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  • A Librarian Sex Scandal

    Annoyed Librarian
    Annoyed Librarian
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    The news in libraryland over the past couple of weeks has been very lively indeed. A librarian named Joe Murphy is suing two female librarians for $1.25 million for claiming he sexually harasses women at library conferences. As sex scandals go, that’s pretty mild, but the standards for scandal are lower in libraryland. You can [...]
  • Equipment for my Library’s Makerspace

    David Lee King
    David Lee King
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    My library is putting the final touches on our fledgling makerspace/digital media lab. It opens December 8, assuming all the details fall into place! I thought it might be interesting to do a few posts on our plans – to share equipment ideas, policies and guidelines, and planning – in hopes that someone else will find it useful. We are calling it the MakeIT Lab. Our goal is to allow customers to use computers and digital technology to make stuff, including: edit and manipulate photos create digital art create and edit videos record music, podcasts, and oral histories transfer…
  • how the broadband sausage does or does not get made

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    jessamyn
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    The Vermont Department of Public Service will hold public hearings to gather public input on the final draft of the 2014 Vermont Telecommunications Plan. The Plan addresses the major ongoing developments in the telecommunications industry, including broadband infrastructure development, regulatory policy and recommendations for future action. The Department will hold two public hearings in Orange County on the public comments draft of the Plan prior to adopting the final Plan. Middle Branch Grange, 78 Store Hill Road, East Bethel, Vermont, September 18, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. I went to this…
  • Banned Books Beast 2014

    Agnostic, Maybe
    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…
  • I Stand with Team Harpy

    Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton
    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…
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    David Lee King

  • Equipment for my Library’s Makerspace

    David Lee King
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    My library is putting the final touches on our fledgling makerspace/digital media lab. It opens December 8, assuming all the details fall into place! I thought it might be interesting to do a few posts on our plans – to share equipment ideas, policies and guidelines, and planning – in hopes that someone else will find it useful. We are calling it the MakeIT Lab. Our goal is to allow customers to use computers and digital technology to make stuff, including: edit and manipulate photos create digital art create and edit videos record music, podcasts, and oral histories transfer…
  • Make your Website UX Rock – my presentation from the SEFLIN Webinar

    David Lee King
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    I recently gave a webinar session on website UX for libraries as part of the cool SEFLIN Virtual Conference that went on last week. Here are my slides from my session – enjoy! Related PostsWebsites at the Next Level – Internet Librarian 2012Find & Fix your PotholesRegister for this UX Virtual ConferenceThree Questions every webpage should answer, #1: What can I do here?Web Design Trends for 2014
  • Video for Banned Books Week

    David Lee King
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s Banned Books Week this week. Check out this cool video my library’s Teen Advisory Board made (with some help from Rebecca, one of our teen librarians)! I thought the teens did a great job with the video. How often do you hear kids talking about censorship and intellectual freedom? Please watch – thanks! Related PostsStability Fix in YoutubeFive Tips to Reshape your Social Media Plan in 2013Library360 – a new Video Series for my LibraryVideo Coolness at My LibraryFinal Cut Pro X video tutorials
  • Video Gear – Don’t Overdo it!

    David Lee King
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    I’m working on a music video for my library right now, so lighting, audio, and video equipment is pretty fresh in my head at the moment (more on that video later). If you make video of any type for your library (and you should be!), here’s something to remember: don’t overdo it. Remember your end-goal. The goal really isn’t a professionally-polished video (although that’s nice). The goal isn’t to have crystal-clear, audiophile-quality sound (although that’s nice). The goal isn’t to have pristine lighting (although, again … that’s nice).
  • Register for this UX Virtual Conference

    David Lee King
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Make sure to register! I’m participating in a really cool virtual conference this Friday focused on UX for libraries. Here’s the info: What: User Experience: Seeing Your Library through the User’s Eyes When: Friday, September 19, 2014 Description: User Experience, or UX, is an increasingly important way of evaluating and informing library practices. UX focuses on knowing about our patrons and understanding their perspectives, then using that to inform everything that libraries do, from our websites to the services we provide to the physical layout of our buildings. Join five…
 
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  • how the broadband sausage does or does not get made

    jessamyn
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    The Vermont Department of Public Service will hold public hearings to gather public input on the final draft of the 2014 Vermont Telecommunications Plan. The Plan addresses the major ongoing developments in the telecommunications industry, including broadband infrastructure development, regulatory policy and recommendations for future action. The Department will hold two public hearings in Orange County on the public comments draft of the Plan prior to adopting the final Plan. Middle Branch Grange, 78 Store Hill Road, East Bethel, Vermont, September 18, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. I went to this…
  • talk: how do we get to the future?

    jessamyn
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    I have longtime family friends who live in Ashfield a town in central-west Massachusetts and that is about half the size of the town that I live in. Their library, the Belding Library, is celebrating its centennial with events all summer long and they invited me to talk about the future and .. where it is? William Gibson’s notable phrase that I repeat often is “The future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed” which I’ve taken as reflective of the digital divide issues generally. I have neighbors struggling with dial-up. Singapore has 100MB broadband…
  • if we want to see more diversity in literature, we have to buy the books

    jessamyn
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    School Library Journal came out with their Diversity Issue a few months ago and it’s been on my “to read” pile since then. Their lead article Children’s Books: Still an All-White World? tells a depressing tale of under-representation of black children in US children’s books (they are the only ethnic group mentioned, I am presuming this goes doubly so for groups with smaller representation in the US) and ends with a call to action for librarians to make sure they are creating a market for these titles to encourage more books by and about all kinds of people. I grew up…
  • Another talk: why libraries are the best thing

    jessamyn
    28 Jun 2014 | 12:59 pm
    I really never thought that I would turn into someone who gave “pep rally” type talks, but I was asked to come to the Somerville Public Library and give a short, inspirational talk to their friends group at their annual appreciation day and was told I could talk about whatever I wanted. As you may have realized by now, this makes my little activist heart grow three sizes and inspires good work (in my opinion). This is the talk I gave and I am very happy with it. The library posted this summary of the talk (there’s no audio/video other than some blurry photos) which I think…
  • a separate post – talk about my new job

    jessamyn
    14 Jun 2014 | 9:03 am
    I promised to write about this a few days ago and it’s been, quite a week. Short version: starting May 1st I took a job doing user support for Open Library. It’s very part time, very fulfilling and a lot of fun. Longer story: MetaFilter, my internet home for over a decade and my employer for almost that long, has been going through some challenges. There was a severe financial downturn (the site is nearly 100% advertiser supported, allowing them to have nearly eight full time employees) and staffing was going to have to be reduced. You can read about some of that happened on…
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    Agnostic, Maybe

  • 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…
  • Reference: Life on the Desk

    Andy
    1 Jun 2014 | 7:43 pm
    (If I write a memoir, I’m using that as the title. -A) One part of my new job duties is collection development and one of the sections that I cover is the true crime area. This past weekend I was thinking of the David Simon book, “Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets”, which was the inspiration for two excellent TV series Homicide: Life on the Streets and The Wire. I only got part of the way through the book; I stopped reading it because I got caught up in other things and found it hard to pick up again. One of the things I remember from the book is the “Homicide Lexicon”, a…
 
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    Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton

  • 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…
  • Tracking Your Library Users, New from Rosetta Stone!

