Blog Posts by Amy.Campbell

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Dream Volunteers

Asking in order to receive is not a new concept. Whether the approach is based in religion or follows as outlined in pop culture books, the idea runs something like this: through the power of positive thinking, the thinker influences the outcome. No matter how outlandish or seemingly unattainable your desire, this philosophy states, all you have to do is ask and you will receive it.

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Skilled volunteer told our story

Do you need to find a newspaper article from 1945 about your grandfather’s return from World War II? We can do that. Are you interested in learning more about the history of your house? Let us show you where to start. You want to know when Tommy Lasorda coached Pocatello’s baseball team? Here’s our binder of local VIPs. How did the library begin and how did we get to where we are today?

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Mid-life Adults Celebrate Intellectual Freedom

In my first semester of library school, I gave a presentation on Lester Asheim’s article “Not Censorship but Selection.” It was a lucky twist of fate that I was randomly assigned Asheim’s article because it articulated so well the culture of intellectual freedom that I had picked up during my years of library work.

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The Truth About Volunteering

The New Year is a time of fresh starts and new beginnings. The old year with all its mistakes, regrets, and missed opportunities rapidly fades away from the vantage point of January, and we see only months ahead that are free of everything but possibilities and good intentions. It’s no wonder that most of us follow the tradition of making resolutions at the New Year.

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Programming Success with Brain Classes

Are our genes our destiny or is there more to it than that? What role does our environment play in what we can become? Is Alzheimer’s disease potentially preventable?