A new study from the Pew Research Center found that more than two-thirds of Americans are actively engaged with public libraries. The report examines the relationship Americans have with their libraries and technology. Dusty, worn books versus sleek new computers, tablets or smartphones may seem like unlikely companions, but it’s really all about information. Continue reading
What can’t librarians do? Many are now becoming health insurance guides. Continue reading
After two devices were detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, tens of thousands of runners and spectators had to be diverted from the disaster, many leaving behind bags or luggage to speed their retreat. Gwen Ifill talks to Scott Malone of Reuters about the scene at the blast. Continue reading
This week, librarians from around the country have gathered in Washington for the annual meeting of the American Library Association to meet with authors, share experiences and discuss topics ranging from budget cuts, branch closings and staff reductions, to technology upgrades and innovations.