Libraries

  • Most Topular Stories

  • Out of This World Reading: Nebula Nominees 2014

    Library Journal Reviews » » In the Bookroom
    Wilda Williams
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:44 pm
    A young half-elf half-goblin emperor, back from exile, wears an uneasy crown.  A former ship ancillary is given a command and sent to the home planet of the family of the lieutenant she killed. A Chinese video game may hold clues to to a possible visit by space aliens. And a scientific expedition ventures into the mysterious and quarantined Area X. The  Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) recently announced their nominees for the 2014 Nebula Awards. Judging by the six Best Novel nominees,  2014 was a outstanding year for original, provocative, and challenging fiction.
  • Reading Pages, Coining Phrases | What We’re Reading

    Library Journal Reviews » » In the Bookroom
    Liz French
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:19 am
    This week the LJ/School Library Journal/Junior Library Guild roster of rabid readers is fighting back against the winter blahs with a mountain of great books: there’s movies, indigenous populations, deaf superpowers, California girls, Kentucky kids, parted and departed loves, designing women, sex traffickers, and a hot-blooded empress in this edition of WWR, and JLG’s Molly Hone has coined a new verb: “to WWR.” We like it! Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, SLJ Reviews This week, I’m immersed in Charles C. Mann’s 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (Vintage).
  • Books to help your Presentations ROCK

    David Lee King
    David Lee King
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Just a follow-up to my last post. There are a lot of books out there that have some great tips on improving your presentations. Here are some good places to start: Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery Why Most PowerPoint Presentations Suck: and How you can make them Better Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations And some awesome online resources: Presentation Zen – the blog 5 Rules for More Effective Presentations by Michael Hyatt An Introvert’s Guide to Better…
  • Changing People is Harder than Changing Technology

    David Lee King
    David Lee King
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Just a follow-up thought to my post on strategic and technology planning. I’m sure y’all know this, but guess what? The technology planning and implementation is the easy part. The hard part is the people. Here’s an example of what I mean: Last year, my library’s biggest technology project was our RFID/Self Check project. It included tagging every item in the collection with an RFID tag and installing eleven self check kiosks throughout the building. The technology part was easy – we worked with our vendors to make sure the kiosks worked, the new RFID gates went…
  • How to hold a blood drive in the spirit of intellectual freedom

    librarian.net
    jessamyn
    3 Feb 2015 | 7:18 pm
    It’s been fun being able to follow along with the ALA Midwinter conference on a bunch of different social media fronts. I was just reading the Stonewall Book Awards press release (congrats everyone) and noticed the GLBT Round Table page where I read the press release about the blood drive that happened during ALA. And it made me happy. Both because there was a blood drive but also because there was the recognition of the discriminatory nature of the decisions regarding the eligible donor pool–nearly all gay and bisexual men can’t donate blood at all–and they not only…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    David Lee King

  • Changing People is Harder than Changing Technology

    David Lee King
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Just a follow-up thought to my post on strategic and technology planning. I’m sure y’all know this, but guess what? The technology planning and implementation is the easy part. The hard part is the people. Here’s an example of what I mean: Last year, my library’s biggest technology project was our RFID/Self Check project. It included tagging every item in the collection with an RFID tag and installing eleven self check kiosks throughout the building. The technology part was easy – we worked with our vendors to make sure the kiosks worked, the new RFID gates went…
  • Books to help your Presentations ROCK

    David Lee King
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Just a follow-up to my last post. There are a lot of books out there that have some great tips on improving your presentations. Here are some good places to start: Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery Why Most PowerPoint Presentations Suck: and How you can make them Better Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations And some awesome online resources: Presentation Zen – the blog 5 Rules for More Effective Presentations by Michael Hyatt An Introvert’s Guide to Better…
  • Which Comes First – Strategic Plan or Technology Plan?

