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Bodleian Library Launches New Digital.Bodleian Site

Bodleian Library has created a new website, unveiled July 9, 2015, where anyone can view hard-to-find medieval manuscripts, old maps, ephemera, and more. Called Digital.Bodleian, the site contains over 100,000 digital images of these items online.1 Now members of the general public from all over the world will be able to experience the wealth of the Bodleian’s collections.

Public Libraries in a Jobless Society

Sociologists and researchers believe that we may be moving toward a society where 30-50% of the workforce is no longer traditionally employed, which will have a profound impact on the future of public libraries.

Unique Art Creates Unique Experience at Library

Cedar Rapids Public Library has created a new experience for its patrons. They commissioned local artists and writers to use their windows as writing spaces for stories.

Outside the Lines – Libraries Reintroduced

A mobilization of over 170 libraries and organizations around the world are set to participate in Outside the Lines week, an initiative that aims to reintroduce libraries to their communities through bold events and innovative campaigns. Show More Summary

Spotlighting Self-Published Authors – the Challenge to Libraries

The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project™ shows that public libraries have an influence on what their patrons read. Public libraries in other states can replicate their own self-published author rewards program, thereby staying current with their patrons and highlighting the self-publishing industry, which has exploded in recent years.

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?

Millennials Among Us

“The Millennials are coming! The Millennials are coming!” Perhaps you heard the hue and cry? Since the early 2000s, market research about the Millennials—also referred to as either the Next Generation, the Echo Boomers, the Y Generation,...Show More Summary

New LibraryThing OPAC, TinyCat, Announced

There’s big news for tiny libraries. LibraryThing, the social book cataloging site, announced the launch of a new OPAC called TinyCat. Designed for small collections of less than 10,000 items, TinyCat is perfect for cataloging and circulating the collections of religious institutions, schools, community centers, and academic departments. Show More Summary

Build a Robot and Add It to Your Staff

Robots have arrived at the library. The newest staff member at Longmont Public Library in Colorado is a robot prototype named Bibli. It can tell a story, answer patron’s questions, and show patrons where materials are located within a limited amount of space. Show More Summary

Comics, Super Heroes, Pop Culture, and Libraries

Every July, thousands of people converge on Comic-Con International: San Diego to have an in-person experience with their favorite comics, TV shows, and movies. Throughout the year, conventions celebrating comics, pop culture, super heroes, and more take place across the country. Show More Summary

How Range Can Help Libraries Connects Kids to Summer Meals

Public libraries are starting to play a larger role as a referrer of community health and social services. Many larger public library systems (such as Washington, D.C. and San Francisco) are adding social workers to their employee roster. Show More Summary

Review – Beautiful Sacrifice (Maddox Series, Volume 3) by Jamie McGuire

Popular New Adult author, Jamie McGuire’s third volume in the Taylor Maddox series, Beautiful Sacrifice, explores family secrets and estrangements; true love, relationships and forgiveness set in small town Colorado.

Thousands Enjoy Public Library Stories

If you’re looking for a place to read and share great library stories, Gina Sheridan has you covered with her Tumblr, I work at a public library.

It Takes More Than a Trust Fall: Establishing a Great Management Team

For this first blog post I want to focus on the issue of building trust. Lencioni addresses this in his book The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business. According to Lencioni, before you can get healthy as an organization, you need to establish a strong team. To establish a strong team, you must establish trust.

Weddings and Other Special Events at YOUR Local Library

Who amongst us librarians and library supporters would not want to get married in a library? Even if you have already been married you could still renew your vows there! The District of Colombia Council tentatively passed the 2016 Budget Support Act that allows the twenty-six branches of the D.C. Show More Summary

Observations from Serving on a Children’s Book Award Committee

I’ve been a children’s librarian for almost seventeen years, but 2014 was the first time I participated in a book award committee. While the award might not be as well-known as the Newbery--publishers were not inclined to print our potential choices in paperback just because we were going to select them as nominees- our committee nevertheless had a daunting task.

Moving Motivation Beyond Lip Service

I recently started reading Lean Library Management: Eleven Strategies for Reducing Costs and Improving Customer Services by John J. Huber. Not twenty pages into it, I came across a familiar tune that can be found in many management books...Show More Summary

August is Read a Romance Month

You know the month. Talk of love and chocolate and red flowers. Romance is planned, discussed, and celebrated. Love stories are shared in the middle of the hottest month of the year—What? Wait! No, we’re not speaking of chilly February’s Valentine’s Day but rather sweltering August’s Read a Romance Month.

Canada’s Librarian Radio Show

In today’s environment, it’s hard to figure out how to create buzz for your library. Every day libraries face serious issues such as budget cuts, reduced staffing, and privatization. It is stating the obvious to say that the profession is greatly changing. However, there is a new way for libraries to get the message out about what they do and why they do it.

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