Libraries are known for offering equitable access to their services. To ensure that everyone, including the LGBTQ+ community, feels welcome in your library, follow Jessica Jupitus’s 10 tips for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.
What makes for a positive library user experience? What strategies and products can help? Read the blog post and browse a helpful idea gallery.
Participating in National Voter Registration Day on September 27 is a win for your library. EveryLibrary advisor Nicole Powell gets you ready!
Your physical space is one of your library’s biggest assets. Wi-Fi tracking technology can help you visualize how patrons are interacting with that space, as well as inform new library programs and space changes.
Learn how you can use proven community planning strategies to engage and support underrepresented communities at your library. This webinar with Madison Public Library’s planner covers lessons learned, scaling this to your institution and more.
Guaranteed you’ll be more dialed into your community’ changing needs after reading Part II of our interview with Library Director Kate Hall. She shares community engagement strategies that have made her library a transformation agent.
The majority of patrons (69%) engage with your library via a mobile device, so what are the best practices for providing an easy user experience? Join a panel of librarians and library technology experts as they share their experiences with library apps and mobile technology trends.
With 69% of library patrons using mobile applications to access information, it is more important than ever for libraries to have a mobile strategy. Draw from the real-world experiences of our expert presenters and learn about mobile-user engagement and emerging technologies — important considerations in the development of your own mobile strategy.
From new ways to describe your library to how small spaces can have impact, get a first-person account of the top 5 takeaways from this year’s Library Journal Design Institute.
Collaboration is the word! View the Demco panel presentation that addresses collaborative library spaces and provides examples of spaces that can work for varying budgets.
San José Public Library learned that customer experiences and wayfinding go hand in hand during their district-wide building and renovation project. Ruth Barefoot, Library Consultant, demonstrates the strategies and lessons learned in the journey to improve library service models.
Want budget-friendly library design ideas? Assessing what you have, rearranging furniture and applying a little creativity can go a long way to refresh your library. Guest bloggers, Dan Meehan and Renee Moldovansky with HBM Architects provide new insights into assessing the possibilities in your library.
Increasingly, we are all faced with self-service. From gas stations and grocery stores, to online transaction processing, we deal with technology in many environments. Implementing circulation technology can be a springboard to making other long-overdue changes.
Visual merchandising has become a hot topic in 21st century libraries. As the focus shifts from warehousing materials to creating spaces for people, a change in emphasis surrounding the visual impact of the library makes sense. We all like to feel welcome in the spaces that we frequent, and the visual appearance of each space often elicits an emotional response.