Tag Archives: Academic Libraries

Add Value

We talk and hear a lot about how libraries provide value to their communities. But what does that really mean?     Advertisements

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“This Won’t Hurt a Bit!”

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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Library Photo of the Month–September 2016

This was my view while doing research at the UW Madison SLIS Library recently.

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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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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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Adam Sandler Didn’t Have Ebola

There is so much misinformation on the web, and there are so many imperfect ways of finding information, and don’t get me started on what can happen when a reputable site is hacked! (That’s what happened with the Sandler and … Continue reading

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Market your Library

So, your library has lots of great things, offers lots of great services, but nobody knows about them. The answer, my friends, is marketing.

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A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed

Many public and academic libraries (and I think even some school libraries)  have something called Friends groups.

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(Guest) Library Photos of the Month

My monthly feature “Library Photo of the Month” has been very popular. These posts have gotten some of my highest number of views, likes, and comments. I’m so pleased! But I am having a little problem.

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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

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