Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Taking out Your Library

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Taking out Your Library

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Though we provide some general guidance to our writers each month and, as a result, there's generally a strong coherence to our issues, it's rare that a single issue holds together so well as this one does. Our authors and columnists were clearly all on the same page this month, offering plenty of good advice on the subject of serving your patrons wherever they are.

Returning to a longitudinal study published in CIL magazine 2 years ago, researchers Jamie Helgren and Zeth Lietzau observe that not much has actually changed in the library's adoption of new technologies, except for the fact that libraries have embraced social platforms, especially Facebook. Do you want to know how to be more social or do you want to have a better presence on Facebook? Read this issue's columns by Janet L. Balas and Donna F. Ekhart.

What's the up-and-coming trend? Redoing the library website so it works with mobile devices. Do you want to know how to do that? Authors Tom C. Cutshall, Lindsay Blake, and Sandra L. …

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