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
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
A LOT, as it turns out! Read all about what’s new and innovative at four libraries around the country.
Congratulations to Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (KS), 2016 Gale/LJ Library of the Year. “The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (TSCPL), KS, is engaged in every discussion in its community. In fact, it is usually leading them. The … Continue reading
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Tagged Library of the Year, Public libraries, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Library leaders and staff members like to know what their users think of them. Fortunately, as it turns out, most Americans think local libraries are doing a pretty good job, particularly when it comes to serving the educational needs of … Continue reading
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
Libraries don’t have to (and shouldn’t) choose between being a library or a “makerspace.” They are both!