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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.
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!
Second Chance for Hidden Gems in the Library
Weeding is not a favorite activity for most librarians. However, it can be a way to find those hidden gems and give them a second chance.
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.
Speed Reading for Readers' Advisory
One librarian cannot possibly read every book that is newly released. Alas, it is not possible. However, it is possible to have a sense of the appeal of a book through a few simple steps.
Technology in Libraries, Hope or Hype?
The landscape of technology is changing fast. Does the library really need every new shiny thing on the market?
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 Chocolate Chip Cookie Murders, a Review
Fans of culinary mysteries might want to start this series a bit further down than the first book by Joanna Fluke.
The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper, A Review
Colombia University Professor and specialist on Milton's Paradise Lost finds that evil can exist in the real world as well as within the pages of the famous poem.
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.
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