    David Lee King
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Last week at the Future Tech Strategies for Libraries symposium, Rebecca Jones (of Dysart & Jones Associates) spoke about digital strategy. She always has good things to say, so I always listen closely. She said this (my summary of it): Technology drives what the organization does. So, should the organization’s strategic plan come first, or should the technology plan come first? It’s starting to shift to the technology plan. On the one hand, if you have a good strategic plan that is including technology … meaning that your tech manager is with it and has helped develop…
  • Mobile Technology Presentation

    David Lee King
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    I just gave a presentation on mobile technology for the Future Tech Strategies in Libraries symposium for the University of Toronto iSchool. Here are my slides! This presentation have two parts: current and emerging trends in mobile technology devices eight ways libraries can respond to these trends Enjoy!
  • Two Ways to Improve your Presentations

    David Lee King
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    In the last couple of days, I’ve been working on a new presentation that I’m giving up in Toronto for Future Tech Strategies for Libraries. I’m looking forward to it! I’ll be giving the presentation around the same time you’ll be reading this Over the years, I have given and attended a TON of presentations. Some I’ve learned from, some I’ve been entertained by, and some … honestly … have bored me to tears. Here’s what I’ve learned – there are two things most of us could work on to raise the level of our presentations. Tell a story. End with Next Steps.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    librarian.net

  • How to hold a blood drive in the spirit of intellectual freedom

    jessamyn
    3 Feb 2015 | 7:18 pm
    It’s been fun being able to follow along with the ALA Midwinter conference on a bunch of different social media fronts. I was just reading the Stonewall Book Awards press release (congrats everyone) and noticed the GLBT Round Table page where I read the press release about the blood drive that happened during ALA. And it made me happy. Both because there was a blood drive but also because there was the recognition of the discriminatory nature of the decisions regarding the eligible donor pool–nearly all gay and bisexual men can’t donate blood at all–and they not only…
  • An MLK day story on the importance of librarians and archivists

    jessamyn
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    Amy Goodman from Democracy Now interviews Brian DeShazor the director of the Pacifica Radio Archives. He talks about finding a lost speech of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. So, this recording, this archive is an American treasure, and every citizen in America, I hope, understands that this collection, we want to be able to make it accessible to you, the public. We want it to be in the classrooms. We want it to be in high schools. We want universities to have this for their scholarly research and their scholarly endeavors. And that will make history change. It will be able to have us, the…
  • 2014 in libraries

    jessamyn
    4 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    I tracked the libraries that I visited this year, like every year. Previous years: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 (and this little list of reviews from 2003) I went to thirty-six different libraries in seven states and two non-US countries for eighty visits total. A bunch more than last year, but some were just for ukulele practice or tech planning sessions at a friend’s library. Here’s the short annotated list of what I was doing in libraries last year. Top three libraries are: my local public, my local academic and my summer local. Kimball – my local and also the place that…
  • 2014 reading list, a year end summary

    jessamyn
    2 Jan 2015 | 7:25 am
    I started 104 books this year and finished 102. This year’s goals were twofold: read more books than last year, and read more diversely. I got the first goal accomplished but sort of at the expense of the second goal. I tried to get into a good daily reading pattern, and dug in to some book series. This meant that when I finished up the books by Archer Mayor, I had just read a large number of books by yet another white guy from New England. I didn’t read as many books by women as I’d wanted. I read a higher percentage of books by non-white, non-Western authors but I still…
  • The writer and the librarian

    jessamyn
    1 Jan 2015 | 9:19 am
    As I mentioned last year sometime, I stepped down from MetaFilter. I’ve been casting around to find a few small jobs that equal one big job. I’m a lucky person in that I’m pretty employable in a general sense. But I also have a lot of smaller commitments to my local job and spending a big chunk of time away over the summer that I’m not looking for regular work per se. I had a gig writing for The Open Standard which vanished in a weird gamer-gate-related political thing (not having to do with me personally, I was just collateral damage) and I picked up some work writing…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Agnostic, Maybe

  • Reconsidering the Think Tank

    Andy
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:38 pm
    (Note: This post was originally written when the group had been changed to Closed, meaning it could be not viewed except by members. That has been reversed as of the moment of publication, but I still wanted to post this as is. –A) With a click of a button, the ALA Think Tank is gone. Well, gone is a relative term here since it still exists but as a closed Facebook group. The days of drama voyeurism are not necessarily gone, but now you have to join the group in order to see what the fuss is about. I’m sure it won’t be a loss to the lives of many librarians (provided they have even…
  • Two Thumbs Down

    Andy
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:28 pm
    Over the weekend, this image found its way into my social media streams: Because no minor librarian outrage can go unchecked, this image appeared on the ALA Think Tank: My gut reaction has been mostly focused on the word “stupid” with a variety of adjectives dancing around, but after a few hours of consideration I think it’s worse than that. Just as two wrongs do not make a right, two stupids do not make a smart. From what I know, the top image is hanging in a high school library, which we all know is a natural destination for adult erotic books. The perceived slam against public…
  • Disruption

