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Designing for the Future — The Post-Pandemic Library. By David Vinjamuri and Joseph Huberty How do we move forward?

Designing for the Future — The Post-Pandemic Library

As the pandemic swept across America, libraries across broad swaths of the country closed their doors to the public. Digital Resources for Libraries – Penguin Random House Library Marketing. Though your doors may be closed, we know you never stop helping your patrons.

Digital Resources for Libraries – Penguin Random House Library Marketing

We are here to make things a little easier for you in these uncertain times, with a large number of digital resources for you to share with your patrons. From book club brochures to videos for storytime, we hope these resources can be a lifeline for you and your patrons. You can also communicate with us virtually! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter where we will continue to share news about the hottest upcoming books and additional resources. One million clicks for libraries. It’s been a year since we announced that physical collections of library books have started showing up in the knowledge panel in Google.

One million clicks for libraries

In that time, a lot has changed. (Both the understatement and the can’t-be-said-enough-truth of 2020). Your readers, finding your library on Google. Noticed anything the last time you searched for a book in Google?

Your readers, finding your library on Google

Check out Becoming, by Michelle Obama (and read it, if you haven’t!). Over on the right side of the page, you'll see the what's called the knowledge panel. In that knowledge panel are the book jacket and information on where to purchase the book. Plus now you'll also see where to borrow the book in different formats. 3 stories your library should be telling right now. In the days before COVID, my daughter and I would attend the annual Jane Austen Festival at Locust Grove in Louisville, Kentucky.

3 stories your library should be telling right now

One of our favorite parts of the festival happened in the basement of the main house. There, a man named Pat Richardson would spend all day telling English folk tales. His wife Becky would act out the story using shadow puppets and candles behind a gauzy curtain. Every time my daughter and I negotiated the narrow steps to the cool cellar and sat down on the plain wooden benches to listen to Pat and Becky weave stories of danger, mystery, and magic, we were transported. People have told stories for as long as humans could communicate. How to change the world, one reader at a time. In my usual end-of-year message I typically summarize the work NoveList has done to help you and your library change lives through reading.

How to change the world, one reader at a time

If you’d like to see some of our accomplishments, you can find them on our blog. But 2020 has been different so I’ll share a different kind of message. Best Quotes About Libraries Librarians and Library and Information Science. Best quotes about libraries and their importance.

Best Quotes About Libraries Librarians and Library and Information Science

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of a Library. " Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986. Argentine writer) [source] Public Library Events & Book Sales Survey — Panorama Project. Every year, public libraries across the United States produce and host thousands of readings, literary festivals, book clubs, and other experiential events that directly connect local readers to books and authors.

Public Library Events & Book Sales Survey — Panorama Project

The Public Library Events & Book Sales Survey offers key findings and critical takeaways to help measure and analyze the impact of library marketing and events on discovery of specific titles and authors, and sales via local booksellers and beyond. Burrell HS Library - School Board Presentations. D’Orio, Wayne.

Burrell HS Library - School Board Presentations

“Pulling Back the Curtain on School Boards. 12 Body Language Signals Only the Best Salespeople Can Read. If they’re looking at the product or paperwork you’ve brought in, you may want to ask them if they have any questions about it.

12 Body Language Signals Only the Best Salespeople Can Read

If they’re looking at the door, they’re probably thinking about how they wish they could leave right now; you can re-engage them by turning the floor over to them, so they can air their concerns. Keep in mind that a prospect may not stare, unblinking, at the thing they’re thinking about. Often, a prospect’s eyes will move about the room but will continue to return to the thing they are thinking of. If a prospect is staring you down (not simply passively watching you), this can indicate a need to control the meeting, as constant staring is considered intimidating in western cultures. Teacher librarian, Information literacy, Library lessons.

Libraries matter: 18 fantastic library infographics and charts. Library infographics presented below clearly show that being a librarian today is not about surviving any longer. It’s great that such infographics are created. Library school infographic. News. Talks to Jeopardy! Champ James Holzhauer About His Love of Libraries.

The record-setting game show winner and library supporter credits children’s books for his vast knowledge. Jeopardy! 's latest champion has a soft spot for libraries. Las Vegas resident James Holzhauer has won 22 straight Jeopardy! Games (before returning to the show May 20), set numerous single-game winnings records, and basically rewritten the rules for how to play the long-running trivia game. What are call numbers for? What do they mean? - Library FAQ & Virtual Reference. Maps of the Library and Stacks – Central Access Services – Main Stacks – U of I Library. Channeling Your Inner School Librarian Superhero through Annual Reports.

Faster than a laser barcode scanner, More powerful than a superhero, Able to leap tall shelves in a single bound, Look, over in the library! IL for Secondary Ed. Increase college readiness through Credo’s innovative partnerships with post-secondary institutions and local high schools Through the Building Bridges program, Credo helps post-secondary institutions to provide select local high schools with Source, Credo’s skill-building exploratory research platform. By investing in the preparedness of incoming freshmen before they arrive, colleges and universities can play a more proactive role in fostering student success. Engaging multimedia instructional content totaling 100+ minutes of run time develops information literacy skills. 400+ of top-tier reference titles build students’ familiarity with college-style resources. Authors Celebrate National Library Week! – Penguin Random House Library Marketing. This National Library Week some of your favorite authors are sharing what the library means to them, their favorite library memories, the first book they checked out of the library, and much more!

Check back every day of National Library Week for featured author posts from Debbie Macomber, Richard Russo, Chris Bohjalian, Jodi Picoult, Lisa Wingate, Martha Hall Kelly, Melanie Benjamin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Linda Holmes, Lisa Grunwald, Emily Giffin, and more. Spread the library love and use #NationalLibraryWeek! Click on the images below to download and share these beautiful quote cards! School Library Journal. Julia Torres challenged faculty to bring students to the school's collection and make independent reading part of the campus culture.

Library Journal INFOdocket — Information Industry News from Gary Price. My Library Journey. Advocacy and the 21st Century School Librarian: Challenges and Best Practices. Education & Careers. Kenneth J. Varnum surveys top tech trends for libraries. If you want to learn about library technology, whether past, present, or future, Kenneth J. Varnum is exactly the right person to talk to. Reading for Fun on Campus. According to the 2015 Pew Research study on reading habits, 80 percent of young adults — those aged 18 to 29 — had read a book in the past 12 months, more than any other age group. Students on college and university campuses may already be reading for class, but are they reading for fun? Reading for pleasure can benefit students in particular because it has been shown to improve reading comprehension, writing style, vocabulary, spelling and grammar¹. Dear Banned Author Letter-Writing Campaign. About l Get Involved l Postcards l Author Mailing Addresses l DBA Drawing & Prize Tips for Hosting a Program l Tips for Tweeting l Promotional Tools for Libraries.

Dear Banned Author: Your Story Made a Difference. Imagine receiving a letter from someone who admires your work — a brief but powerful acknowledgement that your actions made an impact. This Banned Books Week (September 23-29, 2018), the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom is hosting an advocacy letter-writing campaign that supports and defends works that has been targeted with censorship. What To Expect From Libraries in the 21st Century: Pam Sandlian Smith at TEDxMileHigh. Getting the Word Out: A Crash Course in Program Marketing. Getting the Word Out: A Crash Course in Program Marketing. Kachel Lance article. School Libraries: Creating the Campus Hub – California Educator. Teacher librarians transform school libraries into welcoming, modern places to learn Photos by Scott Buschman. The Advocate's Toolbox.

The Advocate's Toolbox.