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  • Fire @ the Library

    Annoyed Librarian
    Annoyed Librarian
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    There’s so little drama in libraries, and that’s just how it should be. Libraries should be low key places for people to visit and enjoy. But in Tacoma they had some major drama: fire in the library. And what’s more, arson in the library. In the Tacoma Public Library, a regular patron who seems to [...]
  • Take-Home Tech Support, or, Why Second Thoughts Are Important

    Swiss Army Librarian
    Brian Herzog
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Last week, a patron came in and asked for help using the scanner. No problem. But while I was helping her, she explained that she has an all-in-one copier/printer/scanner that used to work great but is now giving her trouble, hence the trip to the library. She tried describing to me what the problem was, and it seemed like it should be diagnosable and solvable, but I was just not getting it. One great thing about the emergence of mobile devices, and increasing prevalence of laptops, is that people can bring them into the library for tech support. But with desktops, and in this case…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Library Journal
    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
  • What Book Should You Read Next? Putting Librarians And Algorithms To The Test

    Library Stuff
    Steven M. Cohen
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    “When I received the Brooklyn Public Library’s recent email newsletter promoting a new service called BookMatch, I was both delighted and dismayed. On the one hand, it was a great idea. All I had to do was fill out a short web form letting the librarians know a bit about what I wanted to read and what I liked to read, and one promised to write back with five personalized recommendations tailored to my interests and tastes. On the other, the fact I was so delighted was exactly what was dismaying.” (via Co.Exist | ideas + impact)
  • Guidelines for our Makerspace

    David Lee King
    David Lee King
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    The team of staff working on my library’s makerspace gave some good thought to policies, procedures, and more functional guidelines for use of the space and equipment. For policies … well, we don’t have any. Other policies like our customer behavior policy and our computer use policy really cover everything we need. So we have a list of more functional “procedures” that can change as the space changes. Here’s what we have so far. MakeIT Lab Procedures Customers: Normal customer behavioral guidelines apply “Respect the space, respect the staff, respect…
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    David Lee King

  • Making you Think (in a Bad Way)

    David Lee King
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    On Friday, I was getting ready to fly to Monterey, CA for Internet Librarian 2014, and needed to pay for something on my flight with American Airlines. The screenshot above is the credit card payment page on American Airline’s website. It’s weird. Instead of running your name, address, etc left to right, they run everything up to down. So my name? There are three vertical boxes for first, middle initial, and last. That’s pretty much like no other credit card page ever. And it forced me to think about the functionality of the page. For example, I really, really wanted to…
  • Nice Book Review of my book Face2Face!

    David Lee King
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Teachers College Record just reviewed my book Face2Face: Using Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Tools to Create Great Customer Connections. It’s unfortunately behind a paywall now, but it’s a nice book review! Here are some snippets from the review: At a time when social networking is often criticized for driving humans apart, King’s book is upbeat and suggests that we have more of an opportunity to connect in authentic ways with others than ever before, both on a personal and organizational level. While of course nothing can substitute for true “face-to-face”…
  • Change, Adaptation, and Revolutions in Libraries – my MLA2014 talk

    David Lee King
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Last week, I gave the opening keynote presentation at the Missouri Library Association‘s annual conference. Fun stuff! My talk swirled around the topics of changes taking place in the library and the technology world; services and processes that we need to adapt in order to be a modern library; and how to start small and larger revolutions in your library and in your job. Here are my slides – enjoy! Related PostsNewest Freak Out, Geek Out, Seek Out PresentationFace2Face – my Handheld Librarian 7 PresentationThe Beginning of the New NormalReminders for Frequent SpeakersYour…
  • Library Time – a song and video from my Library

    David Lee King
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The short version: My library wrote and recorded a song, and here’s the Youtube video for it! You can also: Download the song from iTunes Listen to the song on Soundcloud Visit the library’s website for more information  Longer version: Why did we do this? Earlier this year, my library remodeled the kids area of the library and rebranded it the Kids Library. Part of our grand opening included some of our YA staff writing a song, and library staff performed the song at the grand opening (I played drums! Video here). Our Marketing Director liked the song so much that she sent the…
  • Guidelines for our Makerspace

    David Lee King
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    The team of staff working on my library’s makerspace gave some good thought to policies, procedures, and more functional guidelines for use of the space and equipment. For policies … well, we don’t have any. Other policies like our customer behavior policy and our computer use policy really cover everything we need. So we have a list of more functional “procedures” that can change as the space changes. Here’s what we have so far. MakeIT Lab Procedures Customers: Normal customer behavioral guidelines apply “Respect the space, respect the staff, respect…
 
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    Agnostic, Maybe

  • Say Yes No Maybe So To Privacy

    Andy
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:57 pm
    I honestly don’t know whether to laugh, cry, or just let the apathy take over me when it comes to libraries and their relations to vendor that collect usage information. It must be active cognitive dissonance in which we tout the confidential nature of patron records, the freedom to read anonymously, and the actions we will take (up to and including jail and legal proceedings) but let such data slip through our fingers first with database providers, then with social media, and finally now with the landscape of apps. It’s either that librarians aren’t serious about principles of privacy…
  • Banned Books Beast 2014

    Andy
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Once again, Banned Books Week is upon the library world and this year I find myself disappointed. This is my sixth annual entry on the event, the only consistent thing I’ve written about throughout my blogging years. I’ve been thinking about writing this blog entry for a week, a constant companion in my quiet moments traveling between home and work, doing chores around the apartment, and in that short span of consciousness laying in bed before sleep. Unlike other things that would have developed in blog posts in the past, this one pestered me to finally put fingers to the keyboard. My…
  • Rocket Ship to the Moon

    Andy
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    I didn’t make it through the entire Cosmos series when it was on television, but there was something in the first coupe of episodes I watched that stuck with me. The concept of the observable universe is something I’ve known, but the thought that there could be things beyond that had never crossed my mind. To imagine that the universe could be older than the oldest light we have measured simply because that light has not yet arrived was a mind blower. It’s a simple yet powerful thought that reminds me of the limits of human observation. The concept of radical librarianship has come up…
  • Late Night Pondering

    Andy
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:25 pm
    A couple of questions have been rattling around my mind over the last week or so. It’s the kind of stuff that lurks in the background and creeps into your mind in the moments between things like commuting to and from work and trying to go to sleep. As you might tell from the time when this is posted, it has been keeping me up to the point where the bed becomes the sum of all irritations: too warm to lay on, the pillows aren’t right, and the sheets won’t settle just right. But enough about that. A few days ago, I sent out a tweet asking if libraries are moving towards…
  • Shifting Gears

    Andy
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:55 pm
    "If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing." - Ben Franklin My brother used to have this quote hanging on the wall in his room when we were growing up. As he wanted to be a writer (which I’m happy to say that he is), it was a reminder to keep working on his craft and create stories and novels worth reading. It’s a writer’s version of Ranganathan’s law of “save the time of the reader” by working hard to make it worthy of the reader’s attention and effort. I’d like to think that…
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    Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton

  • Adobe Spies on eBook Readers, including Library Users

    Sarah
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    A story broke yesterday involving eBooks, libraries, and the privacy of user data. Reporter Nate Hoffelder exposed some serious privacy violations on the part of Adobe, specifically within their Digital Editions 4 product. Adobe Digital Editions, which most eBook platforms in libraries use (including OverDrive, 3M Cloud Library, Axis 360, and Enki), has been secretly spying on users. No one hacked anything–this is the company itself collecting this data on the sly. Adobe is gathering data on the eBooks that have been opened, which pages were read, and in what order–including…
  • Laundry and Skeletons: The Reality of Sexual Assault and Harassment

    Sarah
    3 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Trigger Warning: This post includes discussions and descriptions of sexual harassment and assault, as well as descriptions of the mental state of someone suffering abuse. On Halloween day of 2011, I wrote a blog post detailing the years of harassment I had experienced at the hands of fellow librarians. I did not include every incident. I did not talk about harassment that happened to me outside of the library world. And I did not name names. This post gained a lot of traction and I was pleased that it helped contribute in some small way to the conversations that ultimately resulted in…
  • Team Harpy FAQ

    Sarah
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Many people have had questions about the lawsuit filed by Joseph Murphy against nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey, and about #teamharpy. Here is an attempt to answer the most common questions so that we can all start from an informed position. What is Team Harpy all about? Joseph Murphy (aka Joe Murphy) has begun legal proceedings naming nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a defamation lawsuit in the Canadian courts, asking for a total of $1.25 million in damages. All three are librarians. Mr. Murphy claims that nina and Lisa: “have injured his personal and professional reputation,…
  • I Stand with Team Harpy

