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Libraries in pop culture: Rupert Giles

No discussion of libraries and librarians in pop culture would be complete without mention of Rupert Giles, a character (played by Anthony Stewart Head) in the US television series… 225 more words

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Denying New York Libraries the Fuel They Need

Hsia Jian Li of Queens browsed at the Bayside library branch in 2011. Credit Kirsten Luce for The New York Times

Suppose you guess where people spend at least some of their time in the city. 153 more words


State of America's Libraries Report 2015

Academic, public and school libraries are experiencing a shift in how they are perceived by their communities and society. No longer just places for books, libraries of all types are viewed as anchors, centers for academic life and research and cherished spaces. 43 more words


What is Philanthropy Research?

Philanthropy research is also known as development research, prospect research, prospect development, or prospect analysis. The Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) 267 more words

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A Library of Things at Sacramento Public Library

Sacramento Public Library has a “Library of Things.” Items are selected and added based on patron input, which I think is key for a library like this. 207 more words


The flip side to serving the homeless in libraries

Over the holidays my son and I had lunch with friends and the subject of what I do at the library came up. I explained that librarians these days do a lot more than recommend books, help people with research, select materials, and organize information. 901 more words