Tag Archives: patron services

If You Build It Will They Come?

Digital library services guru, David Lee King, gave  an enlightening presentation Tuesday, Building the Digital Branch for the 21st Century.  He pointed out that many libraries’ websites focus on the physical building, so aside from providing access to electronic resources, their sites are … Continue reading

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Living Library

I know the idea of living libraries has been around for a few years, but I just love this concept of promoting understanding through personal interaction.  Copenhagen’s has a refugee who lived in a shipping container, an ex-stripper, and a … Continue reading

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Reader Development or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Proust

A BCR colleague, Laura Olson, recently told me about the concept of Reader Development, which originally started in the UK.  Laura and her fellow library school students are really excited by this holistic approach.    I took a look at the website … 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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In Praise of Statewide Library Cards

I was living in New Hampshire when I got my MLS, so thought it was the norm for libraries to charge non-residents huge fees to use their collections (the next town over from mine was still pretty small, as was … Continue reading

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