    Sarah
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    I support #teamharpy wholeheartedly. Team Harpy is a rapidly growing group of people who support an individual’s rights to call out the harassing behavior of another individual. Namely, Team Harpy supports the rights of Lisa Rabey and nina de jesus to speak about the behavior of Joe Murphy, a fellow librarian.  Why are they called Team Harpy? In the early days of this story, they were called harpies by some opinionated individuals. This is the TL;DR version of the story to date. 1.      Earlier this year in 2014, Lisa Tweeted and nina wrote a blog post about the prevailing issue…
  • California Library Leadership Failed

    Sarah
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    Last Friday, August 22nd, the California State Senate voted unanimously to confirm Governor Brown’s nomination of Greg Lucas as California State Librarian. When Lucas was nominated I had some things to say. I wrote letters to senators, reached out to CLA leadership, and talked extensively with other California librarians about the nomination. Now that Lucas has been confirmed I have some more things to say. I cannot overemphasize that I have no negative feelings toward Greg Lucas whatsoever. Although his lack of education and experience in libraries (or anything library-related, or…
 
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    Swiss Army Librarian

  • Take-Home Tech Support, or, Why Second Thoughts Are Important

    Brian Herzog
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Last week, a patron came in and asked for help using the scanner. No problem. But while I was helping her, she explained that she has an all-in-one copier/printer/scanner that used to work great but is now giving her trouble, hence the trip to the library. She tried describing to me what the problem was, and it seemed like it should be diagnosable and solvable, but I was just not getting it. One great thing about the emergence of mobile devices, and increasing prevalence of laptops, is that people can bring them into the library for tech support. But with desktops, and in this case…
  • Reference Question of the Week – 10/19/14

    Brian Herzog
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    This reference question isn't difficult or new (I talked about something similar back in 2007), but I still love this idea so I thought I'd share it. A patron called and asked if I could search for a book for her by ISBN. When the search brought back no results, she said "well I'm getting this from an eight year old so who knows." Ha. To verify the ISBN, I searched for it on Amazon, and sure enough it was a kids book on Paul Revere - published in 1986. I'm sure we had other books on Paul Revere, so I asked if she needed just information about him, or this particular book. She said, No, I need…
  • Check Out This Telescope!

    Brian Herzog
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    I totally dropped the ball and am late in posting this. However, my library was featured in the October issue of Sky & Telescope magazine! The article focused on a practical program for circulating telescopes from a public library. Thanks to the generous donation from local astronomy buffs, we've been circulating two telescopes for about the last six month. The photo above appeared in the article, showing library staff checking out a telescope to patrons. The article goes into detail about the best telescopes for library use (that is, easy-to-use and hard-to-damage), how to prepare them,…
  • Reference Question of the Week – 10/12/14

    Brian Herzog
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    So this is an interesting question - and a situation where I got schooled in applying Occam's razor to research techniques. A friend of mine at work had an unusual coin, and we wanted to find out what it was. It didn't have any English lettering on it, and no Arabic numbers, although it clearly looked like it was a coin from the Middle East or Asia, or maybe North Africa (however, the lack of Arabic numbers made me think it wasn't from an Arab country). This came up late on a Friday, so I never got a chance to search for what it was. Over the weekend though, I did think about different…
  • Why Your Privacy Matters, Even If You’re Not “Doing Anything Wrong”

    Brian Herzog
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    One of the anti-privacy arguments that I hate - hate - is the idea that people who are not doing anything wrong shouldn't mind pervasive surveillance. The video below is Glenn Greenwald's TED talk on why that is complete crap, and on the larger issue of why privacy is vital to normal human life. It's a 20 minute video, with Greenwald's talk the first 15 minutes and then some question and answer afterward. It is 20 minutes well-spent. Privacy is of course paramount in libraries, and this talk clearly parallels why librarians care so much about it.
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  • Managing the Overwhelm

    acrlguest
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Please welcome our new First Year Academic Librarian Experience blogger Lindsay O’Neill, Instructional Design Librarian at California State University, Fullerton. The minute I accepted Cal State Fullerton’s offer to become a tenure-track librarian at Pollak Library, I entered The Overwhelm. I had to negotiate an out-of-state move with my partner (who had recently returned home from a year-long deployment), quit my job, resign as president and help find a replacement for my Toastmasters club, pack up our home, find a place to live, and start all over in a new place trying to make new…
  • Appreciating Open Access Advocates

    Maura Smale
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Happy Open Access Week, everyone! Though maybe it’s not the happiest of weeks this year… Last Friday the news broke about the appeal of the Georgia State University e-reserves case. It looks like many of the rulings in favor of fair use from the initial suit may be overturned, though it’s not certain exactly how things will shake out yet. Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer at Duke University, shared a few early thoughts on his blog, and Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian at the University of Minnesota, wrote a longer post discussing the ruling. I’m sure…
  • Intentional teaching, intentional learning: Toward threshold concepts through reflective practice

    acrlguest
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    ACRLog welcomes a guest post from Jennifer Jarson, Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian at Muhlenberg College. This fall marked the start of my tenth academic year as a librarian. It startles me, to say the least, to count up the years and arrive at (almost) ten. Having spent the majority of my career so far at a small college, I’ve been fortunate to be involved in a wide variety of projects. As a public services librarian, though, my attention has most frequently been directed to reference, instruction, and all things information literacy. It’s no surprise that, six-ish weeks…
  • Handling It: Under New Management

    Maura Smale
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    I’ve recently moved into a new role at the college library where I work. Our former Chief Librarian retired, and I applied for the job and was appointed as the new Chief at the beginning of the semester. My new job is exciting and challenging — I’m fortunate to continue to work with my terrific colleagues in the library and at a college in which the faculty and administration view the library as a valued partner. While I miss the teaching I did as Instruction Coordinator, I hope to be able to add some instruction back into my days once I get more settled. As Steven has…
  • Assisting College Military Veterans in Academic Libraries

    acrlguest
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    ACRLog welcomes a guest post from Alejandro Marquez, Undergraduate Outreach and Instruction Librarian at North Dakota State University. Student retention has been a big issue here on the North Dakota State University (NDSU) campus. My position was recently created within the library to work as a cooperative liaison with other on-campus support services and entities to address this issue, such as the tutoring center, disability services, and the counseling center, among others. This collaborative environment has sparked a positive conversation in our library that is focused on how to redefine…
 
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    The Distant Librarian

  • Designing libraries that are relevant in the digital age

    Paul R. Pival
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Got a free 1/2 hour? Use it to listen to a recent episode of The Current, Designing libraries that are relevant in the digital age, which is mostly about the new Halifax Central Public Library.  No mention of Calgary's new Central Library, but I guess that's 'cause it's not nearly so far along.  Glass seems to be the thing, though!
  • Amazon.ca now supported by Library Extension for Chrome

    Paul R. Pival
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    Following up on a post from earlier this summer, the developer of this excellent extension for Chrome has now updated it to include Amazon.ca. (And the University of Calgary) Remember to choose your library(ies) from the Options menu in Tools / Extensions:
  • OCLC's Results from the International Linked Data Survey for Implementers

    Paul R. Pival
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    OCLC's Hanging Together blog has just concluded a really interesting series of posts analyzing the responses they got to a recent survey on implementation of linked data projects. If you're at all interested in the semantic web, you really should check out the series: Many thanks to all of you who participated in the international linked data survey for implementers or disseminated the survey link! I’ve been summarizing the results in a series of HangingTogether posts, which just concluded today:  Linked Data Survey results 1 – Who’s doing it Linked Data Survey results 2 –…
  • Design presentation for Calgary's New Central Library

    Paul R. Pival
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    I ended up not being able to attend this presentation in person, but there's now a nicely-edited video of last week's presentation on the design of Calgary's New Central Library. You can watch the preliminaries, but I recommend starting at the 8:15 mark where the interesting design discussion actually begins, IMHO. 
  • ERIC Webinar: Restoring Access to ERIC's PDFs

    Paul R. Pival
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    In August 2012, ERIC temporarily disabled access to its collection of full text documents due to personally identifiable information found in some of its older documents. Over the past two years, the ERIC team has worked to clear and re-release many of the documents.   ERIC will be hosting a webinar on September 16, 2014 from 1:00–2:30 p.m. EDT to answer many of the questions that have been asked about this process, such as:  Why did ERIC remove access to full text documents? What process did the ERIC team use to restore the PDFs? Why did it take almost two years for ERIC to restore…
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    Pattern Recognition

