From mundane to magical, you’ll find help/discussion/ideas on any topic from the ARSL list-serve. Here’s a few of the questions that got the most buzz last month.
How do you handle memorials? Policies on permanent signs or other installations? Sliding scale depending on contributions or volunteer time?
How does your library handle DVD shelving and storage?
Mass market paperbacks – When do you purchase for the collection and how are they shelved?
Does anyone have tips for improving my success rate on LSTA grants?
Questions about residency requirements and recruiting board members.
The ARSL list-serve is one of your most popular member benefits. A large variety of job postings and online class options also come through the list-serve.
Does anyone have suggestions for the logistics of an open afterschool program? Homework help, board games or puzzles, volunteers, snacks?
Suggestions to reach immigrants and ESL communities?
How long do you keep lost and missing items in the catalog holdings?
Ideas for great fundraisers?
Do you have specific policies about Juveniles using Social Media on public computers?
Suggested sources for low cost library furnishings?
How do you notify a patron when an ebook or book they requested is no longer available?
Does anyone have a scheduling software recommendation for staff?
Several libraries want ideas for in house mini golf courses as a part of Summer Reading this year.
Looking for suggestions on mentoring teen volunteers without using hours of staff time.