With little fanfare, DC Public Library has created an iPhone App that allows patrons to search their catalog and reserve a book. More than 3500 patrons have already downloaded it. DC may well be the first library system in the country to do an iPhone App. Plans are already underway to create a Facebook App: Hey iPhoners: Download the D.C. Public Library App!
In case you missed it, here’s the New York Times second article in the Future of Reading series. “In Web Age, Library Job gets Update” is a good reminder of how crucial it is to teach kids how to evaluate the information that is now available with the click of a mouse.
If you care about public libraries and library funding take a minute to read this post from ALA about the Economic Stimulus Package.
The Greene County Library in Xenia, OH has found a creative way to help their local food banks and give cash strapped patrons a break.
The Associated Press reported today that more and more adults are turning to libraries for help to find jobs. With a record national unemployment rate of 7.2%, libraries are expecting to serve even more adult job seekers in the coming months. Most libraries know Tutor.com as a teen or kid service – helping K-12 students […]
Today Congress will vote on a $150 billion stimulus package that will be doled out over the next two years to school districts, education agencies, child care centers and universities. The New York Times reported on the stimulus plan yesterday calling it the “..the largest increase in federal aid since Washington began to spend significantly on education after World War II.”