Tag Archives: library services

A New issue brief on revenue-generating library services

(24 January 2019) Academic libraries are grappling with how to respond to the continuing introduction of increasingly more business-like approaches to the academy, such as through the popularity of “responsibility center” approaches to management, and “customer” or “client”-focused approaches to service. For example, while some embrace the concept of “entrepreneurial librarianship” others are taking an anti-capitalist […]


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New IFLA Standard: IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Children aged 0-18 [revised version 2018]

(10 December 2018) The Committee on Standards is pleased to announce the publication of the IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Children aged 0-18, revised version 2018, which was endorsed by the IFLA Professional Committee in August 2018. The IFLA Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section (C&YA Section) have undertaken this revision of the […]


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ACRL releases Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students

(25 October 2018, Chicago) The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students, edited by Crystal Renfro and Cheryl Stiles. The book is a practical atlas of how librarians around the world are serving the dynamic academics that are today’s graduate students. In four sections—One Size […]


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LibQUAL+ 2019 registration now open: Join the global assessment community

(20 August 2018) The Association of Research Libraries invites libraries to join the global assessment community of LibQUAL+® by registering for the 2019 LibQUAL+ survey. LibQUAL+ is a tool that libraries use to solicit, track, understand, and act upon users’ opinions of service quality. The protocol is a rigorously tested web survey that helps libraries […]


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University of South Australia hiring Manager: Library Services

(8 May 2018) This position is responsible for a campus based Library team, and is responsible for addressing strategic campus and Division based issues. This position is also responsible for the management and the delivery of facilities, services and resources in support of the academic programs and the research activities of the University. Closing date […]


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LibQUAL+ 2018 registration now open: Join the global assessment community

(15 August 2017) Countries of LibQUAL+The Association of Research Libraries invites libraries to join the global assessment community of LibQUAL+® by registering for the 2018 LibQUAL+ survey. LibQUAL+ is a tool that libraries use to solicit, track, understand, and act upon users’ opinions of service quality. The protocol is a rigorously tested web survey that […]


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New study finds government cuts put libraries at risk

(31 May 2017) A new study has found that the federal government’s ‘wilful neglect’ of Australia’s national libraries, galleries and museums is putting the nation’s shared history and heritage at risk, particularly in regional areas, reports the Canberra Times. The report by Community and Public Sector Union researchers Kristin van Barneveld and Osmond Chiu, which […]


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IFLA worldwide review of the guidelines for library services to people experiencing homelessness

(10 April 2017) The LSN and working group on Guidelines for Library Services to People Experiencing Homelessness invites you to review the draft of the guidelines (PDF) (DOC). The draft text and more complete information will be found at the IFLA LSN webpage. Please send your comments to the co-chairs of the working group of […]


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Revamping libraries to be vibrant places of learning

(7 March 2017) The Straits Times reports that four newly renovated public libraries will reopen this year in Sengkang, Bukit Panjang, Tampines and Bedok, Singapore, with facilities such as a workspace with 3D printers and a storytelling room for children. Adults will also be encouraged to read more as well as more widely, following a […]


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Launch of new multilingual library app to assist readers in Western Sydney

(20 April 2016, Sydney)  A new multilingual library smartphone app for Fairfield City Council has been launched today, to help non-English speaking residents in Western Sydney. The Fairfield app is the first in Australia to be deployed on the Civica Spydus platform, which is used to manage collections and services in thousands of libraries around […]


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Minimum Standard Guidelines for Library Services to Prisoners

(9 December 2015) ALIA has issued the Minimum Standard Guidelines for Library Services to Prisoners to provide guidance on the establishment, operation, and evaluation of library services to prisoners in Australia. All people – including prisoners – have a fundamental right to read, learn and access information. Table of contents: 1.       Introduction 2.       Existence and Purpose of Prison […]


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Modernization of the National Library of the Philippines sought

(1 November 2015) A lawmaker has filed a measure seeking to modernize the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) to promote full intellectual and cultural development of the Filipino people through love for reading. Rep. Carlo V. Lopez (2nd District, Manila) said House Bill 4454 determines and defines the services and functions of NLP as […]


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How can you make resources accessible for those with disabilities?

(21 July 2015) Lisa Featherstone is a Jisc subject specialist advising on accessibility and inclusion. In this podcast, she offers her tips on using technology to create more flexible resources that can meet the needs of students with disabilities and learning impairments. Read the original blog post.


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Library of the Future workshops at Adelaide University

(10 June 2015) Adelaide University is planning for the evolution of its library services over the next 20 years. A series of workshops for staff and students will be held in June and July 2015. The announcement is here.


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Vision for modern libraries in Myanmar

(11 October 2013) Since Beyond Access hosted a Salon on library-driven development in Myanmar earlier this year, interest in using the country’s 5,000+ libraries for the purpose has only grown. Beyond Access is responding to this demand by gathering partners together for the Myanmar Library Visioning Project, to be implemented by the local NGO, Myanmar […]


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