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Noah Lenstra Author Archive

Email: njlenstr@uncg.edu   Website: Let's Move in Libraries: Movement-Based Programs in Public Libraries  
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Noah Lenstra is an assistant professor of library and information studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Education. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science. His research and teaching focus on community engagement and community informatics in public libraries.

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The Future Looks Bright for Librarianship

A recent report highlights growing demand for “librarians, curators, and archivists,” despite articles proclaiming the end of the profession. Communicating our value is required to abolish these stereotypical ideas about the end of libraries. 


Check out Seeds at the Library

Recent research shows that many public libraries now manage seed libraries. This unique kind of “library of things” has many benefits for libraries and for the communities they serve.

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Libraries as Vibrant Community Hubs: A Report From the ARSL Conference

The Association for Rural and Small Libraries recently held their tenth annual conference. More than 550 librarians gathered to discuss issues and concerns unique to libraries in sparsely populated areas. Next year’s conference will be in Springfield, Illinois. 

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Senior Fitness Programs at the Library

A recent NPR story highlights an emerging trend in public libraries, providing opportunities for older adults to exercise and have fun together at the library.