A recent thread on the Publib Discussion List for Public Librarians aired ideas for public access computers that are used heavily by job-seekers. The issue addressed is of patrons having a difficult time completing an online job application and/or filling out an unemployment application claim on computers that have a 1-hour time limit.
These two posts from Claudia Race provide ideas you might want to try at your library:
The Programming Librarian blog (a publication of the ALA Public Programs Office) posted great ideas on the topic of “how can I promote more interest in the book and get a discussion going?” and suggestions for keeping a book group running smoothly. Examples of ideas in the posting include...
Library Lovers' Month is a month-long celebration of school, public, and private libraries of all types. Declare February as a time for everyone, especially library support groups, to recognize the value of libraries.
Teen Tech Week is March 7 - 13, 2010. It's an American Library Association initiative encouraging teens to take advantage of libraries' non-print resources.
National Library Week is an annual celebration that highlights the value of libraries and librarians.
This year National Library Week 2010 (April 11-17) will be celebrated with the theme "Communities thrive @ your library."
Here are resources you can use to spread the word about your library: