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Shanachietour: A Library Road Trip Across America Erik Boekesteijn

Shanachietour: A Library Road Trip Across America

Erik Boekesteijn

Published
ISBN : 9781573873604
Hardcover
129 pages
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This unique book with its accompanying DVD documentary follows three Dutch library employees on a coast-to-coast U.S. road trip to discover how American libraries are engaging their communities and preparing for the future. In the spirit of rovingMoreThis unique book with its accompanying DVD documentary follows three Dutch library employees on a coast-to-coast U.S. road trip to discover how American libraries are engaging their communities and preparing for the future. In the spirit of roving Scots-Irish storytellers from a bygone era, the Shanachies Erik Boekesteijn, Jaap van de Geer, and Geert van den Boogaard traveled to libraries both large and small in 2007, meeting with librarians to encourage, record, and share their stories. The book includes original blog entries from the trip, insights from library professionals, and vivid color photographs of libraries, their staffs, patrons, and environs. An entertaining one-hour road movie on DVD brings the trip to life, featuring conversations with innovative librarians and educators from east to west. With its infectiously upbeat outsider s view of American libraries and the many challenges they face, this book and video set is sure to galvanize librarians of all stripes. ShanachieTour is a heartfelt love letter to American libraries: informative, inspirational and a whole lot of fun!