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n August 2015, I invited Evan Silva, fantasy football author/podcaster/expert, to speak to an audience at the Skokie (IL) Public Library (SPL). Silva, though well known in the fantasy football world, had never spoken at a library or similar educational institution and wasn’t sure why I would contact him. Show More Summary
Examining the personal and environmental effects of change to better understand it.
Vanessa Grigoriadis' Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power and Consent on Campus is a thoughtful overview of sexual assault on today's college campuses. Interviewing over a hundred students, parents, and university officials, Grigoriadis combines meticulous research with beautiful writing to produce a panoptic view of today's college campus. Show More Summary
Amy Stewart's Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions marks the third in the acclaimed Kopp Sisters' series, which kicked off with 2015's Girl Waits With Gun. Here, eldest sister Constance, now a deputy sheriff, bucks against a system where local women are being jailed under flimsy (yet legal) pretenses. Show More Summary
In the fourth installment from PLA’s “Quick Reads for Busy Librarians” series, Nicholas Higgins, director of outreach services at the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Public Library, shares wisdom gleaned from years of experience providing library service to incarcerated persons. Show More Summary
Sitting in the heart of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto (CA) City Library is taking the lead in exploring the future of library services. As part of our mission to “inspire and nurture innovation, discovery, and delight,” the library explored how cutting edge technologies like robots and 3D design can be applied in libraries. Show More Summary
Opioid abuse is reaching critical levels in many cities across the country. Some public librarians have taken on the battle firsthand.
The editors at The New York Times Book Review, a weekly paper magazine, created a wonderful guide for parents looking for that answer, "How to Raise a Reader." Editor Pamela Paul, and Children's Book Editor Maria Russo offer easy-to-follow steps for parents and caregivers as well numerous book recommendations for ages birth-teen. Show More Summary
The reception brings together librarians, creators, publishers, and graphic novel enthusiasts to mingle and hear from each other.
Mosul Eye has said they have amassed about 10,000 books so far but still have a long way to go. The hope is that one day the library will revert to its status as a “beacon for knowledge and arts where young, curious minds in Mosul can come to learn about the city and the world's history.
Kelly Reilly’s debut novel, The Ordinary Adventures of Hannah Alexander, centers around the geology-obsessed Hannah Alexander. Left under the care of her enigmatic grandmother for the summer, Hannah has settled down for a mundane three months until a sinkhole mysteriously appears in her backyard. In short order, mystical insects fly out of the hole and […]
Librarians are in a unique position to raise awareness about the importance of children’s oral health. To assist the Public Library Association’s efforts to build healthy communities, we are pleased to present an Oral Health Resource List for Public Librarians. Show More Summary
Need to get away and go on a mini vacation, even for just five minutes? Reading this story from The New York Times about manuscripts in Italian libraries will transport you to a place of art and beauty. I have been fortunate to travel to Italy, and have seen many of the sights like the David and the Sistine Chapel. Show More Summary
For libraries in possession of VR hardware, the technology offers an incredible new avenue for serving our senior communities.
American Library Association (ALA) President Jim Neal released the following statement regarding a mass shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library in New Mexico, "We are shocked and saddened by the shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library in New Mexico," said Neal. Show More Summary
Building economic opportunities, equity, and inclusion for all also are core values for librarians. Public libraries are particularly well situated to advance equitable economic development as they are a trusted and familiar resource for information and learning of all kinds. Show More Summary
A recent NPR story highlights an emerging trend in public libraries, providing opportunities for older adults to exercise and have fun together at the library.
The challenge is a pilot program; the goal is to see if the library should try something similar on a larger scale to raise wellness awareness and motivation in the community.
Public libraries have a tremendous opportunity to supplement STEM programming with the event -- before and after.
Denver’s Channel 9 News sent an undercover reporter into the city's main public library earlier this year because it has become a central location for crime and drug abuse.