    Andy
    1 Feb 2015 | 7:45 pm
    I’ve had a hard time bringing fingers to the keyboard in any sort of blog entry lately. It’s not that I haven’t had any thoughts or things I’ve wanted to write about, but I feel like I’m stuck in a manner of speaking. Since I don’t get it out and onto the screen, they just start to pile up like the old McDonald styrofoam food packaging: discarded but not going to degrade on any short time scale. On one hand, my thoughts towards libraryland feel like they are building a callus of cynicism. It’s hard to get terribly excited about anything, even the pet issues that I’ve come…
  • Fatherhood (So Far, So Good)

    Andy
    11 Jan 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Last week, we had the anatomy scan for The Wife’s pregnancy. For those unfamiliar with what this entails, it is an assessment that is done about halfway through a pregnancy in which they take a look at the development of the internal organs, measure the limbs, and examine the baby from top to bottom. It’s a milestone in the pregnancy, one that is both exciting and stressful since you see how things are progressing while on edge that a problem (however remote a chance) might appear. Unlike previous ultrasounds where the sonogram images of The Baby were pretty obvious within moments, this…
  • In Transition

    Andy
    1 Jan 2015 | 9:19 pm
    In going through various boxes to find things to hang in my office walls, I found the picture of myself that hung at the Mover & Shaker luncheon reception back in 2010. My friend Mo had saved it and mailed it to me since I had split before the end of that social event for some reason or another. Looking at it on the eve of the New Year, I had to take time to pause and reflect on that moment and everything afterward. Even though the passage of time has been only half a decade, it felt like a lifetime ago. I’ve been divorced, moved, remarried, moved again, found a new job, bought a house…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Swiss Army Librarian

  • Reference Question of the Week – 2/22/15

    Brian Herzog
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:34 am
    A senior citizen patron came in for a one-on-one session, and had a couple things he wanted help with. I took one the library's laptops and went into a study room with the patron - so far so good. His first question was replying to an ad on Craigslist. This was fairly straightforward, although I don't know that the patron entirely understood the process. But that's fine - we can go through it again next time, so we moved on to his second request. He said a friend of his in Florida suggested he go to Blackbeard's Resort, but he didn't know anything about it so he wanted to learn more. Okay, I…
  • Author John Green, Copyright Violator

    Brian Herzog
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:35 am
    I meant to post this last week, but hopefully it's still new to some people - it's definitely still interesting to me. The Copyfight blog highlighted a story on how author John Green came to the realization that a quote that had been widely attributed to him - which he didn't remember writing but accepted because the entire internet said it was his - wasn't actually his. He explains: My takeaways from this are: Not fact-checking is one thing. But even if you did fact-check and find every source available attributes something to the same source, you can still be wrong. The internet certainly…
  • Reference Question of the Week – 2/15/2015

    Brian Herzog
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    This question just happened this morning, and my coworker asked me about it before she gave the patron an answer. Perhaps you've heard that New England is getting an unusually large amount of snow this year? This patron called in and said that her driveway had been clear, but some plow truck went by and now a large pile of snow was blocking both her driveway and mailbox. She was out at the time, and by the time she got home it was frozen and she couldn't pull into her driveway. My coworker said she sounded like an older woman, and apparently her husband normally clears the driveway, but he's…
  • Sadly I guessed cafeteria.

    Brian Herzog
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:12 pm
    My brother sent me this image, which I believe is from the Sandusky Register. The title of this post was his only comment, and the funny thing is that it was my first thought too: Regardless, great job to the Sandusky Library for running this in the local paper (I presume it was them, anyway). Interesting and engaging, and anyone who reads the paper can't help but be reminded of the library.
  • Reference Question of the Week – 2/8/15

    Brian Herzog
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:54 pm
    Sometimes I think my ability to be easily amused is what makes me enjoy my job so much. This week a patron walked up to the desk - he was a middle-aged guy, and he walked somewhat quickly up to the desk. He had that focused-yet-distracted look that tells you he was intently thinking about something and wanted immediate and fast help. When he got within a few feet of the desk, he said, What's it called when there's a term for a word that everyone knows? Like "standard penetration test" is called S.P.T.. There's a word for that. Here's when though my head - simultaneously: I think he means…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ACRLog

