Public Libraries

Library becomes focal point for items scattered by floodwaters

Proud to know and work with these Texas librarians! This is what I call “find a hole and fill it.” via Library becomes focal point for items scattered by floodwaters. WIMBERLEY, Texas – The Wimberley Public Library has set aside a room for the sole purpose of drying out flood-soaked photos found by citizens in… Continue reading Library becomes focal point for items scattered by floodwaters

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Things I Miss about Library School–and What I’m Doing About It!

This is so funny because I realized that I was doing this just the other day! I graduated about a year and a half ago and it recently dawned on me that I was filling up my time with things that I used to do all the time during grad school: I read about libraries… Continue reading Things I Miss about Library School–and What I’m Doing About It!

Information Science

@UTiSchool helping flood victims salvage documents & heirlooms following Central Texas severe weather

AUSTIN, Texas — Conservators and students at The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information are available to provide advice and limited disaster recovery assistance to help this weekend’s flood victims salvage damaged family treasures. Wet papers and photographs, textiles, scrapbooks, books and other sentimental objects should be frozen, if possible, and not thrown out,… Continue reading @UTiSchool helping flood victims salvage documents & heirlooms following Central Texas severe weather

Public Libraries · School Libraries

The Library Facebook Images Dropbox Collection

A guy named Ben Bizzle created a Dropbox folder called “Library Facebook Images Dropbox” to collect and share freely images that libraries could use on social media. What a wonderful tool! The collection has apparently grown to over 1,000 images with more than 800 librarians accessing the content. It seems they have outgrown Dropbox and… Continue reading The Library Facebook Images Dropbox Collection

Professional Development · Public Libraries

IMLS Offers Free Webinar on Immigration Services for Public Libraries

This might be handy for some of our public libraries here in Texas! Next week, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will host a free webinar for public librarians on the topic of immigration and U.S. citizenship. Join in to learn more about what resources are… Continue reading IMLS Offers Free Webinar on Immigration Services for Public Libraries