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What is Philanthropy Research?

In a March/ April 2015 issue of American Libraries magazine Ellyn Ruhlmann stated in an article titled The Bohemian Librarian:  

“The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 7% growth in employment for librarians from 2012 to 2022, slower than the 11% average for occupations across the board.  

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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

Thoughts on Stereotype Threat

As I often hang out in the Harvard Square area, another book I saw and thought was important was Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us… 1,135 more words


The Age Old Institution Trumps All

American Libraries e-newsletter pointed me to this piece by Geoffrey A. Fowler at the Wall Street Journal website.

From the headline to the following quotes, there was so much to love: 626 more words