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  • Self-Published Winners @ the Library

    Annoyed Librarian
    Annoyed Librarian
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Whenever I write about self-published authors, the comment section seems to erupt into a melee between self-published authors talking about how great self-published works are and librarians talking about how awful they are. One solution to the problem would be for the ALA to create an award for self-published books to go along with popular [...]
  • What did we do before the Web?

    David Lee King
    David Lee King
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    On Wednesday, I was at Rutgers University for the day, visiting with LIS students and giving an evening presentation on makerspaces. The presentation went great – here’s a link to my slides. That afternoon, I had the privilege of visiting Joyce Valenza‘s LIS class. Her class is focused on social media, and the students discussed QR codes and AR (augmented reality). Most of the students had smartphones, so they were able to test out some AR apps, like Layar and ChromVille, during the class. I even helped a bit, by answering questions and showing how the app connected to the…
  • Rock Star Librarian Redux

    Agnostic, Maybe
    Andy
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:57 pm
    The latest round of the cyclical discussion regarding the concept of the ‘rock star librarian’ has been sticking in my blogging craw for awhile. Yes, I can read a calendar and notice that the publication of this post is about a month late (or roughly two Annoyed Librarian blogging cycles, based on the timeliness of their posts regarding current events). The term itself has shifted towards an ironic pejorative in which, unlike the many years of work, time, and effort typically spent by musicians to rise in their craft, the library version has slowly shifted to a second definition as a…
  • Public libraries - Unlocking community knowledge

    Helene Blowers |
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Great piece by David Lankes that parallels well the "cultivating a community garden"  thinking  and community engagement approach I've advocated for years.   Here's the main point he drives home:"(Librarians) need to know how to unlock the knowledge of the community and set it free while imbuing the entire community with the values of learning, openness, intellectual honesty, and intellectual safety." The bolding is my emphasis.  Read the full piece:  Last Man Standing: How to Kill Public Libraries
  • Reference Question of the Week – 11/16/14

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    Brian Herzog
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:20 am
    This question definitely took me by surprised and I don't think I did a great job of answering it. A patron, who I would guess was in her sixties, walks up to the desk and says, Do you have a book to tell you what to do in case of an emergency? I've been taking care of my mother but no one tells you what to do if something were to happen. For whatever reason, my first thought was that "if something were to happen" was a euphemism for "my mother dying" - but then I thought, no, that can't be right. We do have books on first aid and emergency preparedness, but just to be on the safe side I…
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  • What did we do before the Web?

    David Lee King
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    On Wednesday, I was at Rutgers University for the day, visiting with LIS students and giving an evening presentation on makerspaces. The presentation went great – here’s a link to my slides. That afternoon, I had the privilege of visiting Joyce Valenza‘s LIS class. Her class is focused on social media, and the students discussed QR codes and AR (augmented reality). Most of the students had smartphones, so they were able to test out some AR apps, like Layar and ChromVille, during the class. I even helped a bit, by answering questions and showing how the app connected to the…
  • What’s in Your Bag?

    David Lee King
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    What do you carry around every day? I just reassessed what’s in my bag … because I purchased a new one. I’ve been an avid fan of Timbuk2 bags, and have owned three of them. The first two lasted a couple of years, and then the strap broke on the first one, and the second one developed a lovely little hole. The third one’s been fine, but I recently changed from a 15″ laptop to a 13″ laptop … and the 13″ is MUCH smaller. So I decided to treat myself to a new laptop bag. This time, I decided to try another bag. I’ve heard good things about…
  • Does your library Spotify?

    David Lee King
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    I follow Ellen Forsyth, a really smart Australian librarian, on Flickr. Yesterday, I saw this image in her photo stream (see the pic in this post). Feast magazine has created a Spotify account. Here’s what the magazine says about it: We are excited to announce that Feast is now on Spotify! Join us at sbsfeastmagazine to listen to the new additions to our profile: a Greek-themed playlist to match our Global Roaming story on life in Lesvos, and Christmas songs from around the world to get you in the spirit while you whip up festive goodies. Old favourites abound in ‘Char Time’ for…
  • My Presentations at Internet Librarian 2014

    David Lee King
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
      Last week, I gave four presentations at Internet Librarian 2014. As usual, it was a really useful conference, full of takeaways for me. Here are the presentations I gave: Web Trends to Watch in 2015: web design trends to watch for, think about, and maybe adapt (included in this post). Emerging Technology Trends in Libraries for 2015: 10 emerging technology trends, and how they might affect libraries. This was a three hour pre-conference session. Make your Website UX ROCK: All about basic website UX improvements. Five Firsts of Website Strategy: This one was presented at the Library…
  • Making you Think (in a Bad Way)

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

    Andy
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:57 pm
    The latest round of the cyclical discussion regarding the concept of the ‘rock star librarian’ has been sticking in my blogging craw for awhile. Yes, I can read a calendar and notice that the publication of this post is about a month late (or roughly two Annoyed Librarian blogging cycles, based on the timeliness of their posts regarding current events). The term itself has shifted towards an ironic pejorative in which, unlike the many years of work, time, and effort typically spent by musicians to rise in their craft, the library version has slowly shifted to a second definition as a…
  • Say Yes No Maybe So To Privacy

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

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

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

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

    12 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Great piece by David Lankes that parallels well the "cultivating a community garden"  thinking  and community engagement approach I've advocated for years.   Here's the main point he drives home:"(Librarians) need to know how to unlock the knowledge of the community and set it free while imbuing the entire community with the values of learning, openness, intellectual honesty, and intellectual safety." The bolding is my emphasis.  Read the full piece:  Last Man Standing: How to Kill Public Libraries
  • 10 years + of blogging

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    I just noticed that this year is milestone for me… I’ve been blogging here for 10 years.   Technically I started penning my thoughts in a blog format in 2001 when my youngest daughter was born and I decided to move my “mommy journaling” to the internet.   In fact, I was such an early adopter and user of Blogger that my url prefix was only three letters.  My “mommy blog” is no longer accessible, but I have still have all the entries (over 700 in 7 years) printed out in book format.   Yup,  for prosperity purposes, print still prevails! …
  • The death of the printed Newspaper: thoughts & Clay Shirky

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    Confession:  I haven’t subscribed to my local newspaper since I moved from Charlotte in 2007 & even then I only subscribed to the weekend edition of the Observer.  Truth be told, I didn’t seen the value, beyond browsing local section for community/human interest stories and scanning the circulars for deals, since all my immediate news and information needs came in pixel format. Once I moved a new city, I didn't have the immediate sense of a connection to the community (that took time), so even then the weekend edition wasn't appealing.  Once I finally felt that…
  • Web Literacy Map

    5 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    It’s been a long time since I posted anything here.  Quite frankly, I’ve been busy and swamped with life.   But this little gem of find is worth dusting off the blogging keyboard and sharing …The Web Literacy Map, created as a commons project by Mozilla, is  a set of  “competencies and skills that … are important to pay attention to when getting better at reading, writing and participating on the web.”     Yup. totally up the learning in libraries alley.Anyway, I don’t need to highlight much here, other than say… take a look at…
  • What are you doing at the Library?

