Blog Posts - Libraries

Library Decline

The Guardian reports continuing decline is usage in public libraries across the UK.  As I have pointed out before, Brent's record is markedly better. Once again, Wembley Library comes out as the UK's third most visited (after Norwich and Manches...
by James Powney's Blog on Dec 8, 2016

Best Libraries in Jaipur, Libraries in Vidhyadhar Nagar, Book Libraries

Best Library in VIdhyadhar Nagar:– Dear Readers today through this article we will help you find the Libraries in your area. Many Student’s Searches Libraries in Vidhyadhar Nagar and in their own areas. here we will provide a list of Best...
by Uniraj Result Server 2016 on Aug 14, 2016

Libraries are Changing

Public Libraries News has an interesting link to the changing uses of technology in libraries.  I get the impression there is very little understanding of how public libraries are changing rapidly.  The rise of WiFi is one, important exampl...
by James Powney's Blog on Aug 11, 2016

Libraries in Jaipur, Best Library in Vidhyadhar Nagar, A2Z Library

Best Library in Vidhyadhar Nagar(Jaipur):- Dear Readers once again we welcome you on our portal. According to today’s time we observed the there are many students who searches about Libraries in Vidhyadhar Nagar, Jaipur. So on based on your sea...
by Result Ka Adda on Aug 1, 2016

Why Public Libraries Should Support Black Lives Matter

Resources and reasons for librarians to support Black Lives Matter.
by Book Riot on Jul 25, 2016

Samba in the Library at Willesden

Willesden Library had a Brazilian festival at the weekend.  I can't help but admire the sheer range and variety of the events Brent Library staff manage to put on. ...
by James Powney's Blog on Jul 19, 2016

Update on Volunteer Libraries in Brent

The Willesden Library meeting I attended last weekend was an odd hybrid of Brent Library service and the various library volunteer groups in Brent.  The format began with some presentations on the library and culture service from the Council sta...
by James Powney's Blog on Jul 8, 2016

Turnover in Brent Libraries

A detail to come out of the PLUS survey is that the majority of Brent library users have used Brent libraries for less than three years.  This is probably because our area has an extremely high population turn over.A more gloomy view would be th...
by James Powney's Blog on Jul 7, 2016

3 On A YA Theme: The Great Library

Love a good library themed story? Here are three YA titles worth . . . checking out.
by Book Riot on Jul 6, 2016

Everything for the Garden (Historian)

I had a lot to do yesterday (including gardening) but still managed to devote quite a bit of time to the digital collections of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Garden–a very enticing resource that represents only a fract...
by streets of salem on Jul 6, 2016

More on Computer Use in Brent Libraries

Looking at the recent PLUS data on Brent libraries I saw that there are figures on whether people use library computers or their own.In the sample 31% of users intended to use a library computer and 25% actually did so.  That underlines what man...
by James Powney's Blog on Jul 6, 2016

Brent Libraries Continue to Improve

The most recent Public Library User Services were made available at a brief meeting on Brent's cultural services I attended yesterday.  Once again they are up in every category, although some only just.  It is another indication that Brent'...
by James Powney's Blog on Jul 3, 2016

What is Open and What is Closed on July 4th 2016?

When a federal holiday rolls around there can be some misunderstandings as to what places will be open for business or not. There is nothing more frustrating than trying to run your errands and walking up to the door and finding out that everything y...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Jul 1, 2016

Adventures at ALA

Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando Florida. If you are not apart of the library world, ALA is the American Library Association and every year this is an annual conference. This conference allows all librari...
by This Librarian's Life on Jun 30, 2016

Last Cave on the Left

Now that the kids and grandkids have moved out and into their own beautiful house, the hubby and I have decided it’s time to remodel/redecorate. Two different words, two different meanings, two different opinions. We now have two empty bedrooms...
by Humoring The Goddess on Jun 28, 2016

Book Review: "The Invisible Library," by Genevieve Cogman

About the book:Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all the different realities. Most recently, she and her enigmatic assistant, Kai, have been sent to an alterna...
by Susan Heim on Writing on Jun 26, 2016

Sunday Opening for Harlesden Post Office

It is interesting to see Sunday opening at a new Post Office in Harlesden.  I can remember campaigning against Post Office closures on many previous occasions, so it is good to see the network making progress.  It is also striking that the...
by James Powney's Blog on Jun 26, 2016

Democratic Debate and Libraries

As we all look forward to the Brexit recession, an old story has come up again _ libraries.  An anonymous commentator has suggested that the undemocratic nature of the developments in South Kilburn, which I criticised the other day, are similar...
by James Powney's Blog on Jun 25, 2016

Library Renovation Uses SOLARBAN 70XL By PPG

The Lawrence Public Library in Kansas features a new façade combining a terra cotta rainscreen and low-e glass. Read Library Renovation Uses SOLARBAN 70XL By PPG on Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings.
by FacilityBlog on Jun 24, 2016

Mailbox Monday

//MAILBOX MONDAY: new releases on my radar, incoming, outgoing, currently reading, read, up next…// NEW RELEASES ON MY RADAR: new books I’m excited about Sex Object: A Memoir, Jessica Valenti Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendsh...
by Readage on Jun 19, 2016

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