Changes in the Library

Happy Friday! Today’s post is short and sweet, so I’ll just get to it and stop the introductory remarks. Or as the Doctor would say, “Allons-y!”

First, go read this great post, Don’t Forget about Us. It is quite crazy that marketing departments, corporations and just about every advertisement agency focuses on the 20-40 year old demographic, but libraries often do not focus on this group. This is an unacceptable gap in our service and a great opportunity for libraries to become more relevant to a very important segment of the population.

If you have never watched one of the Common Craft “in Plain English” videos, you are in for a special treat. And if you have, you already know that Common Craft has a wonderful gift for explaining even complex issues in a jargon-free and humorous way. This video has been making the RSS feed rounds and is called “Staffing the Library of the Future in Plain English.” Check it out below:

I hope you have a fantastic weekend, read a lot and the Waki Librarian will be back next week with more library fun.