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Love or Respect – the Collection Development Dilemma

In theory, we are all professionals and whether we like a particular area of the collection or not, we should be able to do our job of adding new materials and withdrawing those that are no longer of use. However, we’re all human. Some things we like better than others. What are some ways to give your section the respect it deserves if you didn’t love it immediately to begin with?

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There Was Life Before Little Free Libraries

Libraries and other institutions have used the little free library concept for years before that was the name. How long have you been using it? Who in your community should be using it too?

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Putting Your ENTIRE Fiction Collection into Genres

How do you find commonalities between genres for children and genres for adults? Are there any? Does it matter?

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To Series or Not to Series…Does it Matter?

It’s taken quite a bit of time to put series information on all our chapter, tween, young adult, adult, and large print books. However, the response from the community has been tremendous, and it’s taught us a few things about our collection as well!

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Separate or Keep Together?

Many book stores separate fiction into genres. Some libraries do it too. Should you?

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Genre-fying Your Library’s Fiction Collection

You’ve decided that it would be best for your library users to separate the adult fiction into genres. How do you prepare so you don’t have to redo things later?

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Seen on TV – A Popular Genre

Does the phrase “As Seen on TV” make you think of late night infomercials and gadgets that never work quite right? In the library, it can mean circulation gold!

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Humorous Books Can Appeal to Reluctant Readers

It breaks our hearts to see increased numbers of unhappy children being dragged to the library by concerned parents wanting to improve reading skills. We believe there is a genre of books that will help both parents and children find reading happiness.

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Protecting Your Library Against a Data Breach

With news breaking every month or so about a company that has had a serious data breach, is your library prepared to protect your information and library network?

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What is an Adult Graphic Novel?

In the quandary of whether to have an “adult graphic novel” collection, do you have an idea of what you want “adult graphic novel” collection to mean for your library?

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How Is a Library Open House Like a Thanksgiving Dinner?

No football, no parades, but maybe a turkey coma. What do these seemingly dissimilar events really have in common?

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Whose Fault Is It? The Technology Or The Human Using It?

It’s so easy to blame the machine, but is that why something didn’t work properly? Could it be operator error? How can you decide whose fault it is?

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Color In the Library – Organizing Materials By Color

Is it a marketing technique or a one-time investment to save money later? Using color to organize the library’s materials could make sense for you as well.

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More on RFID in the Library

You thought putting in RFID tags was fun? Wait until you actually turn on the gates. That’s when the real adventure starts!

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RFID – The People Side of Implementing a New Technology

As with every new product or service in a library, challenges occur. With getting an RFID system, there’s plenty of need for that!