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Traveling Library Lessons: Tips for Teaching on a Cart

There are a myriad of reasons that educators end up teaching on a cart. Whatever the reason, here are some tips for teaching on the go.

What Gets Lost When Archives Aren’t Funded

Archives preserve often irreplaceable records of cultural or historical value. What's lost when they aren't given the resources they need?

6 Databases Offered by Public Libraries to Know and Try

From genealogy services to archives of primary resources, discover some of the databases offered by public libraries across the country.

The Life of a Library Book

A look at the lifecycle of a library book, from the time it's acquired till retirement after a long and full shelf life.

Why Librarians Should Read at Their Desks

Librarians should be reading on the job, especially at the circulation desk. Here's how it would help librarians and patrons.

Clara Stanton Jones: Librarian and Advocate

On the life and legacy of Carol Stanton Jones, the first Black woman to serve as director of a central public library system in the US.

Lies Librarians Tell

Getting people, especially teens, in the library is my goal. If I have to smudge the truth here and there to do it, it's totally worth it.

Hidden Knowledge: Secret and Mysterious Libraries Around the World

A look at secretive libraries and hidden repositories of books around the world, and how people came to discover them.

Not All Heroes Wear Capes: The Fairfield Library Introduces Work And Play Stations

The new Fairfield Library in Henrico, VA features work and play stations, just one of several innovative features the library offers.

Take a Tour Through Philadelphia’s Libraries, Archives, and Special Collections

Join us on a tour of Philadelphia's notable libraries and special collections, some of the most interesting and eclectic destinations for literature lovers.