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One year ago I made the jump from a career full of youth services to a life as a director of a small public library. It was a jump that I knew I wanted to make for awhile and when I had the opportunity to work at the Benson Memorial […]

Three Things I’ve Learned as a Library Director by TTW Contributor Justin Hoenke

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When people ask me why I became a librarian, I offer them a two-part story. First, it’s so I could get married to my wife Haley. Her mom (who is an amazing librarian doing great things) told me that I would make a great librarian. Being that I really wanted […]

Megan Emery as the Joker. A pretty typical library day.

Never Going Back Again: by TTW Contributor Justin Hoenke 1


The last time I posted on Tame The Web was on August 6, 2014 in a post titled Catching Up. The title of that post sort of sums up the past year and a half in my life here at the Chattanooga Public Library…lots of work for the community and not enough […]

Public Service is a Library Program: By TTW Contributor Justin Hoenke 2

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It seems like I’ve been here forever, but as of this month I’ve been at the Chattanooga Public Library for 1 year, 4 months.  In that time, we’ve accomplished a lot of great things for the Chattanooga community. At the same time, I haven’t been able to share as much […]

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Catching Up: by TTW Contributor Justin Hoenke 2


http://chattlibrary.org/events/night-out-kids-tweens-and-teens-2nd-floor I’m very excited to share our new NIGHT OUT program that we’ll be running next month at the Chattanooga Public Library.  It’s a simple idea, but it is one of the best library programs I’ve put together. Why?  Let me tell you. Basically it goes like this: while parents and guardians enjoy an […]

A Night Out at the Library for Everyone by TTW Contributor Justin Hoenke

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Warren: Hi Justin! I found this weird avant garde art video online that you’re featured in! I didn’t realize you were into that – tell me more! Justin: No, not an art video…I was actually testing out On Air Google+ Hangouts with my co-worker James McNutt. We’re using the On Air Hangouts […]

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Making mistakes in our daily work: A TTW Conversation between Warren Cheetham and Justin Hoenke


Make sure you check out Library’s 3-D printer spits out all kinds of fun and learning over at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.  I’ve been talking with Saxonburg Area Library Director Erin Wincek about 3D printing over the past few months and I am in love with the things she’s doing […]

Heard Off the Street: Library’s 3-D printer spits out all kinds of fun and learning (By TTW Contributor Justin Hoenke) 1

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Yesterday I was reading Breaking Up With Libraries by Nina McHale. I had a few thoughts. First and foremost, I was bummed that our profession was losing such an amazing and talented person. Nina has done amazing work for libraries and she will be sorely missed in this field. Secondly, […]

Made by Dan Eveland and Mary Barnett with input and ideas from myself. I think it turned out pretty awesome.

Hire awesome people, make rad stuff (by TTW Contributor Justin Hoenke)


 Instead of siphoning teens off into different rooms (and locking away noisy activities), the space is airy and completely open. The openness means, among other things, that it only takes one or two librarians to monitor the entire space. Rice says his team renovated the floor on the cheap, using […]

Designing Libraries That Encourage Teens to Loiter (by TTW Contributor Justin Hoenke) 1

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When I was a teenager, I spent most if not all of my time in video game arcades in shopping malls.  It was the time of fighting games…Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat, World Heroes, Primal Rage, and many, many more.  Who knows how much money I spent playing those games and more […]

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Ms. Pac Man at the Chattanooga Public Library (by TTW contributor Justin Hoenke) 3