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PLA Blog Now at www.publiclibrariesonline.org

Thanks for reading the PLA blog over the past several years! We are closing this site, but invite you to check out our exciting new web presence (PL Online) over at www.publiclibrariesonline.org.

PL Online is the online companion to Public Libraries, PLA’s official magazine. Like the print iteration, PL Online focuses on issues and topics that matter to public libraries and public librarianship. Updated daily, the site  features selections from the print magazine as well as unique content. With  well over thirty energetic bloggers, the site covers a very wide range of topics.

Take a look at some of our recent posts:

A look at women in Fantasy Fiction

An overview of OverDrive Read

A look at using Zinio to offer digital magazines at your library

An article on the dangers of sitting at your desk too long

A look at how Boston Public Library used social media to ‘be in the moment’

In addition to these varied and useful posts, the site offers hundreds of other posts on library topic in addition to author interviews and soon, book reviews. Posts are comment-enabled so you can share your ideas on the often thought-provoking topics, as well as share your own story or experiences. To stay up to date with what we are doing over at PL Online, like us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Public-Libraries-Online/153044881524577, or follow us on Twitter @publibonline and Pinterest – http://pinterest.com/publibonline/.

We are always seeking new writers to join our ranks – so take a look at the site and see if it is something you might like to do. If so, send an e-mail about why you want to write for us to Kathleen Hughes at [email protected] with the subject line “I Want to Be a PL Online Contributor” and we’ll send you more information about writing for us.