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    Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters Persist, but Change over Time

    What do document replacement, contractor scams, and lease terminations have in common? They are all examples of civil legal issues that can stem from a natural disaster, and questions about these could show up at your library’s reference desk. Patron...

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    New Resource to Respond to the Opioid Crisis: Testers Needed

    The opioid crisis in the US continues to take a toll on lives in every class, age group, race, and ethnicity. According to the CDC, overdose from opioids claims 221 lives a day, and many more are dealing with daily struggles related to substance misu...

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    Resources for Helping Unhoused Patrons

    Libraries are central to our communities, as places where anyone is welcome to gather, connect, and learn, but for some members of our community, they represent much more than that. For many people experiencing homelessness, the library might be the ...

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    Free November Webinars for Library Staff

    We know that learning is constant, and that we, like our patrons, are lifelong learners. Whether you're looking to learn how to better manage your collections or how to communicate with your community partners, or you're interested in finding new res...

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    Libraries & Veterans National Forum Toolkit

    Veterans, military service members, and their families are among users of virtually every library across the country. Indeed, libraries play a significant role in supporting veterans and military-affiliated patrons by welcoming them to the community,...

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    Connecting Libraries and People through the New WorldCat.org

    Libraries have always been trusted spaces in our communities, and the events of the past several years have brought more attention to the important work they’re doing. News stories highlighted the creative ways libraries mobilized to offer vital reso...

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    Spice of Life! Adding Variety to a Library of Things

    Libraries of Things have been growing in popularity in recent years, offering community members the opportunity to borrow items beyond the books and media most people associate with libraries. Libraries across the country have expanded their offering...

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    Navigating the Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters, a Self-Paced Course Series

    Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and are no longer confined to predictable seasons or specific geographic regions. In the wake of a natural disaster, civil legal issues surface quickly as patrons pursue various assistance options, and the...

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    Three Lessons for Launching Successful Multilingual Programs at Your Library

    The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that 67.3 million Americans speak a language other than English at home, a number that has more than doubled since 1990. That’s a huge number with powerful implications for social institutions, including l...

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    New Playbook for Libraries in Public Health Emergencies

    Public libraries have been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic on many levels. Navigating the sea of decision-making related to communicating during a crisis, managing staff needs, and maintaining our facilities have been major tasks. The newly ...