In this podcast, Infopeople’s resident book maven, Michael Cart, shares his 13 picks for the greatest characters in LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) literature for young adults. What are your picks?
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A well written survey can give you valuable insights into what your community members want and need from the library, providing accurate, meaningful and actionable results. In Success with Surveys, an upcoming 4-week course for Infopeople, instructor Rita Gavelis emphasizes that clearly defining your goal is the most important thing to do when creating a survey. Gavelis says,
In this podcast recorded earlier this past summer, Michael Cart talks about a new biography of Lewis Carroll by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst. Titled The Story of Alice, this new bio looks at the life of Carroll and how he came to write the Alice in Wonderland books.
When service needs change, so do the skills staff members need. Unfortunately, however, these changes often are unrecognized or ignored. This is when staffing gaps can occur.
Infopeople instructor Cathy Hakala-Ausperk asks us to consider,
In the upcoming Infopeople course Communication is More Than Words, learners will gain a new understanding of how we communicate in every situation, an awareness of the challenges involved in communicating effectively, and tools to improve conversations with customers and co-workers.
Which state is the best in America for loving its libraries? Listen and find out! Also discussed: the new Dr. Seuss book, which will be released later this month (July 2015) and the winners of the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes and the recent passing of German writer Gunter Grass.