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  1. Library Policy Tune-up: Are Yours Teen Friendly?

    Library policies allow staff to offer services and programs in a safe and welcoming environment; however, when was the last time your library’s policies were given a tune-up? Is it possible that they are inadvertently prohibitive to teen patrons? Join YAL ...

    NMUNGUIA - 02/13/2015 - 17:33 - gm5mii

  2. The Elusive Library Non-User: How Can Libraries Find Out What Non-Users Want?

    On-Demand Multiple 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 ignore surveys or focus groups. ...

    SHOFMANN - 07/20/2015 - 14:20 - rb0cnm

  3. Every Voice Makes a Difference: Frontline Advocates

    Frontline library advocates work at all levels in all types of libraries—public, academic, school and special—and are the internal/external face and voice of the library. They can tell the library’s story and deliver the library’s message at their comfort ...

    JFALCON - 04/01/2015 - 16:00 - mf0qin

  4. 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

  5. Transforming Libraries

    Visionary professor R. David Lankes, author of  the award-winning “Atlas of New Librarianship,” and Barbara Stripling, Co-Chair of ALA President Molly Raphael’s Empowering Voices, Transforming Communities initiative, presented a free webinar on Thursday, ...

    JFALCON - 04/03/2013 - 10:51 - mf0qin

  6. Library Snapshot Day 12-19-2011

    The webinar focuseson two snapshot days, Washington Library Snapshot Day and Snapshot Day: A Day in the Life of Ohio Libraries. Ashlee Clark, Executive Secretary to the State Librarian, State Library of Ohio, Marsha McDevitt-Stredney, Marketing and Commun ...

    JFALCON - 04/03/2013 - 10:20 - mf0qin

  7. Engaging Communities Through Controversy

     Diane McNutt and Jane Light, Silicon Valley Reads, will describe this library’s "one book-one community" program in Santa Clara (Calif.) County. Its 2012 program, "Muslim and American-Two Perspectives," featured two books written by A ...

    JFALCON - 04/03/2013 - 09:46 - mf0qin

  8. Referenda Roundup

    An overview of how states performed on 2013 ballots By Kathy Rosa One of the ways we measure the support for public libraries is through the success or failure of local library referenda. We look back on the previous year cheering the wins and also wonder ...

    ssinharoy - 12/30/2013 - 16:26 - 7x5ds8

  9. One Book, Many Zombies

    How to turn a pandemic simulation into an active learning experience By Troy Swanson and Tish Hayes Zombies now populate videogames, commercials (for everything from cars to Skittles), even spinoffs of classic books like Pride and Prejudice. This fall, th ...

    bgoldberg - 12/10/2013 - 16:03 - 7x5ds8

  10. INVESTING IN AMERICA'S LIBRARIES

    Bill Davison, CEO At SirsiDynix, we remain completely focused on supporting the success of libraries around the world. Therefore, we’re proud to partner with ALA to help libraries retain their place as pillars of their communities. From the BLUEcloud Suit ...

    BMUELLER3 - 05/22/2014 - 14:05 - m2c1r4

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