Advocacy

  • GeekHunt: Geek the Library in Austin, Texas

    So you're visiting Austin, Texas, sitting outside enjoying some local barbecue, and a bus passes by featuring three things: a stunning photo of Grammy nominated local band Grupo Fantasma, the Austin Public Library logo, and the message: "Nosenlo...

  • Outside the Lines: A Chat with Stacie Ledden and Amber DeBerry

    Have you felt the need to re-state the purpose and role of your library in the community? Have you wondered if patrons and community members can be re-introduced to the dynamic center of community your library has evolved into? That is exactly what O...

  • Re-Imagining Public Libraries

    The Atlantic Monthly video-essay 'Why Libraries Matter' follows people around New York's boroughs as they talk about why they visit public libraries. Whether their patrons are completing unfinished college degrees, filling out online applications to ...

  • Public Libraries Promote Health

    The recently published 2013 Digital Inclusion Survey Report reveals some key features about public libraries in USA and how they serve their communities. Funded by the IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) and conducted by the American Libr...

  • Strike While the Iron is Hot

    Do you want to better know what your community wants and needs? How you can help fill community voids? How you can become a creative catalyst in your community? And most of all how you ensure that community members see your library as a vital communi...

  • Community Engagement and Staff Development at All Levels

    Mary Stein, assistant director of East Baton Rouge Parish Library (EBRPL), discussed her successful Geek the Library campaign during a recent Geek the Library Question & Answer webinar. "It's such a powerful campaign, to have laid it all out...