Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 16 October 2013 - 3:14pm
There's a lot of talk about the value in leaving the library building. Not for patrons, mind you, but for staff. I'm often reminded of a marvelous tip I learned from Gail Santy, a presenter at the Association for Rural and Small Libraries conference last year (handouts from her presentation).
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 7 October 2013 - 9:35am
I was sad to miss the recent Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) conference in Omaha, Nebraska. ARSL is one of my favorite library conferences to attend. I am, however, really enjoying exploring the conference resources as they are shared.
Submitted by Bill Young on 2 October 2013 - 12:39pm
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 23 September 2013 - 8:27am
I was recently in Columbia, SC to deliver a workshop. If you're like me, you know that travel always means a stop at the local library. A highlight of my visit to Columbia's Richland Library was a peek at the new Teen Center.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 19 September 2013 - 6:17am
Join us on September 25th at 11 AM Pacific/Noon Mountain/1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern time, as we talk with participants from Edge Initiative pilot libraries located in small/rural communities!
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 16 September 2013 - 12:20pm
Many people working in libraries spend a significant amount of time troubleshooting technology (printers, computers, wireless routers, etc.). If you're new to this role and are perhaps an "accidental techie", without a background or training in fixing technology, how do you gain the skills you need? And how can you feel prepared to address problems and issues you may not be able to anticipate?
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 11 September 2013 - 6:00am
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 6 September 2013 - 10:15am
Thinking about making tablets available in your library? Wondering how other libraries are handling the logistics? In this series, we will be featuring stories shared with us by libraries around the continent. In this first article, Kim Fletcher, Karen Allen, and Aaron Brumley discuss the implementation of tablets at the Lawrence Public Library (KS).
Submitted by Alison Saffold on 29 August 2013 - 7:33am
In a candid conversation with Dionne Mack, Library Director at the El Paso Public Library (EPPL), we learn that the city of El Paso serves a community where one in three people lack internet access at home, there are specific challenges with broadband connectivity and education, and residents turn to the public library for their technology needs.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 21 August 2013 - 1:07pm