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Archived Since:August 13, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Fantasy Football, Information Literacy, and the Library

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

I Love Change: So Why Does It Still Scare Me?

Examining the personal and environmental effects of change to better understand it.

Vanessa Grigoriadis On How Shoe-Leather Reporting Shaped Her Latest Book

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 On Solving The Problems Of Her Characters’ Everyday Life

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

New Quick Reads — Jail and Prison Library Service

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

Experimenting with Technology

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

Other Duties as Assigned – Public Librarians in the Heart of the Opioid Epidemic

Opioid abuse is reaching critical levels in many cities across the country. Some public librarians have taken on the battle firsthand.

How To Raise a Reader

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

Graphic Novel Grants Reception at ALA Annual Conference

The reception brings together librarians, creators, publishers, and graphic novel enthusiasts to mingle and hear from each other.

Library Rebuilding Begins at University of Mosul

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 On The Magical Possibilities Of Sinkholes

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 […]

Raising Awareness of Dental Health

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

Awe-Inspiring Italian Libraries

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

Bringing Virtual Reality to Our Senior Patrons

For libraries in possession of VR hardware, the technology offers an incredible new avenue for serving our senior communities.

ALA Offers Support for Clovis-Carver Public Library in Wake of Shooting

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

Creating Equitable Access to Opportunities

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

Senior Fitness Programs at the Library

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.

Summer Wellness Challenge

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.

Get Your Library In On the Eclipse Action

Public libraries have a tremendous opportunity to supplement STEM programming with the event -- before and after.

Denver Public Library Works to Improve Library Safety

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.

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