Author and We Need Diverse Books cofounder Ellen Oh speaks at the AASL National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, November 14.

The Power of Diverse Books

Day one of AASL 2019

Knowledge IQ

Fostering knowledge sharing among liaison librarians

The MERGE Headset adapts smartphones into VR viewers with access to games, 360-degree video, and educational content.

Alternate Realities, Simplified

Augmented and virtual reality made easy

Seniors dating

From the Library with Love

Information professionals help older adults parse the features and culture of online dating apps

Nebraska City (Neb.) Mayor Bryan Bequette (left) and his wife and daughter celebrate after solving a puzzle in the Morton-James Public Library’s escape room.

Nontraditional Approaches to Reaching Local Leaders

Engaging elected officials through informal and memorable events

A child undergoes a hearing test at a Sense-Screening Storytime at Omaha (Neb.) Public Library’s Swanson branch. Photo: Omaha (Neb.) Public Library

Testing the Senses

Libraries host hearing and sight screenings for kids

Civic Involvement
By the numbers

Referenda Roundup 2019: Final Report
How states performed on library measures

Collections in Briefs
Kentucky libraries encourage patrons to “Drop Your Drawers” for a good cause

Boost Your Public Speaking Skills
Tips for librarians on speaking confidently and effectively in front of others

Stories That Stand the Test of Time
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Senator Jack Reed honor veterans at Rhode Island library

How the CPS Strike Affected Chicago School Librarians
What the 11-day strike could mean for the city’s school librarians going forward

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