THEME: Change

Our Changing Users: The Aging of the Population

by Danielle H.M. King, Program Manager, Washington Talking Book & Braille Library “The world at large is now gaining an additional one million older persons each month.”1 In a recent assessment of our patron profiles at the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL), we found that over 60% of our patrons are 65 years...

KnowItNow and L-net Partner to Provide Open Source Virtual Reference Service

by Caleb Tucker-Raymond At least nineteen United States and three Canadian provinces offer a statewide virtual reference service in order to reach out and meet their citizens’ information needs, and build collaboration between libraries. The catch is that all of them have to license or purchase software to provide it.

Prison Library Standards as a Tool for Change

by Glennor Shirley, 2008 LSSPS Chair, Library Coordinator, Maryland State Department of Education, Correctional Education Libraries Prison librarians face many of the same issues as their counterparts in public, special, and academic libraries. They are serving an increasingly diverse population, have to deal with constantly changing technology, budget constraints, and more than any other group,...

A Blue Ribbon for Change

by Tina Keresztury, Associate State Librarian, New Jersey State Library “The world is changing so rapidly the State Library believes it is imperative that libraries consider the future in a thoughtful, organized way in order to meet the challenges and exciting changes the future holds for us,” declared New Jersey State Librarian Norma Blake, who...

Change is in the Air!

by Carol Desch, ASCLA President, New York State Library These days, nothing seems more constant than change. Change in the seasons, change in government, change in the economy, change in technology, change in our libraries and of course, change for ASCLA!