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Curating an Inclusive and Diverse Collection

ALA outlines that a diverse collection should include: Content in multiple formats and created by a variety of producers, including self-published and independent authors, and people in marginalized or underrepresented groups. Libraries must remain vigilant about maintaining and updating the collection to ensure resources are catalogued, labeled and displayed in the best way. Library collections … Continued

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How to Measure Success for a Better Future

What is success in a public library? It’s a complicated question that can have many answers.For example, success may be: ● A patron discovering a new author or title on the shelves ● A library system experiencing high turnover ● A library director being able to offer new community engagement programs ● Enhanced literacy in … Continued

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Attracting Younger Readers to the Library

Research shows that more young people are visiting the library. How do we encourage these younger readers to return again and again? In 2016, the Pew Research Center found that 53% of Millennials (those aged 18 to 35 at the time) reported using a library or bookmobile in the previous 12 months. That compares with 45% of … Continued

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International Children’s Book Day

International Children’s Book Day from IBBY, falls on April 2nd, around the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen. This much celebrated event reminds all of us here at collectionHQ of the importance of books and libraries for children across the world. To mark the occasion, we’re pleased to share a sample of the top new and forthcoming Juvenile … Continued

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What does the modern library look like?

Libraries have long held a position of importance in societies – as collectors of information, and more broadly as guardians of community stories and culture. While the need and desire for a library has remained consistent throughout history, the look, feel and services provided by this public institution have certainly changed. In this rapidly changing … Continued