By Emily Mazza, PR Intern, SAGE Publishing
As a current college student the library, for me, represents the epitome of research and knowledge. It’s how I have access to thousands of research articles, books, and of course, a quiet place to study and focus. Yet libraries mean different things to different people. Librarians at academic libraries help faculty, researchers, and students discover new ideas and to gather resources for their works. Special libraries, such as law libraries and medical libraries, cater to those interested in specific resources. Librarians and library staff at public libraries host events for children and families and hold classes for the community. The library itself is an institution that promotes free speech and democracy by providing people with the information they need to stay informed on what is most important to them.
National Library Week 2017 (April 9-15) celebrates all that libraries have to offer and highlights how libraries transform communities and lives. Once again, SAGE is happy to be a participating partner and we can’t wait to share what we have planned!
- Interview with Jane Harvell, Head of Academic Services & Special Collections (Library) at Sussex University, on the biggest challenges that librarians are facing and how librarians and publishers can work together to overcome these challenges.
- Guest post on how the library is evolving in the digital age from the editor of Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Anne Goulding.
- Responses from SAGE textbook authors on how libraries have impacted their professional, academic, and personal lives.
In the meantime, check out these library-related articles:
- Assessment in the Library: Measuring ROI
- Methods in Action: Participatory Action Research
- Scholarship Winner Gives Insight on Evolving Technology in Libraries
Your turn: How have libraries impacted you? Use #NationalLibraryWeek and #LibrariesTransform to participate and follow the conversation around libraries on social media. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all our updates throughout the week.