In libraries, we care about information. We oppose efforts to limit, or censor access, to information. But sometimes we struggle with what to do about bad information, or misinformation. You might even think of this kind of thing as “fake … Continue reading
Wondering if things you’re hearing and reading these days are real or “fake”? (or as I like to call the “fake” things, “propaganda.”) Look no further than your local library. We have always helped our users to evaluate the material … Continue reading
You can find, learn, and do lots of things at public libraries. One thing you can learn is how to be healthy! Surprising Place to Get Healthy: at the Library shares the stories of health initiatives at four libraries. … Continue reading
What do Americans expect from their public libraries? The short answer is “a lot.”
You probably don’t think of librarians as teachers, but many of us are. I first taught what we then called “BI” (bibliographic instruction) as an academic librarian. Nowadays we call it “information literacy.”
As a (mostly retired) librarian, it troubles me that an article about library anxiety among college students has been getting quite a bit of play lately (at least in the library-related blogs and sites I follow).
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Tagged Academic Libraries, College Students, Library Anxiety, Public libraries, University Students
According to an April report from the Pew Research Center: “Most Americans believe libraries do a decent job of serving the education and learning needs of their communities and their own families.”
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Tagged Academic Libraries, Education, Lifelong learning, Public libraries, school libraries
Two big items in the news right now: 2016 Summer Olympics, and 2016 Election (and other state and local elections).