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Public Libraries Advisory Group – 4th Meeting

We heard about some really interesting programs at our recent meeting of BCR’s Public Libraries Advisory Group.  Sweetwater (WY) County Library System is holding their 2nd annual Zombie Walk and Prom (?! what a combination).  Sioux City (IA) Public Library … Continue reading

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Summer Listening/Watching Programs?

Most of us got into the profession because we love books, but let’s face it, the majority of our service areas aren’t avid readers.  Yet, for many public libraries, the biggest event each year is the Summer Reading Program.  Encouraging kids … 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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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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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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23 Things for Patrons?

Many of us have had the opportunity to do (or have at least heard about) the 23 Things training originally developed by Helene Blowers of the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County.  It’s a training program developed to give library … Continue reading

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Programming with a Difference

I listened to an interesting College of DuPage teleconference on programming last week – Targeting the Ages: Programming that Hits the Mark.  Participants were encouraged to share their best or most unique programs.  Some of my favorites –   Using … Continue reading

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