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You know how I feel about libraries. But I’m happy to say that the article Has the Library Outlived its Usefulness in the Age of the Internet? supports my view. You’ll want to read the whole article of course, but … Continue reading
What’re You Reading?
I spent last weekend at a Wisconsin lake cabin with five women I went to high school with (yes, a long time ago.) It was beautiful.
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Alive and Making a Difference!
There are those who say libraries are dying.
Millennials and Reading–Who Knew?
Millennials (also known as Generation Y) are those born roughly during the early 1980s to the early 2000s. They are digital natives, who grew up surrounded by much of the technology that people like me (baby boomers) have encountered, learned … Continue reading
The Future of Libraries
I attended a webcast on March 12 on the “Future of Libraries.” Speakers were from a variety of settings: public library, academic library, public library consortium, and an independent library web developer. When we talk about the future of libraries, … Continue reading
Posted in Books, Collections, Customer Service, eBooks, Equal Access, Internet, Library in Community, Library Programs, Library Services, Library spaces, Public Libraries, Services Tagged Academic Libraries, Content, Future, Libraries, Library Collections, Library Content, Library Services, Public libraries, Technology 2 Comments
The Pew Research Center recently published 7 Surprises About Libraries in Our Surveys, in which they share “some surprising facts about what Americans think of libraries and the way they use them.” I think you’ll find the list interesting, and … Continue reading
“Kids” These Days!
In case you haven’t heard about this recent Pew Report, let me do my part to make sure anyone who reads this blog is aware of it! (Because I think it’s important news for libraries!) A Pew Research Center report released June … Continue reading
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Harry Potter, Pottermore, eBooks, and What Does It all Mean?
I’ve been sitting on writing this post for awhile, because I wanted to do some more research and understand it better. I still don’t understand what it all means, but I decided to go ahead and put this out there … Continue reading
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The Soundtrack of Your Book?
This sounds like a cool thing to me, but maybe you disagree? A service called Booktrack adds music, sound effects, and sound to the text of e-books. From the New York Times August 2011 article: “It makes a new and … Continue reading
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ALA Looks at Equitable Access to Digital Content
From the PLA Blog: New ALA Report Explores Challenges of Equitable Access to Digital Content: The American Library Association (ALA) has released a new report examining critical issues underlying equitable access to digital content through our nation’s libraries. In the … Continue reading
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