    Sarah
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    These are the days of NSA spying headlines, complaints about companies using and misusing private data to conduct psychological experiments, sell us things, and change the way we engage with politics. I received a tip from a whistle blower that Rosetta Stone’s Library Edition was setting ad tracking cookies (without disclosure or consent) on the personal computers of any library users who used the Library Edition that is offered through their libraries. This applied not only to the full product, but also to any library offering a temporary trial of the product. The source stated that…
  • Day Against DRM: Why Librarians Should Just Say No

    Sarah
    6 May 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Today is International Day Against DRM!  On this day, people and organizations around the world come together to proclaim “hell no!” to Digital Rights Management (AKA Digital Restrictions Management). Learn more about the day and how to take action, small ones and big ones, on the Defective by Design website. And here’s the neat part (to win over librarian hearts). Publishers are participating by offering DRM-free media at a substantial discount: O’Reilly – 50-60% off ebooks Humble Bundle – pay-what-you-want graphic novels No Starch Press – 50%…
  • Choose Privacy, ya n00bs!

    Sarah
    5 May 2014 | 4:46 pm
    This week, May 1-7, is Choose Privacy Week. This is the fifth year of Choose Privacy Week (w00t!) and this national public awareness campaign is close to my heart. It’s trying to make people more aware of their personal privacy, what’s being tracked, and what they can do to prevent it.  And we in libraries don’t like tracking one bit, now do we?  This week was established by ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (no surprise there). Today I attended a great webinar: Defense Against the Digital Dark Arts, put together by ALA and full of awesome information about how…
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    Swiss Army Librarian

  • Reference Question of the Week – 9/21/14

    Brian Herzog
    27 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    This week's question is a two-fold cautionary tale: first, it illustrates the importance of annunciation enunciation, and second the importance of the reference interview. What I thought I heard initially was certainly not what this patron actually wanted. A male patron calls the desk and says, One of my wives' books is overdue - can you renew it for her? Of course, what he meant was "One of my wife's books..." - it loses a little in the translation to typing it out, but it was pretty clear over the phone. Clearly wrong, though, and it made me laugh. It also reminded me of the joke about the…
  • Job Opportunity: MVLC Assistant Executive Director

    Brian Herzog
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    My library is a part of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, and the consortium is looking for a new Assistant Executive Director. It's a great job - details below and on the state library jobs website. Duties/Description: The Assistant Executive Director has a unique opportunity to effect a positive change on the consortiums user support operations. This will have a profound impact on the consortiums relations with its member library community As the go-to person for the Executive Director he or she will think creatively to solve problems while coordinating all day to day user services…
  • Reference Question of the Week – 9/14/14

    Brian Herzog
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    This ended up being one of those very rare reference questions where initially it seems like a million-to-one shot, and ends up very casually being that one in a million. This email request came to the reference desk: Submitted via Chelmsford Library Reference Question. Comments: Allan Daniel Clark, from (born\in North Clemsford, MA Born june 19, 1924, Father Shirley John - Mother Lela M. Lord Clark Enlisted in the US Navy on jan 27, 1953 at Boston, MA Lost on the submarine USS Swordfish (SS-193) --- This man's photo is needed for use with his published Memorial record in the set of six…
  • Libraries Holding Privacy Literacy Workshops for Patrons

    Brian Herzog
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    You may have seen this, but it bears cross-posting: Librarians in Massachusetts are working to give their patrons a chance to opt-out of pervasive surveillance. Partnering with the ACLU of Massachusetts, area librarians have been teaching and taking workshops on how freedom of speech and the right to privacy are compromised by the surveillance of online and digital communications -- and what new privacy-protecting services they can offer patrons to shield them from unwanted spying of their library activity. Read the full article on Boing Boing - please, read it. Good stuff. It's important…
  • Reference Question of the Week – 9/7/14

    Brian Herzog
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    This whole interaction made me laugh, but I have to call Spoiler Alert for anyone who hasn't read Be careful what you wish for by Jeffrey Archer - because this question does reveal the ending (I think). A patron called in on a cell phone (with driving noises in the background) asking if there's a book after Archer's Be careful what you wish for. While I'm checking our catalog (which has Novelist Select built into the pages to list books in series order) the patron says [and this is the spoiler], Everybody just blew up and the book ended so there's got to be a sequel. When I get to the record…
 
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  • 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…
  • All the News, In Print

    Maura Smale
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    My household recently started getting the print edition of our local newspaper again. I know what you’re thinking: Really? Print? In 2014? When everyone in the house is fortunate enough to have a device on which they could read the electronic version (if they were so inclined)? I’m old enough that I’ve spent most of my life getting the news from a print newspaper until relatively recently. When I moved into an apartment with friends halfway through college, ordering up daily newspaper delivery made it seem like we were truly adults despite a diet consisting mostly of boxed…
  • Shifting Scholarly Communication Practices and the Case of Dr. Salaita

    acrlguest
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    ACRLog welcomes a guest post from Sarah Crissinger, graduate student in library and information science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Many LIS practitioners are probably already familiar with this story, but here’s a quick recap just in case: In October 2013, Steven Salaita accepted a tenure-track position within the American Indian Studies program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He subsequently quit his job and made arrangements to uproot his family from their home in Virginia. On August 1, 2014, Chancellor Phyllis Wise revoked his offer—an offer…
  • Serendipity’s Not Just for the Stacks

    Maura Smale
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    The past week or so has been filled with the rush and excitement of the beginning of the academic year, new and returning faculty and students arriving on campus, a huge change from the quiet days of summer. I’ve just finished up a couple of commitments at my college and university that seem quite different at first glance, but have similarities that I find especially interesting at the beginning of a new semester. One is a large collegewide grant that focuses on General Education at the college of technology where I work. A core activity of the grant is an annual professional…
  • We’re Recruiting — Join the ACRLoggers!

