In 2007, OCLC was awarded a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to explore attitudes and perceptions about library funding and to evaluate the potential of a large-scale marketing and advocacy campaign to increase public library funding in the U.S. The findings of this research are available in the OCLC report, From Awareness to Funding: A study of library support in America.
In this episode of Thinking Out Loud, George & Joan talk with Fred Baerkircher, Adult Public Services Manager at Twinsburg Public Library
in Ohio. Fred spearheaded an ambitious gaming program for his library and he did it on a shoestring! Find out all about it in this podcast. Be warned: it may make you want to start a gaming program at YOUR library!
We had a lively webinar today with George Needham and Joan Frye Williams doing a two-hour presentation on "Resurrecting Reference." If you missed the live event, the archive is available.
The text chat had lots of really good information and discussion, so I thought I'd extract some of the links for folks who may have missed them as they whizzed by.
In this episode of Thinking Out Loud, George and Joan and their guest Jennifer Baker take a hard look at what libraries count, how they do it, why they do it, and ask whether the info we gather is accomplishing what it should.