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Five Services Provided by Today’s Librarians in a Public Library

Five Services Provided by Today’s Librarians in a Public Library

Not surprisingly, a library in operation today looks a lot different from a library operating 100 years ago. So, if you want to become a librarian, it’s best to know a little about the services provided by this professional in the 21st century. Look at five examples of services provided by today’s librarians.

Recommendation of Authors

A librarian recommends authors to people visiting the library. For example, a visitor may ask a librarian to recommend an author who writes suspenseful fiction, westerns or romance novels. A knowledgeable librarian will be able to recommend authors who are writing in various genres. Part of a librarian’s preparation for the job is to stay informed about authors working in many areas of the literary world and understanding the impact of books on people’s lives. In addition, it’s important for a librarian to be reading the latest novels as well as the classics to become a knowledgeable individual working in this profession.  Continue reading

Snow Days!


A winter storm arrived a few days ago and to the delight of many, we received several inches of snow strung out over a couple of days.  Snow is a lot of fun to play in and look at but not so fun to drive in. My husband had to stay home from work because the roads were a mess and we live up a hill that can be treacherous when there’s a mix of ice and snow upon it.  Continue reading

December 2017 Gift Knitting

December is always a busy month and with that usually comes lots of knitting!  I tend to prefer to give useful handmade gifts like wearables or helpful household items when and if I can. We don’t often have much money to spare when it comes to store-bought gifts and gift cards and have always found handmade a bit more doable with a smaller dollar amount but a larger sacrifice of time.  Continue reading