    Maura Smale
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s a new academic year, and we’re looking to bring on a few additional bloggers here at ACRLog. Are you a first year or experienced librarian who’s interested in writing about issues that affect academic libraries? Read on for more details! ACRLog Blog Team Members of the ACRLog blog team write on any issue or idea that impacts academic librarianship, from current news items to workflow and procedural topics to upcoming changes in the profession and more. We aim to have group of bloggers who represent diverse perspectives on and career stages in academic librarianship, and who can…
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    The Distant Librarian

  • 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…
  • Open Government Tour 2014 - Calgary Stop

    Paul R. Pival
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    Yesterday evening instead of attending the prologue of the 2014 Tour of Alberta as I had planned, I found myself at the Calgary stop of Richard Pietro's Open Government Tour. I totally made the right choice! Over the past year I've found myself increasingly interested in both linked data and civic affairs, and this 3-hour event brought them together in a wonderful way, though it was much more about open data than linked data. I'm not going to attempt to recreate the discussion here, but as much for myself as for anyone else who's interested, I'm going to list the…
  • Thinking the unthinkable - doing away with the library catalogue (UKSG)

    Paul R. Pival
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    Here's a thought-provoking talk given by Simone Kortekaas of Utrecht University Library in the Netherlands  at this year's UKSG conference. In it, she talks about how they decided to do away with their discovery tool and steer users to Google Scholar, Web of Science, and Scopus. Utrecht appears to be a science-heavy institution. The title is a bit off, as they do still run their traditional catalogue for now, but still, their statistics showed their users were using tools other than those built by the library, so that's where they focused their efforts. Think you could get…
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  • 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…
  • LibraryBox UI Translations Needed

    griffey
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:57 pm
    For the last 6 months, I’ve been working on improving the LibraryBox user experience as a part of the Knight Foundation Prototype Grant that the project received. There were a number of improvements that were a part of the initial grant proposal, one of which was localization/internationalization of the interface. If you look at the map of LibraryBox locations… View LibraryBox Locations in a larger map …you can see that it’s a very popular project all around the world. While English may be my mother tongue, we really needed to work to make the interface available in…
  • Directory Layout opinions needed

    griffey
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Ok, Internet. I have two options, both of which have their upside/downsides, and I need your feedback. I’m working on the new directory layout for LibraryBox, and need to break long names, especially those without spaces in them, because it does crazy things with the layout. Here’s an example of what the layout looks like without the hard-break behavior: Without Hard Break CSS   And here’s the same directory listing, WITH the hard-break CSS behavior in place:   With hard break CSS Better, right? Except then you get weird things like this:   Text with…
  • Creative Commons NC clause and 3D printing

    griffey
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    I was browsing through some 3D printing files today, STLs that both I produced and were produced by others. For example, I designed and uploaded a 3D case for a LibraryBox that others have downloaded and printed. It is CC licensed, specifically CC BY-NC. I was looking at other STL files that had a CC NC license applied to them, and it made me think what that NC is really protecting. Obviously, at the very least, the license prevents others from selling the STL files. Does it, however, prevent someone from using the files to create the physical object (that is, using a 3D printer to print the…
 
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  • Malta, Penguins, Clinical Research, More: Morning Buzz, September 30th, 2014

    Tara Calishain
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:25 am
    The University of Malta will launch an online institutional repository. “This online archive will collect, preserve and disseminate a variety of scholarly material produced under the University’s auspices. National intellectual output and heritage will also be accepted for submission to the archive.” Many thanks to Saundra F. who gave me a heads-up on the ClinRegs Web site. “Welcome to ClinRegs, an online database of country-specific clinical research regulatory information designed to save time and effort in planning and implementing clinical research. Use the map…
  • Yacht Club, Trees, iPhones, More: Short Morning Buzz, September 28th, 2014

    Tara Calishain
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:29 am
    Yahoo is closing its directory, the thing that started Yahoo in the first place. That shouldn’t be surprising to anyone; Yahoo had been letting the directory fall apart for years. The core of the company died an extended death due to neglect. The stupid thing about it is that with Google’s frequent algorithm changes, spammers, and the sheer ridiculous size of the ‘net, there is a place for a well-maintained searchable subject index. In fact, there’s investment money going into link directories, as I mentioned just a few days ago. But link directories aren’t sexy,…
  • Raleigh, Getty, California, More: Afternoon Buzz, September 24th, 2014

    Tara Calishain
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Everything old is new again: a link directory is getting funding. Google has announced the winners of the 2014 Google Science Fair. More Google: it has tightened its European de-listing process. The city of Raleigh, North Carolina, has launched an online database for its public art collection. China is using search data from Baidu to predict housing prices. “Using Baidu’s search data allows the National Bureau of Statistics to select a series of keywords related to housing prices which have helped establish a projection model for the future by analyzing the relevance of the…
  • Minecraft, Google Maps, DuckDuckGo, More: Morning Buzz, September 23rd, 2014

    Tara Calishain
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:06 am
    Check out this cool-but-simple chart of educational Web tools! Lots of stuff to see here. Adobe has acquired Aviary. I remember how cool Aviary used to be, back in the day…. Be careful: Marketing Land has the skinny on a very dodgy Google “support” service. The British Museum in London — AND all its exhibits — will be recreated in Minecraft. Washington University Libraries is building Ferguson archives. (Hat tip @LibraryStuff). “The library at Washington University in St. Louis is building a digital repository called ‘Documenting Ferguson.’ The…
  • TwitPic, Google, CIA, More: Brief Afternoon Buzz, September 19th, 2014

    Tara Calishain
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    (Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day, Mateys!) Twitter is getting more like Facebook and now apparently Facebook is getting more like Twitter. I’m not too chuffed about either of those things. “Facebook wants to steal discussion of real-time events from Twitter and stop being perceived as a slow social network. So today it announced News Feed changes that will surface posts that mention Trending Topics sooner and higher in the feed.” Ready to upgrade to iOS 8? It’s a huge download. Here’s how to handle it. TwitPic has been acquired and will soldier on. The CIA has…
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    Library Journal

  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
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  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Kyle Denlinger

    LJ
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, we caught up with Kyle Denlinger, eLearning Librarian at Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library in North Carolina. Fresh out of library school, Denlinger helped create WFU’s information literacy massive open online course (MOOC) ZSRx: The Cure for the Common Web. It provided easy answers to common questions about online research. Passionate about library teaching, knowing “just enough HTML to be dangerous,” Denlinger continues to promote life-long learning…
  • Ego Non Te Absolvo: Lifelong Learning Isn’t Only for Other People | Peer to Peer Review

    Dorothea Salo
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I found myself drawn into odd conversations with librarians, archivists, and other information professionals soon after I started teaching library school. Not the conversations about how terrible I am and how bad I am at what I do and how whatever I’m doing in the classroom is automatically the wrong thing—those conversations are standard, and I am as inured to that angry dismissiveness as anyone can be. No, the odd conversations I landed in over and over again went something like this: “Oh, you teach at SLIS! What do you teach?” (I give a précis of my course list.) “Oh.” Pause.
  • Understanding the Culture or Establishing It | Leading From the Library

