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The essence of public service is discoverability, the ability for patrons to discover an item. Catalogers and technical services staff are the ones who make this happen. There are many questions associated with these two statements. Does your organization ...
CMCCONNELL - 02/14/2014 - 10:50 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
By Beverly Goldberg It’s been two years since the Ephrata (Pa.) Public Library began lending Roku devices—digital video players that people plug into their televisions so they can view on a larger screen digitized programming that is archived online, such ...
bgoldberg - 06/16/2014 - 16:32 - American Libraries Magazine
Libraries are making scholarship accessible to all By Meredith Farkas With the growing cost of higher education, declining library budgets, and the crisis in scholarly publishing, it can sometimes be difficult to feel optimistic. Looking at the creative e ...
bgoldberg - 12/23/2013 - 20:00 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine
Outreach that’s way outside the box By Linda W. Braun As I wrote this column, I decided to check my go-to dictionary, the Merriam-Webster, about the definition of “outreach.” It stated: “the extending of services or assistance beyond current or usual limi ...
bgoldberg - 12/10/2013 - 11:51 - American Libraries Magazine
Meeting spaces of the minds By Joseph Janes There are many benefits to spending one’s life on a college campus: beautiful settings, the rhythm of the academic year, and of course continually being surrounded by bright, energetic students. Each summer they ...
bgoldberg - 12/09/2013 - 11:20 - American Libraries Magazine
To reach sports fans, libraries offer resources to a growing number of fantasy league players By Adam Doster Paul Waelchli loves football. As a teenager growing up outside Green Bay, Wisconsin, he played the sport in high school. Watching Packers games on ...
ssinharoy - 11/27/2013 - 09:14 - American Libraries Magazine
The No Shelf Required Guide to E-book Purchasing Edited by Sue Polanka The increasingly important role that e-books and e-readers are playing in libraries makes it essential for librarians to get a handle on the ins and outs of e-book purchasi ...
HDAVIES - 02/24/2016 - 13:00 - Libraries Transform
Effective and Proven Tools for Library Service to People Experiencing Poverty and Homelessness "Extending Our Reach: Reducing Homelessness Through Library Engagement" is designed to help librarians and library staff create meaningful library ser ...
JAMUNDSEN - 02/26/2016 - 16:14 - Offices of the American Library Association
Developing and Managing Electronic Collections: The Essentials by Peggy Johnson The complex issues associated with developing and managing electronic collections deserve special treatment, and library collection authority Peggy Johnson rises to the challe ...
RGERBER - 03/18/2016 - 12:32 - Libraries Transform
The Librarian's Guide to Gaming:An Online Toolkit for Building Gaming In 2007, over 404 libraries responded to a national library gaming gaming census, reporting on 218 programs. On November 15 2008, 597 libraries reported on serving 14,184 gamers on ...
HDAVIES - 04/03/2014 - 11:30 - Libraries Transform