A wide range of topics were discussed on the Listsev in December, ranging from technology to programs and policies. Conversations that got the most buzz included:
Affordable, easy to use internet filtering software that is CIPA compliant
Best products to remove sticky residues
Preventing DVD theft
Public use scanners or document scanning services
Preschool program name suggestions
Policies on use of and charging for library meeting room space: what is considered “for profit” use?
Summer reading program costs
Paperback collections: purchased, donated, catalogued or not?
Staff wellness programs in small libraries
Managing “free range children” hanging out in the library
Outdoor furnishings and vandalism
The ARSL Listserv is a popular member benefit that provides a great deal of shared knowledge about library management topics as well as continuing education opportunities and job postings. And sometimes just a fun read!