Dewey Decibel podcast: Insider's Guide to Washington, D.C.

Dewey Decibel Podcast: Insider’s Guide to Washington, D.C.

Episode 39 looks at things to do during the 2019 ALA Annual Conference

Students Olivia Ricketts (left), Simone Moonsammy (center), and Lydia Hall from the University of Georgia School of Social Work provide trauma-informed services and training at Athens-Clarke County (Ga.) Library. (Photo: Caleb Guice)

Toward a Trauma-Informed Model

Learn to ask “What happened?”—not “What’s wrong?”

Librarian's Library: Karen Muller

A Librarian’s Good-Bye

Career-spanning professional development essentials

Dispatches, by Lucy Santos Green

Online Learning Is Here to Stay

Librarians transform into digital instructors

Campers prepare to remove personal belongings from the parking lot of Chetco Community Public Library in Brookings, Oregon, after the library board voted to prohibit the use of tents, tarps, structures, and furniture on library grounds. (Photo: Boyd C. Allen/Curry Coastal Pilot)

Give Them Shelter?

Libraries face tough choices when homeless patrons set up permanent residence

Members of Books for Dessert, Port Washington (N.Y.) Public Library’s book club for adults over 21 with intellectual disabilities, meet to discuss The Case of the Bicycle Bandit. (Photo: Port Washington (N.Y.) Public Library)

Everyone on the Same Page

Adults with disabilities find engagement, community in book clubs

Target: Librarians
What happens when our work leads to harassment—or worse

Newsmaker: Emma Boettcher
This Chicago librarian took down a Jeopardy! giant and won $98,002 over four days

Building Inclusive Libraries
Youth-driven frameworks and initiatives are key to welcoming all students

Your Library Needs to Speak to You
Getting ahead of the voice assistant hype

Courting Libraries
Partnerships bring social services and restorative justice to communities

Notable Dissertations 2019
For new practices, look to breaking research

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