Planning & Coordination

  • Social Library, Voters' Edition

    Today is National Voter Registration Day and so we thought it only appropriate to feature in this edition of the Social Library, some of the ways in which libraries are raising awareness for voters in their communities. From voting workshops to mock ...

  • Four Ways to Reach Entrepreneurs in Your Community

    If you are looking for an impressive number of resources, templates and ideas on how to reach and serve entrepreneurs at your library, then look no further than the webinar Support Small Business Development at Your Library.

    Laura Metzler, Sma...

  • The Library Diversity Committee: Supporting Diversity and Inclusivity in the Academic Community

    Today, universities and colleges across the United States are having open and sometimes intense conversations about the matters of diversity, multiculturalism and inclusivity in their campuses. These conversations are often a great start for students...

  • Social Library, Writers' Edition

    This edition of the Social Library features libraries that are hosting programs and groups in support of emerging and established writers. Writers' groups are hosted regularly, some with visiting authors and others with specific guidelines for how to...

  • Know Thy Community: Tips for Rural Library Directors

    If the recent webinar Beyond the Job Description: Ten Practical Tips for the Rural Library Director could be summed up in one sentence, it might just be: "Make sure you know your community and that your community knows you."

    Jennifer...

  • Book Review: Once Upon a Cuento, Bilingual Storytimes in English and Spanish

    When I was asked to review Once Upon a Cuento, Bilingual Storytimes in English and Spanish by Jamie Campbell Naidoo and Katie Scherrer, I have to confess that I was skeptical. The idea of reading and reviewing another book with samples of bilingual o...

  • Rural Libraries Services for Older Adults: Summary of Findings

    Each day roughly 10,000 Americans turn 65. How are rural libraries serving these older adults? To find out, I conducted a survey of rural libraries throughout 45 states and two Canadian provinces to see how rural libraries are serving the 65+ demogra...

  • 72 Free September Webinars for Library Staff

    This month's list of free webinar learning confirms that everyone is in back-to-school mode! It's time to reflect on your community needs, your team needs, your own learning needs, and review the list for some focus areas. Remember that most of these...

  • Social Library, Volume 66

    Libraries highlighted in this edition of the Social Library provide examples of innovative ways to grow patron loyalty, host fundraising events or to join community recycling efforts. We've also featured a book club alternative and a wonderful projec...

  • IFLA 2016: Reaching for the Possible

    It was halfway through my second day at the 2016 IFLA Conference that I realized how many times I had heard the word "possible." Presenters on a variety of topics evoked what is possible in their visions and examples of library futures, and...