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
This story comes from my “what a great idea!” file. The Chicago Public Library is partnering with CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) to offer free content to CTA train and bus riders. (The CTA offers free 4G wireless connectivity.) What a … Continue reading
Posted in Collaboration, Customer Service, Library in Community, Library Partnerships, Library Services, Public Libraries, Services, Technology
Tagged Chicago IL, Chicago Public Library, Digital Resources, Electronic Resources, Public libraries, Wireless
What do Americans expect from their public libraries? The short answer is “a lot.”
We talk and hear a lot about how libraries provide value to their communities. But what does that really mean?
Libraries of all types and sizes struggle with this question. It is hard to be all things to all people. Hard to be the quiet space some crave, while also being the busy bustling place filled with happy people of … Continue reading
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).
Posted in Academic Libraries, Customer Service, Information Services, Library Building, Library Services, Library spaces, Public Libraries, Reference service, Services, Signage
Tagged Academic Libraries, College Students, Library Anxiety, Public libraries, University Students