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Optimizing the Library’s Visibility Online

“What is the value of libraries? Through lifelong learning, libraries can and do change lives, a point that cannot be overstated.” ― Michael Gorman, Our Enduring Values: Librarianship in the 21st Century The Library Digital Presence or lack thereof majorly impacts its visibility and relevance within the communities they serve. It is for this reason that promotion ideas …

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Program Observation and Evaluation at the Library

The emphasis on addressing community needs continuously creates an atmosphere that inspires staff members to reexamine their roles (Julie Cruise). Public and academic libraries both have an obligation and duty to their patrons to be the counter stone of the community they serve. Through programs and services, they cultivate a sense of belonging, an appreciation of differences, facilitation of student learning, and increased knowledge of …

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Advancing Racial Equality in Public & Academic Libraries

Black lives have always mattered. Only now are the library system’s standard operations undergoing scrutiny in order to address universal human rights; to bring justice, healing, and freedom to Black people in the US. In the wake of America’s boiling point from racial profiling, systemic racism, microaggressions, and far too many murdered from police brutality …

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The importance of amplifying the presence of joint-use libraries online & sharpening the skillset of a future librarian

The Joint-use library Joint-use or Combined libraries, though rare, exist. These quasi facilities are the counter stones of supporting multiple communities with limited resources. Creating a presence online not only notifies the community of their existence, but allows communication, digital sharing, and networking with the world at the stroke of a character key. Dr. Martin …