    Steven Bell
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    “Don’t expect to change anything unless you can do it within the constraints of the organization culture” is a piece of advice often given to leaders. Perhaps leaders are better off ignoring it and establishing a new culture. When I was a graduate student working towards my degree in higher education administration, in one course we read a book calledThe Invisible Tapestry. You probably are more familiar with the author, George Kuh, than with the content of this publication. Kuh is well-known as a higher education researcher for his work related to the National Survey of Student…
  • Charleston 2014 – Coming Attractions

    LJ
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    Presented by: Ex Libris and Library Journal Event Date & Time: Thursday, October 9th, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT Not making it to this year’s Charleston conference? We’ve got you covered. Hear all about the exclusive event in our upcoming webinar series. Join our webinar panelists including representatives from the Charleston Conference, Ex Libris, Library Journal and more! We’ll be offering a sneak peek at some of the topics we expect to see trending at the 2014 Charleston Conference, including: Data curation Library as publisher…
  • Keeping Library Content Secure | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    Illegally breaking into licensed library content doesn’t require sophisticated hacking skills—just a legitimate network account. Higher education recently discovered such accounts for sale on the Internet. Do we have good options for preventing thefts? We see on a fairly regular basis news reports of the latest mass theft of private information. Most recently it was Home Depot that lost millions of credit card account numbers to hackers. Before that it was Target. We wince when we hear the news and check to determine if we were personally victimized by the attack. The increasing…
 
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    Library Journal Reviews

  • Batman, Essays, Mazes, Clones, and Breaking the World Shouting Record | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    LJ Reviews editors bide their time while our non-Reviews LJ and School Library Journal colleagues carry the WWR flag into the world of books, mazes, and bat caves. Brad Crosby, Webcast Program Manager, LJS This morning I read the first half of Batman: The Long Halloween (DC Comics) by writer Jeph Loeb and illustrator Tim Sale, one of three graphic novels that was in large part the source material for the first two of three Chris Nolan Batman movies. Basically, it’s Batman, Harvey Dent, and Captain Gordon vs. the mob, for the first few pages. But then all of a sudden, there’s a serial…
  • Q&A: Malka Marom

    Liz French
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    Joni Mitchell and Malka Marom, courtesy of Malka Marom World-renowned for her folk and jazz-tinged music and No. 1 radio hits (“Woodstock,” “Both Sides Now,” “Big Yellow Taxi”), as well as her outsized personality, Joni Mitchell was a struggling folk singer in 1966 when Canada-based singer and broadcast journalist Malka Marom first saw her perform. Years later, Marom and Mitchell reconnected for a radio interview in 1973 and another in 1979. These sessions, along with a follow-up discussion in 2012, comprise Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words (see LJ 10/1/14, p. 86), a thoughtful…
  • Q&A with Chris Nickson | Sponsored

    LJ Reviews
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:56 am
    NOTE: This interview was sponsored by Severn House, and produced and published by LJ. Chris Nickson, an author from Leeds, England, has been writing since he was a boy. Besides telling stories, Nickson also expanded his creativity to music, as both a bassist and then a singer-songwriter-guitarist. He spent 30 years living in the United States, playing in bands and writing, and has made his living as a writer since 1994. Much of Nickson’s work has been in music journalism, and he is also the author of The NPR Casual Listener’s Guide to World Music. Nickson has also published 28 other…
  • Librarians Who Write: How Librarian/Authors Will Thomas and Eleanor Kuhns Juggle Two Careers

    LJ Reviews
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    Author by Night By Will Thomas I’m standing outside a room at the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in Las Vegas, waiting to go in and ruminating on my career—make that careers—so far. The program that I’m a panelist for is called, “I’m a Librarian! NO! I’m an Author! NO! I’m a Librarian and an Author!” and that pretty much explains my life thus far. It is rewarding, it is challenging, but like a man with a new Ferrari, I’d better learn how to switch gears quickly or I’ll be left in the dust. There is an old English saying, You can’t ride one…
  • Bianca Amato | Behind the Mike

    Stephanie Klose
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Bianca Amato discusses her narration work on Philippa Gregory’s medieval England–set “The Cousins’ War” novels. See LJ 10/1/14, p. 49 for the review of The King’s Curse. Were you familiar with this historical period before you began narrating the books? Are there any challenges that go along with voicing historical novels? I was familiar with the period—I’ve voiced a few novels placed in this era, and I have read and played Shakespeare works set during and covering these monarchies and wars, but Philippa Gregory always illuminates things in such a fresh way, particularly the…
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
 
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
 
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
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    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
 
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
 
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
 
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
 
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
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  • Visualizing Books: Video Interviews with Alan Cumming & Katy Simpson Smith, Online Fun with Garth Stein’s A Sudden Light & Eric Kaplan’s Does Santa Exist?

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    Given my job, of course I think a book is worth a thousand pictures, but sometimes visuals do help. In the last months, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing celebrated actor Alan Cumming, whose Not My Father’s Son, a wrenching memoir of rediscovering family, is a LibraryReads pick for October, and debut novelist Katy Simpson Smith, whose The Story of Land and Sea, a quietly affecting tale of love and death in the Revolutionary era, is an Indie Next pick for September. You can find both interviews at Prepub Alert: Video Interviews. And here are some other great visual resources to check…
  • Saul Bellow, Scott Ellsworth, Caryl Phillips, & More | Barbara’s Picks, Mar. 2015, Pt. 4

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    Bellow, Saul. There Is Simply Too Much To Think About: Collected Nonfiction. Viking. Mar. 2015. 608p. ed. by Benjamin Taylor. ISBN 9780670016693. $35. LITERATURE Issued in time for the centenary of Bellow’s birth and the tenth anniversary of his death, this work collects the Nobel laureate’s nonfiction, including criticism, interviews, speeches, and other pieces ranging from his Nobel lecture to commentary on leading 20th-century artists like Philip Roth, Jackson Pollock, and Luis Buñuel. Taylor is also responsible for Saul Bellow: Letters; look for Zachary Leader’s new Bellow bio,…
  • Howard Jacobson, Elif Shafak, Yan Lianke, & More | Key Literary Fiction Previews, Mar. 2015, Pt. 4

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Hunter, Aislinn. The World Before Us. Hogarth: Crown. Mar. 2015. 432p. ISBN 9780553418521. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780553418538. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. LITERARY In a wooded area near a crumbling estate and a Victorian asylum, a little girl named Lily vanishes, leaving her family and 15-year-old babysitter Jane Standen devastated. Two decades later, as an archivist at a London Museum that’s about to shut its doors, Jane finds closure by investigating another disappearance in the same spot 125 years earlier. Canadian author Hunter, whose Stay was a Globe and Mail Top 100 pick, a finalist for…
  • Mark Adams, Julie Holland, & the Art of Poetry | Nonfiction Previews, Mar. 2015, Pt. 4

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    Adams, Mark. Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest To Find the Sunken City. Dutton. Mar. 2015. 336p. ISBN 9780525953708. $27.95. TRAVEL The author of the New York Times best seller Turn Right at Machu Picchu can’t visit the subject of his new book: the lost city of Atlantis. But he does talk to the amateur explorers still searching for the city, and he ferrets out revealing numerical and musical codes in the works of Plato, the only source of our knowledge about Atlantis. See what philosophers can do? Bruni, Frank. Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College…
  • Brooklyn Book Festival 2014 | The Pleasure of Reading To Learn

    Barbara Hoffert
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    On Sunday, September 21, under overcast skies but with undeniably sunny energy, the ninth annual Brooklyn Book Festival took place at New York City’s Brooklyn Borough Hall. The adjacent Columbus Park area played host to over 250 vendors (not just publishers but also literary organizations, sponsors, and more), and the 100-plus panels and presentations featuring 300-plus adult and children’s authors spilled into spaces at the nearby St. Francis College, Brooklyn Law School, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, and Brooklyn Historical Society. With crowds numbering in the tens of…
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
 
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
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  • 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…
  • Urban Landscapes, Mythic Traditions, Magill’s Medical Guide | Reference Reviews

    LJ Reviews
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Atlas of Cities. Princeton Univ. 2014. 256p. ed. by Paul Knox. illus. maps. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780691157818. $49.50. REF Knox (urban affairs and planning, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.; Palimpsests: Biographies of 50 City Districts) and 16 other international scholars present an overview of the historical, cultural, demographic, and technological development of selected world metropolises. The principal focus of each topical chapter is a “core” city or cities, with places grouped under umbrella labels: “Foundational” (Athens and Rome); “Networked” (Augsburg,…
  • Humor Studies, American English, plus Short Takes, & More | Reference Reviews

    LJ Reviews
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    history Slave Culture: A Documentary Collection of the Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project. 3 vols. Greenwood. 2014. 1126p. ed. by Spencer Crew & others. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781440800863. $294; ebk. ISBN 9781440800870. REF Presented here are 4,500 narrative excerpts that were selected from interviews conducted between 1936 and 1938 with the last generation of enslaved African Americans. The set opens with an essay on the history of the accounts and a chronology of slavery in the United States. The pieces that follow are organized by seven themes: community…
  • Facts To Make Your Mouth Drop, Oxford’s Dictionary of Journalism, Contemporary Slang, & More | Reference Reviews

    LJ Reviews
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    GENERAL REFERENCE Lloyd, John & others. 1,339 Quite Interesting Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop. Norton. Sept. 2014. 368p. index. ISBN 9780393245608. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393245615. REF While many fact books can be dull, Lloyd and coauthors John Mitchinson and James Harkin, creators of the BBC’s successful Quite Interesting show, offer here a quirky, humorous gem. While the book is impractical, readers will enjoy browsing its pages and will find within many short facts (one to two sentences each) that will impress friends. Among them are the information that an Olympic gold medal is 92.5…
  • Transparent Language Online; Rosetta Stone Library Solution | Reference eReviews

    LJ Reviews
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Transparent Language Online transparent.com/libraries/language-learning-online.html; request a free trial at that website By Cheryl LaGuardia Content Transparent Language Online (TLO) is a language-learning program that uses the Declarative Method as the approach for learning a new language. According to the company’s website, “Neuroscientists have found that two brain systems—the declarative memory and the procedural memory—enable people to learn, retain, and produce language. Declarative memory collects vocabulary words, phrases, and even short sentences. Procedural memory manages…
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
 
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates. What is…
  • Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri St. Louis County Library breaks ground on new facility (via KSDK) Ohio Audio Report: Local library levies are rising as state funding decreases (via WKSU) Ontario Toronto Public Library Launching…
  • Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities

    Lisa Peet
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Martin Eve is in a good position to spread the word about how open access publishing can benefit the humanities. He is a lecturer on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction at the University of Lincoln in the UK, with an impressive list of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and professional affiliations. His most recent book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, will be published by Cambridge University Press this November. At the moment, however, he is on research leave in order to concentrate on developing his new venture, the Open Library…
  • Uniquely Hospitable | Charleston Conference Preview 2014

    John N. Berry III
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Charleston Conference is unique! Since its founding by Katina Strauch in 1980 it has provided professional enrichment, knowledge, and open discussion to thousands of librarians, information specialists, and vendors primarily focused on academic and research libraries. There is a huge array of programs, panels, and speakers, plus days of informal inter­actions in which librarians at all levels and vendors talk about their work, problems, innovations, and best practices in a charming setting, redolent with Southern hospitality. From her position as assistant dean for technical services and…
  • Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

    Barbara Hoffert
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give…
 
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  • Batman, Essays, Mazes, Clones, and Breaking the World Shouting Record | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    LJ Reviews editors bide their time while our non-Reviews LJ and School Library Journal colleagues carry the WWR flag into the world of books, mazes, and bat caves. Brad Crosby, Webcast Program Manager, LJS This morning I read the first half of Batman: The Long Halloween (DC Comics) by writer Jeph Loeb and illustrator Tim Sale, one of three graphic novels that was in large part the source material for the first two of three Chris Nolan Batman movies. Basically, it’s Batman, Harvey Dent, and Captain Gordon vs. the mob, for the first few pages. But then all of a sudden, there’s a serial…
  • Q&A: Malka Marom

    Liz French
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    Joni Mitchell and Malka Marom, courtesy of Malka Marom World-renowned for her folk and jazz-tinged music and No. 1 radio hits (“Woodstock,” “Both Sides Now,” “Big Yellow Taxi”), as well as her outsized personality, Joni Mitchell was a struggling folk singer in 1966 when Canada-based singer and broadcast journalist Malka Marom first saw her perform. Years later, Marom and Mitchell reconnected for a radio interview in 1973 and another in 1979. These sessions, along with a follow-up discussion in 2012, comprise Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words (see LJ 10/1/14, p. 86), a thoughtful…
  • Q&A with Chris Nickson | Sponsored

    LJ Reviews
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:56 am
    NOTE: This interview was sponsored by Severn House, and produced and published by LJ. Chris Nickson, an author from Leeds, England, has been writing since he was a boy. Besides telling stories, Nickson also expanded his creativity to music, as both a bassist and then a singer-songwriter-guitarist. He spent 30 years living in the United States, playing in bands and writing, and has made his living as a writer since 1994. Much of Nickson’s work has been in music journalism, and he is also the author of The NPR Casual Listener’s Guide to World Music. Nickson has also published 28 other…
  • Librarians Who Write: How Librarian/Authors Will Thomas and Eleanor Kuhns Juggle Two Careers

    LJ Reviews
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    Author by Night By Will Thomas I’m standing outside a room at the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in Las Vegas, waiting to go in and ruminating on my career—make that careers—so far. The program that I’m a panelist for is called, “I’m a Librarian! NO! I’m an Author! NO! I’m a Librarian and an Author!” and that pretty much explains my life thus far. It is rewarding, it is challenging, but like a man with a new Ferrari, I’d better learn how to switch gears quickly or I’ll be left in the dust. There is an old English saying, You can’t ride one…
  • Bianca Amato | Behind the Mike

    Stephanie Klose
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Bianca Amato discusses her narration work on Philippa Gregory’s medieval England–set “The Cousins’ War” novels. See LJ 10/1/14, p. 49 for the review of The King’s Curse. Were you familiar with this historical period before you began narrating the books? Are there any challenges that go along with voicing historical novels? I was familiar with the period—I’ve voiced a few novels placed in this era, and I have read and played Shakespeare works set during and covering these monarchies and wars, but Philippa Gregory always illuminates things in such a fresh way, particularly the…
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  • A Librarian Sex Scandal

    Annoyed Librarian
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    The news in libraryland over the past couple of weeks has been very lively indeed. A librarian named Joe Murphy is suing two female librarians for $1.25 million for claiming he sexually harasses women at library conferences. As sex scandals go, that’s pretty mild, but the standards for scandal are lower in libraryland. You can [...]
  • Those Dangerous Public Libraries

    Annoyed Librarian
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s always a little surreal and amusing for me when outsiders stumble onto the blog and decide they’re going to set the record straight for the poor, ignorant Annoyed Librarian. A while ago it was the homeschooling creationists who homeschooled their children to keep them from learning any science later than the Middle Ages. Last [...]
  • Stewards and Gatekeepers

    Annoyed Librarian
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    I’ve been getting some very amusing comments this week. Keep ‘em coming, because I can always use a good chuckle. I ran across what seemed to be an odd column from St. Cloud, MN. It seems the local library system is searching for a new executive director, and the columnist is urging the board of [...]
  • An Alleged Ban

    Annoyed Librarian
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Is it Band Books Week yet? I’m not sure, and the propaganda is so hyperbolic I don’t have the heart to read it to find the dates. Anyway, let’s see if the Band Book people mention this very odd case. When I ran across the story, it seemed perfect blog fodder, and on the surface [...]
  • Those Sledgehammering Librarians

    Annoyed Librarian
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Sometimes I feel sorry for library school students who want to become librarians. It’s not just the lack of good jobs available for graduates. Sure, it’s annoying that so many people get tricked into going to library school by idiots who keep claiming there’s a librarian shortage when there’s never a librarian shortage. It’s not [...]
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    In the Library with the Lead Pipe

  • 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…
  • Call for Social Media Editor

    Ellie Collier
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    In the Library with the Lead Pipe is seeking applications for a Social Media Editor. This volunteer position will serve on the Lead Pipe Editorial Board for a two-year term of service. Lead Pipe is an open access, open peer reviewed journal founded and run by an international team of librarians working in various types of libraries. In addition to publishing articles and editorials by Editorial Board members, Lead Pipe publishes articles by authors representing diverse perspectives including educators, administrators, library support staff, technologists, and community members. Lead Pipe…
  • Call for Articles

    Editorial Board
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    We’ve just finalized revamping our publication process documentation. Now that the new documentation is live we thought it was a good time to post another call for articles. What We Publish We publish high quality peer-reviewed articles in a range of formats. Whilst we are open to suggestions for new article types and formats, including material previously published in part or full, we expect proposals to include unique and substantial new content from the author. Examples of material we would publish include: Original research with a discussion of its consequences and an argument for…
 
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  • 15 Geeky Back-to-School Supplies

    Ellyssa Kroski
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    One of the best parts of the new semester is shopping for all of the geeky gear that’s available for students (and teachers!)  Here are 15 suggestions of truly geeky back to school supplies.   Backpacks and Bags Every student needs a bag that shows their personality and pop culture preferences and these are all great choices. But if you don’t see one you like, check out 40+ more geeky bags here!   1) Star Wars Darth Vader Lunch Bag with Sound   Represent the Dark Side with this Sith Lord lunch bag which makes Vader’s signature sound effect.   2) Aperture…
  • 15 Free Technologies for Libraries

    Ellyssa Kroski
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    This morning I’ll be presenting at the SLA-NY conference on 15 Free Technologies for Libraries. I’ve been using each of these technologies for a number of years and currently use them in my library and for teaching. Here’s my entire presentation:     The post 15 Free Technologies for Libraries appeared first on OEDB.org.
  • 25 Great Resources for Breaking into Academic Publishing

    Ellyssa Kroski
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    This is a roundup post filled with articles, videos, and even Pinterest boards with tips on how to get published in the academic world.  Are you a first-time or aspiring author?  These resources will provide you with strategic advice for breaking into the academic publishing arena. Ten Publishing Tips for Young Academics How To Publish Your Ideas: Some Tips For Academic Publishing How to get ahead in academic publishing: Q&A best bits Advice for Authors, Reviewers, Publishers, and Editors of Literary Scholarship Tips on Getting Published Academic publishing advice from the London School…
  • Polling the Classroom: 4 Free Polling Tools to Keep Students Engaged

    Ellyssa Kroski
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    Each semester I try to incorporate interactive tools into my teaching to keep my students engaged and interested. One such technology that I found free and easy to use for all involved was polling software. Last semester, I held a “game show” night in which I challenged my students on their knowledge of the library indexes and databases that they learned about the week before. Winners of each poll question received a prize in the form of chocolate, candy, or some sort of fun trinket I picked up at Party City before class. The class was a huge success – not only did my…
  • 48 Library Stories You May Have Missed in August

    Ellyssa Kroski
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    The last month of the summer was chock-full of library and information stories ranging from articles about special collections, eBooks, library robots, and Legos to digital citizinship, makerspaces, and gamified instruction!  Check out these 48 posts, infographics, and articles to get you caught up on what’s happening in the LIS world. 10 books about libraries and librarians 15 incredibly specific special collections 13 Resources to Help You Make the Most of the Workday 10 Remarkably Free Digital Tools for Educators and Students 10 Best Wearable Tech Devices for Back to School 7 Things…
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    Library Stuff

  • New IMLS Funding to Support the Digital Public Library of America Announced

    Steven M. Cohen
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    “The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today a $999,485 grant to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) for a major expansion of its infrastructure. The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials,…
  • New JSTOR online magazine seeks to expand access to archives

    Steven M. Cohen
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    “Much of the world’s knowledge is contained in JSTOR, a vast digital academic library. But most of that content is behind a subscription wall. And if you’re not looking for something specific — or even if you are — attempting to take in all that knowledge can be an overwhelming experience. Wanting to make JSTOR’s content a little more digestible and to engage a different kind of audience, the library today is officially launching its new online magazine, JSTOR Daily. The slick-looking home page already features some 100 blog posts and original articles, most of…
  • Cutting funds for Maine’s libraries is the wrong way to save money

