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  1. The Critic: Reflections on Readers’ Advisory

      By: Katrina Spencer, Literatures & Cultures Librarian, Middlebury College For two years now, I have been publishing a weekly book review column, “ The Librarian Is In,” in Middlebury College’s weekly print and digital newspaper, The Campus. I have f ...

    AHAYES - 08/23/2019 - 07:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. “One Book, One Facility” Encourages Book Discussions in Jail

    By: Kasey Butcher Santana, Ph.D., Library Specialist, Arapahoe Libraries “It worked!" our inmate worker told me when he came in one Tuesday. "My cellie stayed up really late reading the book and then I saw him go next door and I thought there wa ...

    AHAYES - 08/16/2019 - 08:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Growing Up and Into the Profession: University of Virginia Library Summer High School Internship Program

    By:  Regina Carter, Teaching & Learning Librarian, UVA Library High School Summer Internship Coordinator  and Phylissa Mitchell, Director of Inclusion, Equity, Diversity, & Accessibility and UVA Library High School Summer Internship Program Direct ...

    AHAYES - 08/12/2019 - 09:07 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Creative Spaces: Equity in Action at the Library

    By: Kait McNamee, Library Specialist, Arapahoe Library District I first met *Ana on a late weeknight shift. She had come to the library for books but saw me moving equipment out of our recording studio. She asked about the studios and within a few minutes ...

    AHAYES - 07/12/2019 - 07:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Beep Beep: Creating Objective Criteria for Choosing Bookmobile Stops

      By: Cynthia Kiyotake (ckiyotake@ald.lib.co.us), Library Operations Manager and Richard Lyda, (rlyda@ald.lib.co.us) Mobile Library Services Supervisor, Arapahoe Libraries Providing equitable access to information is a critical responsibility of all publi ...

    AHAYES - 07/05/2019 - 08:01 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Unexpected Partnerships Leading to Outreach Success

    By: Cearra Harris, Teen Services Specialist/Spectrum Scholar 2018-2019, ImaginOn Library (Charlotte Mecklenburg Library) When the YMCA reached out to me to host a program on social justice for their annual Teen Summit I was initially hesitant. My hesitanc ...

    AHAYES - 06/27/2019 - 08:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Public Charge and Its Potential Impact on Library Services

    By: Maggie Shawcross, Adult Services Librarian, High Plains Library District A few months back I was approached by a patron. She asked me if I knew about public charge and its implication to those who were seeking residency status or citizenship. She was ...

    AHAYES - 06/21/2019 - 09:03 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Building Bridges: Creating Success Before the First Year

      By: April Sheppard, Assistant Library Director, Arkansas State University Working in an academic library, one quickly learns the impact that library use can have on first-year student success. Not only do we get immediate feedback in the thanks we recei ...

    AHAYES - 06/13/2019 - 09:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Crafting a library revitalization project at a Juvenile Detention Center Library

      By: Ariel Bacon, Collection Management Specialist, Ohio State University Libraries The last semester of my MLIS program at Kent State, a professor offered the unusual opportunity to complete my practicum experience at the Franklin County Juvenile Detent ...

    AHAYES - 08/02/2019 - 08:56 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Daily Dose of Diversity: How Patron-Facing Library Staff Further Inclusivity

      By: Chelsea Elwood, Supporting Library Specialist, Arapahoe Library District In February 2019, the Public Library Association, a division within the American Library Association, held the Social Justice and Public Libraries: Equity Starts with Us sympos ...

    AHAYES - 07/26/2019 - 08:53 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues