ALIA publishes a weekly digest for members which among other things provides links to interesting stories about libraries and information about upcoming training etc. Those of you who are members will be familiar with these updates. If you're not a member I would encourage you to join your professional association.
There is lots of interesting information to be gleaned from the update, but I was struck by 2 of the this week's links which I would like to share with you.
ALIA has picked up on the Salisbury Library's creatively presented 2011/12 annual report. Some of us have seen the infographic approach being used but if you haven't its worth taking a look - here. I think this is a really sticking way of presenting lots of information in a simple and compelling way. I have been thinking about how we may use this approach in reporting some of our State-wide public library statistics.
And not quite so close to home the Toronto Public Library has produced a sensational & quite confronting (for their local council) video in response to proposed savage cuts to their library budget. Take a look at it here. The beguiling, seemingly low tech presentation belies what I think is a sophisticated approach to the challenges they face.
If you're interested in getting weekly updates like this, can I again suggest an investment in membership in your professional association?