Category Archives: Library Services

What’s New?

A LOT, as it turns out! Read all about what’s new and innovative at four libraries around the country.  

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Lifelong Learners

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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Elections, Olympics, and Libraries

Two big items in the news right now: 2016 Summer Olympics, and 2016 Election (and other state and local elections).

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What Can We Do?

My heart is heavy.

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Libraries Forever?

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

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Boy, Can She Think on Her Feet!

Librarians are really smart people, and reference librarians are some of the smartest. 🙂 But sometimes, they have to be not only smart, but quick. As in witty. As you’ll see in this chat reference transcript of a question asked … Continue reading

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It’s Not Either/Or

Libraries don’t have to (and shouldn’t) choose between being a library or a “makerspace.” They are both!

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Why not?

“Search, click and you have your book in hand in a day or two.”

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The Ever-Changing Library

Libraries, especially public libraries, must respond to the needs of the community. Oh, you’ve heard me say that before? Yes, you have.

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Heart and Soul

“We’d hit the newspaper offices, the chamber of commerce, city hall, and Main Street for an introduction to the economics, politics, and stresses of a town. The visit to the public library revealed its heart and soul.”

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