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Most Americans – especially Millennials – say libraries can help them find reliable, trustworthy information

Americans struggle to determine what news and information sources they should trust and how to discern reliable information online. They worry that fake news is sowing confusion about current events. And many express a desire to get help. About six-in-ten

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Trump’s proposed budget will eliminate funding to museums, libraries, and artists

This article is about the POTUS’s new budget plan in which he proposes budget cuts for  the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting,

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Checking out real stories at the ‘Human Library’

This was an interesting program that the San Diego Central Library ran. Basically, patrons could come and chat with a diverse selection of people in one-on-one interviews about their lives. Some talked about being disabled, others transgender, and others talked

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Borrow Your Next Museum Pass From The Library

More and more, public library offerings are extending far beyond their walls. Denice Rovira Hazlett in her article: “Easy Pass | Product Spotlight” reports that many libraries now offer “free or reduced-cost access” to other cultural institutions such as museums,

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Library Hand, the Fastidiously Neat Penmanship Style Made for Card Catalogs

This February 17th article in Atlas Obscura chronicles the creation of “library hand,” a writing style specifically designed for catalog cards. As described by Ella Morton, the need for a uniform handwriting style grew out of a meeting of library professionals in

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Fall 2016 Final Project: Folksonomies in Libraries

For our LIS 653 Fall 2016 final project, we examined the extent to which libraries are currently using folksonomies in order to discuss the opportunities and limitations of this method of organizing information. Our project explored current research and conversations

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