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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Listening, Believing, and Creating Better Libraries from Within

    By: Jane Smith, Public Librarian When I think of the perfect world where everyone understands and believes in the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion I think of all the opportunities and all of the well-deserved respect that our communities des ...

    AHAYES - 07/19/2019 - 09:07 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Intangible Barriers: One Approach for Senior Adult Services

      By: Celise Reech-Harper, Associate Director, Beauregard Parish Library Accessibility and inclusivity are often discussed in terms of physical barriers to reaching resources: distances that are too long, rooms that are not navigable, presentations that a ...

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

  7. Academic Libraries Have Outreach Too!: University of Michigan and the Washtenaw County Summer Youth Program

      By: Monica Porter, Access Services Supervisor, University of Michigan, Shapiro Library and Substitute Librarian, Ypsilanti District Library Academic Outreach and Young People! I am an Access Services Supervisor and a librarian by degree at the Universit ...

    AHAYES - 05/31/2019 - 13:40 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Homeschoolers and the Public Library

      By: Christina Caputo, Youth Services Librarian, Arlington Heights Memorial Library Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, all children were homeschooled. Presently, home-based learning has rising numbers of families opting for home-based teaching ...

    AHAYES - 05/23/2019 - 09:50 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Immigration Resources Fair

    By: Bob Sisson, Librarian, Northeast Regional Library Our library, the Northeast Regional Library, hosted an Immigrant Resources Fair on June 8, 2018. We are located in northeast Philadelphia and are part of the Free Library of Philadelphia. As a libraria ...

    AHAYES - 05/17/2019 - 09:43 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Mentorship and Tips

      By Joy Urbina, Information Literacy Librarian, University of Texas at El Paso Library Over the years, I have been a mentee and a mentor, in which I have gained several insights. A mentorship is not just for the benefit of the mentee, it is a vehicle for ...

    AHAYES - 05/09/2019 - 20:04 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues