Social Media and Libraries: The Case of the Overdue Library Book

I’ve been wanting to write about several aspects of social media in libraries, but all these posts are still sitting in my drafts folder. I’m interested in the subject and always looking to learn more about how libraries can use social media to meet the information needs of patrons, market their service, and embed themselves… Continue reading Social Media and Libraries: The Case of the Overdue Library Book

Library Program: Awards for Acting Awesome

This past school year, we started to notice some behavior issues with a few regular patrons in my library. Kids were starting new schools, younger kids were now allowed to hang out in the Teen Zone, and we had a smaller, temporary space.. I’m sure all these contributed to an increased need to redirect patron… Continue reading Library Program: Awards for Acting Awesome

Teen Library Display: Googly Eye Books

This display is both inspired by the tumblr Googly Eye Books and a couple of our regular patrons who like to stick googly eyes on merchandise at the grocery store (their favorite item to affix them to is the pictures of babies on packages of diapers). Perhaps they got the idea from here. I don’t know.… Continue reading Teen Library Display: Googly Eye Books

Reflections on My First Semester of Library School

This post is kind of long and rambly, because I wrote it as a way to work through my own thoughts after finishing my first semester of library school more than I intended it to be for anyone else’s benefit. I’ve been writing it off and on for the last month since handing in my… Continue reading Reflections on My First Semester of Library School

Passive Readers’ Advisory for Teens in the Library

By nature, I’m not someone who seeks out help from others. I’d rather find information myself than ask someone for suggestions or assistance when browsing for books. It’s maybe a little ironic, since I love helping people and chatting about books when asked even though I would never be one of those patrons myself. Perhaps… Continue reading Passive Readers’ Advisory for Teens in the Library