Public libraries are a relatively new phenomenon. Before the 1880s, when Andrew Carnegie started funding the more than 1,600 library buildings that bear his name, most libraries in America were subscription-based, with members funding and shaping the collections. As free public libraries sprouted up across the United States, membership libraries mostly died off, but 19 non-profit...
When a self-published author contacts someone in the collection development department at my library, we let out a collective groan. Inevitably, our answer to the request to add their book to our collection will feel personal, which is awkward. It will definitely mean more work for us no matter what, and for acquisitions and cataloging staff…
Marc-André Bernier est le premier – et le seul – bibliothécaire sourd du Québec. Embauché par la bibliothèque Le Prévost en juillet 2013, il a pour mandat de donner des services aux usagers sourds. « Il s’agit de construire des ponts entre la communauté sourde et la bibliothèque », explique-&hel
The popularity of the new central library has raised the profile of the other Halifax Public Libraries branches, with an increase in usage over the last year. There were 1.9 million visits during the Halifax Central Library’s first year of operation, more than double the 900,000 visits officials had anticipated while planning the library.
On October 29 American Library Association (ALA) president Sari Feldman launched the Libraries Transformcampaign, a three-year national public awareness initiative focusing on the ways public, academic, school, and special libraries and librarians across the nation transform their communities.
Les bibliothèques scolaires sont plus menacées par les problèmes d'espace que par les compressions budgétaires. Plusieurs écoles de la grande région de Montréal ont dû fermer leurs bibliothèques pour aménager des classes.
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