Are you feeling inflation kick in (yet?)
It seems like you can’t read an economic briefing today without seeing headlines about inflation. There are many confounding views and in this newsletter we’re going to clarify the major points you need to know. CPI and what it means The CPI, or Consumer Price Index, is a measure of inflationary pressure. It tracks the average…Read More
Proposed Biden capital gains tax increase – what you need to know
In April 2021, President Biden proposed to increase capital gains tax rates in an effort to fund the American Families Plan, a change that would be retroactive to the date of announcement. In this article we’ll discuss what the move would entail, and its possible impact on the American public. What are the proposed tax…Read More
Inflationary fears and the recovery
The media is abuzz with talk of possible inflation due to the release of pent up demand now that the recovery is underway. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s comments about a possible rise in interest rates has only added fuel to the fire of concerns about the economy overheating. Here are some reasons we’re not completely…Read More
Are we back to normal yet?
As more and more of America becomes vaccinated, we can all shop at the grocery store without having to worry about the person behind us in the checkout line staying six feet away. The question is, are we back to normal? I’m not going imply that I’ll miss the hassle and stress, as well as…Read More
Does anybody care?
As more and more people become vaccinated and America “reopens”, I’m hearing a lot of economists speak optimistically, painting a rosy picture of the growth we’re likely to see as the recovery unfolds. Did you support the local businesses? I can’t help but want to take pause and ask one simple question. What happened to…Read More
How to run an engaging library seminar over Zoom
If you are in charge of programs at your library and would like to know how to have a great library seminar over Zoom, read the tips below.Read More
Reflections: Where do we go from here?
Now that the presidential election is over, we would like to congratulate all of you who participated. We had the greatest turn out in American history, so kudos to the country! Just like in 2000 when Al Gore asked for a recount, Donald Trump is doing the same. This time the variables are quite different.…Read More
How to get more people to attend your library event
With libraries getting less foot traffic nowadays, being able to market your event using the internet has become of high importance. We’ve seen many libraries struggle to fill spots in their Zoom conferences. How do you reach more patrons and get them interested in your library event? In this article we’re going to give you…Read More
5 tips for opening your library during the pandemic
Many libraries are returning to serving patrons in person this fall. Here are five tips for opening your library during the pandemic that will help you maximize the safety of all in an efficient way. #1 Keep your digital resources robust Just because you’re back in person, it doesn’t mean that everyone is going to…Read More
Three Tips for Holding a Virtual Seminar at your Library
With the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, librarians have been thrown for quite a loop. If you are rethinking your programming and shifting from in person to virtual events, consider these tips for holding a great virtual seminar at your library. #1 Select the speaker wisely for the virtual seminar at your library Librarians are…Read More