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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

American Libraries

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