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  1. MOOCs and the Public Library

    Join presenter Dorothy Pawlowski as she discusses opportunities for public libraries to promote lifelong learning by becoming meet-up destinations for MOOCs. The webinar is based on the experience of the Ridgefield (Connecticut) Library which hosted a ten ...

    CMCCONNELL - 10/13/2014 - 16:25 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  2. The Elusive Library Non-User On-Demand Webinar

    How Can Libraries Find Out What Non-Users Want? People who visit the library infrequently—or those who don’t visit at all—present a special challenge to public library staff.  It’s hard to identify why they don’t use the library, because they typically ig ...

    SHOFMANN - 08/18/2014 - 12:08 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  3. 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

  4. Book Discussion Groups

    About   I   Common Reading, or, "One Book", Programs    I  Resources for Getting Started   I  Quick Start Guide   | Historical Background About “A book discussion group is a forum where readers can come together and talk about books and the read ...

    HDAVIES - 09/22/2014 - 16:48 - Professional Tools

  5. New Immigrants

    In 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that 13%, or over 40 million people, in the U.S. were immigrants, defined as people residing in the U.S. who were not U.S. citizens at birth. This is about the same percentage as when ALA published The Polish Immi ...

    karenmuller - 04/02/2014 - 11:22 - Professional Tools

  6. Illinois Library Comes Under Fire

    bgoldberg's blog The Scoop When Bad Things Happen to a Good Library By Beverly Goldberg “Sometimes libraries that are doing ‘all the right things’ pay a price for their excellence through uncivil attacks and attempts to dismantle their work,” Barbara ...

    bgoldberg - 11/05/2013 - 14:27 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Older Adults

    About Library Services to an Aging Population Committee of the Reference Services Section (RSS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA, a division of ALA) of the American Library Association. Services to Older Adults- ALA's Office for L ...

    HDAVIES - 12/20/2013 - 10:36 - Professional Tools

  8. Adult Library Services

    Materials, services, and programs designed to meet the needs of the adult users of a public library, as opposed to those designed for children and young adults. Book discussion groups “A book discussion group is a forum where readers can come together and ...

    admin - 03/25/2014 - 09:37 - Professional Tools