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Finding Materials in the Public Library
In most public libraries, the materials are organized by type: adult, teen, and children’s. Sounds simple enough until an attempt is made to navigate the stacks looking for something. Then the trouble starts. Here are a few tips to help you find materials in your local public library.
Reference Resources for Genealogist Patrons
The plethora of genealogical reference books can overwhelm any librarian trying to decide what to add to a collection. Here are my recommendations for the must-haves for any reference collection.
I was in the emergency room with my son and the EMT was taking my information. He asked me what I did for a living and I said, “I’m a librarian.” His reaction was comical. “Whoa!” he exclaimed, “I didn’t see that coming.”
Paper vs Electronic Reference
Many libraries are ridding themselves of paper reference resources and going with electronic ones. At the same time, libraries are strapped for cash and closing to make ends meet. Does paying for electronic reference make sense in this economy?
Audiobooks - A Commuter's Friend
Do you like being read to? Do you commute to work or taxi your kids more than 30 minutes a day? Perhaps multiple times a day? No time to read? If you answered yes to any of these questions, or all of them, audiobooks may be for you.
Online Library Degrees
Online degrees offer the flexibility that their brick and mortar counterparts lack. But it is not all fun and games. The online environment is not for everyone.
Marketing in the Library
Marketing – just the word can make even the most capable librarian feel faint. Many librarians feel that they should not have to market their collections that the materials should speak for themselves. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
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