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Library Education The Future of Libraries

Information Literacy Perceptions Survey Results

Summary Over the last 2 decades, academic libraries have experienced dramatic transformations. The need for some services that were once essential to ...

The Future of Libraries

Library Education Perceptions Survey

Many thoughtful and well informed people have proposed new visions and ways forward for libraries in the dramatically altered information landscape of...

Library Education The Future of Libraries

Of Fads and Fundamentals

Last month's Library Journal highlighted a little library that could: the Fairmont Community Library Center, a branch of the Mississippi Valley Librar...

Library Education The Future of Libraries Homelessness

What Your Homeless Patrons Can Do For You

The common mode, especially in large urban public libraries, is to speak of the challenges presented by our homeless patrons. They make other patrons ...

Library Education The Future of Libraries Homelessness

How effective is your staff training for addressing homeless issues?

The issues surrounding homelessness present a poignant set of challenges and opportunities for public libraries. In the abstract, libraries have a cor...

Library Education The Future of Libraries

What one thing did Andrew Carnegie know that will save libraries today?

Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-born immigrant who became one of the

Library Education The Future of Libraries

The Future of Public Libraries

I must be feeling bold this morning because I’m about to predict the future of public libraries. Here goes:  Libraries of the future will become first...

The Future of Libraries

5 Myths About Library Relevance

At this point, those of us in the library world are familiar with many myths about the relevance of libraries in a digital world. Among politicians an...