We apologize for the recent disruption of service, and are pleased to report that the power has been restored to the Main Library. All locations have resumed normal operations. We appreciate the community's support and patience over the past few days.
What is Community Relations?
I have a confession to make. I've put off writing this first post for weeks because I haven't been able to come up with a good title for this blog. What is Community Relations? Well, I suppose it is an official sounding way to describe broadly what I do - which is to work, in any way imaginable, on connecting the library and the community we serve. What it isn't, though, is a fun and sassy name for a blog that the community might actually want to read.
This is going to be a great space where I can share all the different ways that we are working together. I have videos and photos to show you, and an abundance of stories to tell.
I'm going to give us some time to get to know this blog and then we're going to come up with a name for it, you and I. If something brilliant comes to you, keep it in mind and when I'm ready, I'll let you know. I'm thinking about a blog-naming contest in the next couple of weeks and I don't want you to give away your best ideas too soon.
In the meantime, go eat some ice cream (supporting the Friends of the Oakland Public Library), and check back here soon!
Posted by Sharon McKellar, Community Relations Librarian