Tag Archives: community partnerships

ICMA Report on Public Libraries

With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the International City/County Management Association just issued a new report, Maximize the Potential of Your Public Library.  For the quick conclusions (and a great checklist to make sure your library is … Continue reading

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Don't Forget the Schools

A colleague of mine, Lisa Holmberg, recently gave me some data from a small study by Horizon High School library staffers, Jennifer Alevy and Sara Poinier, showing huge increases in students’ use of reliable resources after library instruction. I’d originally considered being a school … Continue reading

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Recession Relief

I did a free webinar last week called Recession Relief that covered ways libraries can help patrons during these tough economic times, and you can watch the archived session and access my PowerPoint slides and notes (which include all the links I … Continue reading

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Librarians to the Rescue Podcasts

Just listened to this IMLS podcast series (also available for download or you can read the transcripts).  Four state librarians from North Carolina, New York, Washington and Connecticut as well as state library staff from Michigan and Washington discuss what libraries in their states … Continue reading

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The Stupendous Salt Lake City Library

When I was in Salt Lake City last week (I was training people on Friends groups for the Utah State Library), I stopped by to see Beth Elder, the SLC Public Library director as she’s a member of BCR’s Public Libraries Advisory … Continue reading

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No money to build? Branch out!

I know lots of libraries have put their building plans on hold or have lost mil levies or funding that would let them expand, so I think the time of the mini library has come.  We want to be more … Continue reading

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