Sunday, 4 January 2015

Library Christmas - day 12

On the twelfth day of Christmas libraries give to us:


Y is for young adult; your library; youth.

You know the score now. Previously libraries have also provided:

L is for languages, library staff, local studies, and leisure time;
E is for empathy, e-books, entertainment and enthusiasm / energy;
V is for viewing films, supporting visually impaired users and providing value for money;
I is for innovation, information, inspiration and Interlibrary Loans;
T is for teaching (librarians as educators), trusted spaces and teenage reading;
C is for community memory, crime fiction, community space and careers information;
U is for universality, uplifting experiences and understanding;
D is for databases, digital literacy, diversity and democracy;
O is for open for all, online (helping people get online), opportunity and outreach;
R is for reading groups, research, reading recommendations and resources;
P is for parental support, power, political literacy and access to popular stuff.

Libraries give us so much. We just need to take the plunge and use them, support them and advocate for them. You can suppor your library service by borrowing materials from them, using online services, completing annual user surveys and providing feedback after receiving excellent service. You may also need to consider responding to local authority consultations on budget setting plans, lobbying your elected representatives, and / or joining local library support groups.

With grateful thanks to LibraryAtoZ.org for the superb graphics and letter discriptions. The images and text ideas are used here under the Creative Commons cc-by license.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Library Christmas - day 11

On the eleventh day of Christmas libraries give to us:
 

L is for languages; learning; leisure; lending / loans; librarians / library staff; literacy; literature; local studies; local to users.

Previously libraries have also supplied for Christmas:

E - empathy, enthusiasm, ebooks, employability, entertainment and enquiry services;
V - value for money, values (all the things that libraries stand for), viewing films and supporting visually impaired users;
I - information, inspiration, innovation and Interlibrary loans;
T - trusted spaces, teenage reading and teaching;
C - crime fiction, classics, community memory, community space, and careers information;
U - uplifting experiences, universality (open to all), and understanding;
D - databases, digital literacy, diversity and democracy;
O - online services, online support (helping users cope with digital by default, digital government), opportunity and outreach;
R - reading groups, reading recommendations, research and resources;
P - power, political literacy, popular stuff, papers and photocopying. 

... And a whole load more ...

 Libraries are found in great schools, support healthcare professionals in hospitals and community health settings, universities, colleges, research establishments and workplaces, in addition to the fantastic public libraries. Treat yourself to a library visit over the next few days. I bet you'll leave with renewed inspiration, new knowledge, a project to start, or perhaps even just having had a relaxing few minutes to yourself!

Library AtoZ images and some of the AtoZ words come from LibraryAtoZ.org which enables re-use under CC-BY license.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Library Christmas - day 10

On the 10th day of Christmas, libraries give to us:


E is for Ebook readers; ebooks; education; email (access to); employability; enquiry service; entertainment; equality; escape; events; everyone (is welcome); exciting; exhibitions; and expression.
 
Previously libraries have provided to our communities:
V is for: value for money, values (the things libraries stand for), viewing films and other materials, and supporting visually impaired users;
I is for: information, information literacy, innovation, inspiration and Interlibrary loans;
T is for: trusted spaces, teenage reading and teaching;
C is for: crime fiction, careers information, classics, community and community memory;
U is for: universality (open for all), understanding, unemployment support, and uplifting experiences;
D is for: democracy, digital literacy, discovery and diversity;
O is for: online resources, open for all, opportunity and outreach;
R is for: reading groups, recommendations, research and resources;
P is for: power, political literacy, papers and photocopying.

Image and wordlist credit LibraryAtoZ.org reused under CC-BY license.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Library Christmas - Day 9

On the 9th day of Christmas libraries gave to me:




V is for: value (money libraries save); values (the things libraries stand for); viewing films and other materials; visually impaired users; voting (finding information on political issues).

Previously libraries have given to me:

I is for: information, information literacy, innovation, inspiration and Interlibrary loans;
T is for:  trusted spaces, teenage reading and teaching;
C is for: crime fiction,  careers information,  classics, community and community memory;
U is for: universality (open for all),  understanding, unemployment support, and uplifting experiences;
D is for:  databases, downloads (ebooks, ejournals), and discovery
O is for: online resources, open to all,  opportunity and outreach;
R is for: reading, reading groups, recommendations, research and relaxation;
P is for : political literacy, power, partnerships and personal development.

Image and A-Z texts come from LibraryAtoZ.org and are reused under CC-BY license.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Library Christmas Day 8

On the 8th day of Christmas my library gave to me:




I is for: images; imagination; inclusion; individual study; information; information commons; information literacy; information services; innovation; inspiration; inter-library loans (borrowing things from other libraries); and the internet.

Previously, libraries gave to me:

T is for:  trusted places, teaching (support for teachers /schools), teaching (librarians teaching) and teenage reading;
C is for: crime fiction community memory, careers information, help with my CV, and classics;
U is for: the unexpected, support during unemployment, universality (open for all) and uplifting experiences;
D is for: discovery, democracy and digital literacy;
O is for: open for all, opportunity, online resources and outreach;
R is for: reading, reading groups, recommendations, research and relaxation;
P is for: personal development, political literacy, power and photocopying.

With thanks to the excellent LibraryAtoZ.org for the images and concept. Reused under CCBY

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Library Christmas - day 7

On the 7th day of Christmas my library gave to me:


T is for tablet computers (e.g. iPads); teachers (supporting schools); teaching / training (librarians teaching); teens; toys; treasure hunts; trusted. Previously my library gave to me:

C - crime fiction, careers information, community memory, classics and help with my CV;
U - understanding, unemployment (support during), and the unexpected;
D - democracy, databases, downloads and diversity
O - open for all, opportunity and outreach
R - research, relaxation, reading groups and recommendations
P - personal development, partnerships, political literacy and power.

The Library A to Z comes from LibraryAtoZ  and materials can be shared from this site under CC-BY license.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Library Christmas - day 6

On the sixth day of Christmas my library gave to me ....



C is for careers; carers services; childminders; choices; classics; coffee (relax with one); collaboration; colouring (fun sessions for children); comics; community; community cohesion; community memory; competitive advantage (for businesses); council information & services (access to); crafts; creation; CVs.

Previously, my library has also provided:

U for uplifting, unexpected and understanding;
D for dance, databases, downloads and DVDs;
O for online, open to all, opportunity and outreach;
R for research, reference books, reading and recommendations;
P for power, photocopying, picture books and political literacy.

With thanks to LibraryAtoZ.org and Josh Filhol for the images and concept.