Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Small Libraries, Big Impact

Du, Yunfei. Small Libraries, Big Impact. Libraries Unlimited, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4408-4156-9

The challenge is substantial: library managers today must adopt a new mindset in order to perform a broad spectrum of activities and attract new users who are not traditional library patrons. Small Libraries, Big Impact: How to Better Serve Your Community in the Digital Age helps readers to meet the challenge of serving diverse users via a community-centered library.

Table of Contents

  • Libraries, users, and communities : an introduction
  • Improving community outreach
  • Supporting social justice and rights of access to information
  • Effecting social transition
  • Nourishing diversity
  • Fostering collaboration and entrepreneurship
  • Using outreach as marketing tool
  • Bridging the digital divide
  • Re-envisioning library spaces
  • Assessing user needs and improving user services.