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#OnTheRoadULC: Featuring Montgomery County Public Libraries // Two Librarians & A Microphone Podcast

Working towards a common goal, Montgomery County Public Libraries capitalized on collaboration and brought the REAL program to life.  

#OnTheRoadULC: Featuring Howard County Library System // Two Librarians & A Microphone Podcast


How to Use Facebook to Build a Community and Marketing Team

Written by: Kevin Watson, Press 53 Publisher
Social Media is crowded with users who all seem to be screaming for attention. Reading your own newsfeed is like reading the stock market ticker that scrolls across the bottom of your TV: you see a post, consider it for a moment, and then move to the next item. Paying $20 to promote a post will get your number of views up, but the results can be disappointing. Yet, Press 53 has found a way to use Facebook to build a community and, therefore, marketing team to help us sell more books.

Transform Your Library With These Tips

Written by Tricia Bengel
I, like many of you I am sure, started my library working career as a Page.  I was a Page in my hometown Carnegie library for several years during high school and college.  During that time, in addition to being able to look at any book and guess the Dewey Number, I had really strong calf muscles from hustling up and down steep steps on marble floors. What we did have was very tall shelves, very uncomfortable wooden chairs and absolutely no books written just for teenagers beyond a few Judy Blume and some horrid Sweet Valley High.  I still found the library magical and was constantly awe inspired by the stories it held.  

#OnTheRoadULC: Featuring Broward County Library // Two Librarians & A Microphone Podcast

Broward County Library launched BCLFit Wellness Center to nurture a healthy lifestyle for families living near library branches located in food deserts. 

#OnTheRoadULC: Featuring Providence Public Library // Two Librarians & A Microphone Podcast

Tune in to hear how Providence Public Library exhibits the idyllic library mission of providing for the community when there's a need not being fulfilled.  

Social Emotional Learning Through Picture Books

Wendy Rancier, MLS, Collection Development Librarian
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a hot topic in childhood development. Although its research dates back to 1994, it has become more relevant in recent years. Originally developed by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), research and implementation into school curriculums in conjunction with educators of all stripes has become a key part of their current and future work. 

Women March Toward Equality

Rachel Montgomery, MLS, Collection Development Librarian
March is a time to acknowledge women’s endeavors and achievements–from the women’s suffrage movement to the third annual Women’s March that took place in January–with two major celebrations: International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. 

#OnTheRoadULC: Featuring Kansas City Public Library // Two Librarians & A Microphone Podcast

Responding to several accidental shooting incidents involving children, Kansas City Public Library partnered with local organizations to provide firearms safety education for the community.  

#OnTheRoadULC: Featuring Edmonton Public Library // Two Librarians & A Microphone Podcast

We sit down with the CEO of Edmonton Public Library, Pilar Martinez, to chat about their Voices of Amiskwaciy program. This unique space celebrates indigenous communities and has been recognized by the ULC as a 2018 Top Innovator.