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Gavin J. Woltjer Author Archive


Email: woltjerg@ci.billings.mt.us   Twitter: @@GavinWoltjer

Gavin J. Woltjer is the Library Director for the Billings (MT) Public Library. When not held hostage in a good book, he enjoys exploring the wilds of Montana with his wife, Rena, and three children. His research interests include: data analytics; library leadership; economic development and libraries; archives and record management; and, librarian as public historian.


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The Relevance of Bookmobiles and Mobile Libraries in 2018

As a valued part of any library’s arsenal, bookmobiles today help to disseminate information, erase barriers, and equalize opportunity for all patrons—much like in the past, only in different guises today.

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Importance of a Collection’s Inclusivity

Wanting to have certain items labeled in a manner that excludes them from the importance of the overall collection is marginalizing, at best, and, more likely the case, insidious, at worst.