Tag Archive | terminology

The Language of Local Government


Here you can find a list of terms and abbreviations which are often used in local government settings.  The list was created for newly appointed officials, but it could be equally helpful to all citizens.  If  you need to know what a swale is, or what TRIM stands for, check here.  From the city of Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Multilingual Library Glossary

Thanks to Kay Due (Public Services) and Wang-Ying Glasgow (Serials) for passing this along!


This is a wonderful tool that translates frequently used words and phrases from the library world into 49 different languages.  It is also possible to request a phrase that is not currently included.