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.
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.”