    Steven M. Cohen
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    “America’s first lending library was started by Benjamin Franklin in 1731. And the statesman’s revolutionary advocacy of sharing information resources continues to inform the spirit of the approximately 260 public libraries in Maine. But too many of Maine’s libraries are battling to stay alive, funding their operations with private donations, volunteer hours and the proceeds of fundraising book and pie sales. Public libraries account for a tiny share of government spending in proportion to the value of the services they offer, and the small amount of money that local and state…
  • National Library of Medicine Joins The Commons on Flickr

    Steven M. Cohen
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    “The Commons on Flickr was launched in 2008 as a pilot project in partnership with the Library of Congress in order to increase access to publicly-held photography collections and to invite the general public to provide information about the collections. The National Library of Medicine now joins a distinguished, international group of nearly one hundred cultural institutions in providing greater access to its collection and inviting public use of and engagement with these images held in the public trust through The Commons on Flickr.” (via National Library of Medicine)
  • John Green’s ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ banned in Riverside

    Steven M. Cohen
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    “One of the most popular young adult novels of recent times has been banned in Riverside. The Riverside Unified School District has forbidden John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” in its middle school libraries. The school board voted to remove three copies of John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” from the library shelves of Frank Augustus Miller Middle School and to forbid its inclusion at other middle school libraries in the district. Even donations of the book are not to be accepted.” (via LA Times)
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    The 'M' Word - Marketing Libraries

  • 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…
  • Fun with Governmental Advocacy

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:37 am
    Kathy Dempsey (left) with Stephanie VanceFrom ALA in Las Vegas: While attending a session run by the very knowledgeable Stephanie Vance, I volunteered to be a mock presidential candidate. My pitch beat the other 2 "candidates" (according to the unscientific "applause-o-meter"), making me president of the room! We were given copies of one of Vance's books for our efforts. I definitely recommend getting Citizens In Action: A Guide to Influencing Government or any of her other books if you want to know how to win support from government representatives.The M Word Blog teaches your library and…
  • Thing 1 & Thing 2

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    21 Jun 2014 | 7:08 am
    City Council meetings can be pretty boring. But this one in Dallas,Texas wasn't.This meeting is chock full of effective library advocacy. In fact, the council members will probably remember these particular funding pleas for a long time.If you only watch the first 3 minutes, you'll get the greatest stuff. Two library supporters rewrote Dr. Seuss' story about Thing 1 and Thing 2, who are looking for something to do. If council raised the library budget, they stated, then the public library could be open more hours, and all the local Things would be occupied and happy. The rewritten rhyme was…
 
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    Stephen's Lighthouse

  • The Reasons People Don’t Follow Their Passions, and What You Can Do

    Stephen Abram
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    The Reasons People Don’t Follow Their Passions, and What You Can Do http://lifehacker.com/the-reasons-people-don-t-follow-their-passions-and-wha-1637716016 “I Don’t Know What My Passion Is” “I’m Already Too Busy with Work and My Passion Doesn’t Pay the Bills” “I Don’t Want to Sacrifice My Free Time” “I’m Afraid That I’ll Fail” “I Don’t Know Where to Start” “I Can’t Do It Alone” “I’ll Get to It Later” ​”Never give up on a dream just because of the…
  • Here’s What $100 Is Worth In Each State

    Stephen Abram
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    Here’s What $100 Is Worth In Each State   Stephen
  • Banned Books by the Numbers

    Stephen Abram
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Banned Books by the Numbers http://ilovecharts.tumblr.com/post/98228859561/banned-books-by-the-numbers   Stephen
  • Say Goodbye to the Original Yahoo Directory

    Stephen Abram
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    Say Goodbye to the Original Yahoo Directory http://mashable.com/2014/09/26/rip-yahoo-directory/ Ahhh, nostalgia.  Maybe this was a fool’s errand.  I recall that if we hired every single librarian in the world to index the web (only after closing it today to remove the moving target), that it would take thousands of years. I also recall when Yahoo! acquired (?) the Open Directory Project where volunteers (often librarians)  beavered away at indexing the web.  Of course, we still can access the Librarian’s Index to the Internet which merges with the Internet Public Library here.
  • Education at a Glance 2014: OECD Indicators

    Stephen Abram
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Education at a Glance 2014: OECD Indicators http://www.infodocket.com/2014/09/09/reference-new-online-education-at-a-glance-2014-oecd-indicators/ Via Gary Price at LJ InfoDocket “The complete publication from the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) can be read online or downloaded (570 pages; PDF). From the Web Site: This annual publication is the authoritative source for accurate and relevant information on the state of education around the world. Featuring more than 150 charts, 300 tables, and over 100 000 figures, it provides data on the structure,…
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    Tame The Web

  • Internet Librarian International is Coming Up!

    Michael
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:29 am
    Shout out to all the fine folks organizing and attending my favorite conference – Internet Librarian International – in London in just 3 weeks. I am so sorry I cannot be there this year! Folks come from all over the world for this conference and I have always come away inspired and energized. Here’s a sampling of what delegates will experience: How are library and information services evolving? This is what ILI is all about! Technology, content and the methods for delivering it, plus evolving new services and models, all influence our ability to provide the best possible…
  • Engaging Adventures with Gamification – A TTW Guest Post by Jan Holmquist & Mette Rygaard Nielsen

    Michael
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:32 pm
    A new project explores and challenges traditional library dissemination. The tools are taken from gamification which intentionally uses game elements to involve and engage users.   A virtual tour of a city uncovering hidden treasures, small engaging ways of improving existing services and a new digital experience at the library – this is what the joint project Gamification – activating cultural dissemination resulted in. A project taken on by three libraries: Guldborgsund Public Library, Aarhus Public Library and Hjørring Public Library in their attempt to involve users in their…
  • New Article: “23 mobile things: self-directed and effective professional learning”

    Michael
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
      Citation: Michael Stephens , (2014) “23 mobile things: self-directed and effective professional learning: “, Library Management , Vol. 35 Iss: 8/9, pp. –. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the “Mobile 23 Things” survey results from the program offered by Guldborgsund-bibliotekerne (a public library in Denmark) and present the findings as support for professional development models to increase library staff familiarity with emerging technologies. Design/methodology/approach Using an integrated, exploratory approach, a Web-based survey tool,…
  • Thanks SEFLIN! The Future of UX in Libraries: Learning Everywhere

    Michael
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    Thanks to all at SEFLIN and all who attended my keynote  session this morning. The slides are here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/SEFLINStephensUXLearning.pdf Information about the conference: https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=SEFLIN&WebCode=2014virtconf  
  • 4th Year Dossier Complete!

