My latest article for Public Libraries Online: Public libraries will not be removing their books from their spaces to accommodate for technology, but we are instead seeing an increase in community partnerships, maker spaces/labs, and public interest for technology programs and technology help. And the Do Space in Omaha, Nebraska, is another aspect of what is a part of the future for libraries.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 570 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 10 trips to carry that many people.
My latest article on Public Libraries Online: Tech mobiles are popping up in big cities as well as small, narrowing the digital divide for underserved communities. These tech mobiles offer a variety of resources including classes, Wi-Fi access, computers for the homeless to apply for jobs, opportunities for youth to mess around with technology, as well the ability for patrons to borrow Wi-Fi hotspots to take home. As the advent of technology becomes more and more a regular part of our lives and a requirement for schools, it’s imperative to provide the same opportunities for everyone in order to be able to become modern twenty-first century learners and professionals.
My latest article on Public Libraries Online discusses the refugee criss in Europe and how it relates to public libraries. My profession is at the forefront of inclusion and open access, so it’s no surprise that we would welcome refugees.
http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2015/11/the-end-of-overdue-fines/ is my latest article. Is the waiving of overdue fines the next big trend in public libraries? Does this promote goodwill and will libraries ever get their books back? Check it out and let me know your thoughts!
Check out my latest article on Public Libraries Online!
The gist: The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project™ shows that public libraries have an influence on what their patrons read. Public libraries in other states can replicate their own self-published author rewards program, thereby staying current with their patrons and highlighting the self-publishing industry, which has exploded in recent years.
Check out my latest article on Public Libraries Online! Summer Reading Club Promotional Videos!
New York Public Library brings its low-income families out of the “digital dark.” http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2015/06/narrowing-the-digital-divide-new-york-public-library-loans-out-hotspots/
What a Librarian Looks Like is a Huffington Post article that showcases the chic styles of librarians at the Los Angeles Public Library. These kinds of articles are great for reflecting on the relevancy of public libraries because they are working to take away the stereotype that librarians are frumpy and boring. Not only are we fairly stylish as a profession, but we are also on top of new and existing technologies and focus on making the public library a community space that can serve everyone. We are not your grandma’s librarians!