To learn more about how libraries can become a vibrant center of learning and creativity at the heart of the community, we have talked with Marian Thérèse Keyes from dlr LexIcon in Ireland who will share some practices from her experience. 1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your activity in the library world? I have been the Librarian and book festival/events programmer of dlr LexIcon, the flagship central library and cultural center in Dún Laoghaire since December 2014 when dlr LexIcon opened to the public. [...]
Physical libraries are somewhat struggling with remaining relevant for their communities as well as attracting more visitors. Especially since people now have access to information from everywhere and anywhere. Over the past few months, we have discovered some [...]
The more open library concept is a relatively new and controversial concept. As Lisa Roberts, Head of Culture and Leisure at Peterborough City Council highlights in her interview with Princh, this could be caused by the local governments promoting it to reduce [...]
Public libraries are known to be a safe space where everyone has access to knowledge and information, regardless of their ethnic origin. As we already mentioned in a previous blog post, refugees represent a sensitive community group that [...]
There is a promising potential in making use of the library’s services in new ways. This is why libraries are more valued now for their spaces and the opportunities that they create for the community, such as support [...]
Marketing is not only about promoting a business and it is definitely not about pushing a product or a service down to someone's throat. Especially in libraries' case, having a marketing perspective, or more specifically a service mindset, [...]
As pointed out in part one of our blog post series, there are a few similarities in all the reports that focus on researching the library users and their needs (haven’t read it? You can find it here). [...]
Maybe you’re wondering what Princh has to do with libraries?
Well… We make the lives of library staff and patrons a little easier by offering a user friendly and innovative printing solution that was built in collaboration with Danish libraries – it’s now spreading quickly internationally.
To be great at what we do, we pay close attention to insights, trends and needs surrounding the library world and blogging is a fantastic way to share this and to engage with you.
So, keep an eye on our future blog posts! Also, do let us know if there’s anything we can do for you!