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One year on: Libraries supporting communities through Covid-19

One year ago, libraries across the world were forced to close their doors to stop the spread of a new Coronavirus. One year on and Covid-19 continues to impact the daily lives of librarians and their communities. The library’s response to the greatest challenge humankind has faced for generations has emphasized its position as a … Continued

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Top Romance Titles from Discovery

Love is in the air! And to celebrate both Library Lovers’ Day and Valentine’s Day this weekend, we have been checking out the top Romance titles in libraries across the world from the past year. Log in to collectionHQ’s Discovery to compare with circulation at your library!   U.S.A. Hideaway by Nora Roberts Every Breath … Continued

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3 Ways Libraries Can Contribute to a Healthier Planet

Sustainability – and the need to reduce humankind’s impact on the earth – is on people’s minds more than ever. Whether it’s changing eating habits or how we travel, people are being more mindful of how their actions contribute to the planet’s health. And the local library is well positioned to not only support, but … Continued

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Customer Interview

At the collectionHQ Coffee Break in November, we caught up with Will Bailey, Technical Services Manager at the Hartford Public Library (CT). Will shared how his library has adapted to serve customers during the pandemic, and his thoughts on the future of library collections.         Hi Will, thank you for joining us … Continued

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Public Libraries Embracing Technology and Shaping the Future

“Hey Siri, what’s the future of the public library?” Siri: “I don’t have that information in future of the public.” “Huh?” Computer assistants, such as Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, and other Artificial Intelligence (AI) programs are becoming commonplace. If you need directions, want to buy groceries, or are looking for suggestions for a new … Continued