  • Knight Foundation News Challenge Semi-Finalist

    griffey
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    I found out this morning that my Knight Foundation News Challenge entry (Make the Things that Measure the Future: Libraries & Open Hardware) was chosen as a semi-finalist! Out of 680 initial proposals there are now 41 proposals left in the “Refinement” stage. We have a week to answer a new series of questions, along with responding to any comments or questions that were generated by our initial proposal. The Knight questions are: Who are the users of your project, and what have you learned from them so far? What are the obstacles to implementing your idea, and how will you…
  • LibraryBox wins Excellence in Education at Chattanooga Startup Awards

    griffey
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    Last night were the first annual Chattanooga Startup Awards, a part of Startup Week. About a week or so ago I got an email letting me know that LibraryBox was a finalist for an award, and could I please send them a logo and a song I’d like played if we won. First: I got a theme song. That’s just cool. Second: I assumed it was a formality that LibraryBox wouldn’t win. There are so many awesome companies and people doing stuff in Chattanooga that I was certain I’d go to the awards, talk to a few other nominees, and have a beer. The last thing I thought would happen was…
  • Adobe Digital Editions and infoleaks

    griffey
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:20 pm
    The online library world exploded today over the revelation that Adobe Digital Editions, software that is required for many library-focused eBook services, evidently leaks like a sieve when it comes to our user’s information. The TL:DR version of the story is that ADE appears to be sending in plain text to Adobe’s servers information such as: the book you are reading, title, publisher, which pages you have read and which page you are currently on. Much longer discussions about the leak and potential fallout here: Nate Hoffelder at the Digital Reader broke the story Ars Technica…
  • Support the Ada Initiative

    griffey
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    Like many librarians, today I’m blogging about a fundraiser for a group that I think does incredibly important and useful work in the technology world: The Ada Initiative. Named after one of my heroes, Ada Lovelace, it is a group that is dedicated to supporting women in technology. They do this in a variety of ways, from advocacy, to the development of codes of conduct and the promotion of safe spaces for women, to education for organizations and individuals about gender diversity and the skills needed to support these efforts. The Ada Initiative can only do these things through the…
  • Apple’s September 9th 2014 Announcement Predictions

    griffey
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    Over the years, I’ve become known as a fan of Apple’s hardware and software solutions…and it’s true, I am overly fond of the way they do things. This isn’t to say that I’m not critical of them, as I do think they make mistakes (iPod HiFi anyone?). But I’ve been following them for many, many years and have a good understanding of their predilections. On September 9th, Apple will be holding a press event that is promising to be one of the most interesting in many years. September is always their biggest press event of the year, as it’s when they…
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    ResearchBuzz

  • 100% Googly: Morning Buzz, October 30th, 2014

    researchbuzz
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    It ended up that the first five items I pulled last night/this morning to write about were all about Google, so I decided to make this issue 100% about Google and its properties. If you are not a fan, you can skip. The Afternoon Buzz will be the usual varied selection. Thank you! Want to try Google Inbox but don’t have an invite? You’ve got options. More Google: it wants to Halloweenify your photos. More More Google: Google Glass has been completely banned from movie theatres. Sorry, I’m getting really Googly here: Google has released a new bookmark manager for Chrome. Okay,…
  • Google, Story Maps, Vine, More: Morning Buzz, October 29th, 2014

    researchbuzz
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:36 am
    Use Vine? Here are 7 Tips and Tricks. I didn’t know most of these but I’m not a huge Vine user. Do you use Tor? Might want to check for malware. Now available: a seriously digital Susan Sontag archive. “UCLA’s Library of Special Collections has enabled your voyeurism by making public everything that was once on Susan Sontag’s Power Mac G4 and iBook. And when they say everything, they mean it: The digital archive contains all 17,198 of her emails, Word documents, and MP3s, from the 1990s to the early 2000s.” FamilySearch has added another new round of…
  • NARA, Food, Excel, More: Morning Buzz, October 28th, 2014

    researchbuzz
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:58 am
    If ever I am sad and lonely and want e-mail, I will simply forget to put a link in an issue of ResearchBuzz. Y’all pummeled me with messages when I accidentally left out the link to the useful spreadsheet templates. Here it is: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-amazingly-useful-spreadsheet-templates-organise-life/ . Enjoy. Reminder, y’all: the NARA Online Genealogy Fair starts today! Lots of streaming! Need to know where to go to vote? Google makes it stupid easy. Google Glass has lost its Twitter app. Gee, I just use it to crunch numbers: 10 Works of Art Made in Microsoft Excel.
  • Facebook, Surveys, Spreadsheets, More: Monday Buzz, October 27th, 2014

    researchbuzz
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:55 am
    Facebook is now allowing page admins to save and backdate posts. Now available: new free software for designing surveys. The software itself, Surveyman, is available at http://surveyman.github.io/ . Ebola scare tactics are spreading to your inbox. Be careful! “Both the U.S. government’s Computer Readiness Team and Trustwave, a private security consulting firm, have issued warnings about an increase in spam campaigns with the Ebola virus as the subject, and messages containing either malicious links or attachments. Analysts say the last two weeks in particular have a seen a…
  • Twitter, Idaho, NASA, More: Short Sunday Buzz, October 26th, 2014

    researchbuzz
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Groupon has launched a new Yelp competitor called Pages (PRESS RELEASE). You do not want to hear my Groupon horror story. Microsoft has opened up The Garage. “Microsoft clicked the Genie on Wednesday and invited the whole neighborhood into its online Garage to try out a handful of consumer apps that are still in the works.” Twitter has launched Digits, a way to sign into apps using phone numbers instead of passwords. Don’t want to use GMail or Dropbox? Techspot offers some alternatives. The state of Idaho has launched an online portal for parcel data about Idaho counties…
 
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  • How 3D Printing Works

    Jason Griffey
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    Editor's Note: This is the first of a series of posts excerpted from Jason Griffey's Library Technology Report "3D Printers for Libraries." The simplest way to understand a 3D printer works is to imagine it as a machine that makes bigger things out of smaller blocks. In some cases the “blocks” are a powder, in some they are melted plastic, or they may be a ultraviolet light sensitive resin, but always the process is large things being made from smaller substrates. A 3D printer is a simple sort of robot that understands how to manipulate the raw material it’s working with in three…
  • Metadata, Schema.Org, and Getting Your Digital Collection Noticed

    Patrick Hogan
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    Editors Note: This post is an excerpt from Improving the Visibility and Use of Digital Repositories Through SEO, by Kenning Arlitsch and Patrick S. OBrien. The authors, along with Montana State colleagues Jason Clark and Scott Young, will be teaching the online course/workshop Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Libraries, which starts July 17. Metadata schemas are powerful frameworks for organizing content, and libraries have long used them to describe their holdings (think MARC). Numerous schemas exist for academic disciplines: CDWA is used for art, Darwin Core for biology, EML for…
  • Innovative Interfaces Acquires VTLS

    Marshall Breeding
    2 Jun 2014 | 9:47 am
    Innovative Interfaces has acquired Blacksburg, VA-based VTLS as part of its strategic expansion strategy. This move follows the acquisition of Polaris announced in April 2014. The acquisitions were conducted in parallel, with different schedules for closing. The acquisition of VTLS significantly expands Innovative’s international reach and brings a number of new technology products under its corporate umbrella. VTLS had been the longest standing company remaining under the ownership and management of its founder in the library technology industry. VTLS and its precursors have been active…
  • Innovative Interfaces Acquires Polaris Library Systems

    Marshall Breeding
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    In a move that further consolidates the library automation industry, Innovative Interfaces, Inc.  has purchased Polaris Library Systems.   Innovative, one of the largest companies in the industry, with a presence in many international regions, and with customers from all types of libraries significantly strengthens its presence in the US public library arena by acquiring the company that has performed well in this sector, winning the majority of municipal library procurements in recent years.  The acquisition marks further expansion of Innovative since it was sold by co-founder Jerry…
  • Where To Turn for Background, Context, Ideas, and Inspiration on User-Centered Design

    Patrick Hogan
    24 Jan 2014 | 10:20 am
    John Dove’s article in the eContent Quarterly December 2013 issue “Online Reference Systems: Putting the User at the Center of Design” includes the list of resources below, for which he shares credit with Terry Winograd, Erin McKean, Jodi Wing, and Josh Orum. Though compiled with reference systems in mind, the list includes resources helpful for any Web interface.(Subscribe to eContent Quarterly in the ALA Store. ) Classics of Reference Content and Reference Librarianship Green, Samuel. 1876. “Personal Relations between Librarians and Readers.” Library Journal 1 (October 1876):…
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • ITHAKA Sustainable Scholarship 2014 Brings Data and Process Together

