Tag: Resources

For those of us who love reading, many have fond memories of perusing the bookshelves of our childhood classrooms to track down our next adventure. For young students, the classroom library can be a perfect introduction to a world of wonder and a lifelong relationship with reading. Even more importantly, the classroom library serves a […]

Our image of the library has gone unchanged for decades, if not centuries: a peaceful, quiet hall of knowledge where one can expand their mind and discover new worlds on the page. Though the contemporary library continues to exist as this type of scholarly oasis, the widespread use of digital archives not only offers new […]

There are few things more comforting than a quiet library. Students hover intently over tomes older than themselves. Children giggle at picture books that have delighted fledgling readers for decades. The musky, almost sweet aroma of old paper floats through the air like ceremonial incense. Though the sound of lead scratching on paper has been […]

Sandra Hirsh, Ph.D., professor and director of the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University, joins us today to discuss the information school’s fully online Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program. #1 Can you tell us about the online MLIS program offered at the San Jose State University School […]

The American Library Association’s Annual Conference took place between June 27 and July 2. Each summer, tens of thousands of library people take over a host city for days of committee meetings, continuing education sessions, and exhibits. They fill lots of hotels. They descend upon the bars and restaurants. They discuss the latest technologies. They […]

There’s no need to pack your suitcase to join thousands of your colleagues, who will be attending the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference. This conference is held entirely online in multiple languages, with sessions scheduled around the clock in multiple time zones, and it is free to boot. If you are seeking professional development that […]

The Library of Congress has published a great number of webcasts from experts, educators, authors and professionals discussing a wide variety of subjects, many of which may be of particular interest to fellow librarians. Here are 15 such webcast productions from the largest library in the world: Publishing the Declaration of Independence – Robin Shields, […]

Librarians have gotten a bad rap in the past, represented as bookwormish and ‘uncool’. But the fact is that today, librarians are really beginning to build up a name for themselves with their deep knowledge base and their access to huge stores of information. And social media has made it easier than ever to connect […]

Librarians have come up with some innovative ways to use social media, from publishing pictures of edible book contest entries on Pinterest and Flickr to posting library-themed quotes and cartoons. But regardless of how each library uses their social media accounts, the end goal is the same: to get more students to visit the library. […]

The following visualization was adapted from PewInternet.com, of a keynote address for the 2012 State University of New York Librarians Association Annual Conference.

For centuries libraries have been one of the hallmarks of major cities as well as minor ones. From public libraries to university institutions, libraries serve as a repository of information and knowledge. Some libraries are a little more well-known, of course. Here are 25 of the most famous ones the planet is home to. The […]

Libraries have one of the longest and most important histories in the world. Dating back many centuries, these institutions have always been valued for their devotion to promoting knowledge, information, and education. They not only help provide education for the future but they help to maintain a strong link to the past by archiving millions […]

The Library of Congress is a name that most people recognize, but beyond that it’s possible that you may not know that much about the institution and what it does. However, it’s worth taking a few minutes to learn about it since it’s truly one of the most unique buildings and institutions in the entire […]

Librarianship refers to the field of working in a library in various ways. Whether in a basic librarian position or as an administrator, there are numerous positions within the field and numerous types of libraries that one may find employment in. However, while anyone can earn a degree and enter this field, there are certain […]