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Shelf Life: How an Oakland librarian launched the ‘Found in a Library Book’ photo blog and in-person exhibition

One of the interesting parts of working in a library you might not have considered is the stuff you find people have left in the pages of a book. Sharon McKellar, a librarian at the Oakland Public Library, got in the habit of collecting the random items found in books, and her co-workers got into the habit of sending her any items they ran across in their work. After amassing almost a decade’s worth of found objects, Sharon decided the OPL website was the perfect place to digitize, catalog and showcase her collection.