Tag Archives: ALA

Top Ten Customer Service Skills for Library Staff

ALA Learning’s Top Ten Customer Service Skills for Library Staff is not only a great review of those habits that can make us more effective when we interact with the public, but are also good reminders of what we can … Continue reading

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OLC Cancels Conference

The Ohio Library Council has announced that they are canceling their annual conference due to low expectations of attendance.  The organization surveyed library directors throughout Ohio and determined that most libraries simply don’t have the funds to participate. Is this … Continue reading

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E-Readers and the Future

ALA TechSource has a brief blogger forum post on the state of E-Book Readers.  The quote that I think is most worth thinking about comes from Jason Griffey: E-books are the future of reading in a very real way, simply … Continue reading

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Open Source ILS and Technical Services

For those interested in Open Source Integrated Library Systems such as Koha, Evergreen, Open Library Environment Project (OLE), OpenBiblio, etc., the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) will be holding an e-forum on April 21st and 22nd.  From … Continue reading

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National Library Workers Day

Today is National Library Workers Day!  Be sure to let those who make your library experience better, whether they be coworker, boss, student, or the library workers at the place you get your materials, know that you appreciate them!  If … Continue reading

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