Bibliotheekvestigingen, Nederland telt er dit jaar – ondanks alle bezuinigingen – altijd nog meer dan duizend. De Colombiaanse hoofdstad Bogotá telt er negentien, op een inwonersaantal van 8,5 miljoen. Reden voor een Colombiaanse vuilnisman om zelf een bibliotheek op te richten.
Berkeley booklovers, retired librarians, council members and authors expressed discontent Wednesday at a news conference in front of the city's library over the way library officials are weeding books from the library's collection.
The program is part of a statewide effort focused on early education.
Children typically come to the library to be read to, but Christina Roseli of the Placerville Library in California’s Gold Country is reversing that dynamic. Instead of the children going to the library, she is going to them, in a one-of-a-kind program in California.
Several days a month, Roseli, an early childhood literacy specialist, drives miles from the library to rural areas of the sprawling county, where she sings and reads to children in family child care homes, which are small day care centers where the adult residents of the homes are the care providers.
City librarian Misty Jones had a thorny problem for city attorney Jan Goldsmith: how much gear can homeless readers take in from the cold?
“Some library patrons have asked to bring all of their belongings, including four-foot-tall rolling carts containing boxes and bedrolls, into the Mission Valley Branch Library computer lab and the San Ysidro Branch Library,” according to Goldsmith’s July 16 legal memo to Jones on the subject. “The patrons indicated that they have disabilities and keep their medicine in the carts. You have asked what the City’s legal responsibility is with regard to providing reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.”
The following paper (14 pages; PDF) will be presented at the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress (WLIC 2015) that begins on August 15th in Cape Town, South Africa.
Bianca Ayala, 7, of Albany picks out a book Friday from Pat Mason's Little Free Library in the front yard of her Albany home.
It's just a hunch, but Pat Mason is pretty sure she's right: Little Free Libraries like hers might be more than just a cure for the summertime blues. She's convinced they could help build the literacy skills of children new to English.
After the UK government suggested all 8-year-olds get library cards, author Chris White countered with a letter lamenting the lack of library funds. By Dennis Abrams In the UK, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has called for…
Editorial It was the shock of the image that did it. A picture of a poster from a Birmingham library asking for donations as “we are no longer purchasing any new books or newspapers”. After all, this is Birmingham, the home of the massive new...
Even if things are going well at your library, it may be a good exercise to question what would happen if things change even more radically then they already have and what we’ve always done is no longer what people want or need.
From the American Library Association: On June 29, 2015, the American Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee approved a new document, Library Privacy Guidelines for E-book Lending and Digital Content Vendors.
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