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Conducting a Successful Library Survey
Knowing the community you are serving is the key to running a successful library. But, librarians should be wary of becoming too complacent or relying on gut instinct in lieu of data. But, how can you ensure that you will reach the community effectively and find useful information? Here are five
Running a Successful Summer Reading Program
Summer reading programs do not have to be expensive or stressful. Here are a few tips to make them fun for everyone!
So, You Want to Be a Librarian
The face of librarianship has changed over time. It is no longer just about books. Here are few things to consider if you are thinking about joining this rewarding profession.
Three Great Series Reads for Summer
Summer has arrived, the kids are out of school and everyone is waiting for or on vacation! Here are three great summer reads to enjoy on vacation or stay-cation.
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.
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