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Jaeger, Paul T.; Bertot, John Carlo; Gorham, Ursula – Library Quarterly, 2013
Public libraries are heavily affected by political and policy-making processes that shape the funding, activities, and roles of libraries in society, with the explosion of information policy decisions in the past two decades significantly increasing the responsibilities of libraries while also increasing limitations on their activities. Research…
Descriptors: Information Policy, Public Libraries, Information Science, Information Science Education
Intner, Carol F. – ALA Editions, 2011
Children's and young adult librarians are crucial links to effective learning for students. This straightforward handbook is filled with nuts-and-bolts advice on the best ways to help young people with their homework, no matter what the assignment. Carol F. Intner, a certified English teacher and experienced tutor, concentrates on the practical,…
Descriptors: Homework, Outreach Programs, Young Adults, Teaching Methods
Smith, Susan Sharpless – ALA Editions, 2010
Expanding on the popular, practical how-to guide for public, academic, school, and special libraries, technology expert Susan Sharpless Smith offers library instructors the confidence to take Web-based instruction into their own hands. Smith has thoroughly updated "Web-Based Instruction: A Guide for Libraries" to include new tools and trends,…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Special Libraries, Educational Technology, Internet
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Mandel, Lauren H.; Bishop, Bradley Wade; McClure, Charles R.; Bertot, John Carlo; Jaeger, Paul T. – Government Information Quarterly, 2010
U.S. public libraries provide free public internet services to the communities that they serve, but require robust, high-speed broadband internet connections to continue meeting public demands. The 2008-2009 "Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study" ("PLFTAS") illustrates challenges that public libraries encounter in achieving broadband…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Public Libraries, Telecommunications, Internet
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Emery, Jill – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
In August 2010, "Wired" magazine declared, "The Web is Dead. Long Live the Internet." Citing the rise of IPad & Smartphone sales and the rapid explosion of application-based software to run various programs on multiple computing devices--but especially mobile computing devices--people spend more hours than ever connected to or "on" the Internet…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Internet, Surveys
Diamant-Cohen, Betsy, Ed. – ALA Editions, 2010
Co-author of the popular titles "Booktalking Bonanza" and "The Early Literacy Kit", Betsy Diamant-Cohen brings together 18 examples of successful outreach partnerships that children's librarians and administrators can adapt to their own situations. Contributors from the U.S and Canada explain how they partnered with schools,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Readiness, Reading Programs, Outreach Programs
Agosto, Denise E., Ed.; Hughes-Hassell, Sandra, Ed. – ALA Editions, 2009
"Urban Teens in the Library" is the perfect solution for the concerns and uncertainty many librarians face when supporting this group of patrons and students. From a team of experts who have researched the information habits and preferences of urban teens to build better and more effective school and public library programs, this book will show…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Reading, Reading Programs, Adolescents
Chudnov, Daniel – Computers in Libraries, 2009
Since most libraries are now hosting their own web sites, this author advocates for a social network centered on the work of building and supporting resource-rich library sites. While there are already several social networks for books, books are just one thing that libraries make available. A social network that helps people share what they are…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Libraries, Social Networks, Internet
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Forsyth, Ellen; Joseph, Mylee; Perry, Leanne – Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 2009
The "New South Wales Learning 2.0" training program is being made available to the entire NSW public library work force of over 2300 people in 2008-2009. This paper is a snapshot of the impact of the course as at September 2008, five months after it was launched. It explores how the training impacted on the staff skill levels, knowledge,…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Foreign Countries, Library Development, Labor Force
Bolan, Kimberly – ALA Editions, 2008
When writing the first edition of "Teen Spaces" in 2002, YA expert Bolan was challenged to find excellent examples. Now, teen spaces abound and interest continues to grow. With a strategic use of web-based technologies--from the author's website to a Flickr account--this new edition showcases success stories as it reaches out to attract a global…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Library Services, Vendors, Worksheets
Reynolds, Erica – Computers in Libraries, 2008
When the Johnson County Library (JoCo Library), a midsize suburban public library in Kansas City, Kansas, completely rebuilt its 2,000-plus-page website--one that had remained relatively stable for almost 5 years--the reaction from patrons and staff members was overwhelmingly positive. The web development team at the JoCo Library realized that the…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Internet, Web Sites, Library Services
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Bertot, John Carlo; McClure, Charles R.; Jaeger, Paul T. – Library Quarterly, 2008
Public libraries have evolved into a primary source of Internet access in many communities, generating wide-ranging impacts in the communities that public libraries serve. Based on the findings of the 2007 Public Libraries and the Internet study, this article examines the ways in which the Internet access delivered by public libraries affects…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Internet, Access to Computers, Library Services
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Julien, Heidi; Hoffman, Cameron – Library Quarterly, 2008
The purposes of the study were to explore the role of Canada's public libraries in developing the public's information literacy (IL) skills, to explore current IL training practices, and to explore the perspectives and IL experiences of individuals who visit public libraries to access the Internet. This article documents the second phase of a…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Public Libraries, Foreign Countries, Information Literacy
Berry, John N., III – Library Journal, 2008
This article features Chelsea District Library (CDL), Michigan, which claims recognition as the 2008 Best Small Library in America, an award sponsored by "Library Journal" and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The aggressively responsive staff of CDL has created a model for small libraries all over America. There, careful…
Descriptors: Library Services, Community Support, Public Libraries, Older Adults
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Dresang, Eliza T. – Library Quarterly, 2006
What is the state of intellectual freedom and libraries in the early twenty-first-century digital environment? This question is addressed largely in relation to public and school libraries, where more than 90 percent of documented challenges exist and at which most legislative and judicial actions relevant to intellectual freedom and libraries are…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, School Libraries, Professional Associations, Leadership
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