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Libraries Supporting Social Good: Tools and Tips for Outreach to Nonprofits

Libraries should be engaged with their local social sector community. Social sector organizations are a critical part of the community because they provide much-needed services. They also make great programming partners and library advocates, and they may be part of your referral network for library patrons. The social sector is also a huge part of the economy, accounting for 10.3 percent of all private sector employment.

Make Your Library More Mobile-Friendly: Webinar Series

It should come as no surprise that mobile device use in libraries is increasing. Research from the Pew Research Internet Project indicates that 43 percent of American adults now own a tablet or e-reader, and 91 percent of Americans own a cell phone. Of those cell phone owners, 60 percent use their phone to access the Internet.

Adding Value to the Library in More Ways than One: innovative services and revenue

This month our Library Spotlight is on Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Public Library, and we've just discovered another way they are adding value to their community. Through their efforts to provide innovative services, they've added a new revenue stream by becoming a Passport Acceptance Facility. Robert J.