Reading a job description and researching a library doesn’t tell you everything you need to know when you begin a first job. What do you wish you knew?
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Cubsessions: Famous Fans of Chicago’s North Side Baseball Team & Their Stories of Pain, Loyalty, Hope and (Finally) Joy
It is perhaps the biggest sports story in American history: The Chicago Cubs. After 108 years without a championship and decades as our pop culture symbol of futility, the Cubs won the World Series in 2016. From the many years of frustration to the joy of finally winning it all, there are many remarkable stories of Cubs fandom.
The end of net neutrality is a threat to our democracy, even if the signs are not yet clear.
The library is a cornerstone and sustainer of democracy.
As soon as we give up on change, we run the risk of falling behind. Therefore, instead of change management we should embrace change readiness.
Once a month, twice a month, or weekly, you can have a group that loves to talk about food! What could be better?
Sacramento library employees are going through training courses to be able to properly provide assistance to customers who are suffering from a mental illness.
Digital literacy initiatives within local libraries are imperative to helping our patrons create and upload resumes, sign up and use email to communicate with friends and family, download an app to get a ride to the airport, create and edit a presentation to share at work, search for a new doctor online, create a movie to complete a school project, communicate with a computer technician when their device has issues, and so much more.
To stay competitive in the today’s attention economy, it’s imperative that we pay attention.
Wanting to have certain items labeled in a manner that excludes them from the importance of the overall collection is marginalizing, at best, and, more likely the case, insidious, at worst.
If you’ve worked in a library for any considerable amount of time, chances are you’ve experienced micromanagement on some level.
When user data is king, libraries get left behind.
Did the word “YODA” catch your eye too? Anything involving a little green, gruff voiced Star Wars icon would get anyone’s attention, right? Well that and anything involving “Youth” jumps out at me too. I attended PLA’s “The Youth Opportunity Design Approach” and got more than I anticipated!
While working for Athens Regional Library System (ARLS), archivist Angela Stanley realized that the rich history of African Americans in her community wasn’t well-reflected in the library’s archival collection. So, with the help of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ “Match-Your-Project” tool, she was able to find and apply for a Common Heritage grant, which was developed to help small to mid-size organizations digitize archival materials and perform community outreach about preservation.
By Andrea Castillo, email@example.com. Partnerships between libraries and local Latino/a communities begin with relationship-building, both within and outside of the library’s walls, according to Miguel Ruiz, Latino engagement librarian for the Evanston Public Library, which serves a community of about 75,000 in suburban Chicago. As the Latino engagement librarian, Ruiz’s work focuses on outreach (going into […]