A Day in the Life of a School Librarian

I am the Media Specialist at the Woodbridge High School Media Center in Greenwood, Delaware. Tag along as I provide books, technology, food, conversation, and beverages to students and staff, field questions, and support requests while keeping the hub of the school welcoming and functioning. And that’s just before lunchtime!

Accessibility and the Library Website

Technology never stands still, though, so libraries keep looking ahead to make sure they stay compliant with General Data Protection Regulation and data processing agreement legislation. They continue adapting and incorporating new options for accessibility into our website offerings while continuing to keep users and website visitors as safe as possible.

10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Library

Libraries are unique places to build community, focus on work, and, of course, read! When in doubt, ask your librarian! They’re not just in charge of taking care of a building full of books; they’re trained professionals! You need a degree to become a librarian — it’s a science that requires precise research knowledge, data-collection expertise, and managerial skills. If there’s something you can’t find, your librarian can guide you toward the information you’re looking for!

Bookmobiles Bring Food, Internet, And Reading Materials

Do you remember a bookmobile from your childhood? The large van filled with books that came to your neighborhood just like the ice cream truck, only you didn’t have to nag your parents for a dollar to get something. Bookmobiles may seem old-school, but they are still around and better than ever, offering new and unique services to connect with users. I’d like to take some time to honor these traveling libraries that have stood the test of time.

14 Stories About Working in a Library That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

Libraries are often regarded as an accessible source of information, and as such, they aren’t usually the first place that comes to mind when a person thinks of humor. However, like any public workplace, librarians and library staff catch moments of human interaction that are pretty amusing and sometimes downright hilarious.

Community Gardens and Libraries: A Perfect Pairing

Libraries are often lucky enough to have a free plot of land to bring garden programming to their community. We will explore what it takes for a library to begin a community garden and some examples of successful community gardens already in place.

A Brief History of Children's Books

April 2 is International Children’s Book Day. Created by the International Board for Books for Young People which was founded in Switzerland in 1953, an international organization dedicated to promoting children’s literature worldwide. They chose this date to honor their countryman, and children’s book author Hans Christian Anderson’s, birthday. A relatively new event, it began in 1967, it honors an equally new genre whose history reflects our growing understanding of childhood as well as its place in an increasingly complex world.

The Sims Library of Poetry and Other Collections for Lovers of Verse

There are nearly countless forms of library archives and collections (for example, food and cookbook collections). But it might surprise some to know that there are libraries devoted to the centuries-old art of poetry. Even though the art form itself dates back to ancient times, recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in both reading and writing it (as The Atlantic and USA Today recently reported).

“Here in this community, we’re going to be conservative.”

In early January, a day before students returned from winter break, Jeremy Glenn, the superintendent of the Granbury Independent School District in North Texas, told a group of librarians he’d summoned to a district meeting room that he needed to speak from his heart.

2022 Omnibus Budget Passed with Increases to L.A.M

Yesterday, Congress has passed the FY 2022 omnibus budget bill with level-funding for LSTA, the program that funds grants to state libraries. IMLS overall saw an increase for museums and that should be celebrated. Congress knows IMLS is libraries and museums, not or.