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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?
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.
New Adult Designation - Laudable or Lamentable?
The newest marketing term for fiction books in libraries is "New Adult." What do you think? Is it a help or a hindrance for librarians and patrons alike?
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.
Library Social Media
Does your library use social media? Many libraries jumped on the "cool" train with social media and are now struggling with how to use it. Here are some thoughts from a patron perspective to make social media useful.
Five easy ideas for quick displays.
Libraries and the Personal Touch
Paraphrasing Woody Allen, libraries are like sharks; they must continually move forward or die.
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.”
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.
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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