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  1. A New Way of Looking at Public Library Engagement in America

    Gaining insight into how libraries fit within American culture By Kathryn Zickuhr and Lee Rainie The Pew Research Center’s Internet Project has intensively studied the changing world of public libraries for the last three years. The first stage of our res ...

    ssinharoy - 06/10/2014 - 10:48 - 7x5ds8

  2. Media in the Classroom

    Video comes of age by Julie A. Decesare In the past 10 years, the quantity of digitized or born-digital media, especially video, has skyrocketed. Librarians are constantly navigating this digital shift and helping their patrons find their way through it. ...

    geberhart - 05/13/2014 - 14:52 - 7x5ds8

  3. Cataloging as a Public Service?

    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 - bvqj96

  4. So You Want to Genre-fy your Library...and More

    On-Demand Once You want your users to have more confidence, be more independent, and be able to find the right book. By rearranging your children's collections you will be able to accomplish this and more. We can show you where to start, point out po ...

    JNAJDUCH - 05/01/2015 - 13:22 - Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

  5. Library Design Showcase Submissions Open

    By Phil Morehart American Libraries is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Library Design Showcase, our annual feature celebrating new and newly renovated or expanded libraries of all types. The showcase will be featured in our September/October 2014 i ...

    PMOREHART - 05/30/2014 - 14:07 - 7x5ds8

  6. Moving Beyond Same-Old

    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 - 7x5ds8

  7. Common Ground

    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 - 7x5ds8

  8. The Future of Libraries

    Innovating, one step at a time By Barbara K. Stripling Have you noticed a tidal change in public perception about the future of libraries? I certainly have. I rarely hear the gloom-and-doom question from a reporter, “Do libraries have a future in this age ...

    LBORMAN - 11/11/2013 - 12:43 - 7x5ds8

  9. America Gone Wrong: A Slashed Safety Net Turns Libraries into Homeless Shelters

    America Gone Wrong: A Slashed Safety Net Turns Libraries into Homeless Shelters A dirty little secret about America is that public libraries have become de facto daytime shelters for the nation's street people while librarians are increasingly our un ...

    HDAVIES - 11/02/2012 - 12:01 - 1fkq30

  10. Free Library of Philadelphia Lawsuit Casts a Pall Over eReader Lending Programs Everywhere

    Free Library of Philadelphia Lawsuit Casts a Pall Over eReader Lending Programs Everywhere Four visually impaired Philly residents filed suit this week against the Free Library of Philadelphia. They allege that the Free Library’s new Nook lending program, ...

    HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 11:22 - 1fkq30

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