  • Reflections on the Job Hunt: Writing a Teaching Philosophy

    Sarah Crissinger
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    As an LIS student graduating in May 2015, the job search is on my mind a lot these days. One of my more recent applications required a one-page teaching philosophy, in addition to a letter of interest and resume. Like many people that write a teaching philosophy for the first time, I have years of varied instructional experience but I often don’t take the time or space to do intentional, deliberate reflection of my teaching. I think that ACRL’s recent decision to move forward with the proposed Framework, while simultaneously making a conscious stand not to rescind the Standards is more…
  • How to Become an Academic Librarian

    Lindsay O'Neill
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:59 am
    Becoming an academic librarian is like entering an amnesic whirlwind. I can hardly recall what came prior because my work life is now a frenetic series of emails, meetings, conference proposals, meetings, reference desk hours, and meetings. Sometimes I indulge in a short break to quietly cry under my desk (kidding). Slowly the academic life, with its attendant paperwork and politics, is becoming normal for me. Being on the “other side” of job applications is still strange, though, and I want to reflect on how I received this privilege. I would like to say that my hard work and persistence…
  • Don’t Write the Comments?

    Maura Smale
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    We had a month of especially active blogging in January and early February this year here at ACRLog. In addition to the regularly scheduled posts from Erin and Lindsay in our First Year Academic Librarian Experience series, there were also great posts about the upcoming Symposium on LIS Education from Sarah, and on better communicating our ideas to different audiences from Jennifer. But what really pushed us over the top last month was a group of guest posts about the new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. First we featured the open letter from a group of New Jersey…
  • A Day (or 3) in the Life

    Erin Miller
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:37 am
    Yesterday I spent an hour going through my inbox, turning each email that needs attention into a task, saving the ones that I need into relevant folders on a shared drive, deleting some, categorizing some and then dropping some into an inbox folder so that I can keyword search them if I ever need them again. It was so satisfying. Now my inbox has exactly one (ONE!!) message in it and that message has been in my inbox since my first week here at UNT. I guess I’m saving it for a rainy day. Of course, now my task list is longer than it was before I started doing inbox organizing so… Anyway,…
  • Mixed messages, missed opportunities? Writing it better

    Jennifer Jarson
    7 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    At the Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference a few months ago, Zeynep Tufekci gave a great keynote presentation.  Tufekci, who grew up in Turkey’s media-controlled environment,  researches how technology impacts social and political change.  She described how the accessibility of social media enhanced the scale and visibility of, for example, the Gezi Park protests.  In her talk, Tufekci also advocated for academics to “research out loud,” to make their scholarship visible and accessible for a wider, public audience.  Rather than restrict academic thought to slow, inaccessible,…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Distant Librarian

  • What is a (public) library?

    Paul R. Pival
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
    We have lots of conversations in my extended family about the role of the public library these days, and I happened across an interesting post from an unlikely source - the Kickstarter blog. In a post titled, Libraries are Everywhere, the author asks the following questions of four founders or employees of very non-traditional, yet public, libraries: What is a library? How would you define it? What's so important about libraries? What do all good libraries have in common? The year is 2050. What are libraries like in the future? What advice do you have for people that want to create a…
  • Mellen's lawsuit against Dale Askey has been dropped!

    Paul R. Pival
    6 Feb 2015 | 8:24 am
    As reported by Dale on Twitter, and fleshed out a bit by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the SLAPP lawsuit by Edwin Mellen Press against Dale Askey has been dropped! Awesome news!  number of lawsuits in my life: 0. yes, friends, it's over. details to follow, someday, but for now, just a big thanks to all who helped. — Dale Askey (@daskey) February 4, 2015
  • 18 Best Open Source Tools for 2014

    Paul R. Pival
    23 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    I happened across this list of the 18 Best Open Source Tools for 2014, and thought you might find something of use in there. Of particular interest for this audience, take a peek at ShareX, "an open source program that lets you take screenshots or screencasts of any selected area with a single key, save them in your clipboard, hard disk or instantly upload them to over 30 different file hosting services. In addition to taking screenshots, it can upload images, text files and all other different file types." Hint: click on the images in each post to go to the site in question.
  • 2014 (and 2013) - My year in reading

    Paul R. Pival
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:47 am
    Way back in 2011 I thought it'd be fun to note the books I had read the previous year. I kept the info in a text file and created a couple of infographics to go along with the post. I did the same in 2012, but never got around to 2013. I have been logging all my reads in Goodreads though, so it's time for a quick update. I wish they provided some graphics to go along with, but c'est la vie. Books read in 2014 (37)Books read in 2013 (21) I do almost all of my reading on my Kindle Paperwhite now, with most books coming from Overdrive at Calgary Public Library, loaded through…
  • 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.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Pattern Recognition

