Tag Archives | Library Leaders

How to Close Down Conversations

Knowing library culture, I probably should have known better. Two weeks ago I posted some “thoughtful questions” about library conferences and accountability. Nothing wrong with that. But then I went to a library conference. Went with a dozen or so graduate students to discuss professional socialization and trend-spotting. Invited association leaders to speak to them […]

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Your E-Book Is Reading You

This piece is a selective summary from the Wall Street Journal with questions for libraries, and our use of data analytics, inserted. According to Alexandra Alter, writing in the Journal,it takes the average reader just seven hours to read the final book in Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games trilogy on the Kobo e-reader—about 57 pages an […]

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What is the Next Generation of Libraries?

Thomas Frey, futurist and executive director of the DaVinci Institute, worked with more than 300 library and municipal leaders recently to begin a conversation focused on libraries and cities preparing together for the future. The event was hosted by the Fraser Valley (British Columbia) Regional Library (FVRL). There are a number of converging forces that […]

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Three Role Features of Professional Librarians

What distinguishes the role of a professional librarian from that of a library technician? For the sake of definition, a professional librarian is someone who has a university degree and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science. A library technician is someone who has a high school education, as a minimum, and a diploma […]

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