Get What You’re Looking For! Website and Catalog Tip of the Week #25

So you see the title of an interesting book or movie somewhere on the internet, and your automatic response is to go to the library website and see if it’s available, right? Only—surprise!—the library, for some reason, does not have it. Maybe it slipped past our radar, or the last copy we had got destroyed […]

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Tucson librarian feels lucky to have found her career

This article by Tenecia Phillips, Librarian at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, was originally published in the Arizona Daily Star on November 26, 2016. I remember being asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” as vividly as I remember my answers, which were never the same. Astronaut. Ballerina. Obstetrician. These were […]

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The Statue at Mission & Grande

Heading southbound along Grande Ave, approaching Mission Rd, just north Starr Pass Blvd, is a monument on the west side of the intersection. To read the information on the monument takes a little intentional perseverance since there are no places to park near it. Soon after its June 14, 2014 dedication, I parked elsewhere, crossed the […]

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Website and Catalog Tip of the Week #24: Find it in the E-Library (History)

When you’re looking for information on a topic, your first instinct is probably to search the catalog. What do you do if everything on that subject is checked out, or you just can’t find what you’re looking for? Find it in the E-Library. The online resources that are available to (pretty much) all Pima County […]

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November is Native American Heritage Month

After decades of indigenous-led organizing, the United States Congress passed a Joint Resolution designating November as Native American Heritage Month. This November, as we celebrate Native American Heritage, we recognize that Native Americans were not only the original inhabitants of the lands that now constitute the United States of America, as the Joint Resolution affirms, but also continue to […]

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