DCPLive is a blog by library staff at the DeKalb County Public Library!


Jun 10 2013

Survey Says…

by Jimmy L

Take the SurveyA few weeks ago, we had a survey to better determine who our readers (you!) were and what direction you’d like to see the blog take. Well, the survey results are in. Thank you all for responding (and if you haven’t yet, there is still time. Just follow this link):

We have many loyal repeat visitors. Over half the respondents check DCPLive several times a week! Most of you like what you see on here so far, (I guess that’s why you come back) including the variety of different voices and different opinions on books, movies, and music. You like our light-heartedness and our attention to the far corners of the web as well as the far corners of the county, bringing you news of book related events and happenings.

Some of you have not commented, either because you’re too shy or because nothing has moved you to comment yet. But many have also commented either for a point in Summer Reading for Adults or because a post has been enticing enough. Keep commenting. Don’t be shy! We love to hear from all of our readers.

As for what you’d like to see more of, there seems to be more divergence of opinions. Some want shorter posts, some want longer posts, some want to see more conversations and discussions, others had a very specific list of topics we could cover better. We thank you for all these suggestions and will definitely try to keep them in mind when writing our posts in the future.

Thanks again for reading and participating!


May 20 2013

We Want to Hear From You!

by Jimmy L

Dear DCPLive readers. Whether you are a long-time reader or a one-time visitor, whether you are reading because you are a DCPL fan or a non-DeKalb resident who found us while web-surfing, we want to hear from you! DCPLive has been going strong for about 5 years, posting on average three times a week, but we only have a vague notion of who our readers are. So help us get to know you better and let us know what direction to take in the future by taking our survey. It only takes about 3 minutes, and all questions are optional.



As we transition from the old year to the new, our thoughts naturally turn to contemplation of the future and what it holds in store for us. For those of us working in public libraries, it is a good opportunity to ask, “What should we be focusing on?”, and in order to help us make that determination, we need feedback from the communities we serve. That’s where you come in.

First of all, I’d like to invite you to participate in a short (roughly five minute) survey being conducted on behalf of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Libraries Initiative.

The purpose of the survey is to help the Global Libraries Initiative identify opportunities to focus their current support of public libraries in ways that foster innovation and dramatically accelerate positive and lasting change in libraries throughout the U.S. and around the world.

To participate in the survey, click here.

Secondly, I’d like to invite you to provide your valuable feedback on a more local level. Currently DCPL is in the process of developing a strategic plan, and is soliciting input through public feedback sessions to help the Library set priorities for the next three years. While the majority of the sessions have already occurred, the final session takes place on Tuesday, January 8 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Hairston Crossing Library, and we’d love to see you there! For more information, call 404.370.8450, ext. 2228.

Have a happy new year!