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Libraries Aren’t Free

Recently, ALA retweeted a tweet that originally came from @FSG_Books. It was a library haiku that read: A library card / is a 100% off / coupon for great books. This is a misconception throughout libraries everywhere. A library card isn’t a 100% off coupon. A library card is a tool that allows users to […]

3rd Annual I Love My Librarian Award

I Love My Librarian Award Home | About | Promotional Tools for Librarians | 2008 Winners | 2009 Winners Nominate your librarian for the third year of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award! Nominations for 2010 stay open through September 20. Nominate a librarian in a: School Library Public […]

JM2010 Round Table: Return on Investment (ROI)

By Evonda Copeland, Supervisor, Library Services, Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ. Round Table: Return On Investment: Library Staff and Services. Facilitator: Suzette Kopec, Carondelet Health Network, St. Joseph’s Hospital Medical Library, Tucson, AZ. Questions posed by the group: Libraries are downsizing & cutting budgets. What are the implications? What are libraries paying for, and how does […]

JM2010 Contributed Paper: Networking with USC’s School of Pharmacy to Engage Students in Information Finding

By Marcus Banks, MLIS, Manager of Education and Research Services; UC San Francisco Library and Center for Knowledge Management Networking with USC’s School of Pharmacy to Engage Students in Information Finding. Joe Pozdol, Medical Information Specialist, USC Norris Medical Library In this extremely informative session Pozdol offered a 10 step recipe for success in increasing […]

JM2010 Round Table: Marketing Yourself and the Library (2nd Post)

By Annie Hughes, MLIS, Reference Librarian; USC Wilson Dental Library & Learning Center Round Table: Marketing Yourself and the Library. Facilitator: Marsha Kmec. While offering patrons pizza and chocolate to entice them to use library resources is always a go-to solution; Thursday’s Roundtable Session on Marketing Yourself and the Library allowed for some brainstorming on […]

JM2010: Round Table: Marketing Yourself and Your Library

By Carol Ann Attwood, Patient Health and Education Library; Mayo Clinic Arizona Round Table: Marketing Yourself and the Library. Facilitator: Marsha Kmec. A spirited discussion ensued among librarians from academic institutions, hospitals, and community based consumer health libraries. Just a few of the tips shared: Working in sync with public relations to market your library, […]

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