    Michael
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:58 pm
    I can’t believe it’s already my fourth year at the School of Information at San Jose State University. This is my 4th year dossier. It grew out of the one binder I turned in 2 years ago! It’s all about the tabs!  
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    Information Wants To Be Free

  • Whistleblowers and what still isn’t transparent

    Meredith Farkas
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Social media is something I have in common with popular library speaker Joe Murphy. We’ve both given talks about the power of social media at loads of conferences. I love the radical transparency that social media enables. It allows for really authentic connection and also really authentic accountability. So many bad products and so much bad behavior have come to light because of social media. Everyone with a cell phone camera can now be an investigative reporter. So much less can be swept under the rug. It’s kind of an amazing thing. But what’s disturbing is what has not…
  • Living essentially

    Meredith Farkas
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    “What do I feel deeply inspired by?” and “What am I particularly talented at?” and “What meets a significant need in the world?” Greg McKeownEssentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less So I’m reading this book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and it’s not really that great a book (in fact, I nearly shut the book after the first unrealistic “case study”), but it’s gotten me thinking a lot about what I spend my time on. Here’s a description of the book: The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time.
  • Free and Cheap Technologies to Supercharge Your Teaching

    Meredith Farkas
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    Just gave a fun whirlwind instructional technology talk and I wanted to provide the slides and links below for the attendees (and anyone else who’s interested). Slides: Links: Tools for Point of Need and/or Mobile Instruction Library DIY ARIS QR Codes QR Codes Video Demo QR Code Generators Kaywa QR Stuff QR Code Readers Kaywa Quickmark Beetagg QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator Where in the Library is Carmen Sandiego? Gamification and Badges HML-IQ Passport scvngr NCSU Libraries Mobile Scavenger Hunt Tools for Synchronous Online Instruction Google Hangouts Skype ooVoo join.me Tools for…
  • Reflections on library assessment and the Library Assessment Conference

    Meredith Farkas
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    I wanted to write about the Library Assessment Conference as soon as I returned, but unfortunately, life got in the way. I got barely a week and a half before I was set to leave my job and, not surprisingly, there was a lot of wrapping up of projects and getting things to a good place to hand them over to colleagues. My last day was August 15th and after spending six days riding bikes in Sunriver, Oregon, I finally have some time to take a breath and reflect. I went to the Library Assessment Conference two years ago, and for some reason, spent most of the time feeling like I should be…
  • On tenure, after three years on the tenure track

    Meredith Farkas
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    Way back in 2005, I wrote a post about tenure for librarians in which I argued against it. Since then, I’ve spent six years as a librarian with faculty rank and no tenure and three years as a librarian on the tenure track, and I can say that my feelings against tenure status for librarians has only grown stronger. When I told one of my colleagues that I was leaving for Portland Community College, she said “are you sad you’re not going to be doing scholarship anymore?” Why wouldn’t I? Portland Community College already has 3 Library Journal Movers and Shakers…
 
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    What I Learned Today...

  • Bookmarks for September 26, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Odoo Open Source Point of Sale uniCenta Open source POS. Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for September 26, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: Information Today Inc. Book Sale Another Book Sale Finder Software Freedom Day in September
  • Bookmarks for September 9, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Color Oracle Color Oracle is a free color blindness simulator for Window, Mac and Linux. Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for September 9, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: Another Satisfied Customer Amazon’s bestselling laptop is open source! September Workshops
  • Bookmarks for August 23, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Open Source Game Clones This site tries to gather open-source reimplementations of great old games in one place. Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for August 23, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: Role Playing Games and Libraries Games & Meebo My Famous Hubby
  • Bookmarks for August 19, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Beautiful Open Beautiful Open is a showcase of sites for open source projects that have been well designed. It’s built and curated by @trek. Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for August 19, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: Evaluating Open Source Google Sites for All Open Source Runs the Web
  • Bookmarks for August 4, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= BorrowLenses Rent camera bodies, lenses, lighting kits, and more Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for August 4, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: Digital Cameras – I’m up for Suggestions Camera Finder – Part 2 Big Brother is hiding in Flickr
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • LinkedIn Launches New Research Tools Aimed at College Students (and Those Who Plan to Attend)

    Gary Price
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    From TechCrunch: Last year, LinkedIn widened the net for potential users when it started to allow high schoolers to join its social network for professionals, and today it’s launching a clutch of features that it hopes will get them to stick around a while longer: three new tools — Decision Boards, University Outcome Rankings and University Finder — focus on college-bound students who are deciding where to apply, what to study and people who might give them some useful advice on the way. From a LinkedIn Blog Post: So whether deciding where to attend college, or figuring out how to…
  • Borrow Direct Services Expand With Launch of Borrow Direct Plus (On-Site Borrowing)

    Gary Price
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    There are a number of announcements about the launch of Borrow Direct Plus today. Borrow Direct Plus is an initiative of Borrow Direct, an “unmediated library resource sharing partnership” providing rapid delivery of materials. Borrow Direct began in the Fall, 1999. Borrow Direct Plus Launch From Yale University Library: The Yale University Library is delighted to announce its participation in the launch of Borrow Direct Plus – an expansion of the current Borrow Direct service. This will include on-site borrowing privileges starting October 1, 2014 for all students, faculty and…
  • Content From Russian Science Citation Index Coming to Web of Science in 2015

    Gary Price
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    From Thomson Reuters: A [new Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters] collaboration with Russia’s Scientific Electronic Library eLibrary.ru  to make content from
  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates.
  • Missouri: Kansas City Public Library Announces $1.5 Million Grant from Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    From the KCPL: The Kansas City Public Library announced this week it has been awarded a $1.5 million grant over three years from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which will support the Library’s general operations. “The very generous ongoing operating support of the Kauffman Foundation has made possible the Library’s programming, which we believe to be the best in the United States,” Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III said. “More importantly, Kauffman has acted as an enlightened partner and collaborator on many of our top series.”…
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  • High Tech, High Touch

    bgoldberg
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Tags: personal librariansacademic librarians
  • 2016–2017 ALA Presidential Candidates Announced: Updated

    PMOREHART
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    James LaRue, CEO of LaRue and Associates in Castle Rock, Colorado, Julie Todaro, dean of library services at Austin (Texas) Community College, Joseph Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the Information School of the University of Washington in Seattle, and JP Porcaro, acquisitions and technological discovery librarian at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, are candidates for the 2016-17 presidency of the American Library Association (ALA).
  • Library Marks 75th Anniversary of First Sit-In

    ssinharoy
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:37 am
    On August 21, children from a local recreation center in Alexandria, Virginia, helped commemorate the 75th anniversary of the earliest known civil rights sit-in at an American library.
  • Winning the Space Race

    bgoldberg
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Tags: shared depositoriesCollections
  • I’ll Take the Book Shaken, Not Stirred

    MPERA
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    D.C. Public Library kicked off Banned Books Week in style this year by hosting an exclusive after-hours rendezvous that included a musical orchestra and the unveiling of a series of indoor and outdoor art installations created by local artists. Roughly 300 people attended "UNCENSORED: The Preview Party," which launches "UNCENSORED: The Art Exhibition," a temporary public art event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
 
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