  • Poverty, Libraries, Jobs, Me

    griffey
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:47 pm
    A bit earlier today I saw a handful of librarians on Twitter posting a link to a Library Director’s job with what appeared to be an appalling salary of $7.25 an hour. You too can be a library directory — for a mere $7.25/hr. http://t.co/whwZkgrbvt — Shield Maiden (@byshieldmaiden) February 24, 2015 Wanna be a library director for minimum wage? This is totally disgraceful. http://t.co/gStkbMvxYE — Amanda Cintron (@Xaila) February 24, 2015 Each of these tweets have been re-tweeted a dozen or so times as I’m writing this, so people are sharing it. Heck, I clicked through when I…
  • LibraryThing vs Bookish

    griffey
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:34 am
    A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Tim Spalding of LibraryThing, asking if I was serious about the twitter conversation we had: @griffey fine I’ll pay you to pay others, but now it’s on Twitter… — Tim Spalding (@librarythingtim) January 15, 2015 He wanted some form of independent analysis of recommendations coming from LibraryThing and from Bookish in Bibliocommons catalogs. After exchanging a few emails, we came to the following agreement: I would solicit and select 4 testers for the recommendation systems The reviewers wouldn’t be told who had arranged for the…
  • Measure the Future at ALA Midwinter 2015

    griffey
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:43 am
    At ALA Midwinter 2015, the Knight Foundation gathered the winners of the Knight News Challenge for Libraries and gave us a stage in order to let us announce our projects to the world. This is my presentation from that day, complete with full-on me wearing suit. Soak it up, you’re not likely to see me in one all that often.
  • Knight News Challenge Winners video

    griffey
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    If you want to see all of the Knight News Challenge winners talk about their projects (and there are some amazing projects) take a look at this video. Warning: contains me. Knight News Challenge on Libraries from Knight Foundation on Vimeo.
  • Measure the Future

    griffey
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    I am beyond thrilled to announce that my project Make the Things that Measure the Future: Open Hardware & Libraries has been awarded one of the eight John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight News Challenge grants. The winners of these grants seek to answer the question “How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgable communities?” What are we going to be doing? Here’s a quick video that explains the project: As a result of this, I give you the Measure the Future Project.  That’s the website where we will be reporting on our…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ResearchBuzz

  • MREs, Hawaii, Australia, More: Tuesday Morning Buzz, March 3rd, 2015

    ResearchBuzz
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:06 am
    NEW RESOURCES The Department of Defense has launched a database of nutritional information for its MREs (that’s Meals Ready to Eat, for us civilians) “The Combat Rations Database, or ComRaD, was launched Monday by the Defense Department’s Human Performance Resource Center and Army researchers to give personnel more information on their field rations, from calorie counts and fat content to vitamin information, cholesterol stats and more.” Yahoo has launched a new digital magazine – Yahoo TV. “Whether you’re looking to plan your weekly watch list or to…
  • Short Monday Buzz, March 2nd, 2015

    ResearchBuzz
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:11 am
    USEFUL STUFF From How-To Geek: how to access region-restricted Web sites from anywhere on Earth. Mashable rounds up a bucket of Tumblr shortcuts. More useful from Mashable: Getting started with IFTTT’s Do camera app. AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD Did you know Facebook employees can access your account without your password? I kind of assumed it, to be honest… If you thought that Snapchat was mostly for naughty pictures, check out this article at Business Insider, which looks at Snapchat Stories. It sounds interesting enough that I might try Snapchat. (Also, do the…
  • Seattle, St. Patrick’s, Social Media, More: Sunday Buzz, March 1st, 2015

    ResearchBuzz
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:42 am
    NEW RESOURCES Kingtson Penitentiary Inmate Ledgers, 1913-1916, are now available on Flickr. “The ledger includes frontal and profile mug shots, the inmate’s name, alias, age, place of birth, height, weight, complexion, eye colour, hair colour, distinctive physical marks, occupation, sentence, date of sentence, place of sentence, crime committed, and remarks of authorities.” The Seattle Police Department has a YouTube channel for its (redacted) body camera footage. USEFUL STUFF They can be very irritating: How to disable annotations in YouTube videos. Larry Ferlazzo has a big…
  • Ohio, Woodrow, Lenovo, More: Saturday Buzz, February 28th, 2015

    ResearchBuzz
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:41 pm
    NEW RESOURCES The state of Ohio has published an online archive of annual treasurer’s reports. “As part of Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s mission to create a more open and transparent government, the Ohio Treasurer’s office is pleased to announce a partnership with the State Library of Ohio to present an online compilation of Annual Reports published by the Treasurer’s office since the early 1800s.” FamilySearch has added over 19 million records. “Notable collection updates include the 7,120,120 indexed records and 6,113,876 images from the United…
  • What Color Is This Google Query?

