October 7, 2015

Ignacio Albarracin | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Digital Developers

Ignacio Albarracin

Ignacio Albarracin, digital services coordinator at San Antonio Public Library (SAPL), knew the library’s digital resources were woefully underused. Albarracin wanted to change that. “We decided…to target potential users in a strategic setting where we could get [their] full attention—San Antonio International Airport,” he says.

Nakia Joye Woodward | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Advocates

Nakia Joye Woodward

Nakia Joye Woodward, the senior clinical reference librarian at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine Library, is a grant-getting wonder. Most of those grants are devoted to a singular mission: bringing health services to the rural Appalachians.

Stevo Roksandic | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Advocates

Stevo Roksandic

When Stevo Roksandic arrived in Columbus in 1999, the Croatia native decided it was time to drop anchor in landlocked Ohio after 15 years in the tourism industry—the last two sailing the world three times as a cruise ship employee.

What Are You Weighting For? | Collection Development: Diet Facts & Fads

What Are You Weighting For? | Collection Development: Diet Facts & Fads

Weight loss programs and products are big business. But who has the answers for those unsure of how to eat healthfully? These 35 resources offer up the skinny on staying in good shape while eating well.

Library Books: Ask Your Doctor for Details


In the U.K., patients who consult their doctor about mental health issues may be prescribed a book from the library instead of, or in addition to, medication or counseling. The plan, called Books on Prescription, will start in May. Doctor’s prescriptions will give patients immediate membership at the local library, and include recommended titles from a list of 30 compiled by nonprofit The Reading Agency. They include both medical nonfiction and feel-good fiction, according to The Independent.

Queens Library Helps Patrons Beat Cancer | In the Field

Community Health Day

Queens Library HealthLink (HL) is a collaboration among the library, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital, the American Cancer Society, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, which uses the public library system to increase access to cancer screening, care, and education among medically underserved communities in Queens.