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#OnTheRoadULC: Featuring Austin Public Library

11/20/2018
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As a public awareness tool, social media can be used to assist libraries with communication, visibility, and exposure. Tune in to hear how Austin Public Library’s citizens proactively raise awareness of the public library through their Social Media Ambassadors Program, including how APL engages with the community and encourages ambassadors to spread library initiatives. #APLambassador

Duration:00:09:51

#OnTheRoadULC: Featuring DC Public Library

11/13/2018
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There’s something magical about accessing past memories. The staff at DC Public honed in on that important facet of storytelling when they realized that gentrification might erase some of the landscape many of their residents found familiar. In an effort to help their community preserve personal memories and local history, they developed the Memory Lab Network, where patrons can access the tools/ training needed to digitize their records.

Duration:00:08:35

#OnTheRoadULC: Featuring Lexington Public Library

11/6/2018
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Lexington Public Library in Kentucky doesn’t let a snow day stop them from getting the job done. When they identified snowy days as the perfect opportunity for fun instruction time, the team decided to create fun and engaging online content that could reach parents, no matter what digital platforms they preferred. Listen is as they discuss the online snow day learning activities they created for parents and guardians to replicate with their kiddos in the comfort of their own homes.

Duration:00:11:49

#OnTheRoadULC: Featuring Hartford Public Library

10/30/2018
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During episode 4 of our #OnTheRoadULC road trip, we sat down with top innovators Noma Naficy and Beverly Redd to discuss their workforce and economic development programming at Hartford Public Library in Connecticut. Building upon an already strong immigrant programming framework, in order to further immigrant integration into the community fabric, the team launched their Immigrant Career Pathways Initiative three years ago. By partnering with other community agencies, the local school...

Duration:00:17:42

#OnTheRoadULC: Featuring San Francisco Public Library

10/23/2018
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When San Francisco Public Library recognized approximately 50% of 3rd and 4th graders in their community were not reading at grade level they decided to step up immediately. Tapping into the need across their community to assist struggling young readers with developing learning and reading strategies, they developed the FOG (Free Orton-Gillingham) Readers program. Led by their learning differences librarian, Laura Lay, and built upon the expansions of their adult literacy learning programs,...

Duration:00:10:46

#OnTheRoadULC: Featuring Los Angeles Public Library

10/16/2018
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As a community resource for all members of society, libraries play an integral part in building the thriving and diverse country we have now. To help new community members successfully become integrated into American society, LA Public has developed the New Americans Initiative. By stationing six centers across library branches in order to expand access to information, services, and resources among immigrant community members, library employees working in conjunction with community-based...

Duration:00:09:55

#OnTheRoadULC: Featuring Brooklyn Public Library

10/9/2018
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Like the start of many great ideas, Amy Mikel conceived the concept of Teacher Lab in 2014 while promoting a completely different initiative to local Brooklyn teachers. She quickly discovered that teachers had many questions about the library, the available resources, and how they could use this information to better equip their students. With the steadfast support of her forward-thinking team at Brooklyn Public Library, Amy elevated Teacher Lab from a small experimental program, to a...

Duration:00:12:43

#LibrariesRock: Serving the Needs of Your Local Community

10/2/2018
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Libraries like Fresno County Public Library in California and Fort Vancouver Regional Library in Washington are "leading forward" with a fresh mindset towards programming. From making fleece blankets for the homeless to providing lunches in conjunction with summer reading, these libraries realize that they must observe and adapt to the unique needs of their communities. Today, these libraries are focused on their individual communities in efforts to truly help the collective of society.

Duration:00:11:21

#LibrariesTransform: When Libraries & Democracy Collide

9/25/2018
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Join us as we discuss how libraries successfully promote democracy. Libraries are not only helping community members vote, but also assisting patrons achieve the life-changing goal of citizenship, bringing legislative knowledge to light and lending a helping hand to refugees in their communities. Ultimately, libraries are the great equalizer, there to serve everyone, helping them access the knowledge, skills and tools they need to be informed members of our democracy.

Duration:00:12:39

#LibrariesRespond: Stepping Up In Times of Crisis

9/18/2018
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In this episode, we’ll discuss how libraries are community anchors – providing assistance during natural disasters, offering refuge in the midst of chaos, and solidifying the library as the community’s core, no matter the circumstance.

Duration:00:13:11

#LibrariesMatter: The Importance of Libraries Today

9/11/2018
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Our hosts confront the elephant in the room and discuss the spirited debate sparked by the erroneous (briefly published, since removed) Forbes article, "Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money." It turns out that not only are librarians masters of literature, but they also know how to find deleted articles on Google. From partnering with the local food bank to stepping up in times of crisis, libraries are so much more than a repository of books. Listen in and understand...

Duration:00:14:26

On the Road at #ALAAC18

8/14/2018
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We took Season 4, What I Didn’t Learn In Library School, on the road! Straight from the trade show floor in NOLA, we asked librarians who stopped by our Ingram booth what they would share with the next generation of information experts. From building maintenance to library marketing that works, see if they add insight to your own ideas. https://goo.gl/xK12AS

Duration:00:13:16

The Things That Make It Worthwhile

6/26/2018
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From the unusual to the inspirational, every so often in-between, there are those patron interactions, community events, or lessons from #TheLibraryLife that remind you why you love it.

Duration:00:15:47

The Awe-Inspiring and Motivational

6/19/2018
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Warning! This episode has all the feels. Because great things are bound to happen when you give people access to information and knowledge that helps enrich their lives. https://goo.gl/NJDans

Duration:00:13:02

The Unusual and Interesting

6/12/2018
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Two Librarians and a Microphone: What I Didn’t Learn in Library School. Season 4 is here with a unique look at lessons from #TheLibraryLife! How often have you found yourself discussing library challenges you wish you learned about in school? We’ve all been there, and this season, we’re sharing with the whole class. https://goo.gl/GBgw9E

Duration:00:14:50

Seattle Public Library at PLA 2018

5/1/2018
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Hear the inside scoop on how they: Took a big step towards fulfilling their library mission Created community-based partnerships to support the program Planned special events and met with unexpected surprises along the way Responded to other libraries with similar community pockets Learn More: https://goo.gl/yQUGaK

Duration:00:15:23

How Politics Shape Everything

3/27/2018
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So much of what we think we know is perceived through a political lens—education, women’s rights, even public library funding. How can libraries respond to this social shift without losing the integrity of their missions? Learn more https://goo.gl/P8DBNs

Duration:00:14:03

The Golden Rule of Librarianship

3/20/2018
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The 2016 election turned up the heat on an already simmering political climate. What can libraries do to promote civil discourse—in the home, at schools, and in the workplace—when at high levels those lessons are lacking? Learn more https://goo.gl/EAL3Hi

Duration:00:12:13

Fake News, Infoliteracy, and the Librarian

3/13/2018
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When news comes with two sides it can be a slippery slope. Add in community-built “reference materials” like Wikipedia, and the need for trustworthy and critical resource evaluators is vital to ensuring infoliteracy. Learn more https://goo.gl/pHGyif

Duration:00:11:07

Library Neutrality Tangible Goal or Unattainable Pipedream

3/6/2018
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In today’s modern world the neutral librarian might just as easily find themselves in Sir Thomas Moore’s Utopia. Is neutrality something to be strived for? Is it possible? Or should libraries embrace their opinions? Learn more https://goo.gl/WKgh6g

Duration:00:14:29