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Consider volunteering for ReadersFirst

While at ALA Midwinter, I spoke with Michael Blackwell, director of the St Mary’s County Library, about ReadersFirst, an informal organization of librarian volunteers interested in providing outstanding user focused e-book service. ReadersFirst has been around since 2012, but for those who might be unaware of their efforts, here’s the…

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Looking ahead: Special reports in the 2015 Library and Book Trade Almanac

The future of libraries and publishers attracts a lot of debate and writing. But what have we learned overall from the efforts to date? This question of synthesis and looking ahead is the theme of the “Special Reports” in the just-released 2015 Library and Book Trade 2015 Library and Book…

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Pew Research Center to share new data on libraries as community hubs

Over the last three years, the Pew Research Center has deftly documented how Americans perceive, use and aspire for U.S. public libraries. From e-book readership to library user typologies, to better understanding how Hispanics use public libraries, Pew researchers have added to our knowledge of our communities—users and non-users alike.…

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