Happy Holidays from LRS!


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Wishing all of our fellow library data lovers a wonderful holiday season and a happy 2015! We will be taking a couple weeks off from the Weekly Number and will return on January 7. In the meantime, we encourage you to check out (or revisit–for long time readers of our blog) this heartwarming post about the power of stories (and librarians!) from December 2010.


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