    Lisa Peet
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    On October 20–21, scholarly nonprofit organization ITHAKA held its annual Sustainable Scholarship conference at New York City’s Wyndham Hotel. The event’s theme, “At the Starting Line,” echoed the concerns of many libraries, publishers, and institutions about the demands for change driven by today’s information marketplace. The conference statement posed the scenario: “All organizations are feeling the pressure to innovate. Even in organizations with a long history of success, it requires starting anew. As you launch a new initiative, how do you assess its full and lasting…
  • How Sacred Are Our Patrons’ Privacy Rights? Answer Carefully | Peer to Peer Review

    Rick Anderson
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    My last column addressed some of the tensions that underlie the idea of “not letting the perfect be the enemy of the good” in library leadership, and at the end I promised that my next would deal in a similar way with trying to balance the occasional tension between problems that are truly important and those that are merely “noisy.” However, an issue has come up in the meantime that is more timely and urgent, so I’m putting off the “noisy vs. important” column until next time. This month I want to address the issue of patron privacy in the context of…
 
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  • Barsanti on Film, Liebman on Health & Fitness, U.S. Birth & Death Rates | Reference Reviews

    LJ Reviews
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    Barsanti, Chris. The Sci-Fi Movie Guide: The Universe of Film from Alien to Zardoz. 2d ed. Visible Ink. Oct. 2014. 510p. photos. index. ISBN 9781578595037. $19.95. REF This tribute to sf films lists nearly 1,000 blockbusters and box office bombs. ­Barsanti’s (Filmology) “sci-fi” refers to dystopias, mad scientists, monsters, zombies, and the avant-garde. Vampires and superheroes are only included if they venture to other lands. (Thor is in; Batman is out.) Alongside the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises are classics such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. the Extra…
  • Geology, October 2014 | Best Sellers

    LJ Reviews
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    February 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World’s Most Vital Resource Sedlak, David Yale University Press 2014. ISBN 9780300176490. $28.50 Earthquake Storms: The Fascinating History and Volatile Future of the San Andreas Fault Dvorak, John Pegasus Books 2014. ISBN 9781605984957. $27.95 Dodging Extinction: Power, Food, Money, and the Future of Life on Earth Barnosky, Anthony D. University of California Press 2014. ISBN 9780520274372. $29.95 Unearthing the Nation: Modern Geology and Nationalism in Republican China Shen, Grace…
  • Spotlight on Garth Stein | LibraryReads Authors

    Barbara Hoffert
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    Garth SteinPhoto by Susan Doupé Photography In A Sudden Light, Garth Stein’s first novel after his magical and momentous best seller, The Art of Racing in the Rain, 14-year-old Trevor travels with his father, Jones Riddell, to the imposing family mansion on Puget Sound. Trevor’s impecunious parents are on the verge of splitting, and Jones schemes with sister Serena to sell Riddell House and the surrounding land for a considerable profit. Just as Jones is haunted by family tragedy, Riddell House is haunted by an ancestor who wants the estate returned to wilderness to make amends for the…
  • Sculptor Calder, Voices of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Christie’s Poirot, the Latest Fast Scans | Video Reviews

    LJ Reviews
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    Alexander Calder. color & b/w. 57+ min. Roger Sherman, American Masters & Florentine Films, dist. by First Run Features, 800-229-8575; www.firstrunfeatures.com. 2014. DVD UPC 720229915953. $24.95. ART-GENERAL The range of sculptor Alexander Calder’s (1898–1976) prolific career is deftly explored in this one-hour program. Although he is best known as the originator of the mobile, as Calder’s kinetic sculptures were so named by artist Marcel Duchamp, Calder created work in many forms. A spool of wire would turn into a three-dimensional portrait of a party guest in the artist’s…
  • Shining, Creeping, Haunting, Turning, Scaring | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    In the run-up to Halloween, the ghosts, ghouls, witches, and warlocks at LJ/School Library Journal share their favorite scary reads. A blood-curdling welcome to LJ Prepub Editor Barbara Hoffert and SLJ Bookroom Assistant Tara Kron, first-time ghoul reporters! Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, Reviews, SLJ My favorite horror story of all time is Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby (Random, 1967). Evil baby! Satanic neighbors! Gothic high-rise! What more do you need? So with that in mind, I’m planning to plow into another demonic-child read this week: Doris Lessing’s The Fifth Child (Knopf).
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
 
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
 
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
 
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
 
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
 
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
 
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    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
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  • Awards, Best Books, & Favorite of Favorites

    Barbara Hoffert
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    There’s so much book news this week I don’t know where to start, but here goes. First, Kirkus Reviews announced the winners of the first-ever Kirkus Prize, established in May 2014 to honor outstanding writing by authors whose books have earned the Kirkus Star in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, and young readers’ literature. The initial winners are Lily King’s Euphoria (Atlantic Monthly), a smart, meditative novel proudly pitched at LJ’s Day of Dialog; Roz Chast’s graphic-format Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury USA), a refreshing choice for the…
  • Donna Leon, Christopher McDougall, Two Big First Novels, & Shakespeare’s Women | Barbara’s Picks, Apr. 2015, Pt. 4

    Barbara Hoffert
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Freeman, Anna. The Fair Fight. Riverhead. Apr. 2015.480p. ISBN 9781594633294. $27.95. HISTORICAL Having had great advance notice, including rave reviews upon its publication in the U.K., this debut novel lands with a punch—quite literally, since its subject is female pugilism in late 18th-century England. Brothel-born Ruth won’t triumph in the demimonde, lacking the beauty of her sister, Dora, but at a tender age she meets pugilist patron George Dryer and becomes a huge success as a bare-knuckle fighter in the prize rings of Bristol. Sidelined after a particularly brutal fight, Ruth meets…
  • Top Debut Novels, with Settings from Africa to Vietnam to the Wild West | Fiction Previews, Apr. 2015, Pt. 4

    Barbara Hoffert
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    Eyre, Hermione. Viper Wine. Hogarth: Crown. Apr. 2015. 448p. ISBN 9780553419351. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780553419368. LITERARY/HISTORICAL Muse to Ben Johnson and Van Dyck, Venetia Stanley fears that her celebrated beauty is fading. But though her husband, Sir Kenelm Digby, is an alchemist as well as an explorer and a time traveler, he won’t brew her the vivifying potion he doesn’t think she needs. Meanwhile, the ladies at the court of Charles I are drinking something vivifying—viper wine—which dilates their pupils and spurs their desire. This debut is written in heightened, twisty-magical…
  • Business, Science, & Social Science | Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2015, Pt. 4

    Barbara Hoffert
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Business Bock, Laszlo. Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead. Twelve. Apr. 2015. 416p. ISBN 9781455554799. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781455554805. lib. ebk. ISBN 9781455531455. CD/downloadable: Hachette Audio. BUSINESS Billed as Lean In for every manager, this is good guidance from the head of Google’s innovative People Operations, who wants to show companies how to attract and keep the best managers. His tips might unsettle: Take away managers’ power over employees, pay unfairly, and trust data (not your gut) to predict and shape the future.
  • Edwidge Danticat’s Brother, I’m Dying: Another Big Read Opportunity for Libraries

    Barbara Hoffert
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has expanded its Big Read library with the addition of its first nonfiction selection, Edwidge Danticat’s Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist published in 2007. In this family memoir, Danticat recounts being raised by her uncle Joseph in Haiti when her father and mother emigrate to America, then traveling Stateside to reunite with parents who are virtual strangers after eight years. Joseph’s flight to America when Danticat is an adult ends in tragedy. MacArthur Fellow Danticat’s…
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
 
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    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
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  • Barsanti on Film, Liebman on Health & Fitness, U.S. Birth & Death Rates | Reference Reviews

    LJ Reviews
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    Barsanti, Chris. The Sci-Fi Movie Guide: The Universe of Film from Alien to Zardoz. 2d ed. Visible Ink. Oct. 2014. 510p. photos. index. ISBN 9781578595037. $19.95. REF This tribute to sf films lists nearly 1,000 blockbusters and box office bombs. ­Barsanti’s (Filmology) “sci-fi” refers to dystopias, mad scientists, monsters, zombies, and the avant-garde. Vampires and superheroes are only included if they venture to other lands. (Thor is in; Batman is out.) Alongside the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises are classics such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. the Extra…
  • What to Keep in Mind When Conducting a Reference Interview

    LJ Reviews
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    by Dave Harmeyer Some of the tips to remember when improving your reference interview skills go back to basics. They begin with studying the approaches that your patrons have to the library. We may assume that patrons want to find information themselves, usually on the Internet. But by the time they make the effort to connect with a librarian they have either exhausted their tolerance for trying to find an accurate, timely answer or they haven’t really started on their journey and hope you can save them time. Remember that Ranganathan was right! One of the expectations a patron has is that…
  • Facts That Astonish, Everything To Know About Zombies, Race and Racism in the United States, & More | Reference Reviews

