Tag Archives: Public library

Library Photo of the Month–October 2016

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This month we go to River City, I mean Mason City, Iowa. Enjoy! Advertisements

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Holiday Cheer for Libraries!

In the past week there have been several news items that spell good news for libraries—and these are like early Christmas presents for us: How Americans Value Public Libraries from Pew Internet and American Life Project.  (Answer: very highly!) Libraries … Continue reading

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Yes, Libraries Change Lives!

Libraries change lives.  You hear it every day.  But you must be able to point to concrete examples of how YOUR library changes lives.  Helped someone with their resumé, which helped them find a better job?  Found information on an … Continue reading

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Listening to Your Community

I didn’t know that the library vendor Demco offers an online newsletter on their site.  I thought the article 5 Steps to Redefining Your Library was really well done. It talks about surveying your community in a variety of ways:  … Continue reading

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Connect2Compete: Check This Out!

If you haven’t already, check out Connect2Compete, an initiative to “help Americans access technology through three exciting offers: free digital literacy training, discounted high-speed Internet, and low-cost computers. To promote the work, Connect2Compete will create a national outreach campaign focused … Continue reading

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10 Great Tips

Teacher Librarian Tips are actually for (new) school librarians, but I think they are pretty good tips for any librarian or library staff member. Be sure to read the full article, but here are some of the tips: Assume the … Continue reading

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Libraries and Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning is definitely a role that libraries can play in the lives of our users.  Lori Reed‘s interesting post on this topic makes some excellent points: The world we live in requires constant learning and as libraries we are … Continue reading

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Libraries are Transforming. . . Again

Libraries are changing, it’s true.  I’ve posted about embedded librarians, taking the library to the community, offering unique programs and services, and much more.  But in my opinion, libraries have always been changing.  From closed stacks and chained down books … Continue reading

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Take the Library to the People!

“Many public libraries around the world are taking their resources out to the people in new and interesting ways, which brings lots of media coverage and increases circulation. Here’s a  sampling of great projects to inspire you. They include libraries … Continue reading

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Locally Grown at the Library!

Here  (American Libraries, November-December 2012) is a great article on providing local music offerings at the public library. From the article: “People want locally grown food, locally made handicrafts, locally created products. Now is the best time for libraries to … Continue reading

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