The ARSL listserv shares the gift of knowledge and experience. Popular discussion topics last month included thoughts on collection development, programming, partnerships, hiring, mission statements, and more:
Does your library have policies for their LGBTQ collection?
Can anyone suggest children’s books related to dementia?
Does anyone have a suggestion for a series of juvenile biographies we can purchase to update our collection?
Looking for vendor recommendations for the purchase of board books and other information to moms with new babies.
Do you have uncatalogued paperbacks or donated children’s books in your library collections?
Does your library restrict attendance at movies based on rating and age?
How do you budget for your Summer Reading program?
Suggested interview questions for library staff hired for children’s programming?
Our genealogy society would like to house their resources in the library. We would catalog and barcode at least some items for checkout. Does anyone have experience with this sort of partnership?
Great response to a request for mission statements.
Can anyone suggest quality websites that focus on agriculture for our website?
Active online discussion about how to be welcoming of preteens and teens while encouraging them to respect library rules.
The ARSL listserv is one of the most popular and valuable member benefits. This list provides a wealth of information from colleagues on all kinds of library management topics, continuing education opportunities and job postings.