    ResearchBuzz
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:57 am
    This is a perfect opportunity for a dramatic example of how quickly Google is indexing pages nowadays. Do a Google search for “blue and black” “white and gold” “blue and gold” Or here’s a direct link to the search results if you prefer. At this writing (Friday February 27th at 3:29 AM EST) I got 327,000 results. Scrolling through all of them brings me to a count of 155 (with some of them irrelevant, but not many) before Google warns me about “duplicate results.” Remove the duplicate results warning and you can go through pages and pages…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal » » Academic Libraries

  • Privilege in the Framework | Peer to Peer Review

    Wayne Bivens-Tatum
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Now that the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education is finished, I finally got around to reading it. I was often critical of parts of the information literacy standards, but haven’t found much to criticize about the “Framework,” although I know others have. Most of the “threshold concepts” are things I’ve been talking about with students for years, so there’s little in it that seems particularly new, except thinking of such ideas as threshold concepts. There was one thing that surprised me, though: the recognition of various forms of privilege. It shows a…
  • Too Much Leadership Advice? Focus on Your Philosophy | Leading from the Library

    Steven Bell
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
    With the huge volume of leadership advice that’s generated weekly, what’s a leader supposed to do? It’s not only the lack of time for taking it all in, but to what extent should it influence your leadership style? Want some leadership advice? Leading From the Library is based on a tried and true piece of advice that leadership experts often share. To be a better leader, become a student of leadership. Take your learning seriously. Understand that you need to invest the time and effort to read, think and act in order to improve your leadership skills. Since some of the leadership advice…
  • EBSCO Buys YBP

    Meredith Schwartz
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    EBSCO Information Services has acquired YBP Library Services from Baker & Taylor, the company announced on February 20. YBP specializes in delivering shelf-ready books in both print and electronic forms to the academic library market, with more than 12 million titles in its Global Online Bibliographic Information (GOBI), including more than one million digital titles. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We don’t see any changes” coming at YBP, EBSCO president Tim Collins told LJ. “We wanted to have them become part of the family because we respect what they…
  • CC BY and Its Discontents–A Growing Challenge for Open Access | Peer to Peer Review

    Rick Anderson
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Recently I attended the conference of a major learned society in the humanities. I was only there for a day, and attended only two sessions: one as a panelist and the other as an observer. Both sessions dealt with issues related to Open Access (OA), and in both of them I was deeply taken aback by the degree to which the scholars in attendance—not universally, but by an overwhelming majority—expressed frustration and even outright anger at the OA community. The word “predatory” was actually used at one point—not in reference to rapacious publishers, but to OA advocates. That…
  • Princeton University Receives $300 Million Rare Book Bequest

    Lisa Peet
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Scheide Library, Princeton University Princeton University’s Firestone Library recently received the largest gift in the university’s history, the university reported on February 16: some 2,500 rare books and music manuscripts, with an expected appraised value of nearly $300 million. William Hurd (Bill) Scheide, a Princeton alumnus and third-generation collector of rare books, bequeathed the collection to the university upon his death, at age 100, in November 2014. Fortunately, packing up such valuable works and transporting them to Princeton will not be a concern. The collection—begun…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal Reviews

  • Leaders Neuhaus, the Wesleys, plus Medieval Theology, Practicing Gratitude, Waiting, & More | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, March 1, 2015

    Graham Christian
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:32 pm
    With a focus on embracing change, the known, and even the unknown, this season’s picks are sure to stimulate. Some of the titles provide glimpses into the lives of religious leaders such as Richard John Neuhaus and Charles and John Wesley, while others, including Desmond Tutu’s latest, offer much-needed reflection. Of note is Anselm K. Min’s collection of essays that challenge the notions of traditional Christian theology and John Ortberg’s refreshing approach to modern spirituality. Biographies & Memoirs Boyagoda, Randy. Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square. Crown.
  • Top Indie Fiction: 13 Key Spring Titles Beyond the Best Sellers List

