Thursday, January 17, 2019

7 statements library professionals should rethink in 2019

Public libraries | Library services | Library advocacy | Best practices | Access

by Jane Cowell and Ian Anstice | Princh

 
Another year has ended and now it is a great time for library professionals to look back at their activity and plan for 2019 with a fresh view.

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  There are many things that libraries got attached to in their long history such as fines, the library card, the Dewey classification and many other things that librarians have tested: the switch of focus from books to other activities, the removal of quiet zones and more. Some of them are not that successful anymore or still need more time to see the actual results.

To get more insights about a few statements library professionals should rethink in 2019, we have talked with two library experts for their insights and advice: Ian Anstice, editor of Public Libraries News (United Kingdom) and Jane Cowell, Chief Executive Officer at Yarra Plenty Regional Library (Australia). Here is what they said: Read more...

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