BDC Featured in "Quintessentially Lowcountry" on Saturday
Just in case you missed it, Kate Cerve, the Education reporter for the Beaufort Gazette/Island Packet, highlighted the Beaufort District Collection on Saturday. Click here for the full article.
IMNSHO the best part: Each of the persons interviewed had their own interpretation of what constitutes a "treasure" from the collection. A historical treasure is not in its monetary value (which can be considerable or negligible depending on the individual item), it is in the value of the information that can be gleaned from it in order to satisfy a customer's question.
Isn't that indeed what a good library should offer: Quality resources that help satisfy a customer's question? (The answer is "Yes!" in case you need prompting.)
PS: For those of you who might be wondering how Ms. Cerve knew whom to interview: I asked for volunteers willing to talk with her -- and had them contact Ms. Cerve directly. In other words, they more or less selected themselves. I am, however, very pleased by the number of customers, docents and library staff who apparently agreed to talk with her. There may have been (or not) others who were not cited in the text of the article.
Just for the record: Libraries take our customer's right to privacy very seriously. Beaufort County Library Board of Trustees has endorsed the Library Bill of Rights. For a discussion regarding library customer privacy issues from the American Library Association, click here.