Got a bunch of mobile devices sitting around at your library, but not sure what to do with them? We've got some ideas for you! In last week's webinar, Adult Library Programs Gone Mobile, we invited librarians Ann Awakuni and ...
Wander into the Orange County library's downtown branch, and a welcome message appears on the screen of your smart phone. Head to the DVD section, and a message touts the latest releases. Near the bookstore, the screen reads "Bargains abound!
The Newark Advocate Library debuts guitar-lending program The Newark Advocate Barbary Sanderson, teen services assistant at the Licking County Library, holds one of the many guitars available in the library's new guitar-lending program.
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It’s a well established fact that reading is good for kids, but lots of kids don’t have consistent access to books outside of school. That’s why it’s fantastic that New York City will soon be adding thousands of books to homeless shelters to help benefit children and families. All kids deserve
"As librarians we protect our services, collections, and patrons from censorship and bias. Simply put- We do not allow it. From too much left or right wing material to too much sci-fi or mystery. At our core we begin from a place of balance, equality, representation, and non-censorship. This is one of librarianship’s inherent characteristics that draw people to join the profession.
Interestingly I found this today:
Wikipedia Countering Systemic Bias Project
The Wikipedia project suffers systemic bias that naturally grows from its contributors’ demographic groups, manifesting an imbalanced coverage of a subject, thereby discriminating against the less represented demographic groups. … This project aims to control and (possibly) eliminate the cultural perspective gaps made by the systemic bias, consciously focusing upon subjects and points of view neglected by the encyclopedia as a whole."
I'm a fan of continuing professional education (hence the title of this blog!) and I often look to courses to fill gaps in my knowledge or give me a taste of something new. MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) are one way to take courses that fit around my normal work schedule and in the past I've been something of a MOOC addict. Although they do have their downsides I think they also have many benefits if both the institution and the participant are prepared to put in the commitment needed.
Rethinking the library proves a divisive topic at many liberal arts institutions Inside Higher Ed Several library directors at liberal arts institutions have lost their jobs as they clash with faculty and administrators over how much -- and how...
(Reuters) - An overdue copy of Gone with the Wind has been returned to a high school library in Washington state, 65 years past its due date, and the grateful school said on Tuesday it was waiving late...
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