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Integrated Readers Advisory in Library
When libraries held only books, readers advisory was as easy as recommending a print title. But now that they are the holders of electronic, audiovisual as well as print items, things are a bit different.
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.
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.
Customer Service in the Library
Many librarian job descriptions include the phrase "must have excellent customer service skills." But, what does that mean exactly?
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.
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
Celebrating March Irish History in the Library
There are many display opportunities for the month of March. Irish history is a popular one. Here are some ideas for integrated displays.
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.
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.
Accessible Picture Books in the Library
With all the time and energy spent selecting picture books, is your library making them as accessible as they could be?
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