Fall 2009

What a feat for the Century Scholarship fund!

By Diana Reese, Institutional Library Development, Colorado State Library Continuing an LSSPS tradition started by Sarah Hamrick at the 2009 Midwinter Meeting, a pair of sandals was auctioned off at Annual’s LSSPS dinner to raise funds for the Century Scholarship. The sandals were one of a limited edition of 750,239 and came with a stunning...

Job and Career Information in New York’s Public Libraries

Press release The New York State Library’s Division of Library Development continues to develop and update a new site, Job and Career Information in New York’s Public Libraries. Highlights of the site include: examples of information and assistance patrons will find through many public library job information, career development, and employment testing programs and services;...

COSLA Announces New Website

Press release COSLA is an independent organization of the chief officers of state and territorial agencies designated as the state library administrative agency and responsible for statewide library development. Click here for more information about COSLA.

“Be My Guest: Customer Service from the Best”: Report on ASCLA President’s Pre-Conference

By Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer, New Jersey State Library The ALA annual pre-conference program “Be My Guest: Customer Service from the Best”, which began as a partnership between the New Jersey State Library and Trump Entertainment Resorts to deliver a unique customer service training experience to the staff of New Jersey public libraries, evolved into a program...

Do You Belong in Jail? Careers in Correctional Libraries

By Erica MacCreaigh, Senior Library Consultant, Colorado State Library With more than 1% of the American adult population currently behind bars and increasing acknowledgement by lawmakers that recidivism must be curtailed, there are more opportunities than ever for librarians to serve the most chronically underserved library patrons in the country—prisoners.  Rallying the troops with a...