    21 Aug 2013 | 12:26 pm
    That's the question that NYPL has been recently asking of their visitors at two of their locations.  However, rather then the usual customer survey or informal poll, they're using a photobooth.  :)  Love this idea and application of the photo-booth  that NYPL has installed.   What a great way to celebrate your users, promote the value of the library and enable your customers to have some fun? More info:  Snapshots from NYPL Flickr pool of images 
 
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  • Reference Question of the Week – 11/16/14

    Brian Herzog
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:20 am
    This question definitely took me by surprised and I don't think I did a great job of answering it. A patron, who I would guess was in her sixties, walks up to the desk and says, Do you have a book to tell you what to do in case of an emergency? I've been taking care of my mother but no one tells you what to do if something were to happen. For whatever reason, my first thought was that "if something were to happen" was a euphemism for "my mother dying" - but then I thought, no, that can't be right. We do have books on first aid and emergency preparedness, but just to be on the safe side I…
  • Random Notes on a Tech Program for Seniors

    Brian Herzog
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:44 pm
    I don't often give presentation-based programs for patrons at my library, but last week I assisted one of my coworkers with a "Using Library Ebooks" program at our local Senior Center. A few things stood out to me during this program that I didn't anticipate, so I thought it might be worthwhile to share them here. (But again, I don't do this very often, so it might be old news to people that do.) First of all, we were invited to do this tech program at the Senior Center - they're always happy to have speakers visit them, and seniors seem to be the demographic that we help the most with ebooks…
  • Reference Question of the Week – 11/7/14

    Brian Herzog
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    This was kind of a funny question, right up until I realized I had created a monster. A patron, who is somewhat new to email, walked up to the desk and said, Patron: I think some of my friends' email accounts have all been hacked by the same person, and he's sending me messages. Me: Oh really, why? Patron: Because at the end of a lot of messages - not all of them, but some of them - it is signed with just the initial J. Someone named J must have hacked their accounts and is sending messages to me, but they don't know they've been hacked because sometimes the messages really come from my…
  • Web Designer-Client Translation Infographic

    Brian Herzog
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    My library is in the very beginning stage of redesigning our website, so I've been collecting various links on the subject. I thought this infographic was funny, and maybe actually useful too. The "translations" down the right side are actually a nice little collection of sample ideas. And of course, when our design team starts getting input on early drafts from staff and patrons, the translations themselves will surely be invaluable. via Lifehacker.
  • Reference Question of the Week – 11/2/14

    Brian Herzog
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    I like reference interactions where the initial question really just ends up being an ice-breaker for a series of bonus tangents. Well, sometimes I like those. In this case, a patron came up to the desk carrying a back issue of the Wall Street Journal and asked, Can I check this out? I want to take it home to compare it to the online version, because I think they're not giving me everything online that they are in the newspaper. I cancelled my newspaper subscription and just do the online now, but an online subscription is the same price as the newspaper and I don't think they include all the…
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  • Screencasting iOS

    Paul R. Pival
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:12 pm
    A few days ago TechSmith released a new Labs tool called AppShow which is intended to allow developers to record demos of their iOS apps to include in the App Store. Just about the same time, Amit at Digital Inspiration posted how to do the same thing using QuickTime player. I finally carved out a few minutes to see how this all worked. AppShow provides quite a few options to guide the user in creating an intro and various scenes; I found them to be overkill for what I was trying to do, but someone really trying to make something polished for the App Store might find these options useful.
  • Free Web-based Tools for Information Literacy Instruction

    Paul R. Pival
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    The latest issue of Library Hi Tech News has the following article, which contains a pretty good list of free and freemium tools that may be new to you as many were to me. Christine Palma Forbes , (2014),"Free Web-based Tools for Information Literacy Instruction", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 31 Iss 10
  • Designing libraries that are relevant in the digital age

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

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

    Paul R. Pival
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    OCLC's Hanging Together blog has just concluded a really interesting series of posts analyzing the responses they got to a recent survey on implementation of linked data projects. If you're at all interested in the semantic web, you really should check out the series: Many thanks to all of you who participated in the international linked data survey for implementers or disseminated the survey link! I’ve been summarizing the results in a series of HangingTogether posts, which just concluded today:  Linked Data Survey results 1 – Who’s doing it Linked Data Survey results 2 –…
 
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  • Short Morning Buzz, November 22th, 2014

    researchbuzz
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:42 am
    NaNoWriUGH. From Buffer: Counterunitive tips for using Twitter well. I don’t like a lot of the Twitter articles I see because they feel like primers on how to hustle people on Twitter. This one is better. Cycle World now has an online digital archive (it’s a paid service.) Yemen is adding Ottoman scripts to a digital library. “The Yemeni Manuscripts Department are restorating 20,000 Ottoman scripts to a digital library, with many of them written in Ottoman, Turkish Arabic and Persian script. The works that are held at the Yemeni Manuscripts Department in Old Sana’a,…
  • Clearing My Text Editor: Evening Buzz, November 19th, 2014

    researchbuzz
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:29 pm
    NaNoWriMo has completely gone off the rails. Amazing that writing down some words could be so full of drama! I’ll keep plugging away but I’m not going to win. Facebook has launched “Privacy Basics”. “Privacy Basics includes a FAQ about Facebook’s different privacy features, including blocking and unfriending, as well as post visibility. It uses simple language, as well as bold primary colors and pretty graphic design to take people through their own privacy settings, showing them privacy settings grouped by what they make visible to others, what others can do…
  • Star Wars, Science, Twitter, More: Saturday Afternoon Buzz, November 15th, 2014

    researchbuzz
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Why yes, there IS an online archive of Star Wars art. I love the steampunk AT-AT. UNESCO has launched the World Library of Science. “The library will be accessible to internet users everywhere in the world, at no cost. The majority of the content is for university-level students, giving them resources to ‘complement their learning’.” Now available: an online archive of 1950s health and medicine broadcasts. “The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and New York Public Radio (NYPR) have digitized and released a treasure trove of 1950s WNYC radio broadcasts that…
  • Kickstarter, TIME, Montevallo, More: Short Saturday Morning Buzz, November 15th, 2014

    researchbuzz
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    BusinessWire and ITDatabase have teamed up to launch TechCalendar for tech events (press release, of course). “TechCalendar features a number of options for tech companies to track events important to their brand: one-click ‘following’ of relevant opportunities, the ability to search, find and track specific consumer and enterprise topics of interest, easy options to follow specific event organizers, and a variety of sharing and exporting tools for easy data integration.” Google has launched a new tool to track illegal fishing worldwide. “Google Inc. has teamed…
  • Adobe, Facebook, Google, More: Morning Buzz, November 13th, 2014

    researchbuzz
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Google has launched Fiber for Small Business. Adobe has done a big patch update for Flash player, so be sure to update. Yahoo has purchased ad company BrightRoll. And apparently has no plans to shut it down! Google Trends now shows what’s trending on YouTube. From Search Engine Journal: Google News drives more traffic than Facebook. “Digiday reports that Google still sends 35% of a publisher’s total referral traffic, while Google News makes up 10% to 25% of a publisher’s total traffic.” This doesn’t surprise me at all, as Facebook seems more focused on keeping…
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  • 3D Printing Software

