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A high percentage of adults in western and developed nations live with low levels of print literacy which can negatively impact their physical and mental health, relationships with family and their community, as well as their economic well-being. Despite programming, educational opportunities and...
Even as we understand the labour, health, and environmental hazards of the technology industry, it increasingly roots itself in our daily lives and modes of being. The library space and services has likewise shifted to meet these changing needs, while still holding core values in sustainability...
Engaging reluctant readers is a common topic among library professionals as the literary lives of young people appear to be changing or declining. Although much research has already been conducted about the nature of reluctant readers, there is little on how to combat it and even less on...
This research presents the findings regarding digital trends within libraries, using Pokémon Go as a case study. It aims to add understanding as to why digital trends and keeping up with them are vital to all library systems and also to provide insight into how libraries can adopt future digital...
Patron-Perpetrated Sexual Harassment at the Public Library
Third-party sexual harassment, perpetrated against employees by individuals external to their employing organization, is a serious and all too common issue faced by employees in service-oriented occupations. This includes sexual harassment of library employees by library patrons. Studies in...
In this presentation, we discuss some of the information needs that refugees experience in refugee camps, based on a literature review. We aim to identify both the ways that refugees are meeting these information needs, as well as services that might partner with refugees in order to improve...
The slide presentation given by School of Library and Information Studies student Christine Adams at the Forum for Information Professionals 2016 Conference.
Traditional library outreach and the more recent trend of community-led librarianship are significant ways public librarians serve the information needs of marginalized populations, paying special attention to the core library values of diversity, intellectual freedom, and social responsibility....