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  1. Transformation of Library Services

    Leave this field blank Librarians are now 'embedded' in the community in order to better serve groups such as seniors or small businesspeople. 'Digital inclusion' has become extremely important, since one third of the U.S. population s ...

    RGERBER - 11/04/2012 - 11:01 - Transforming Libraries

  2. Libraries Stream toward Roku Lending

    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

  3. Using Third-Party MOOCs on Campus

    This webinar will cover new research on the opportunities and challenges associated with using third-party MOOCs in campus-based courses. In collaboration with the University System of Maryland, Ithaka S+R worked with faculty members at six campuses to tr ...

    CMCCONNELL - 10/14/2014 - 11:04 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  4. 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 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  5. Public Services for Technical Services Librarians

    Many technical services positions also include public services responsibilities. You may have known this when accepting the position or these responsibilities may have been added because of restructuring or downsizing. There are a variety of public servic ...

    CMCCONNELL - 02/14/2014 - 11:22 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  6. Open Access Everything

    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 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. 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 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. 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 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Friday Night Library Lights

    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

  10. Creating a Digital Media Lab at Your Library On-Demand Webinar

    This on-demand webinar explores the new wave of creative spaces appearing in public libraries all over the United States and explain why libraries have an essential role to play in digital media creation. Toby Greenwalt and Mick Jacobsen from the Skokie ( ...

    SHOFMANN - 09/17/2013 - 12:15 - Public Library Association (PLA)

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