    Jason Griffey
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:42 am
    Editor's Note: This is the fifth of a series of posts excerpted from Jason Griffey's Library Technology Report "3D Printers for Libraries." Let’s start with a high-level overview of the process FDM printers follow, which is similar regardless of printer. You start with a digital model of your object, in STL format, either created with one of the  software packages described below or downloaded from a website. You open the file in a plating and slicing program, like Makerware, Repetier host, ReplicatorG, or Pronterface. The program will show how the object sits on the build platform, and…
  • Not only FDM: Other Types of 3D Printing

    Jason Griffey
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    Editor's Note: This is the fourth of a series of posts excerpted from Jason Griffey's Library Technology Report "3D Printers for Libraries." As noted in earlier posts in the series, FDM (fused depostion modeling) printing is by far the most common inexpensive method of 3D printing. In this post, we’ll look at alternatives. Stereolithography We are starting to see stereolithography (SLA) printing move downmarket into the affordable-for-libraries zone. I’m aware of a couple of libraries that have already purchased stereolithography printers. SLA involves a light-sensitive resin and lasers.
  • The Plastics of 3D Printing

    Jason Griffey
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am
    Editor's Note: This is the third of a series of posts excerpted from Jason Griffey's Library Technology Report "3D Printers for Libraries." The substrate for FDM printers are almost exclusively some form of thermoplastic that is delivered in an extruded wire-like form on a spool. It is usually called “filament” in the generic. The two common diameters for use in FDM printing are 1.75mm and 3mm, and a specific diameter is called for by the print head being used for the printer in question. A printer that uses 1.75mm diameter filament won’t be able to use 3mm without retrofitting the…
  • Types of 3D Printing: Fused Deposition Modeling

    Jason Griffey
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    Editor's Note: This is the second of a series of posts excerpted from Jason Griffey's Library Technology Report "3D Printers for Libraries." Fused deposition modeling defines 3D printing for most people, as it’s by far the most common and in many ways the simplest technology for 3D printing. Fused deposition modeling uses a variety of plastics that fall within a range of melting points and that fuse when melted and resolidified, the most common of which are ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) and PLA (polylactic acid). We’ll discuss the specifics of these and other…
  • How 3D Printing Works

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

    LJ
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, November 15, 2014 Issue

    LJ
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
  • What’s Hot | Library by Design, Fall 2014

    LJ
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    ARCHIVAL/PRESERVATION Pamphlets protected The Spine Wrap Pamphlet Binder offers durability, efficiency, preservation, an aesthetically pleasing appearance, and reversibility. Pamphlets can be quickly and easily stapled or sewn in for ultimate protection. The pressure-sensitive adhesive strip applied across the back of the binder, after the stitching is complete, conceals and protects the binding structure, giving the bound document a finished look. List Price: $4–$12. Archival Product, 800-526-5640, www.archival.com Keep scores With both preservation and utilization benefits, the Spine Wrap…
 
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  • Class Warfare over an Uncommon Carrier | Peer to Peer Review

    Barbara Fister
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The president surprised many people when he added his comments to the 4 million submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about whether and how the government should set rules that will shape the future of the Internet. What was surprising was that Obama came out with a short but quite pointed outline of what many of us feel would be exactly the right moves to take. Predictably, the debate has become partisan, though the issue itself is not. Citizens of all political persuasions have strong feeling about the value of keeping the Internet open. How exactly to do that is what’s…
  • Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Sarah Sagmoen

    Lisa Peet
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    Photo by Janelle Gurnsey In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Sarah Sagmoen, learning commons and user services librarian at the University of Illinois Springfield’s Brookens Library. Hired as a visiting instructional librarian in 2009, Sagmoen was managing the reference desk and public computers by the end of her first year. In her third year at Brookens, her work inspired the library to create the position she now occupies. Between her academic duties and a lively student outreach…
  • MLD: Masters in Library Design, Not Science | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    How many LIS program graduates would identify as scientists, ready to conduct experiments and make new discoveries in information theory, practice, and behavior? Probably far fewer than those who get a library job where they practice design. I had the good fortune to attend a lecture by Joe Janes that was sponsored by the new Center for the Study of Libraries, Information, & Society at Drexel University. “Libraries: What is the Way Forward?” was an excellent, thought-provoking talk that asked some important questions. One of them could have been “What business are libraries in?”…
  • Three Press Directors Weigh in on Collaboration in Scholarly Publishing

    Lisa Peet
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    As part of University Press week, November 9­­–15, the American Association of University Presses (AAUP) broadcast an online panel on Collaboration in Scholarly Publishing via Google Hangouts. Moderated by Jennifer Howard, a senior reporter at the Chronicle of Higher Education, the panel featured Peter Dougherty, director of Princeton University Press (PUP); Barbara Kline Pope, AAUP president and the executive director for The National Academies Press (NAP); and Ron Chrisman, director of the University of North Texas (UNT) Press. As Howard pointed out, lately collaboration can seem like a…
  • Data & Assessment in Academic Libraries – A free, three-part webcast series, developed in collaboration with ER&L

    Bradley Crosby
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:42 am
        Data & Assessment in Academic Libraries A free, three-part webcast series, developed in collaboration with Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) Building on last year’s Data-Driven Academic Libraries series of webcasts, Data & Assessment in Academic Libraries will focus on projects that range across various service points. Starting with an in-depth focus on qualitative measures used in libraries, the series will move into how data is being used in innovative ways to inform and make changes in information literacy and reference, and then conclude by looking at…
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  • Kent Haruf, Erika Johansen, Stephen King, Milan Kundera, S.J. Watson | Barbara’s Fiction Picks, Jun. 2015, Pt. 1

    Barbara Hoffert
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    Haruf, Kent. Our Souls at Night. Knopf. Jun. 2015. 176p. ISBN 9781101875896. $23.95. LITERARY/FAMILY LIFE Haruf lays claim to impressive awards (e.g., Whiting Writers’ Award, the Wallace Stegner Award) and nominations (the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize), and his Plainsong, Eventide, and Benediction have sold 1.4 million copies combined. But the best word for his work would probably be beloved, and he continues his winning meditative-cozy approach with another novel set in Holt, CO. Widower Louis Waters is initially thrown when the widowed Addie Moore suggests that…
  • Brands on Reagan, Laqueur on Putin, plus Kozol, Schickel, & Vargas Llosa | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Jun. 2015, Pt. 1

    Barbara Hoffert
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    Brands, H.W. Reagan: The Life. Doubleday. Jun. 2015. 816p. ISBN 9780385536394. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780385536400. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. BIOGRAPHY A New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist for The First American and Traitor to His Class, Brands is both a serious academic (he holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin) and one of our more popular and engaging storytellers. Here, he draws on recently available material like the minutes of top-level national security meetings and notes from close advisers to chronicle Ronald…
  • Greek Crisis, Baby vs. CEO, & a Surprising Double Agent | Nonfiction Previews, Jun. 2015, Pt. 1

