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Suzanne LaPierre Author Archive


Email: summerslapierre@gmail.com   Website: ResearchGate Profile   Twitter: @Bookmouser

Suzanne holds a MLIS, MA and BFA and has recently published research on media literacy initiatives of public libraries and GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) collaboration. She works in information services for Fairfax County Public Library in Virginia, where she especially enjoys recommending fantastic new books, such as The Plotters by Un-Su Kim and Post-Truth by Lee McIntyre.


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Five Kinds of Outreach to People in Residential Care

The 96-year-old’s face lit up when she saw Outreach Librarian Diane Hollendonner again. She relayed she was quite happy with the book she returned – Mary Jo Putney’s Dearly Beloved– and announced that she had shared it with several other ladies at the assisted living facility…. “and now they all knew how to be a […]

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Equity Beyond Access

But even the most well-designed building or website can remain beyond reach of people in long-term care facilities, many of whom are unable to travel to library buildings and also lack access to private telephones, online services, or internet-enabled devices.

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Creative Learning @ Your Library

The Public Library Innovation Exchange Fosters Creativity and STEAM Programming  Central to the mission of public libraries is the facilitation of self-directed learning for all members of the community.  Now more than ever, learning includes not just the ability to consume information in the form of text, but the ability to create and share information […]

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Media Literacy Ideas

In this post-truth age of fake news and filter bubbles, what are public libraries across the U.S. doing to help community members become more discerning users of media information?

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ALA Annual Conference: Welcome to Washington, DC!

What does the Washington, DC location add to the 2019 ALA Annual Conference? Here are a few opportunities to consider.