GUELPH TOOL LIBRARY LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

  Transition Guelph project seeking funding for new “Creator Kits” to help bring unique ideas to life   Launched in conjunction with Giving Tuesday, we are  looking to raise $2,500 in order to add a series of specialty kits to our inventory. These kits will allow users to carry out special interest projects such as … Continued

GTL On The Radio!

Check out this interview we did for CFRU: http://archive.cfru.ca/onair/2017/11/02/CFRU933.20171102.120000.mp3 Spread the work and tell your friends what a bargain it is to be a member of the Guelph Tool Library!

Shape Your Tool Library!

Our resident librarian is at it again! Brandon is conducting an innovative new type of research to inform us about how the tool library can improve. Would you like to do an information horizon interview??? Sound cool? It is! The whole process takes less than 30 minutes, it’s wicked fun, and your input will shape … Continued

Adventures in Collection Development

One of the toughest things to decide on for a community-minded, volunteer-run library is a collection development policy. I say for “a community-minded, volunteer-run” library with reason. Authoring a collection development policy is relatively easy for a more institutionalized library; the collections development librarian takes a look at his/her budget and says, “We’re drawing the … Continued

It’s Different From Books

Greetings, all! As the Guelph Tool Library’s one and only Librarian I felt the professional obligation to blog about my experiences setting up a library that was so different from any I’d previously managed –so different from most libraries managed throughout the history of librarianship. All my previous experience was with books and media of … Continued