    Barbara Hoffert
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    Angelos, James. The Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins. Crown. Jun. 2015. 304p. ISBN 9780385346481. $27. POLITICAL SCIENCE/WORLD A freelance journalist and former correspondent for the Wall Street Journal with expertise on the European debt crisis, Angelos has been covering Greece for a decade and finally moved there in 2013. He’s well primed, then, to explain Greece’s recent economic and political crises to the rest of us, puzzled by a country where people work long hours, think it’s dopey to pay taxes honestly, keep imprisoned civil employees on the payroll, and gaze…
  • Here We Come, Nantucket: Hot Beach Reads by Women Authors from Collins to Frank to Hilderbrand | Fiction Previews, Jun. 2015, Pt. 1

    Barbara Hoffert
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    Collins, Jackie. The Santangelos. St. Martin’s. Jun. 2015. 544p. ISBN 9781250048233. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466848900. CD: Macmillan Audio. WOMEN’S Her daughter is Europe’s hot new model, her son is being set up for murder, and enemies (not to mention a druggie Colombian club owner) circle like vultures, but does that stop Lucky Santangelo? Absolutely not. Bling for late spring after Confessions of a Wild Child; with a one-day laydown on June 16. Delinsky, Barbara. Blueprints. St. Martin’s. Jun. 2015. 416p. ISBN 9781250007049. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466878853. CD: Macmillan Audio.
  • APA launches Audiobook Blogger of the Year contest

    Stephanie Klose
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    The Audio Publishers Association (APA) is kicking off its first competition designed to recognize the valuable input of bloggers who review audiobooks. The Audiobook Blogger of the Year contest is aimed at increasing engaging online discussions about audiobooks and encouraging new bloggers to join the conversation. The winning blogger will receive two tickets to the 2015 Audies Gala (valued at $700), recognition of their award at the gala, and a photo with the event’s celebrity emcee. The 2015 Audies Gala will be held in May in New York City. Travel and accommodations are the winner’s…
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    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
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    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
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    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
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    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
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    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
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    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
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    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
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    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
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    LJ
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
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    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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    LJ
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
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    LJ
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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    25 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
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  • Knapp President of Stamford’s Ferguson Lib., Rogers Executive Director, Metropolitan Library System and More Library People News

    LJ
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
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    LJ
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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    LJ
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
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    LJ
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
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    LJ
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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    LJ
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
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    LJ
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
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    LJ
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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    LJ
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
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  • Knapp President of Stamford’s Ferguson Lib., Rogers Executive Director, Metropolitan Library System and More Library People News

    LJ
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
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    LJ
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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    LJ
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
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  • Knapp President of Stamford’s Ferguson Lib., Rogers Executive Director, Metropolitan Library System and More Library People News

    LJ
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
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    LJ
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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    LJ
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    ARCHIVAL/PRESERVATION Pamphlets protected The Spine Wrap Pamphlet Binder offers durability, efficiency, preservation, an aesthetically pleasing appearance, and reversibility. Pamphlets can be quickly and easily stapled or sewn in for ultimate protection. The pressure-sensitive adhesive strip applied across the back of the binder, after the stitching is complete, conceals and protects the binding structure, giving the bound document a finished look. List Price: $4–$12. Archival Product, 800-526-5640, www.archival.com Keep scores With both preservation and utilization benefits, the Spine Wrap…
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    LJ
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
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    LJ
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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    LJ
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    ARCHIVAL/PRESERVATION Pamphlets protected The Spine Wrap Pamphlet Binder offers durability, efficiency, preservation, an aesthetically pleasing appearance, and reversibility. Pamphlets can be quickly and easily stapled or sewn in for ultimate protection. The pressure-sensitive adhesive strip applied across the back of the binder, after the stitching is complete, conceals and protects the binding structure, giving the bound document a finished look. List Price: $4–$12. Archival Product, 800-526-5640, www.archival.com Keep scores With both preservation and utilization benefits, the Spine Wrap…
 
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  • Knapp President of Stamford’s Ferguson Lib., Rogers Executive Director, Metropolitan Library System and More Library People News

    LJ
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
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    LJ
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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    LJ
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    ARCHIVAL/PRESERVATION Pamphlets protected The Spine Wrap Pamphlet Binder offers durability, efficiency, preservation, an aesthetically pleasing appearance, and reversibility. Pamphlets can be quickly and easily stapled or sewn in for ultimate protection. The pressure-sensitive adhesive strip applied across the back of the binder, after the stitching is complete, conceals and protects the binding structure, giving the bound document a finished look. List Price: $4–$12. Archival Product, 800-526-5640, www.archival.com Keep scores With both preservation and utilization benefits, the Spine Wrap…
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  • Knapp President of Stamford’s Ferguson Lib., Rogers Executive Director, Metropolitan Library System and More Library People News

    LJ
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
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    LJ
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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  • Kent Haruf, Erika Johansen, Stephen King, Milan Kundera, S.J. Watson | Barbara’s Fiction Picks, Jun. 2015, Pt. 1

    Barbara Hoffert
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    Haruf, Kent. Our Souls at Night. Knopf. Jun. 2015. 176p. ISBN 9781101875896. $23.95. LITERARY/FAMILY LIFE Haruf lays claim to impressive awards (e.g., Whiting Writers’ Award, the Wallace Stegner Award) and nominations (the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize), and his Plainsong, Eventide, and Benediction have sold 1.4 million copies combined. But the best word for his work would probably be beloved, and he continues his winning meditative-cozy approach with another novel set in Holt, CO. Widower Louis Waters is initially thrown when the widowed Addie Moore suggests that…
  • Brands on Reagan, Laqueur on Putin, plus Kozol, Schickel, & Vargas Llosa | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Jun. 2015, Pt. 1

    Barbara Hoffert
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    Brands, H.W. Reagan: The Life. Doubleday. Jun. 2015. 816p. ISBN 9780385536394. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780385536400. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. BIOGRAPHY A New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist for The First American and Traitor to His Class, Brands is both a serious academic (he holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin) and one of our more popular and engaging storytellers. Here, he draws on recently available material like the minutes of top-level national security meetings and notes from close advisers to chronicle Ronald…
  • Greek Crisis, Baby vs. CEO, & a Surprising Double Agent | Nonfiction Previews, Jun. 2015, Pt. 1

    Barbara Hoffert
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    Angelos, James. The Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins. Crown. Jun. 2015. 304p. ISBN 9780385346481. $27. POLITICAL SCIENCE/WORLD A freelance journalist and former correspondent for the Wall Street Journal with expertise on the European debt crisis, Angelos has been covering Greece for a decade and finally moved there in 2013. He’s well primed, then, to explain Greece’s recent economic and political crises to the rest of us, puzzled by a country where people work long hours, think it’s dopey to pay taxes honestly, keep imprisoned civil employees on the payroll, and gaze…
  • Here We Come, Nantucket: Hot Beach Reads by Women Authors from Collins to Frank to Hilderbrand | Fiction Previews, Jun. 2015, Pt. 1

