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Melissa Adams

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

Susan Sentz

By: Susan Sentz As librarians we all know that libraries are so much more than a repository for books.  We are a community center that lends items, holds programs and offers technology to just name a few of our worthy services. When I find myself talking to someone who has not...

By Elizabeth Hess It appears that we can no longer consider self-publishing a mere trend, if recent statistics are any indication! In 2014, Publisher’s Weekly reported on a study that found “self-published books now represent 31% of e-book sales on Amazon’s Kindle Store”...

Michelle Georgetti

  by Michelle Muro It’s that time of year again. In my humble opinion, one of the best times of the year – Banned Books Week! As librarians, we understand the importance of this annual event celebrating the freedom to read. I’d like to take a look at different programming...