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Readers’ Advisory Queen Becky Spratford gave us some great advice last month. The conversation continues here.
“Singularity Technology,” the robotics team of the Wilton (CT) Public Library, recently competed at (FTC) FIRST Tech Challenge’s East Super-Regional Championship in Scranton, PA. After winning 2nd place at the State Championship, the team placed 38th out of 72 teams in their first regional championship.
Looking for a creative way to encourage children’s literacy at your library? Reach out to a local humane society or shelter and develop a program for kids to read to cats. Reading is no longer just for the birds; it’s for the enrichment of both cat and child as well!
Finding funding to support the library is a constant challenge. A powerful, free, new tool from the Foundation Center can help your library connect with grants, partners, and potential funders. It’s a great place to start turning data into dollars for your next big idea.
San Francisco Public Library is considering training staff members on how to administer Naloxone if they were to encounter someone overdosing in or around the library.
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These career library workers are part of a small but growing segment of Americans who remain in the workforce into their 70s, 80s and 90s.
Without physical staff, some questions are raised: Who monitors the cameras? Who responds to such emergencies? What will the blind spots in the cameras be (like restrooms), and how will they be dealt with? The prevention of theft is a significant concern as well. Certainly a card system and cameras help, but cards and pins can be stolen and hacked, and identities can be hidden from cameras.
On Monday April 3, 2017 President Trump signed a bill repealing internet privacy rules.
Jenny Adams Perinovic is taking public library outreach services to another level at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
The next time you are pondering the point of view of a colleague from a different era, step back for a minute and reflect on all that they have to share with you, whether younger or older.
Library workers take action to stop proposed budget cuts from eliminating federal funding for libraries.
Stuffed animal sleepovers provide the perfect mix of early literacy and fun.
For as long as I can recall, it seems when budget cuts are going to be made, PBS is always named as a candidate for defunding.