    Barbara Hoffert
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    Collins, Jackie. The Santangelos. St. Martin’s. Jun. 2015. 544p. ISBN 9781250048233. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466848900. CD: Macmillan Audio. WOMEN’S Her daughter is Europe’s hot new model, her son is being set up for murder, and enemies (not to mention a druggie Colombian club owner) circle like vultures, but does that stop Lucky Santangelo? Absolutely not. Bling for late spring after Confessions of a Wild Child; with a one-day laydown on June 16. Delinsky, Barbara. Blueprints. St. Martin’s. Jun. 2015. 416p. ISBN 9781250007049. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466878853. CD: Macmillan Audio.
  • Creepy (Barker, Oates), Literary (Bellow, Styron), Political (Lemmon), Epic (Stephenson) & More | Barbara’s Picks, May 2015, Pt. 4

    Barbara Hoffert
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:26 am
    Barker, Clive. The Scarlet Gospels. St. Martin’s. May 2015. 368p. ISBN 9781250055804. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781466859555. CD: Macmillan Audio. HORROR Big news here: Barker’s first adult novel since 2007 brings back Hellraiser icons Harry D’Amour, good-guy investigator of the supernatural, and unimaginably evil Pinhead. It’s their final showdown, and whatever the outcome, Barker has announced (spoiler alert) that Pinhead has reached the end of the road. Barker’s on a high: the original Hellraiser is getting a remake, with Barker reportedly writing and directing; Boom! Studios is…
 
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  • Knapp President of Stamford’s Ferguson Lib., Rogers Executive Director, Metropolitan Library System and More Library People News

    LJ
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
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    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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  • Knapp President of Stamford’s Ferguson Lib., Rogers Executive Director, Metropolitan Library System and More Library People News

    LJ
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, November 15, 2014 Issue

    LJ
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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  • American Consumer Culture: Market Research and American Business, 1935–1965; Global Plants | Reference eReviews

    LJ Reviews
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    American Consumer Culture: Market Research and American Business, 1935–1965 Adam Matthew, a SAGE company, amdigital.co.uk/m-collections/collection/american-consumer-culture-1935-1965. To request a free trial visit amdigital.co.uk/trial-request By Cheryl LaGuardia content American Consumer Culture: Market Research and American Business, 1935–1965 contains complete market research reports from the Ernest Dichter collection at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, DE. These documents are intended to “collect, preserve, and interpret the unfolding history of American enterprise.”…
  • Bibles for Bonsai, Spice and Herbs; Moderate Islam, Plus Short Takes | Reference Reviews

    LJ Reviews
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    Ballas, Dimitris & others. The Social Atlas of Europe. Univ. of Chicago. 2014. 256p. maps. bibliog. ISBN 9781447313533. $45. REF Ballas (geography, Univ. of Sheffield; Geography Matters), Danny Dorling (human geography, Univ. of Oxford; The 32 Stops), and Benjamin D. Hennig (Univ. of Oxford; viewsoftheworld.net) have collaborated to tell the “cartographic story of contemporary Europe, adopting a new visual approach to exploring European human geography and identity.” Here “Europe” is defined as all European countries west of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova, while including…
  • China: Reference eReviews

    LJ Reviews
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    THERE HAS BEEN a lot of buzz about the People’s Republic of China, commonly referred to as China, in the past decade. As of July 2014, China continues to be the world’s most populous country, containing 1.36 billion people or approximately 19 percent of the world’s population. Since the Beijing Olympics in 2008, there have been many books and articles written about this once enigmatic country, including several contending that China is destined to become a global superpower. At the same time, the number of colleges and universities offering courses in Mandarin and study-abroad programs…
  • Barsanti on Film, Liebman on Health & Fitness, U.S. Birth & Death Rates | Reference Reviews

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

    LJ Reviews
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    by Dave Harmeyer Some of the tips to remember when improving your reference interview skills go back to basics. They begin with studying the approaches that your patrons have to the library. We may assume that patrons want to find information themselves, usually on the Internet. But by the time they make the effort to connect with a librarian they have either exhausted their tolerance for trying to find an accurate, timely answer or they haven’t really started on their journey and hope you can save them time. Remember that Ranganathan was right! One of the expectations a patron has is that…
 
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  • Knapp President of Stamford’s Ferguson Lib., Rogers Executive Director, Metropolitan Library System and More Library People News

    LJ
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, November 15, 2014 Issue

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    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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  • Knapp President of Stamford’s Ferguson Lib., Rogers Executive Director, Metropolitan Library System and More Library People News

    LJ
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, November 15, 2014 Issue

    LJ
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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    25 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
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  • Knapp President of Stamford’s Ferguson Lib., Rogers Executive Director, Metropolitan Library System and More Library People News

    LJ
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, November 15, 2014 Issue

    LJ
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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    25 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
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  • Knapp President of Stamford’s Ferguson Lib., Rogers Executive Director, Metropolitan Library System and More Library People News

    LJ
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian of Arkansas, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Library Association. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years. Liza Baker was named Vice President and Executive Editorial Director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic, Inc. She was previously Executive Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jean Bauer was appointed Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, Providence. Katherine Boden was…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, November 15, 2014 Issue

    LJ
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    “I was determined to [self-publish] a book that rivaled… traditionally published books because I agree that the quality from the trade has dropped way down” Self-published! I spent ten years working on my first novel and then, when it was done, suffered through another 18 months of agonized indecision before deciding to begin my own publishing business to put it out myself (James LaRue, “The Next Wave of Tech Change,” Self-Publishing & Libraries, LJ 10/1/14, p. 47). Instead of an advance, I got a big debt. I was determined to put out a book that rivaled (or even bettered)…
  • Librarians React to Simon & Schuster Dropping “Buy It Now” Requirement

    Matt Enis
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Simon & Schuster (S. & S.) last week announced that it will no longer require libraries to offer a “buy it now” option with the publisher’s ebook titles. In June 2014, following the conclusion of an extensive one-year pilot program, S. & S. became the last of the big five publishers to enable libraries to license its ebook titles. However, in a move that elicited criticism from many librarians, the publisher required participating libraries to make S. & S. titles available for patrons to purchase through the library’s website via OverDrive’s Library…
  • Ferguson Library Provides Calm Refuge for a Torn Community

    Lisa Peet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Photo by @IndyJazzBelle On November 24 a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, delivered its verdict on the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis County grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against the officer, Darren Wilson; the decision, which was announced just after 8 p.m. CST, set off a night of protests and civil unrest, the most violent including arson, shattered windows, injuries, and, as of press time, a possible murder. During the nearly four months of unrest since Brown was killed, the Ferguson Municipal…
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  • Trains, Punks, Magic, YA, and Tidying Up | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:18 pm
    As the the holiday approaches, the staff at LJ/School Library Journal give thanks for good books about girls, trains, getting old, future worlds, sitting in the dark, and tidying up for perhaps the last time ever. Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, Reviews, SLJ Last week, I had the amazing opportunity to hear one of my all-time favorite authors give a reading: mystery and suspense writer Ruth Rendell. She spoke at the Center for Fiction and signed copies of her latest book, The Girl Next Door (S. &. S.). Although it centers around a murder (what Rendell work would be complete without one?),…
  • David Nicholls | LibraryReads Author

