Tag Archives: Maine libraries

Deja Vu, All Over Again, Or I Loves Me A Good’un

John Clark talking about two seemingly disparate activities I really like. It began back in the 1980s when I discovered how addicting and fun computer role playing games (RPGs) were. The Ultima series, Might and Magic games, Eye Of The … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Who Loves Ya Baby?

John Clark with his retired librarian hat on today. The following comment was posted on the Maine library listserv a week back in response to a job posting for a part-time masters level library position. I share it as a … Continue reading

Posted in John Clark | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The Best Destination

John Clark with a shorter than usual (for me) post. I don’t have a lot of hobbies. Golf, skiing, water craft and snowmobiling don’t interest me. Gardening does, but doesn’t cost much, sweepstaking tends to pay for itself, so I … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Maya’s Heritage

John Clark celebrating the publication of a really good young adult urban fantasy by my friend Laurie Graves. She’s guest blogged here a few times and many may remember her and husband Clif as the creators and publishers of Wolf … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Behind the Library Curtain

John Clark helping celebrate National Library week with some behind the scenes stuff from the Maine Library listserv Melibs-l which has over 1200 members from all over the country. It’s where we discuss vexing issues, tap the collective wisdom to … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Support Your Local Library

In honor of National Library Week, here’s a post we did as a group way back when MCW was young. The sentiment still holds–writers love libraries. We love our local libraries, we love the libraries we visit, and we love … Continue reading

Posted in Group Post | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

The Prankster’s Favorite Day and Thoughts on Writing Comfortably

There’s nothing better than a really well timed ‘Gotcha.’ While I’ve played my share of April Fools jokes, the best ones have come in my library career. It started with an after Halloween sale when I worked at the old … Continue reading

Posted in John Clark | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Is Millinocket Memorial Library the Canary in the Coal Mine?

John Clark here, sharing a recent experience as well as some other scary possibilities facing the Maine library community. I was invited to be part of a brainstorming panel that met in the Millinocket town hall and discussed ideas and … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

So, What exactly is Value, Good Sir?

Kate and I were talking about some of the ways I’ve taken a small rural library in a town that’s closer to hardscrabble than most and made it busy and well-respected throughout the state. “You should write more about that … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments

People behind the curtain in the Maine Library Community

  One of the best aspects of the Maine Library community is the willingness of people who have unique skills to step up and push the library world forward. I’ve had the distinct pleasure of knowing and working with several … Continue reading

Posted in John Clark | Tagged , , | 1 Comment