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Millennials are the most likely generation of Americans to use #PublicLibraries by #PewResearchCenter

Millennials in America are more likely to have visited a public library in the past year than any other adult generation.

A new analysis of Pew Research Center survey data from fall 2016 finds that 53% of Millennials (those ages 18 to 35 at the time) say they used a library or bookmobile in the previous 12 months. 106 more words

Public Libraries

Not Your Mother's #Library (How Columbus, Ohio, is building #CommunitySpaces for the 21st century)

Driving Park public library, Columbus, Ohio; opened July 2014 NBBJ/Matthew Carbone

The Columbus Metropolitan Library recently asked its Facebook followers to give them ten words: five to describe the library of their youth and five to describe the library of the future, 20 years from now. 72 more words

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Twitter’s Role as Vehicle for Public Libraries and Gifted Education

Twitter is the social media platform that has benefited me the most in my career. I find that its use of 140 characters in incremental communications has been helpful when researching or networking about gifted education and public libraries. 1,041 more words

Can you still like something that's problematic? Reflections on Dear Evan Hansen

I’ll start with a disclaimer: I have not seen the musical Dear Evan Hansen. I first heard of it when NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour… 603 more words

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One way or another: deciding which librarianship path is for you

You know you want to be a librarian, but do you know which kind of librarian you would like to be? There are many fascinating areas of specialties in librarianship, but the ultimate divide is most often between academic librarianship and public librarianship. 759 more words

Education & Curriculum

LOVE YOUR LIBRARIES? #MakeItCount

The City of Literature Trust is running a library campaign calling library lovers and users all over Edinburgh to get a card, sign up a friend, make the most of what’s on offer, and get vocal about how great libraries are. 488 more words

Events

Millennials rock

As longtime readers know, I used to work in a public library and transitioned back to academia a little over a year ago. In both cases I’ve been in management roles, and have been bothered by the negative stereotypes attributed to millennials. 475 more words