Skip navigation. Go to main content.

Home: Ivy Library
Advancing America’s Libraries

Blog

Children as Library Donors

14 Apr 2014 Standards published by the Association of Fundraising Professionals state: Members shall not exploit any relationship with a donor, prospect, volunteer, or employee for the benefit of the member or the member’s organization. Some librarians feel it…

A library website needs to work on desktop computers but also mobile devices.

What Should You Require From Your Library’s Website?

31 Mar 2014 We all have our specialties. If you’re a librarian in today’s world, you know that your library needs a website. But, what makes a good website? What do library users need online? Are you going to have…

thumbnail image for article: It’s Never Too Late for Elected Officials to Make Amends for Bad Decisions!

It’s Never Too Late for Elected Officials to Make Amends for Bad Decisions!

17 Mar 2014 We hear lots of stories from libraries across the nation about serious cuts to their budgets. Many—it can’t be said any other way—devastate libraries. However, last week something happened to give us hope. Kudos to Mayor Michael Nutter…

Common Core Standards - screenshot of website homepage

Libraries “at the core” of Common Core State Standards

13 Mar 2014 School librarians and teachers have been hard at work to prepare for and meet the Common Core State Standards this year. But schools aren’t the only ones that can help students do the challenging work these new standards will…

To Focus or Not to Focus—That is the Question

22 Jan 2014 We often receive inquiries about focus groups. In common use for many years in corporate America, their popularity has migrated into the non-profit sector. However, we don’t always recommend focus groups as part of the strategic planning…

cover of the book The Polar Express

All Aboard the Polar Express

11 Mar 2013 It may be March, but it’s never too early to start planning for the holidays! Schlow Centre Region Library in State College, Pa. has partnered with the Downtown State College business organization for more than 20 years to provide a…

Love Your Library

13 Feb 2013 How do you show your love for your local public library? Let us know!  You could... Write a library love letter to the editor of your local paper (or your elected representative). …

1 2 3 4 5 6