News Briefs-May 2024

May 15, 2024

Here is a roundup of news and articles regarding libraries and library professionals. 

Observations Deck! A Qualitative & Observational Assessment Toolkit-Programming is an essential part of libraries and their communities, from storytimes to adult book clubs, but how do we demonstrate a program’s value? As librarians, we can observe and identify learning but what do we do with these observations?

Call Number Podcast: Sustainability Strategies-This podcast highlights ways libraries are practicing and promoting sustainability.

Obsolete, But Not Gone: The People Who Love Floppy Disks-The last floppy disk was made over a decade ago and doesn’t even have enough capacity to store a modern smart phone picture, so why do some people still love using them?

Barbara Bush Foundation Joins PLA and AT&T in Promoting Digital Literacy for Adult Learners-In today’s world, digital literacy is not just a skill; it’s a necessity. As technology continues to be at the forefront of our daily lives, the ability to navigate the digital landscape effectively and safely is becoming increasingly crucial. From communication and education to business and entertainment, skills are needed to leverage technology effectively and help close the digital divide.

Experience “Hidden Portals” This May at the Library of CongressIn honor of Asian / Pacific American Heritage Month, Library of Congress 2023-2024 Innovator in Residence Jeffrey Yoo Warren invites the public to experience hidden portals to five historic Asian American communities created with Library of Congress collections for the month of May. Portals are accessible by mobile device at original sites around the country and on the Library of Congress campus in Washington, DC.

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