    LJ Reviews
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Business Encyclopedia of Business and Finance. 3d ed. 2 vols. Gale Cengage. 2014. 900p. ed. by Gale. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780028662640. $485; ebk. ISBN 9780028662688. REF This work intends to cover accounting, marketing, management, and information systems for the nonspecialist. Various entries address business ethics and types of careers in the diverse fields, both of which are useful features. However, a two-volume work with such a broad scope is likely to have errors of omission, and this encyclopedia is no exception. Each entry cross-references related pieces and provides a bibliography…
  • Voxgov; GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections | Reference eReviews

    LJ Reviews
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    Voxgov voxgov.com. To request a free trial, visit voxgov.com/contact By Cheryl LaGuardia cONTENT Voxgov provides access to “unfiltered original source news, media, and information from all branches of the U.S. federal government, including Facebook and Twitter posts from legislators and others.” Users can save searches and/or set up email alerts by registering for an account. The U.S. Federal Government Collection contains more than 5,000 sources from the three branches of government, including information authored or adopted by the government or published on government websites. There…
  • People of the Founding Era; PrivCo | Reference eReviews

    LJ Reviews
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    People of the Founding Era: A Prosopographical Approach Rotunda/University of Virginia Press, in collaboration with Documents Compass, a program of the Virginia foundation for the humanities; pfe.rotunda.upress.virginia.edu. To request a free trial, please visit rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/register/default.xqy By Cheryl LaGuardia Content People of the Founding Era: A Prosopographical Approach (PFE) is a digital biographical dictionary funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Its stated goal is “twofold: one is biographical; the other is prosopographical.” For others who, like me, are…
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
 
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  • What I Want from Library Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
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    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
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    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In my last column I discussed the various problems that I have with ebooks for academic libraries. Now I’d like to lay out what I want from library ebooks and what it would take for me to switch from print to electronic as the preferred format for books. Different librarians have different motivations for buying library ebooks. Some want to conserve space in the stacks. Some want to buy only the books library users immediately want. My motivation to buy (or license) library ebooks is a user request. I’m interested in whatever is best for both libraries and library users, and spending a…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Alicia Virtue

    Lisa Peet
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Photo by Sherrie Rochelle Blondin In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Alicia Virtue, electronic services librarian and department chair of learning resources at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. Virtue not only manages the website and ILS for both campus libraries and teaches a course in Introduction to Information Literacy, but in 2013 she and a colleague created Art Talk, an online multimedia gallery “enrichment zone” for the Doyle Library’s extensive art collection. She has also…
  • Sell Your Ideas Like a Shark Is Listening | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve got a great idea for your library. You think it’s a slam dunk for success. No one else is listening and you’re frustrated. Maybe you need a new approach. I gave the opening talk at this year’s On The Front Lines Conference. It’s a great concept for a conference: Give front line library workers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and celebrate the work they do every day to give our community members the best possible library experience. I chose “Librarianship in the Great Age of Experimentation” as the theme for my talk because I wanted to bring…
  • Termination: Swets Ending All Services in the Near Future

    Gary Price
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    On September 28, 2014 we began posting about the bankruptcy of Swets. Now, five weeks later, the company says that all services will soon be terminated and asking for outstanding debts to sbe paid. Late last week Swets posted a 1700 word announcement on their web site that provided details about insolvency proceedings in the Netherlands and several jurisdictions where the company operates as a foreign company and/or has branch offices. Included in the post is the following section titled, “Material impact on day-to-day operations of customers: all activities terminated”. It…
  • Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

    Lisa Peet
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing the two for $1.25 million in damages–$1 million for general defamation, and $250,000 for aggravated exemplary and punitive damages—as well as filing a legal injunction to prevent the defendants from “broadcasting or transmitting or publishing or posting on the internet or world-wide-web [sic] defamatory, false and harmful statements or…
 
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    Library Journal Reviews» In the Bookroom

  • Spotlight on Garth Stein | LibraryReads Authors

    Barbara Hoffert
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    Garth SteinPhoto by Susan Doupé Photography In A Sudden Light, Garth Stein’s first novel after his magical and momentous best seller, The Art of Racing in the Rain, 14-year-old Trevor travels with his father, Jones Riddell, to the imposing family mansion on Puget Sound. Trevor’s impecunious parents are on the verge of splitting, and Jones schemes with sister Serena to sell Riddell House and the surrounding land for a considerable profit. Just as Jones is haunted by family tragedy, Riddell House is haunted by an ancestor who wants the estate returned to wilderness to make amends for the…
  • Shining, Creeping, Haunting, Turning, Scaring | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    In the run-up to Halloween, the ghosts, ghouls, witches, and warlocks at LJ/School Library Journal share their favorite scary reads. A blood-curdling welcome to LJ Prepub Editor Barbara Hoffert and SLJ Bookroom Assistant Tara Kron, first-time ghoul reporters! Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, Reviews, SLJ My favorite horror story of all time is Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby (Random, 1967). Evil baby! Satanic neighbors! Gothic high-rise! What more do you need? So with that in mind, I’m planning to plow into another demonic-child read this week: Doris Lessing’s The Fifth Child (Knopf).
  • Best Books 2014: Romance

    Kristin Ramsdell
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    Library Journal‘s Romance reviewer Kristin Ramsdell puts the Top Ten Best Romances of 2014 in perspective. Intelligent, talented, goal-driven heroines are the norm in most romances, and those featured in this year’s best titles are no exception. Whether they are bent on saving a child, foiling a villain, uncovering old secrets, realizing a career, or even saving the hero, these women do it all—and find love in the process, as well. Austin, Lori. The Lone Warrior Signet Eclipse. (Once upon a Time in the West, Bk. 3). ISBN 9780451242327. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781101635797. HISTORICAL…
  • Personal Bests | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    This week, LJ editors take a break after choosing the best books of 2014, while our colleagues at School Library Journal and LJ carry on with their book club and award-winning reading, and a guest star drops in to tell us what’s happening in Oakland, CA. Barbara Bibel, Oakland P.L., CA LJ reviewer Barbara was in New York recently. She stopped by the LJ/SLJ/JLG offices and told us what she’s reading (she also spied the book Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen on our personal bookshelf and recommended a 2012 documentary along the same lines, Pretty Old). After Hank Phillippi Ryan visited…
  • New York Comic Con: Highlights and Surprises

    Stephanie Sendaula
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    It has been reported that 151,000 people attended New York Comic Con this past weekend, causing the annual event to beat its unrelated competitor, San Diego Comic-Con, in size. I last attended Comic-Con in 2009, as an ardent supporter of graphic novels. This time I attended for Library Journal, purposely seeking out panels about diversity within the genre and the challenges librarians face when adding comics and graphic novels to their collections. Here are some of the informative sessions I attended: ALA’s Comics—What We’ve Lost, What’s Ahead Attendance: Comfortable Carol…
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  • Fire @ the Library

    Annoyed Librarian
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    There’s so little drama in libraries, and that’s just how it should be. Libraries should be low key places for people to visit and enjoy. But in Tacoma they had some major drama: fire in the library. And what’s more, arson in the library. In the Tacoma Public Library, a regular patron who seems to [...]
  • Library Advocacy Done Wrong

    Annoyed Librarian
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Despite their good intentions, there are some people who maybe shouldn’t advocate for change in libraries. For example, the generally awful Huffington Post is hosting a blog post that grated on my nerves the entire time I was reading it. It’s advocating making a change to the Woodstock Library. I’m assuming that’s Woodstock, NY, although [...]
  • A Library Battle in the Cornhusker State

    Annoyed Librarian
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    There’s a fight brewing in Omaha, Nebraska of all places. I say “of all places” because from a distance Omaha seems like a calm place. Maybe it’s all those Mutual of Omaha commercials I saw as a child. Omaha is reassuring. Nevertheless, the mayor is fighting against the library of all places. I say “of [...]
  • Needs Before Wants, or Vice Versa?

