Inspiration: New Gwinnett County PL Branch!

Hey all – Michael Casey sent me this article about the grand opening of GCPL Snellville Branch last fall. Take a look at the photos! Note the staff member with the rolling cart. There is no service desk! We chat with Michael on Sunday. https://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/multimedia/check-out-the-new-elizabeth-h-williams-library-branch-in-downtown-snellville/collection_ac093340-566d-11ee-8b3f-972207902027.html#2 June 30:  Michael Casey, author of one of our foundational […]

Worth a Listen: ALA President on Ezra Klein Show

Hey all – From Spring 2024… In a few spots it took my breath away. “Not those books…not those people.” Public libraries around the country have become major battlegrounds for today’s culture wars. In 2022, the American Library Association noted a record 1,269 attempts at censorship — almost double the number recorded in 2021. Library […]

Michael Casey Class Chat Scheduled

Reminder June 30:  Michael Casey, author of one of our foundational texts and Director of Customer Experience for the Gwinnett County Public Library in metropolitan Atlanta, will join us at 1pm PT. We’ll talk a bit about his libraries and answer any questions you have, etc.Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/87262187140?pwd=GB5dh30evAvgQhh4NzUr6g4CuDtSIb.1 Password: 036165

AI & Academic Integrity

Hey all – I follow the Professors sub reddit and the uptick in posts from educators all over regarding student use of AI in class writing is off the charts.  I have always taught the Hyperlinked Library on a foundation of radical trust with students and will continue to do so. One of the goals […]