Some things that many people say libraries/librarians “should” do may be hold-overs from an earlier time. Others may be things that work in one library/community, but not in another. So you don’t always need to listen when someone tells you … Continue reading
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.”
Posted in Collections, Customer Service, Information Services, Library in Community, Library Programs, Library Services, Literacy, Marketing, Promotion, Public Libraries, Reference service
Tagged Academic Libraries, Education, Lifelong learning, Public libraries, school libraries
Libraries don’t have to (and shouldn’t) choose between being a library or a “makerspace.” They are both!
Many public and academic libraries (and I think even some school libraries) have something called Friends groups.
Posted in Advocacy, Funding, Fundraising, Library Partnerships, Library Trustees, Public Libraries
Tagged Academic Libraries, Advocacy, Friends of Libraries, Library Advocacy, Public libraries, school libraries
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.
The article Taking Aim at the Reality of Guns in Libraries (AmericanLibrariesMagazine.org) takes a thorough look at state laws throughout the country, and how they relate to the right of libraries to declare themselves gun-free zones. Wherever you stand on … Continue reading
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