    Barbara Hoffert
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:57 pm
    spotlight A LibraryReads top pick for November, an LJ Best Book of 2014, a Man Booker long-listed treat for everyone: David Nicholls’s Us is all that and more. It’s the story of a husband passionately in love with a wife who might leave him, a father flailing about with his son, an everyman whose uncertainties make him all the more sympathetic. Finally, it’s a novel about the meaning of love. That might sound strange, as this tenderly bittersweet book depicts a marriage tearing at the seams. But as Nicholls explained in two interviews at Harper­Collins’s New York office (including on…
  • Unreliables, Trains, Spools, Girls, and Help for the Haunted | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    This week we welcome LJ managing editor Bette-Lee Fox to the WWR fold. She and other  staffers share their latest reading frights and delights with you as winter claws at the windows. Bette-Lee Fox, Managing Editor, LJ I don’t do WWR often, but I had to this week as I am enthralled by Anne Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread (Knopf, Feb. 2015). It’s a meandering family story that flows like the river that runs through Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the city where our story is set. I’m only halfway through, but I am not letting go. I haven’t read much recent Tyler (who didn’t love…
  • Bone Clocks, Bullying, Plumbing, and Necromancy | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    This week the LJ/School Library Journal staffers welcome Junior Library Guild colleague Wendy Xu to our ranks of ravenous readers. She and the rest of us on team WWR wanna tell you all about our latest literary loves! Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, Reviews, SLJ I’m reading Michael Irwin’s The Skull and the Nightingale (HarperCollins). Set in 1760 England, this dark book centers on Richard Fenwick, a young man making his way in the world. Lacking family of his own, Richard must depend upon the kindness of his wealthy godfather, Mr. Gilbert, a man whose morally upright and conventional…
  • Opening Locked Drawers with Patricia Cornwell | Behind the Book

    LJ Reviews
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:25 am
    Patricia CornwellPhoto by Patrick Ecclesine “I always want to know what no one wants to show me,” says best-selling author ­Patricia Cornwell. “I always want to open the drawer that’s locked to see what’s inside.” Though we’re now in an era in which forensics permeate all forms of media, from TV shows such as CSI and Bones to the myriad mystery and thriller series featuring pathologists, profilers, and crime-scene technicians, when Cornwell first burst upon the literary scene with 1990’s Postmortem, she became one of the first to incorporate the science of forensics into her…
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    Annoyed Librarian

  • Self-Published Winners @ the Library

    Annoyed Librarian
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Whenever I write about self-published authors, the comment section seems to erupt into a melee between self-published authors talking about how great self-published works are and librarians talking about how awful they are. One solution to the problem would be for the ALA to create an award for self-published books to go along with popular [...]
  • Bilingual Librarians

    Annoyed Librarian
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Usually when Librarian shows up on a list of jobs, it’s either way down the list of jobs by salary or way up on the list of least stressful jobs, because apparently earning a master’s degree to end up with a low-paying job leads to a life free of stress. I’m not stressed, so maybe [...]
  • The Library is Not for Studying

    Annoyed Librarian
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Over the years there have been lots of calls to make libraries into something other than libraries. That’s especially true of public libraries, but even librarians in academic libraries sometimes want to change things up, to turn libraries from a silent haven for research into community centers or places to play video games. In some [...]
  • Parasites @ Your Library

    Annoyed Librarian
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    A Kind Reader sent in this article about a library board trustee in Park Ridge, IL who’s happy at declining usage at the Park Ridge Public Library because it means fewer “parasites” are using the library. “A significant portion of non-Park Ridge taxpayers who are coming here basically as parasites are not coming here anymore,” [...]
  • The Complexity of Alleged Taunting

    Annoyed Librarian
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    A peculiar battle is brewing on Long Island. A librarian was fired from the Riverhead Free Library. The reason given was that she lost the passwords to some library accounts. The reason alleged in the lawsuit she filed against the library director is that she was fired because she refused to discriminate against white people [...]
 
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    In the Library with the Lead Pipe

  • Introducing Library Pipeline

    Brett Bonfield
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    South Coast Pipe by Colm Walsh (CC-BY) In Brief: We’re creating a nonprofit, Library Pipeline, that will operate independently from In the Library with the Lead Pipe, but will have similar and complementary aims: increasing and diversifying professional development; improving strategies and collaboration; fostering more innovation and start-ups, and encouraging LIS-related publishing and publications. In the Library with the Lead Pipe is a platform for ideas; Library Pipeline is a platform for projects. At In the Library with the Lead Pipe, our goal has been to change libraries, and the…
  • Responsive Acquisitions: A Case Study on Improved Workflow at a Small Academic Library

    Brian Greene
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Fast Delivery, CC-BY David, Bergin, Emmett and Elliott (Flickr) In Brief: Fast acquisitions processes are beneficial because they get materials into patrons’ hands quicker. This article describes one library’s experience implementing a fast acquisitions process that dramatically cut turnaround times—from the point of ordering to the shelf—to under five days, all without increasing costs. This was accomplished by focusing on three areas: small-batch ordering, fast shipping and quick processing. Considerations are discussed, including the decision to rely on Amazon for the vast majority…
  • Using Animated GIF Images for Library Instruction

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

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

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

  • Farewell to iLibrarian

    Ellyssa Kroski
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    After 7+ wonderful years of blogging for the OEDb, it’s time to say goodbye to iLibrarian. Although this blog will no longer be updated, I will still be blogging! Please follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ellyssa and on my blog here for updates about my new ventures!!! http://ellyssakroski.com/blog It’s been an absolute pleasure blogging at iLibrarian, thank you to all of my readers for your loyal support and attention all these years. Farewell! The post Farewell to iLibrarian appeared first on OEDB.org.
  • Privacy Tip: How to Delete All Your Facebook Messages at Once

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

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

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

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

  • RARE SHAKESPEARE FOLIO DISCOVERED IN FRENCH TOWN

    Steven M. Cohen
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    “An accidental discovery in a northern French library of an original first folio of Shakespeare’s plays – one of the rarest books in the world – has sent a jolt of excitement around the world of Shakespeare scholars.The 900-page tome was authenticated by a respected U.S.-based scholar over the weekend.The find brings the total of known first folios in the world to 233. It is significant as each first folio is a unique copy that can contain variations that can shed new light on the Shakespeare’s intentions.” (via Associated Press)
  • Federal library struggling with backlog, key records poorly filed, auditor-general finds

    Steven M. Cohen
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:22 am
    The federal archival agency spent $15.4 million on a digital record system it never used, and shut it down shortly after it was tested, approved, and operational. That finding is one of numerous concerns uncovered by auditors examining Library and Archives Canada’s ability to keep up with its archival mandate in an increasingly digital world. Auditor General Michael Ferguson’s office found that Library and Archives received approval to build a “trusted digital repository” — a system for storing and preserving digital records — in 2006. After spending more than $15 million on the…
  • Detroit Public Library unveils remarkable digital collections

    Steven M. Cohen
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:46 am
    “Everything about a trip to the Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library (DPL) leaves a lasting impression — from the grand staircase of the building’s east wing to the murals and stained glass in Adam Strom Hall to the amazing collection of books and periodicals. Every Detroiter needs to visit this remarkable institution, which currently is celebrating its sesquicentennial. Now, however, many of the wonders of the DPL are available to you from the comforts of your own home. In October, a years-long digitization project culminated in the launch of the Digital Collections at…
  • A Prize for the Piano Man

