Does your library offer a readers’ advisory (RA) service? If so, you’re in good company—and a lot of it! All of the public librarians who answered a survey recently developed by LJ with NoveList and the RUSA/CODES Readers’ Advisory Research and Trends Committee said that they conducted personal RA in-house. Methods varied, however.
While more New Yorkers than ever are using the city’s public libraries, a significant share of the branches suffer from major physical defects and are poorly configured for how New Yorkers are using libraries today. This report provides a comprehensive blueprint for bringing these vital community institutions into the 21st Century.
Want to 3D print a personalized wedding caketopper featuring you and your betrothed? Or some really unique jewelry? No problem. Here's where you can find publicly accessible 3D printers across the country.
Librarians in Massachusetts are working to give their patrons a chance to opt-out of pervasive surveillance. Partnering with the ACLU of Massachusetts, area librarians have been teaching and taking workshops on how freedom of speech and the right to privacy are compromised by the surveillance of online and digital communications -- and what new privacy-protecting services they can offer patrons to shield them from unwanted spying of their library activity.
Le ministère de la Culture et de la Communication rend publique la synthèse 2012 de l’activité des bibliothèques municipales en France : avec plus de 7 100 établissements les bibliothèques demeurent le premier réseau culturel sur le territoire.
CHICAGO — Libraries of all types (academic, public, school, and special) are increasingly transforming their library spaces, resources and programming to offer maker spaces that provide opportunities for library patrons to engage with others in hands-on learning and creation. Reflecting this rising interest in the making movement, the White House plans to host its first Maker Faire later this year. The American Library Association would like to show library support for making in our communities. You and your institution may already be answering President Obama’s call for, “an all-hands-on-deck approach to science, technology, engineering, and math…to make sure that all of us as a country are lifting up these subjects for the respect that they deserve.”