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Author Talks in Libraries

Perhaps the most anticipated event in any library would be the author talk. These events provide an opportunity for customers to hear the thoughts of their favourite authors, find out their writing process and gather an insight into the journey that...

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What is Design Thinking for Libraries, and How Can it Solve My Library’s Problems?

Any concept with ‘Design’ in its title can be intimidating for people who perceive themselves to be non-creatives, like myself. However, if we consider that in this context, Design Thinking is just a fancy term for human-centred problem solving, we...

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Organisational Culture in Libraries – the Way Things Are Done Around Here…

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit” – Aristotle

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10 Step Plan to Attracting Non Users to your Library

Knowing where to find and engage new users is so important to the prosperity and longevity of your library. Simply opening the doors each morning is not enough to increase your user count, which begs the question, how and where do you attract new...

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Intrapreneurialism in Libraries – How Intrapreneurs are Going to Transform the LIS Sector

We’ve all heard about entrepreneurs – those passionate risk-takers who create a business from a moment of inspiration, a passion, or some kind of opportunity they come across, and develop a business from seemingly nothing, sometimes with great...

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Dewey - or Don’t We?

Dewey Readmore Books.

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Can Libraries Use Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding isn’t about collecting money. It’s about making something happen with a crowd of people who believe in something. Normal people, not rich people with a lot of power, just people like you and me” – Jozefien Daelemans

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17 Ideas for Exceptional Library Customer Service

Your customer doesn’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care” – Damon Richards

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Remarkable Libraries – Spotlight on the Library of Birmingham

Libraries come in all shapes and sizes and fulfil numerous different functions. However the basic truth holds – those libraries that innovate and embrace their community, and their community’s needs, do the most extraordinary things.

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The Journey of a Life-Long Learner

Over the past few decades, I have seen the pace of the world increase to such an extent that all those wonderfully impossible things that I had read about in science fiction books were beginning to come true! I wanted a Dick Tracey watch … Apple...

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