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Carlsbad City Library

An Ecosystem of Learning at Carlsbad City Library

Libraries have long provided services outside the lines of traditional perceptions, providing innovative programs and resources catering to the unique communities they serve. Best practices for developing high-quality, high-impact library services involves alignment with organizational and municipal strategic goals, seeking community input, analyzing demographic data to identify gaps in service, and working with partners to …

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Librarians as Gatekeepers

It’s Banned Books Week, when the national conversation is centered on the freedom to read and attempts by groups and individuals across the country to censor books and remove them from libraries and schools. But did you know that librarians regularly remove books from libraries every year? It’s called “weeding,” and it’s an essential task …

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