No real surprise, but the article has some interesting graphics, including what devices patrons are reading ebooks on and changes in patron statistics due to ebooks. The graphics also show the different ways that ebooks have impacted public libraries versus academic libraries. Part of this is that academics have been buying ebooks for a while. But the bottom line is that public libraries are adapting to patrons’ needs, which is a great thing, especially in these lean budget years.
The Marble Falls Public Library recently asked me to talk to them about collection development for children – especially what I learned at the April 24, 2010 state library workshop on the same topic. To get ready, I asked our members how they managed their own children’s collection.
You guys never fail to impress me. We got almost 50 responses, with over half coming from small libraries. What are your colleagues’ best ideas for keeping up with what to buy for kids? The answers can be found in the CTLS Best Children’s Selection Resources 2010.