Perspectives on library marketing from a library school professor; get people’s attention, sustain that attention, exceed expectations, surprise users
Brief summary of the book Helping Library Users with Legal Questions: Practical Advice for Research, Programming, and Outreach for special librarians
Focus groups librarians organize help to identify patrons’ needs better and understand patron behavior and the impact of services on the library use
An (ILS) is central to every library’s operations; when well configured, the ILS can positively impact workflows and processes.
Library instructors must make learning meaningful, tell stories, use visual aids, make content relevant, limit distractions to encourage focus
Alana Muller discusses the importance of intentional networking as jobs are increasingly hybrid or remote and its contribution to professional growth.
A blueprint for instructional design to help facilitate teaching adult learners in an online environment; relevant to librarians who train others
Interview with the editors of Hopeful Visions, Practical Actions: Culture Humility in Library Work.
When creating content for the web librarians should ensure the material is accessible for individuals with a disability; tips and resources
Infographics are very useful for communicating information and can be used for many purposes in libraries of all kinds.
Editors’ guide that explains privacy topics simply and concisely, with exercises to do in libraries; how to create safer, more privacy-focused space.
AI creates images from words, scans books, and anticipates phrases; this technology impacts how information is created, located, preserved, and stored
A needs analysis allows you to step back, focus on an organizational goal, see the big picture, and prioritize library resources and training
Virtual reality has the potential to change or influence the way librarians work, in terms of research, resources, collections, and training.
Discusses book of essays exploring cultural meaning and significance of library collections and of collection as an act performed within context
Authors showcase vital work that illuminates decolonial archival practices for archivists, curators, heritage practitioners, and librarians
Listing of sites that provide royalty-free images for use in presentations, courseware, and websites.
Skills for special librarians include creating learning opportunities in a library; application, integration, human dimension, learning how to learn.
Adults must remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate, and create; also find value in learning, understand others, and become self-directed learners.
Recommended reading for special librarians, from a library expert, teacher and writer. Five titles relevant to librarians.
Librarians need to gather assessment data to see how well libraries are meeting needs, how the collection is being used, and knowledge/service gaps.
The Technology Integration Matrix helps instructors be purposeful in their integration of technology in instructional settings, such as in libraries.
Interview with authors of Managing Data for Patron Privacy, which examines how librarians can improve the privacy of patron data.
This book addresses the problem of overwork and helps us think through ways to re-center our lives so that work does not creep into every corner.
Skills for special librarians include knowing what factors contribute to a well-run meeting; this post includes 8 important tips.