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A Fresh Start to 2022 with Library Weeding

By: | November 30, 2021 |

There’s something innately magical about the act of decluttering and clearing spaces. In the school library, even when our spaces are well organized and functional, the energetic boost that comes from freshly tended-to shelves is something that is palpable to both students and librarians alike. It’s well known to librarians that library weeding often leads to a boost in circulation.

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How Librarians are Exceeding Expectations with the Youth, Technology and Innovation (And Here’s the Research to Back It)

By: | November 10, 2021 |

We know that librarians have plenty of challenges to take on, both strategically, long term and on the daily. The modern librarian is not only a curator, they are a tech expert, an innovator, and so much more. Research points out the impact that librarians are making when it comes to access of technology, and so we have gathered the latest data, as well as a few success stories to highlight the biggest takeaways that reveal not only what patrons want from their libraries in terms of technology, but how librarians are exceeding their expectations.

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Five Reasons Why Librarians Choose Genrefication for Their School Libraries

By: | October 28, 2021 |

The frustrated faces of young children and teens trying to find a book amidst the Dewey classification system is something that librarians see on a daily basis, which is perhaps why the word “genrefication” is a hot topic for libraries these days! Learn more about how you can use genrefication in your library.

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In Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month: Award-Winning, Top Book Recommendations for Librarians

By: | October 01, 2021 |

September is here, and that means that public libraries and school libraries around the country are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month! The observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15th and goes through October 15th each year, paying tribute to the cultures and contributions of those with Central and South American, Mexican, Spanish, and Caribbean heritage.

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National Literacy Month: How librarians can help foster a life-long love of reading in young readers

By: | September 30, 2021 |

With National Literacy Month upon us, many school and public librarians are reflecting upon their essential role in cultivating literacy in their communities. If you are among that crowd and wondering what you can do to accelerate your literacy building efforts, look no further!

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Librarian of the Month: September 2021

By: Joanna Reser | September 02, 2021 |

JLG’s September 2021 Librarian of the Month honor goes to Zion-Benton Public Library and their collaborative, passionate, and dedicated Teen Services Supervisor, Dawn Abron. A JLG member for 8+ years, Dawn caught our eye because of her dedication to her patrons and her active role in their reading engagement and programs. Here’s Dawn's story...

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Why we need public libraries (and their librarians) more than ever in 2021

By: | September 02, 2021 |

If there is something we all can agree on, it’s that public libraries are the hub of our community. In the coming days, however, many parents of school-aged children may be hesitant to bring their children back to the public library. So here are the top 4 ways librarians can educate parents and their communities on the benefits that their public libraries can provide for them this coming school year.

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