Tag Archive: public libraries

Dec 08

Cross Library Catalogue Collaboration

We had a great time in Papua New Guinea and its something that we saw there that gave inspiration to this post. We visited the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) mission base in Ukarumpa in the PNG Highlands. It is the largest mission base in the world and supports the translation and literacy work in …

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Sep 03

ALIA Dreaming 08 – PM Concurrent Session – Debra Rosenfeldt

Connecting with the community: strategies to help public libraries better engage with hard to reach groups – Debra Rosenfeldt Approximately 60% of Australians use public libraries. 50% of public library users visit weekly, 90% borrow books mainly, 37% use computers, 46% get information, 61% for social ontact and 50% to meet new people. Why dont …

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Sep 03

ALIA Dreaming 08 – Thur PM Concurrent Session – Jack L Goodman

We would if we could but its not in the Budget… success stories in third-party funding for public library programs – Jack L Goodman Tutoring Australasia Why public libraries need partnerships- maintaining relevance requires innovation, which needs resources – which means money. Public libraries have many users, tight budgets, have little state support and no …

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