning. I was especially struck by incorporating story  in the workplace, and realized story has been one the motivating factors in my academic experience. My senior … More Libraries and Story

The Japanese American Historical Society in San Diego

As a history major at PLNU, I had the opportunity to work with the Japanese American Historical Society in San Diego. I helped index and classify interview transcripts of Japanese Americans that had been sent to internment camps during WWII as one of my class assignments. This project truly made history come alive for me, … More The Japanese American Historical Society in San Diego