Fines are a tangible reminder of the patron’s responsibility, the library’s importance, and the consideration of others.
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The tradition is perfect for those who do not practice a mainstream holiday and can be used for library outreach services.
New Partnership between Overdrive and Google Promotes Library E-book Collections
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.
We are currently seeking 3-5 essays (no more than 1,500 words) for inclusion in the Perspectives column in the January/February issue of PUBLIC LIBRARIES.
This book features three short fictional stories of WWII on the American homefront, an angle on the conflict that hasn’t received as much attention in our popular culture as other aspects of the war have.
No matter what you may hear, reference isn’t dead. It sure looks a whole lot different than it did ten, twenty or fifty years ago but I assure you it is alive and well. Next to material circulation, I believe reference help is the most popular library service. If you don’t believe me it’s because […]
With Apple devices widely used by our public and staff, libraries are invariably affected when changes occur. What might Apple’s latest operating system release mean for public libraries?
Partnerships with breweries and other local businesses can help public libraries engage with Millennial patrons
Movement is an important part of keeping patrons healthy which has become a main focus for public libraries. By creating an atmosphere that promotes well-being and motivates users to move their bodies, libraries are making a positive contribution to their communities welfare.
The library workforce fails to reflect the increasing diversity of our communities. It’s time for effective change.
Federal legislation and executive leadership have added confusion to this year’s open enrollment period for insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Here are a few suggestions to make a potentially stressful task easier for both library workers and patrons.
We talk with Nicholas Higgins, director of Outreach Services at the Brooklyn (NY) Public Library. Higgins, author of the latest book in the PLA Quick Reads series, shares wisdom gleaned from his years of experience providing library service to incarcerated persons; provides a thoughtful perspective on the American criminal justice system and shows how to provide the absolute best service to this group and the families they have left behind.
Liverpool Central Library proposes weddings as a new revenue stream.
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.