If you’ve not recently looked at the sites for kids page we provided to you with your new Web site, now might be a good time. The sites there are good ones but it’s a pretty short list. Please consider taking some time to adding to and customizing that list for your young patrons. If you’re looking for a good resource for more sites for kids, check out Great Web Sites for Kids Sponsored by the Association for Library Servies to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
It’s that time of year again and if you’re missing the snow outside you can have snow on your library’s Web site. Just give me a shout and I’ll turn on the Let It Snow plugin for you and then you can control when and how much it snows on your site. (Just as this site is doing right now.)
This documentary is a humble exploration of the world of print, as it scratches the surface of its future. I consider this a work in progress. It is built upon interviews with individuals who are active in the Toronto print community and questions whether or not they expect to see the disappearance of the physical book within our lifetime. The act of reading a “tangible tome” has evolved, devolved, and changed many times over, especially in recent years. I hope for the film to stir thought and elicit discussion about the immersive reading experience and the lost craft of the book arts, from the people who are still passionate about reading on paper as well as those who are not.
Strategic vision and careful management have helped U.S. public libraries weather the storm of the Great Recession, supporting their role as a lifeline to the technology resources and training essential to full participation in the nation’s economy.
However, a new report underscores the competing concerns that face America’s libraries: cumulative budget cuts which threaten access to libraries and services, increasing demand for technology training, and the chronic presence of the digital divide. [MORE from Libraries Connect Communities: Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study]