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Interlibrary Loan librarian Jan Barnes poses with one of the dubloons she sends back to other libraries when returning their materials.
Impact Stories

Interlibrary Loan Spreads Joy, New Orleans Culture Across Country With Every Returned Item

If you’ve ever exchanged materials through the New Orleans Public Library’s Interlibrary Loan service, you may have found a special trinket tucked into your items when they’ve come back – a doubloon. Those little slices of New Orleans are put there by librarian Jan Barnes, a 31-year NOPL veteran who has been at the helm of the Library’s ILL program for the past decade.

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