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Unusual Library Loans
Libraries loan books and magazines, but some others loan more unusual things. Cake pans, e-readers, video cameras and more. Does your library lend anything unusual? What are the ramifications for lending?
Teen Space in the Library
Welcoming teens into the library starts with a space that makes them feel at home. Take a look at the teen space in your library, does it fit the bill? How do you know for sure? Perhaps a second look might be in order.
The Mission of Public Libraries
What is the mission of public libraries? Sounds like such a simple question, but sometimes the true mission of a public library is forgotten because they have become commonplace in every community in the United States.
Customer Service in the Library
Many librarian job descriptions include the phrase "must have excellent customer service skills." But, what does that mean exactly?
Libraries and the Personal Touch
Paraphrasing Woody Allen, libraries are like sharks; they must continually move forward or die.
Large Print Considerations for Libraries
Look at your large print collection with fresh eyes. Is it as useful as you think it is? This article might change your mind.
Creative Doodling & Beyond, A Review
Creative Doodling & Beyond by Stephanie Corfee is a beautiful book meant to be user friendly in that one can doodle right in the book itself. Perhaps not the best choice for libraries to circulate given this feature, but for personal use it is a wonderful addition.
Audiobook Crafternoons at the Library
Book discussion groups are a common program at libraries. Many have craft classes as well. Both programs have their inherent problems, but combining them might be the solution.
E-Books - A Mixed Blessing
Ebooks and their related devices have changed forever the face of librarianship. For the patron, the free books offered by most libraries are another fantastic benefit given with their library card. For the librarians, however, the landscape can be fraught with frustration.
Internet Public Library for Reference
Ever used the Internet Public Library? You may want to start. A collaborative venture between Florida State and Drexel University, it is closely monitored and can be quite cutting edge in its information.
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