A funny yet effective, IMHO, promotional video done for the Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library along the lines of the current viral video all over the web of the new Old Spice advertisements running on US televisions.
* [Libraries focus on convenience with mall locations](http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MALL_LIBRARIES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT)
Singapore has had libraries in malls for quite a number of years already with the first one opened back in 1999. I personally worked in 2 mall libraries during my 8 years working in the public libraries in Singapore. And I do think mall libraries allow for mall shoppers to just stroll through the library after they are done with their shopping.
* [Libraries embrace new technology](http://www.news-herald.com/articles/2010/07/04/news/nh2736357.txt)
What a wonderful way to make use of technology in the form of Skype to get an author to ‘sit in’ on your book club even though they might be in a different country. Besides Skype, the article also talks about other technologies that are used in libraries such as gaming such as the Microsoft XBox, Nintendo Wii and Sony Playstation 3 as well as e-readers such as the Kindle and iPad.
* [Kids find summertime haven in libraries, parents find day care](http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-libraries-day-care-20100705,0,2891761,full.story)
I guess this is a normal occurrence in all public libraries all over the world, particularly during school holidays. I guess it is only a summertime haven if the libraries not that busy and the librarians and library staff can help look out for the kids. However, in busier libraries, I think it will pose security problems as the library staff will not be able to keep tabs on all the children all the time. How do your libraries help in this area?
* [Using Library Experts Wisely](http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/instant_mentor/weir27)
I wish all teachers work with library staff this way to enhance the learning of their students. Enuff said!
* [Library supporters question Pacers deal](http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-library-backers-question-pacers-deal-07142010,0,5852376.story)
Sad to read about a city’s decision to not support funding for libraries and yet spend nearly 5 times more to prop up a NBA team.