(Chicago) Librarians can use content on @yourlibrary.org to help patrons use their libraries more and better.
The site has features of broad interest on myriad topics, and every article tells readers how to use their library to learn more, do more, and experience more about the topic. Want to highlight, say, your library's language-learning collection or classes? "Job Seekers: Learn a Second Language" tells your patrons why they should study a foreign language and how the library can help. Nearly everything is offered under a Creative Commons license, so you can post the article to your library's website and take that message directly to your users. Or, you can bookmark and share stories using the icons on the right.
In addition, @yourlibrary.org encourages you to adapt the articles for your specific library and community. For example, every article here links to additional resources on WorldCat, but you can add to or alter that resource list to cover just the titles that your library offers, and link them to your own catalog. Want to use the article to promote your library's new Spanish classes? Just add the details. (And if you do, we'd love to hear about it.)
The @yourlibrary weekly newsletter is a great way to keep up with the new content on the site. Subscribe and we'll send you notification every other week of the great new materials that you can use in your own library.
Talk to us!
Is there a topic that your patrons are interested in that library users around the country might want to know more about as well? We'd love to hear your article suggestions or proposals. Contact Greg Landgraf to discuss your ideas.