    Steven M. Cohen
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    “Last Wednesday, the Library of Congress celebrated the music and career of singer-songwriter Billy Joel, awarding him the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. A star-studded cast walked a packed house at the DAR Constitution Hall through Joel’s own songbook during a tribute concert. I myself had the honor and privilege to also take the stage as a sort of “opening act” for Joel while performing with the Library of Congress Chorale. It was a once in a lifetime experience to be able to honor such a music legend.” (via LOC)
  • Readers who Borrow e-Books from the Library Don’t Buy More Books

    Steven M. Cohen
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    “Sometimes we get spoiled in North America with the sheer of amount of options available to borrow eBooks from the library. Statistically over 90% of all libraries in North America have a digital collection and patrons can access all of the content remotely. Things are different in the United Kingdom where only a few major libraries have bothered with a modern eBook collection. In May 2013 the UK government funded a review looking into the viability of allowing customers to borrow eBook, without all of the drama. The Sieghart Review said publishers should not limit the supply of e-books…
 
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    The 'M' Word - Marketing Libraries

  • Top-Notch Marketing Info, Now on Sale!

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    Do you like saving money? Do you need proven ideas to help with your library's marketing? Well then, I've got great news for you! There's a newsletter called Marketing Library Services, which has been published for 28 years. Every issue is packed with professional-grade info and ideas. And it's on sale now, for some of the best prices ever offered. The normal print price for MLS newsletter is $99.95 for 1 year (6 issues).A new digital subscription is on sale for just $74.95 for 1 year. **25% off** (That price is good through Dec. 31, 2014.)There's also a new personal subscription…
  • Help Kickstart a Movie About US Public Libraries!

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

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

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

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

  • New College Board Trends in Higher Education Reports: College Prices Increase at a Slower Pace While Student Borrowing Declines for the Third Consecutive Year

    Stephen Abram
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:42 am
    Via Gary Price at FullTextReports http://fulltextreports.com/2014/11/14/new-college-board-trends-in-higher-education-reports-college-prices-increase-at-a-slower-pace-while-student-borrowing-declines-for-the-third-consecutive-year/ New College Board Trends in Higher Education Reports: College Prices Increase at a Slower Pace While Student Borrowing Declines for the Third Consecutive Year Source: College Board While published tuition and fees at colleges and universities continue to rise more rapidly than the rate of inflation, the rate of increase has slowed. Between 2013-14 and 2014-15, the…
  • Leaders & Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education

    Stephen Abram
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:05 am
    Leaders & Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Via Gary Price at FullTextReports  http://fulltextreports.com/2014/11/10/leaders-laggards-a-state-by-state-report-card-on-public-postsecondary-education/ “This report identifies the best and worst performing states—the leaders and laggards— in public postsecondary education. It focuses on the performance of the institutions over which state governments have the most influence: public colleges and universities. In an effort to systematically measure the most…
  • Data science: ‘Machines do analytics. Humans do analysis’

    Stephen Abram
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:35 am
    Data science: ‘Machines do analytics. Humans do analysis’ Summary: Two leaders of Booz Allen’s data science team talk talent, building a data science team and the machine-human link in analytics. http://www.zdnet.com/data-science-machines-do-analytics-humans-do-analysis-7000035828/ Pullquote: “The machine/human link. Sullivan isn’t big on analytics technology that serves as a magic bullet to data science. No machine can be a miracle cure. Humans have to find the patterns, ask the right questions and make the connections in the data. “Machines do…
  • Now Available: BISAC Subject Headings List, 2014 Edition

    Stephen Abram
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:02 am
    Now Available: BISAC Subject Headings List, 2014 Edition Via Gary Price at LJ InfoDocket http://www.infodocket.com/2014/11/10/released-today-bisac-subject-headings-list-2014-edition/ BISAC is the way book retailers organize books and it has informed the development of alternative display methodologies in library land. “Some libraries utilize BISAC and librarians are also members of the BISG Subject Codes Committee. From the Book Industry Study Group: BISG’s BISAC Subject Headings List has been updated and replaces the edition published in November 2013. It is available here. The…
  • Seven Reasons Students Use Smartphones in Class

    Stephen Abram
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:31 am
    Seven Reasons Students Use Smartphones in Class http://blog.cengage.com/seven-reasons-students-use-smartphones-in-class/   “77% of students bring a smartphone to class, and 63% of the students said that they weren’t a distraction. On the other hand, 72% of instructors said that they do distract students from the learning process.” Stephen  
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    Tame The Web

  • Public Service is a Library Program: By TTW Contributor Justin Hoenke

    Justin Hoenke
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    10 PRINT “Hello World!” The last time I posted on Tame The Web was on August 6, 2014 in a post titled Catching Up. The title of that post sort of sums up the past year and a half in my life here at the Chattanooga Public Library…lots of work for the community and not enough time to sit back, reflect, and share with everyone in the world. It’s all good. In that time, I’ve had some ideas floating around in my head and over the months and days they’ve been revised, edited, and now they’re ready to go. In my role as Manager of The 2nd Floor/Coordinator…
  • #hyperlibMOOC: New Article in JELIS

    Michael
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    I am honored to have an article co-authored with Kyle Jones in the new issue of Journal of Education for Library and Information Science.  Stephens, M. & Jones, K. M. L. (2014). “MOOCs as LIS Professional Development Platforms: Evaluating and Refining SJSU’s First Not-for-Credit MOOC.” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 55,(4). Abstract: Beyond for-credit offerings, some library and information science (LIS) schools are exploring MOOCs as a means to promote lifelong learning and professional development. Using web surveys and descriptive content analysis…
  • Colin Ryan at Saratoga Springs Library

    Michael
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    I was pleased to chat with Ryan on a recent flight. We had a great talk about library programming and learning opportunities. Check his stuff out! http://www.saratogian.com/20141008/comedian-motivational-speaker-offers-practical-advice-about-personal-finance Saratoga Springs Public Library kicked off its Financial Literacy Program with comedian and motivational speaker Colin Ryan Wednesday night.  Ryan’s show, called “A Comedian’s Guide to Money,” blends stand-up comedy, storytelling, and lots of pop culture to breathe life into the oftentimes boring subject of personal finance. …
  • Teacher, Librarian, Tinker, Spy: Expect More by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

    troyswanson
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    The book at the top of my “Books I Wish I had Written List” is R. David Lankes’ book the Atlas of New Librarianship (written for librarians).  Second on that list may well be his derivative book, Expect More (written for non-librarians) In these works, Lankes challenges us (librarians, community members, administrators, government officials) to re-envision libraries and the roles they play in society. His thinking is rigorous and his writing is crisp. Expect More should be required reading for all library trustees, campus provosts, local mayors, and anyone else…
  • LIBR 200-12 Information Communities

    Michael
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    LIBR 200-12 Information Communities Spring 2015 Dr. Michael Stephens E-mail Office Hours: Virtual office hours by appointment (BB IM, etc) Note:  All LIBR 200 students receive a complimentary student membership in a professional association, see: http://ischool.sjsu.edu/current-students/resources/complimentary-student-memberships-professional-associations Course Description Examines information users and the social, cultural, economic, technological, and political forces that shape their information access and use. The different resources and services that information professionals provide…
 