    Annoyed Librarian
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    An American school system decided it needed a new way to screw over poor people, and in Miami-Dade County public libraries are on the frontlines. The article is about students who need online access to complete homework assignments but who don’t have Internet access at home. Naturally, they go to the public library. And that’s [...]
  • A Pension Fight in Phoenix

    Annoyed Librarian
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    A Kind Reader from Phoenix, AZ sent a flyer from an anti-pension group trying to end to pensions for city workers for in Phoenix. The flyer is strange. First, the scare tactic: “Thanks to Phoenix’s current pension system – a Phoenix city librarian was able to retire with a $102,000 a year pension and a [...]
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    In the Library with the Lead Pipe

  • Using Animated GIF Images for Library Instruction

    Karl Suhr
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
      In Brief This article discusses the changing nature of animated Graphics Interchange Format images (GIFs) as a form of visual communication on the Web, and how that can be adapted for the purposes of information literacy and library instruction. GIFs can be displayed simultaneously as a sequence of comic book like panels, allowing for a ‘birds eye view’ of all the steps of a process, viewing and reviewing steps as needed without having to rewind or replay an entire video. I discuss tools and practical considerations as well as limitations and constraints. Introduction and…
  • The Right to Read: The How and Why of Supporting Intellectual Freedom for Teens

    Emily Calkins
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Teen girl working in the library (Asheboro Public Library – Flickr) In brief: Intellectual freedom and equal access to information are central to libraries’ mission, but  libraries often fail to consider the intellectual freedom needs of teenage patrons, or lump teen patrons in with children in conversations of intellectual freedom. However, adolescence is developmentally distinct from childhood, and the freedom to access information of all kinds is vital for teen patrons. In this article, I outline the case for protecting intellectual freedom for young adults and provide practical…
  • Locating the Library in Institutional Oppression

    nina de jesus
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    Editor’s note: On July 16th, 2014 we published Open Source Outline: Locating the Library within Institutional Oppression, where we discussed nina de jesus’s Outline for a Paper I Probably Won’t Write and called for authors to use her open source outline as the basis for an article of their own. We are pleased that nina herself and Joshua Beatty have both taken up the challenge. Below is nina de jesus’s article based on that outline. In a first for In the Library with the Lead Pipe, we are also simultaneously publishing Joshua Beatty’s article based on the…
  • Locating Information Literacy within Institutional Oppression

    Joshua Beatty
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Editor’s note: On July 16th, 2014 we published Open Source Outline: Locating the Library within Institutional Oppression, where we discussed nina de jesus’s Outline for a Paper I Probably Won’t Write and called for authors to use her open source outline as the basis for an article of their own. We are pleased that nina herself and Joshua Beatty have both taken up the challenge. Below is Joshua Beatty’s article  based on that outline. In a first for In the Library with the Lead Pipe, we are also simultaneously publishing nina de jesus’s article based on the…
  • Open for Business – Why In the Library with the Lead Pipe is Moving to CC-BY Licensing

    Editorial Board
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Blown Away, CC-BY felixtsao (Flickr). In brief: Lead Pipe is changing our licensing from CC-BY-NC to CC-BY. Here, we explain why. In the Library with the Lead Pipe has, since we began publishing in 2008, been run by volunteers with a desire to spread ideas for positive change as widely as possible. For this reason, we have required that all articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC 3.0 US) license. Publishing under a CC BY-NC license has always been viewed by Lead Pipe as a way of balancing our commitment to authors (by ensuring they retain their…
 
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  • Privacy Tip: How to Delete All Your Facebook Messages at Once

    Ellyssa Kroski
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Over the past month two of my Facebook friends have had their accounts hacked (that I know of). In both of these cases the hacker chose to go through the person’s Facebook emails to read all of their messages and then use that information to message their friends – posing as them. I was one of those people that each hacker messaged. It was a sobering experience to realize that someone could potentially have access to all of your personal discussions that you’ve had with family and friends, going back for years! After this experience I decided that I wanted to delete all of…
  • The Latest in EdTech Trends: 70 Resources Roundup

    Ellyssa Kroski
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    Trying to keep up with the latest in EdTech trends? Discover all the latest news happening in EdTech with this roundup post. And if you’re still getting up to speed in this area, also check out the post: 7 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2014. MOOCs Universities Rethinking Their Use of Massive Online Courses The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn’t MOOCs Moocs ‘will not transform education’, says FutureLearn chief Disrupting and Transforming the University Weekly Trend: The MOOC Revolution Changes Shape MOOC U: The Revolution Isn’t Over edX turns attention to high school…
  • The 4 Flavors of Makerspaces

    Ellyssa Kroski
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
    Did you know that there are many different types of makerspaces, each with their own set of unique characteristics? This was news to me until recently so I thought I’d pass along my research on what I found were the important distinctions as well as important links. FabLabs Amsterdam Fab Lab at The Waag Society A FabLab is a type of makerspace that was created by the Center for Bits and Atoms headed by Prof. Dr. Neil Gershenfeld at MIT. It began as an outreach project to provide access to modern means for invention such as electronics equipment, laser cutters, routers and milling…
  • 50 Library Stories You May Have Missed in September

    Ellyssa Kroski
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    September was back-to-school and back to writing for many librarians.  Blogs, journals, and news outlets were jam-packed with library and information stories ranging from articles about makerspaces, digital collections, 3D printing, and free technology for libraries as well as some offbeat topics such as medieval selfies and snapchats from Harry Potter!  Check out these 50 posts, infographics, and articles to get you caught up on what’s happening in the LIS world. 15 Geeky Back-to-School Supplies 28 Snapchats From Harry Potter Stay Focused! 5 Tools to Avoid Distractions Polling the…
  • A Quick Guide to the Flipped Classroom

    Ellyssa Kroski
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    The flipped classroom is a teaching model in which the traditional lecture and homework assignments are reversed. Students watch video lectures before class and the class session is made up of exercises, discussions, and problem solving with students receiving personalized attention from the professor. This model has grown in popularity over the past several years Definitions Flipped classroom- Wikipedia 7 Things You Should Know About…Flipped Classrooms – Educause What is the Flipped Classroom? – Utexas Center for Teaching and Learning  Flipping the Classroom – Vanderbilt University…
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    Library Stuff

  • EBSCO Introduces Flipster™, a New Way to Access Digital Magazines

    Steven M. Cohen
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    “Continuing its tradition of working with libraries to help patrons find the content they want as quickly and conveniently as possible, EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is introducing Flipster™, which allows library patrons to browse the latest issues of high quality digital versions of popular magazines, courtesy of their library. Flipster provides users easy access to digital magazines for online browsing via their desktops or any mobile device. Flipster allows libraries to give their patrons the option of accessing the content at the library or remotely. They can also download…
  • Seattle Sorts Library Books Faster than New York? Fuhgeddaboudit

    Steven M. Cohen
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    “New York has been taking some hard knocks from Seattle of late, books-wise. First came the epic and still-unresolved battle between Amazon and New York publishers. Then came reports — in a respectable New York newspaper, no less — that Seattle’s indie booksellers were thriving while Manhattan was turning into a “bookstore desert.” But on Wednesday, New York reasserted its dominance in at least one corner of the literary universe: book sorting” (via NYTimes.com)
  • Library archivists face contractual, technical challenges in preserving digital materials

    Steven M. Cohen
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    “Archivists at Stanford libraries face contractual and technical challenges in keeping an increasing amount of digital material, like eBooks and email, safe and accessible for future generations. For one, words in paper books don’t spontaneously disappear, but words in eBooks can. Because eBooks and electronic journals are licensed, not owned, libraries may not be able to ensure long-term access to them. Depending on the contract between the publisher and the library, publishers can sometimes remove or alter content without the library’s consent. According to Hannah C. Frost,…
  • Brooklyn Public Library announces programs to provide immigrants greater access to free citizenship, legal services

    Steven M. Cohen
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    “Brooklyn Public Library BPL on Wednesday announced two multi-year initiatives to provide immigrants in the borough greater access to free U.S. citizenship and legal services. The first, a program called Prepare for Citizenship, will provide ESOL learners with formal, 11-week citizenship courses at the Canarsie, Flatbush, Sunset Park and Kensington libraries. Operated in partnership with Catholic Migration Services CMS and through a grant from the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the classes will prepare students for both the English and Civics…
  • What Book Should You Read Next? Putting Librarians And Algorithms To The Test

    Steven M. Cohen
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    “When I received the Brooklyn Public Library’s recent email newsletter promoting a new service called BookMatch, I was both delighted and dismayed. On the one hand, it was a great idea. All I had to do was fill out a short web form letting the librarians know a bit about what I wanted to read and what I liked to read, and one promised to write back with five personalized recommendations tailored to my interests and tastes. On the other, the fact I was so delighted was exactly what was dismaying.” (via Co.Exist | ideas + impact)
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    The 'M' Word - Marketing Libraries

  • Help Kickstart a Movie About US Public Libraries!

