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  • Marketing the Public Library to Millennials

    Submitted by tmcclary on Thu, 24 Apr 2014, 4:25pm
    for librariesThey’re college students, entrepreneurs, and job seekers. They’re moms and dads. They’re tech savvy, skeptical, and passionate. And they are 86 million strong – 7% larger...
  • Do You Have Klout? How to Use Influencer Metrics

    Submitted by tmcclary on Thu, 24 Apr 2014, 4:05pm
    for librariesIn our public library advocacy efforts, we often look to those with the most influence to help advance our causes. In our professional lives, titles – such as director,...
  • Community Connections

    Submitted by tmcclary on Thu, 24 Apr 2014, 11:11am

    I don’t know if you are like me, but it took me awhile to remember to always carry my library business cards. Maybe for some, you excitedly put the cards in your wallet, eager to...

  • What Will Become of the Library? How it will evolve as the world goes digital.

    Submitted by tmcclary on Thu, 24 Apr 2014, 10:37am

    Around the turn of the 20th century—a golden age for libraries in America—the Snead Bookshelf Company of Louisville, Ky., developed a new system for...

  • Book News: Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As A Pay Raise

    Submitted by tmcclary on Thu, 24 Apr 2014, 10:12am

    The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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  • Factor the College Library Into Your U.S. University Search

    Submitted by tmcclary on Thu, 24 Apr 2014, 10:00am
    Libraries are central to campus life, so prospective international students should research their offerings and amenities.Share this post with: ...
  • Digital Public Library of America Marks a Year of Rapid Growth

    Submitted by tmcclary on Thu, 24 Apr 2014, 9:50am

    The Digital Public Library of America, a project aimed at providing free online access to the nation’s...

  • Digital Public Library of America Marks a Year of Rapid Growth

    Submitted by tmcclary on Thu, 24 Apr 2014, 9:48am

    Over the past few years, a lot of our information has gone into ‘the cloud.’ The appeal is clear—the ability to access data (files, spreadsheets,...

  • Free Webinars for Preservation Week

    Submitted by nzaleski on Wed, 23 Apr 2014, 2:36pm

    NEDCC Offering FREE Webinars for Preservation Week
    Pass the Word !

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    REGISTER NOW FOR THESE FREE LIVE WEBINARS:

    Preserving Family Collections - April 30, 2-4 PM...

  • Middle schoolers put poems on pavement at Scotch Plains Library

    Submitted by tmcclary on Wed, 23 Apr 2014, 9:47am
  • Podcast - March 25, 2014: One Page All Libraries (OPAL)

    Submitted by nzaleski on Wed, 23 Apr 2014, 9:44am
  • Saving Our Celluloid Past: Film libraries move into the future

    Submitted by tmcclary on Wed, 23 Apr 2014, 9:41am

    If you don scuba gear, dive off of Santa Monica Pier into the Pacific Ocean, and search the surrounding waters, the story is told, you’ll eventually...

  • Public Library Hosts "Composting 101" Policy Potluck

    Submitted by tmcclary on Wed, 23 Apr 2014, 9:40am

    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--There is going to be an info session about composting, and potluck dinner tonight from 6pm-8pm at the New Brunswick Free Public...

  • Westfield Library presents 'The Garden State in Bloom' May 7

    Submitted by tmcclary on Wed, 23 Apr 2014, 9:37am

    On Wednesday, May 7, at 7 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library hosts “The Garden State in Bloom,” presented by photographer Walter Choroszewski. The...

  • The Book Thieves

    Submitted by tmcclary on Wed, 23 Apr 2014, 9:32am

    n the fiscal year 2012 ...

  • Fired Up for Retirement: What’s worse than new-roof leaks and dunning a trustee for overdues?

    Submitted by tmcclary on Tue, 22 Apr 2014, 12:24pm

    Above all, every library director with a standard seven-member board of trustees knows one fact of life: the rule of four. It takes only four votes to...

  • Dispatches from PLA 2014: Creating a Health Literate City

    Submitted by tmcclary on Tue, 22 Apr 2014, 12:18pm

    This informative program was presented by ...

  • Historic American Newspapers Available via Library of Congress Website

    Submitted by tmcclary on Tue, 22 Apr 2014, 12:16pm

    The Library of Congress has unveiled a new website, ...

  • Webinar: Low-Cost Ways to Preserve Family Archives

    Submitted by nzaleski on Tue, 22 Apr 2014, 9:17am

    ALCTS Webinar: Low-Cost Ways to Preserve Family Archives

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

    All webinar sessions are one hour in length and begin at 11 am Pacific, 12 Mountain, 1 pm Central, and 2 pm...

  • ALA Unveils Shortlist for 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals

    Submitted by tmcclary on Mon, 21 Apr 2014, 12:33pm

    The American Library Association announced on April 7 the six books shortlisted for the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and...