One of the encouraging stories out of Iowa this week is the great volunteer effort to save the library collection at the University of Iowa. All the story is not told as yet, but there are photos appearing across the web. Using Flicker I found this photo from dzou showing the line of students and employees moving books out of the Main Library's basement to upper floors.
Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and many other communities will be telling their library stories soon. Among those will be some tragedies and calls for help from the wider library world.
I am a reference librarian at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library who graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. I have worked in public libraries in Texas, Missouri, and Illinois. I am interested in promoting reference services and the reading of good books.