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Have you heard the news? Some serious filmmakers are working on a movie about public libraries! They have a good start, but now they need our help. They have set up a Kickstarter fund-raising campaign to get money to finish the film. Donations must be in by midnight on Oct. 26.Details from the Urban Library Council, one of the sponsors:Filmmakers Dawn Logsdon and Lucie Faulknor, with Executive Producer Stanley Nelson, are asking library lovers across America to help them make "Free for All: Inside the Public Library," the first major documentary project about our nation’s most beloved and…
  • Pedal Power.... Delivering the Goods.

    Nancy Dowd
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    Photo from American Libraries BlogI'm really excited about the bike-based outreach services some libraries have adopted that are extending library services to the streets of their communities.There's a great post in American Libraries, that details the experiences of several libraries. Essentially  passionate librarians and volunteers are using bikes to travel through the community. The bikes are adapted to carry collections and hotspots so people can either check out, download or reserve items on the spot. I love this concept. First off,…
  • Library Communications Conference, Oct. 6 & 7, 2014

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:02 pm
    In case you haven't heard, there will be a Library Communications Conference in Mount Laurel, New Jersey (USA) on October 6-7, 2014. According to the organizers, "This conference will focus exclusively on the best practices of library communications and outreach, and will feature over 20 relevant workshops and keynote addresses by nationally recognized speakers Kathy Dempsey, Dr. Curtis Rogers, and Angela Montefinise."Here's a PDF of the details & sessions. The event is being organized by the Library Management Institute (LMI), the same group that originally created ALCOP…
  • North Logan Shows the Power of Public Libraries

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Nancy found this short video that shows what great public libraries can be in their communities...Kudos to the North Logan Library in Cache Valley, Utah on the amazing work it's doing and on the way it's publicizing that to keep growing. If you have a video that you're proud of, give us the link in a comment. Share your great work!The M Word Blog teaches your library and non-profit tips, tricks, and trends of the marketing trade.
  • Can You Express Your Library's Value?

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Everywhere I look, I see librarians complaining that people are saying things like, "Why do we still need libraries?" They lament that stakeholders and elected officials don't understand what libraries are really all about.OK, well: How will people know unless we tell them? Every single librarian, Friend, Trustee, and supporter needs to have an answer, an elevator speech, or a comeback, for these questions. What would be even better is if you didn't wait for the question, but rather, proactively told people about the value of libraries in the 21st century. You may think the need for libraries…
 
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    Lorcan Dempsey's Weblog

  • Research information management systems - a new service category?

    26 Oct 2014 | 8:02 pm
    It has been interesting watching Research Information Management or RIM emerge as a new service category in the last couple of years. RIM is supported by a particular system category, the Research Information Management System (RIMs), sometimes referred to by an earlier name, the CRIS (Current Research Information System). For reasons discussed below, this area has been more prominent outside the US, but interest is also now growing in the US. See for example, the mention of RIMs in the Library FY15 Strategic Goals at Dartmouth College. Research information management The name is…
  • The decentered library network presence

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:59 am
    Think of two trends in the development of the library's network presence. These have emerged successively and continue to operate together. A centripetal trend producing a library network presence centered on the institutional website, as the library wants to offer an integrated service. A centrifugal trend, unbundling functionality and placing it in a variety of decentered network presences, as the library wants to be in the flow of its users (think of how communication has been unbundled to social networking sites for example, or of how metadata may be shared with various aggregation sites,…
  • Roses are red .... the top love stories?

    13 Feb 2014 | 2:00 pm
    One of the nice things about WorldCat is that is has sufficient scale to be a good proxy for a large part of the scholarly and cultural record. The aggregate holdings of thousands of libraries contain not just books, but movies, music, and so on. It is not complete but it gives good results. In honor of St Valentine's day, my colleagues JD Shipengrover and Diane Vizine-Goetz have produced a list of the most widely held love stories in libraries - the most widely held books and the most widely held movies. Here are the lists ... It is interesting seeing the similarities between the two. Books…
  • Full library discovery

    15 Sep 2013 | 6:46 pm
    The scope of library discovery services continues to evolve. We might characterise the situation we are in now as full collection discovery. The model is of a cloud-based, central index, where the goal has been unified results across collection types delivered in a single search box.The full collection includes material from the catalog, journal articles, and sometimes local digital repository material. Several so-called 'discovery layer' products (including Worldcat Local) are now used to provide this functionality. From this stage, I think we can see several interesting evolutions in scope,…
  • Three challenges: Engaging, rightscaling and innovating

    5 Jul 2013 | 2:12 pm
    I was in Australia recently, primarily to attend the conference intriguingly entitled 'The edge of the world'. The presentation I gave is here, and is embedded below. This was the latest Theta conference, the Australian parallel to Educause. I very much enjoyed the host city, Hobart, not least because of the smell of the sea as we walked out of the hotel. More recently, I was pleased to attend parts of the CIC Center for Library Initiatives conference, hosted by The Ohio State University, here in Columbus (far, unfortunately, from the sea). The topic was emerging forms of scholarly…
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    Stephen's Lighthouse

  • When to Use Which User-Experience Research Methods

    Stephen Abram
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:07 am
    When to Use Which User-Experience Research Methods   http://www.nngroup.com/articles/which-ux-research-methods/   Check out the article for more details. http://www.nngroup.com/articles/which-ux-research-methods/ Stephen  
  • The 4 Flavors of Makerspaces

    Stephen Abram
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:03 am
    The 4 Flavors of Makerspaces http://oedb.org/ilibrarian/4-flavors-makerspaces/ FabLabs Learn More: List of All International FabLabs The Fab Foundation The International Fab Lab Association FabCentral at MIT Hackerspaces Learn More: List of All International Hackerspaces Hackerspace Wikipedia entry Hackerspaces.org TechShops Learn More: List of TechShop locations TechShop website TechShop’s Not-So-Secret Ingredient TechShop Wikipedia entry Makerspaces Learn More: List of makerspaces Make Magazine Makerspace Community Maker Culture Wikipedia entry 7 Things You Should Know About Makerspaces…
  • “Copy Me” episodes

    Stephen Abram
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    “Copy Me” episode 3: “Early Copyright History” Copying = Stealing? What Is Copy-me? Stephen
  • Scrolls

    Stephen Abram
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Yeah, right http://lisnews.org/scrolls Stephen
  • 20th Century Death

    Stephen Abram
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    20th Century Death http://www.coolinfographics.com/blog/2014/10/14/20th-century-death.html “20th Century Death infographic from Information is Beautiful, visualizes the main causes of death during the 20th century by grouping each cause into general categories and then branching off more specifically.” Stephen
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    Tame The Web

  • Self-Protection, Your Brain, and Bigfoot by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

    troyswanson
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    I did a presentation today for a speech class that is part of our honors program. They are doing deep research into a range of topics. The faculty member asked me to do a session for them about bias and approaching new topics. It was a fun session, so I thought I’d share my slides. Naturally, this session ended with a conversation about the Illuminati, which, I guess, comes with the territory (not a part of the slides below). Self-Protection: Your Brain, Experience, & Bigfoot ——- Troy A. Swanson is Department Chair and Teaching & Learning Librarian at Moraine…
  • #2014VLA – Thanks Virginia Library Association!

    Michael
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Thanks to all at #2014VLA! I had a wonderful time chatting with Virginia librarians and delivering yesterday’s keynote. The slides are here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensVLA2014.pdf  
  • Office Hours: Always Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

    Michael
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    New column! http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/10/opinion/michael-stephens/always-doesnt-live-here-anymore-office-hours/ That said, I must comment on some threads of conversation I had at the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in Las Vegas. In 2006, I wrote a post at Tame the Web (TTW) entitled “Five Phrases I Hope I Never Hear in Libraries Again.” It got a lot of traction back then, during the heyday of LIS blogging, and I used a slide of the phrases for many years in presentations. One of the phrases was: We’ve always done it this way. Back then I wrote, “I think…
  • Office Hours: In the Moment

    Michael
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Here’s my June column: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/06/opinion/michael-stephens/in-the-moment-office-hours/ More than once, someone in the audience has expressed concern that children and young people are always looking at their mobile device, texting, gaming, or whatever. Recently the comment was this: “I want to take away the iPad and send them outside. They are not in the moment.” My reply was a reminiscence of my mother taking away my Hardy Boys books and sending me out to play one summer day. I was furious! The seminar room vibrated with comments: “It’s the same…
  • Office Hours: Flipping the LIS Classroom

    Michael
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Oops – forgot to post this: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/07/opinion/michael-stephens/flipping-the-lis-classroom-office-hours/ I’m most excited about the requirement for student reflection blogging in this course. Discussion forums, landlocked inside the learning management system, are giving way to a WordPress-enabled blog community that all of our core students will work with for thoughts on the course content. I am a longtime advocate of the power of blogging as a means to foster critical reflection in a safe thinking-out-loud space and promote engagement with other students…
 
