Banned Books Week – Book Challenges Explained
When people first hear about Banned Books Week, they often ask one of two questions: “Who doesn’t have the freedom to read?” and “Are books really banned?” Neither answer is quite as straight-forward as you might think.
September 28th is National Voter Registration Day!
What is National Voter Registration Day? National Voter Registration Day is celebrated every year on the fourth Tuesday of September. First celebrated in 2012, it is a nonpartisan civic holiday … Continued
Banned Books Week – How Challenges Offer Opportunities for Reflection
Given that libraries celebrate Banned Books Week and condemn censorship, how is it possible that the occasional challenges that Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh receives from our users are not unwelcome?
There’s More Than One Way to Support Your Library
We understand that every library supporter is different, with a special library story, personal reasons for giving and different ways of making charitable giving a part of their life and … Continued
Wayfinding in Children’s Collections
Librarians love to arrange things. We are always trying to figure out where to put books (and other materials) so that the folks who will love them the best will find them most easily. It may not feel that way, though, when you first come into the Library to find books for your child. There are so many sections. And lots of different labels. What do they all mean?
Five Books for Emerging Leaders
Many people would agree that our world today needs creative, adaptive and innovative people in all positions of responsibility. From business executives to community organizers to those seeking social equity and inclusiveness, leaders on any level need the tools and philosophies to be successful. Here are five titles emerging leaders can use to discover methods and practices useful for creating positive and productive businesses, organizations and communities.