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Why Librarians Are Not Childcare

Even at the best of times, librarians are not childcare. Here's why.

A Little Library Life: On Finding Sanctuary in On-Campus Libraries

One reader on finding solace and sanctuary in college libraries as a transfer student.

Do You Need a Library Science Degree to Work in a Library?

Want to work in a library without an MLS degree? Here's how.

Lockdown Librarian: Ways to Connect to Your Patrons

Here are a few ways one school librarian has been reaching out to students, for possible use and adoption at your library or school.

Reading Time: The Importance of the Prison Library

On the importance of prison libraries to people who are incarcerated, and on the policies and backlash against stripping access to library resources.

Macmillan Walks Back Ebook Embargo

Macmillan Publishers has announced they will return to the library ebook pricing model that was in place October 31, 2019.

5 Reasons Why We Should All Be Participating in Read Alouds

Reading aloud isn't just for kids' storytime--it's for everyone. Here's why this reader thinks we should all participate in read alouds.

5 Ways You Can Support Your Local Public Library

Whether you're in the UK or elsewhere, there are actionable things you can do to help support your local public library.

Pura Belpré, the First Puerto Rican Librarian in NYC (And My Library Hero)

Who was Pure Belpré and why she should be your librarian hero, too.

8 Bequests By Famous Authors to Libraries

A list of eight library bequests where authors (and their families) donated their papers and/or donations to libraries (and one hospital).

How Libraries Help People In Cold Weather

When libraries help people in cold weather, they become a critical service for teens, the elderly, and unsheltered people.

13 Must-Hear Librarian Podcasts

You haven't lived #librarylife to the max until you've marathoned these librarian podcasts. Tune in for interviews, advice, and even some laughs.

When Natural Disasters Strike, Libraries Support Their Communities

When natural disasters happen, the library is there to help.

How Libraries Are Dealing With Bedbugs

Bedbugs in public libraries are becoming routine. Luckily, there are a few things that librarians can do to stop them...starting with preparation.

The Economic Case for Supporting Libraries

Libraries do so much for so many, but what about the economic evidence of these benefits? Learn about the return on investment of libraries.