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    The Unquiet Librarian

  • Moving from Our Mindmaps to More Focused Topics with Question Lenses and Musical Peer Review

    The Unquiet Librarian
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    In my last post that is part of this series, I shared how we used mindmapping after our second round of pre-searching to begin honing in our a more specific topic for our research. After students shared out their mindmaps and big ideas, we asked them to look at their topic through different question “lenses” using an activity shared with me by my colleague Heather Hersey, a school librarian in Seattle.  Heather, who adapted her version of the handout from An Educator’s Guide to Information Literacy: What Every High School Senior Needs to Know (Ann Marlow Riedling, 2009),…
  • New Publications, Fall 2014

    The Unquiet Librarian
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    I am delighted to share two recent publications I’ve co-authored that have recently hit the press this fall! Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century | Purdue University Press via kwout First, my Cleveland Public Library colleague Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz and I have co-written a chapter for Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century from Purdue University Press that is part of the Charleston Insights in Library, Archival, and Information Sciences.   Our chapter, “Participatory Approaches to Building Community-Centered Libraries,” focuses on an expanded conceptualization of…
  • Pre-Search and Mindmapping to Narrow a Topic Focus

    The Unquiet Librarian
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    In my last post, I shared how we were moving deeper with our second round of more targeted pre-search after students had narrowed topic choices to one from their work with the first phase of pre-search.  To help our students begin to make sense of the information they had collected during their second round of pre-search, Sarah and I introduced mindmapping to our two classes.   There were a couple of factors that influenced this decision: I had previously used mindmapping with great success at my last school. Thanks to my friend and colleague Kristin Fontichiaro, I was inspired by a post…
  • Written Conversation Strategies PD with Our NHS Faculty

    The Unquiet Librarian
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    My fellow librarian Jennifer Lund and I were delighted yesterday to have the opportunity to do an hour PD session on Harvey Daniels’ written conversation strategies with our NHS Faculty.  Roughly 25 teachers, our principal, and one of our assistant principals attended the session; the mix of different departments, including Modern Languages, Science, Math, Language Arts, ESOL, Special Education, Social Studies, and Health and Physical Education, created a wonderful energy as all of our participants were truly engaged and enthusiastic!   This session was just one of many tasty…
  • Simple Yet Powerful Formative Assessment of IR with Sarah Rust

    The Unquiet Librarian
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    Every Wednesday is Independent Reading (IR) day here in our Language Arts classes here at NHS.  Today, Language Arts teacher Sarah Rust, one of our awesome collaborative partners, did this very simple yet interesting formative assessment with her students.   The instructions: Students selected a sticky note of a color of their choosing and then composed their responses.  As an extra touch to celebrate the concept of IR, Ms. Rust then took their responses and fashioned them into the letters “IR.”   While this idea seems simple on the surface, the student responses were…
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    What I Learned Today...

  • Bookmarks for October 28, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= ZenHub.io ZenHub provides a project management solution to GitHub with customizable task boards, peer feedback, file uploads, and more. Thingful Thingful® is a search engine for the Internet of Things, providing a unique geographical index of connected objects around the world, including energy, radiation, weather, and air quality devices as well as seismographs, iBeacons, ships, aircraft and even animal trackers. Thingful’s powerful search capabilities enable people to find devices, datasets and realtime data sources…
  • Bookmarks for October 27, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= JSON2HTML json2html is an open source javascript library that uses JSON templates to convert JSON objects to HTML. Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for October 27, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: Open Access Day in October Convert your docs to PDF – Free! Google Docs Templates
  • IL2014: Driving Our Own Destinies

    Nicole C. Engard
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Brendan Howley opened up the Internet Librarian conference this year. Brian designs stories that insight people to “do something”. He’s here to talk to us about the world of media and desired outcomes – specifically the desired outcomes for our libraries. Brendan collected stories from local library constituents to find out what libraries needed to do to get to the next step. He found (among other things) that libraries should be hubs for culture and should connect community media. Three things internet librarians need to know: why stories world and what really matters…
  • IL2014: More Library Mashups Signing/Talk

    Nicole C. Engard
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    I’m headed to Monterey for Internet Librarian this weekend. Don’t miss my talk on Monday afternoon followed by the book signing for More Library Mashups. From Information Today Inc: This October, Information Today, Inc.’s most popular authors will be at Internet Librarian 2014. For attendees, it’s the place to meet the industry’s top authors and purchase signed copies of their books at a special 40% discount. The following authors will be signing at the Information Today, Inc., on Monday, October 27 from 5:00 to 6:00 P.M. during the Grand Opening Reception The…
  • Bookmarks for October 24, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Klavaro Klavaro is just another free touch typing tutor program. We felt like to do it because we became frustrated with the other options, which relied mostly on some few specific keyboards. Klavaro intends to be keyboard and language independent, saving memory and time (and money). Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for October 24, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: My new keyboard Learn a New Language Track Prices on Amazon with RSS
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  • Legal Research: Cornell Law’s Legal Information Institute (LII) Adds IRS Written Determinations (Private-Letter Rulings)

    Gary Price
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    From the LII Blog: We’ve added a new feature especially designed for tax types. We’ve linked the IRS Written Determinations ( a/k/a the private-letter rulings) to the sections of the Code to which they apply. For example, go to http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/79; just below the yellow how-current-is-this banner you’ll see a tab labelled “IRS rulings”. Click on it to get to the PLRs. There are, by the way, over 58,000 PLRs distributed over around 850 sections of the Code. They are by no means evenly distributed — some sections have only one associated PLR; others have…
  • Michigan: Traverse Area District Library is Publishing a Digital Local History Magazine

    Gary Price
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Another addition for you library as publisher file. From the Grand Traverse Insider and TADL Web Site A new digital local history magazine, the Grand Traverse Journal, has emerged from a collaborative venture spurred by local history buffs and their access to self-publishing tools provided by the Traverse Area District Library (TADL). “The goal of the Journal is two-fold,” said co-editor and TADL Special Collections Librarian, Amy Barritt. “It’s an outlet to preserve our region’s history and a tool to improve literacy through writing.” Barritt along with co-editor, local historian…
  • Brown University: Union Pushes For Increased Benefits For Library Workers

    Gary Price
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:46 pm
    From The Brown Daily Herald: Unionized workers are seeking to gain more opportunities for professional development, lower health insurance contributions, higher wage increases and union growth, multiple sources said. The contract under which library workers are employed officially expired Sept. 30, and “has been extended so that negotiators from both sides can continue to work together to reach a new agreement,” wrote Marisa Quinn, vice president for public affairs and University relations, in an email to The Herald. Karen McAninch, business agent for the library workers’ union, United…
  • Association of Research Libraries Publishes Three 2012-2013 Statistical Reports

    Gary Price
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    ARL has published announcements that three new statistical reports are available (fee-based). Below find links to the publication announcements and ordering info along with a few highlights from each publication. 1. ARL Statistics 2012–2013 ARL has released the ARL Statistics 2012–2013, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities of ARL’s 125 member libraries. Of these, 115 are university libraries (16 in Canada and 99 in the US); the remaining 10 are public, governmental, and nonprofit research libraries (1…
  • Brewster Kahle Discusses The Internet Archive’s “New Direction”

    Gary Price
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    From a Blog Post by Internet Archive Founder Brewster Kahle titled, “Building Libraries Together: New Tools for a New Direction”: Let’s work together to save all human knowledge.  Today the Internet Archive is announcing a new beta site and new tools to encourage everyone to lend a hand. We were founded in 1996 as an archive OF the Internet; we saved web pages and made them available through the Wayback Machine starting in 2001. In 2002 we became an archive ON the internet when we began digitizing and hosting movies, books, TV, music and software by working closely with…
 
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  • Latest Library Links, October 29, 2014

    geberhart
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Libraries in the News Yale's papyrus preservers Beauregard Parish librarian appears on American Horror Story Tacoma set to eliminate eight senior pages
  • Latest Library Links, October 28, 2014

    geberhart
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    American Libraries Online Next AL Live: Open Access ALA News Ben Bizzle on marketing your library Suggestions for ALA student chapters
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    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
  • Building Value with Curriculum Alignment

    KBANE
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    Every year I set myself the task of writing an article on a key question of strategic importance to libraries. It’s a worthwhile challenge. It forces me to think deeply about a single topic, consume the related literature and research, interview customers, and try to say something useful.
  • Latest Library Links, October 27, 2014

    geberhart
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    ALA News Early Bird Midwinter rates end at noon Central time, October 31 Policy Revolution! and COSLA in Wyoming International Mentoring Pilot Program, 2014–2015
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