Posts Tagged: libraries

The New And Improved Public Library

Libraries are magical places! Growing up, the local library was my favorite place to go. I loved the silence, the endless possibilities of good books, and the feeling of pure escape. But lately, libraries have transformed into so much more than just a book repository. Brian Burke, Managing Director at the Center for Technology in… Read more »

Thinking About Libraries, the Original Civic Platform

Libraries have always been dear to me. When I was growing up, the Carnegie-built library in my hometown was my sister’s and my favorite place to swing by during the summer — and not just for the books, mind you. They hosted wonderful youth engagement activities: volunteer opportunities, educational classes, and they even had a rental program… Read more »

Budget cuts and myriad services: The changing role of libraries

Library use is blooming in the US – but not necessarily because of books. As a tough economy makes jobs scarce and amenities like Internet too pricey for some, the resources libraries offer becomes a blessing. DorobekINSIDER’s Chris Dorobek spoke with Larry Eichel, Project Director of the Philadelphia Research Initiative at The Pew Charitable Trusts… Read more »

EBooks in Special Libraries: Final Report of the Federal Reserve System Libraries Work Group on EBooks

From the Government Info Pro: Thanks to Luke Mueller, Technical Librarian, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, for this informative guest post: EBooks in Special Libraries: Final Report of the Federal Reserve System Libraries Work Group on EBooks. Read on… Mission Luke Mueller (FRB Philadelphia) led the E-Book Aggregators and Publishers Subgroup, which included members Joyce… Read more »

Strategic Planning and the Value of Libraries

From the Government Info Pro: Thanks to Ellen Ensel, Director of Knowledge Management and Library Services, U. S. Institute of Peace, for the this article: Strategic Planning and the Value of Libraries. This article was originally published in the 2010 Best Practices for Government Librarians: The New Face of Value. Best Practices is a collaborative… Read more »

Kindle Lending Programs in Libraries Update

Thanks to Montrese Hamilton, Librarian for the Society for Human Resource Management in Alexandria, Va., for sharing an update on the results from a series of listserv inquiries she made regarding Kindle lending programs in libraries. Read on… Recently, I wrote a summary of responses to my survey of three Special Libraries Association discussion lists… Read more »

Great-grandpa stories, stuff and such for all ages

I posted the last update to my ‘grandpa’ — now ‘great-grandpa’– stories in July, 2009. The first, an all-thumbs illustrated paper edition, was in 1987, the second in 1992, also paper, unillustrated, followed by the Gutenberg Archive Edition in 2000 at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2737 and now the last, ‘Grandma! Grandpa! You’re Too Far Away!’ a copy freely… Read more »