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    Information Wants To Be Free

  • A decade of blogging

    Meredith Farkas
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    It has been exactly 10 years today since I started Information Wants to be Free. My life has changed in so many ways since then. I’m not sure I really had a vision of where I’d be at 37, but I don’t think it looked quite like this (I certainly never guessed I’d be living on the West Coast!). Back then, I thought climbing the professional ladder was important. I wanted to be in charge. I was impatient to change everything. Now, I just want a job I enjoy that challenges me and to work with people I like. I have that now and I’ve achieved more professionally…
  • A weight off my shoulders

    Meredith Farkas
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:13 pm
    I know it’s been a while since I last posted. I’ve almost written a few posts on the vitriol I’ve been seeing from librarians on social media over the past couple of months, but in the end, I decided it was better not to. All I’ll say is that I expect a lot more tolerance, charitable reading, and critical thinking from librarians. I know most librarians are exemplars of all those things, but it seems like Twitter and Facebook bring out the rush-to-judgment-and-grab-a-pitchfork mentality in many normally level-headed people. Besides, I’d much rather write about…
  • 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…
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    The Unquiet Librarian

  • Processing Texts, Ideas, and New Understandings with Twitter Chats + Socratic Seminar

    The Unquiet Librarian
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
    Jennifer Lund and I had the opportunity to partner this month with IB Theory of Knowledge teachers Dan Byrne and Dr. James Glenn.  Our instructional design challenge was to think about how we might help student process the first chapters of an advanced text, The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently…and Why, by Dr. Richard Nisbett.  Inspired by our previous efforts with Socratic circles and Twitter chat with Emily Russell’s Language Arts classes, we all agreed this medium would help us meet our student learning targets.  After two short meetings and…
  • New DMLcentral Post—Writing in Libraries: Processes and Pathways to Inquiry and Learning

    The Unquiet Librarian
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Writing in Libraries: Processes and Pathways to Inquiry and Learning | DMLcentral via kwout I invite you to check out my latest post for DMLcentral as I explore the possibilities for writing literacies in libraries.  In this post, I share how we are using writing as a springboard for inquiry and engaging with texts here at Norcross High; the post also features a video interview with colleague and friend Sara Kelley-Mudie and her use of written conversation strategies.  Many thanks to our faculty here at NHS and to Sara for sharing their experiences and being willing to explore the…
  • Holistic and Individualized Formative Assessment of Research and Inquiry Processes

    The Unquiet Librarian
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    For the last two weeks, our students have been immersed in investigating information and constructing new understandings as they have been composing their research design proposals, revising sections of their proposals, and doing additional research after focusing and narrowing their topics and research questions.  As they have gone back and forth in refining their topics and questions and doing the subsequent additional research, we’ve seen our students move back and forth between confusion/doubt/uncertainty/discomfort and clarity.  Most students are not used to doing this sort of…
  • Moving from Our Mindmaps to More Focused Topics with Question Lenses and Musical Peer Review

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

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

  • Bookmarks for November 25, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= PressForward A free and open-source software project launched in 2011, PressForward enables teams of researchers to aggregate, filter, and disseminate relevant scholarship using the popular WordPress web publishing platform. Just about anything available on the open web is fair game: traditional journal articles, conference papers, white papers, reports, scholarly blogs, and digital projects. Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for November 25, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts:…
  • Bookmarks for November 21, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= FnordMetric | Framework for building beautiful real-time dashboards FnordMetric allows you to write SQL queries that return SVG charts rather than tables. Turning a query result into a chart is literally one line of code. Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for November 21, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: Compare RSS Readers Share your code Planning a party or event?
  • Bookmarks for November 19, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Gourmet Recipes for One Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for November 19, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: Add weather warnings to your calendar Amazon Shopping List Get a wiki for your family
  • Bookmarks for November 17, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= GraphHopper Route Planner GraphHopper an efficient routing library and server based on OpenStreetMap data. OpenConferenceWare OpenConferenceWare is an open source web application for events and conferences. This customizable, general-purpose platform provides proposals, sessions, schedules, tracks and more. Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for November 17, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: KMW2006 – My Final Impressions New Librarian Q&A Site New Conference…
  • Bookmarks for November 14, 2014

    Nicole C. Engard
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= PyKota Open Source print management Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for November 14, 2014 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: RDA Print Survey E-book reading on the rise ATO2014: Building a premier storytelling platform on open source
 
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  • National Library of New Zealand Acquires Copy of the World’s Largest Atlas

    Gary Price
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    From The Dominion Post: The book, World, is so big that it arrived at the Alexander Turnbull Library in a crate weighing more than a quarter of a tonne. Two people are needed to turn a page of the book, of which only 31 have been made. The original plates were destroyed, meaning no more copies can be produced. Turnbull cartography curator Mark Bagnall would not reveal how much the library had paid for the atlas but said it was bought for a “good discount”, below the usual price tag of $110,000. The book grabbed the library’s interest because Wellingtonian Roger Smith was the…
  • New Library with Focus on Continuing Education and Training Opens in Singapore

    Gary Price
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    From TodayOnline.com: A new library focused on Continuing Education and Training (CET) – a collaboration between the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and the National Library Board (NLB) – was launched. [Clip] Presently, the LLiBrary features a specifically collection of 8,000 physical non-fiction books, 30 periodical titles and more than 200 audio-visual materials that are topically catagorised into 12 topics, including Career, Design & Fashion and Retail. Digital copies of resources are also available through the library’s multimedia terminals that have also been…
  • Statistical Report: “Measuring the Information Society”, New Edition of ITU Report Online

    Gary Price
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    From the ITU (International Telecommunication Union): Over three billion people are now online and information and communication technology (ICT) growth remains buoyant in just about every country worldwide, according to ITU’s flagship annual Measuring the Information Society Report. The report is widely recognized as the repository of the world’s most reliable and impartial global data and analysis on the state of global ICT development, and is extensively relied upon by governments, financial institutions and private sector analysts worldwide. Latest data show that Internet use…
  • Plans to Refocus Canadian Library Association on Leadership in Library Values, Research and Advocacy Enacted

    Gary Price
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:55 pm
    From a CLA Announcement: Today, CLA’s Executive Council enacted plans to restructure the Association for long term sustainability and to better meet the needs of its members. After an extensive strategic review, CLA will be refocused on leadership in library values, research and advocacy. In order to accomplish these objectives, CLA made a number of changes to our business operations and two mandate changes to streamline association services. CLA will now focus on publishing reports, research papers, white papers and policy documents related to its mandate with the exception of those…
  • Washington: King County Library System Names Gary Wasdin New Exectutive Director

    Gary Price
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    From the King County Library Sytem: After an exhaustive nationwide search conducted by The Hawkins Company and June Garcia LLC, the King County Library System [KCLS] Board of Trustees interviewed three finalists for its new Library Director. After reviewing all comment by staff and the public, the Trustees extended an offer to Gary Wasdin, Executive Director, Omaha Public Library, Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. Wasdin has accepted the position and will start January 26, 2015. More From the Renton, WA Reporter: “The Library System is an essential community asset, with 48 libraries, online and mobile…
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