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The New Voices of Standing Order Programs

By Ann Lehue, MSIS, Manager, Collection Development Programs 

Turning the Tides of War: Remembering D-Day 75 Years Later

By Laura Barkema, MLIS, Collection Development Librarian 

Where Would We Be without Music (and Musicians)?

Debbie Davenport, MLS, Collection Development Librarian
Imagine with me, just for a moment, that you are sitting in your favorite movie theater. You have just chosen the perfect seat and have gotten comfortable with your snack and beverage, anxious for the film of your choice to begin. The lights dim, and the people around you get quiet. The previews are just beginning. Now close your eyes and listen. What do you hear? Voices of the characters. Movement. The breathing of the person next to you. Go deeper and listen to the background of the film itself. Aha and eureka! You’ve detected the siren’s song! Music is underlying the emotion, the action, the drama. It’s driving the impact of the film and is the vehicle to your very soul. Guess what—it happens in your reality as well.  

#OnTheRoadULC: Interview with ULC President & CEO Susan Benton // Two Librarians & A Microphone Podcast

Tune in as we interview the President and CEO of the Urban Libraries Council, Susan Benton, on the powerful library innovations that are raising up communities and impacting lives. 

#OnTheRoadULC: Featuring Montgomery County Public Libraries // Two Librarians & A Microphone Podcast

Working towards a common goal, Montgomery County Public Libraries capitalized on collaboration and brought the REAL program to life.  

#OnTheRoadULC: Featuring Howard County Library System // Two Librarians & A Microphone Podcast


How to Use Facebook to Build a Community and Marketing Team

Written by: Kevin Watson, Press 53 Publisher
Social Media is crowded with users who all seem to be screaming for attention. Reading your own newsfeed is like reading the stock market ticker that scrolls across the bottom of your TV: you see a post, consider it for a moment, and then move to the next item. Paying $20 to promote a post will get your number of views up, but the results can be disappointing. Yet, Press 53 has found a way to use Facebook to build a community and, therefore, marketing team to help us sell more books.

Transform Your Library With These Tips

Written by Tricia Bengel
I, like many of you I am sure, started my library working career as a Page.  I was a Page in my hometown Carnegie library for several years during high school and college.  During that time, in addition to being able to look at any book and guess the Dewey Number, I had really strong calf muscles from hustling up and down steep steps on marble floors. What we did have was very tall shelves, very uncomfortable wooden chairs and absolutely no books written just for teenagers beyond a few Judy Blume and some horrid Sweet Valley High.  I still found the library magical and was constantly awe inspired by the stories it held.  

#OnTheRoadULC: Featuring Broward County Library // Two Librarians & A Microphone Podcast

Broward County Library launched BCLFit Wellness Center to nurture a healthy lifestyle for families living near library branches located in food deserts.