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1 year of writing about libraries (and 10 things we learned about librarians)

The Princh Blog has just turned 1 year old this week and it’s time to celebrate!  We would like to thank everyone who is following and those who contributed with insights, comments and advice thus helping to shape this blog for librarians.

From experts’ insights to hands-on tips and best practices, our main purpose is to inspire you and help you put the library on everyone’s “must visit” list.

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10 things we have learned about librarians

Libraries are community spaces for patrons as well as for library staff and here are 10 things that we learned about librarians:

10 things we've learned about librarians

What We’ve Achieved Since Starting The Blog

Becoming a part of the library community has made us much more aware of the challenges that libraries face. Reflecting on one year of blogging, here are just a few of the things we’ve achieved:

– 44 blog posts covering best practices and techniques that help you transform your library and attract more users.

– 16 library experts from all around the world have shared their insights with us and offered solutions to libraries’ challenges.

– More than 50.000 library lovers and professionals have read the Princh Blog.

– Our blog posts have been translated into a handful other languages.

– People from more than 170 countries have read our blog posts.

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More than 50.000 library lovers and professionals have read the Princh Blog

Get insights into our most shared content

So, what are the most popular posts? Our six most read blog posts are the following:

12 innovative technologies to implement at the library of the future

This post presents a range of relevant and useful innovative technologies to implement at the library now or in the future. From artificial intelligence, to virtual reality and self-service solutions, libraries have a plethora of technology to consider.

6 Library Trends Of 2017 That We Noticed

In this post, we’ve put together a potpourri of library trends of 2017 based on interviews with library thought leaders and based on what we’ve learned from innovative libraries around the world.

Modern libraries: Moving from a transactional to a relational library

Mogens Vestergaard, Manager of Library and Citizen Service at Roskilde Libraries in Denmark writes about the ways modern libraries are shifting from focusing on transactional services and becoming relational, which creates more value for the users.

4 important spaces every modern library should have

In this post, we’re exploring the four most important spaces every modern library should have to keep up with all these needs and attract a diversity of visitors.

Who are the non-users and how to attract them to the library?

Donna Fletcher has been studying non-users for more than ten years. She gives us insights into who the non-users are and how to make them aware of the library’s existence and its multitude of services.

HOW TO ATTRACT More USERS TO THE LIBRARY

What’s next?

Stay tuned for another great year of insights from library experts! Got an innovative idea that transformed your library? Share it with us and be one of our Princh blog guests! If you would like us to cover a topic, share an idea or you simply want to share some insights with us then don’t hesitate to send an e-mail to petra@princh.com.

We’d love to read any comments or feedback you have. Follow us on Twitter and let us know your favorite post and how it inspired you.

Happy Easter from all of us at Princh!

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About the Author:

Petra is a library advocate at Princh and writer of the Princh Blog. Princh, which is a printing solution designed specifically for and with public libraries, makes a consistent effort to provide advocacy for libraries and library professionals. The Princh blog discusses library specific topics that inform their readers of library trends, insights, technologies and more.

2 Comments

  1. […] Petra: 1 year of writing about libraries (and 10 things we learned about librarians), […]

  2. Mary January 10, 2019 at 16:28

    Maybe the infographic can include images of librarians that are not just white female young…….

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