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Abdou, Angie. Between. Arsenal Pulp. Apr. 2015. 256p. ISBN 9781551525686. pap. $18.95; ebk. ISBN 9781551525693. F Vero Nanton wants to be a mother and a successful academic, though her own mom dismissively tells her she can’t have both. So Vero tries to stay passionate with husband Shane, deals with a son who says, “You can’t be captain, silly! You’re a girl,” and starts sneaking Percocets and white wine. Vero and Shane finally resort to hiring a Filipino nanny, with consequences that crack them apart in unexpected ways. VERDICT This third novel from the author of The Bone Cage, a…
  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • March Madness and Beyond: Basketball Diaries

    LJ Reviews
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    Ellsworth, Scott. The Secret Game: A Basketball Story in Black and White. Little, Brown. Mar. 2015. 400p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9780316244619. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780316244633. SPORTS Duke history professor Ellsworth’s first book in more than 30 years (Death in a Promised Land) tells the story behind the first racially integrated college basketball game in the American South, a secretly planned and played 1944 contest pitting the high-scoring, fast-breaking Eagles from the North Carolina College for Negroes (NCCN; now North Carolina Central University) against an all-white, geographically…
  • Early Summer Catch-Up: Annie Barrows’s The Truth According to Us

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    Every season, some titles pass me by, usually because they are dropped into the schedule too late for me to feature in a given month. Publishing in June, Annie Barrows’s The Truth According to Us (Dial. 512p. ISBN 9780385342940. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780812997842) is one title I don’t want you to miss. Fans of the phenomenon that was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society will be thrilled that coauthor Barrows is back with another novel, again historical but situated on this side of the Atlantic during the Great Depression. More or less banished after refusing to marry the man…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal Reviews » » Prepub Alert

  • Early Summer Catch-Up: Annie Barrows’s The Truth According to Us

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    Every season, some titles pass me by, usually because they are dropped into the schedule too late for me to feature in a given month. Publishing in June, Annie Barrows’s The Truth According to Us (Dial. 512p. ISBN 9780385342940. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780812997842) is one title I don’t want you to miss. Fans of the phenomenon that was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society will be thrilled that coauthor Barrows is back with another novel, again historical but situated on this side of the Atlantic during the Great Depression. More or less banished after refusing to marry the man…
  • Alaa Al Aswany, Adi Alsaid, Belinda Bauer, Jack Canfield, Susan Casey, Amitav Ghosh, Eli Gottlieb, Mary Kubica | Barbara’s Picks, Aug. 2015, Pt. 4

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:38 am
    Al Aswany, Alaa. The Automobile Club of Egypt. Knopf. Aug. 2015. 352p. ISBN 9780373211548. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9781460379370. LITERARY/HISTORICAL Published here in 2004, Al Aswany’s The Yacoubian Building was a best seller in the Arab world for five years and was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2006; the Times (London) recently named him one of the best 50 authors translated into English in the last 50 years. (He’s also had his firestorms, having protested the unauthorized translation of The Yacoubian Building into Hebrew because he opposes normalizing…
  • Linda Fairstein, Sophie Hannah, Michael Koryta, & More | Essential Thriller Titles, Aug. 2015, Pt. 4

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:14 am
    Burdett, John. The Asset. Knopf. Aug. 2015. 320p. ISBN 9780307272683. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385353205. POLICE PROCEDURAL Sonchai Jitpleecheep, a Buddhist detective with the Royal Thai Police Force, returns after Vulture Peak for some seriously techy trouble. With female inspector Krom, as capable socially and technologically as he’s not, Sonchai peers through a raging typhoon at a man apparently controlled by the CIA showing off strength no human can possess. Is this some sort of super-soldier being tested by the Americans far from home? And what’s with the compound for aging American…
  • Five Key Memoirs from Felicia Day, Smokejumper Jason Ramos, & More | Nonfiction Previews, Aug. 2015, Pt. 4

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:53 am
    Badkhen, Anna. Walking with Abel: Journeys with the Nomads of the African Savannah. Riverhead. Aug. 2015. 320p. ISBN 9781594632488. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780698142718. MEMOIR Award-winning reporter Badkhen often reports on war, and even when she’s not she goes to the edge in interesting ways; 2013’s The World Is a Carpet: Four Seasons in an Afghan Village portrays life in an Afghan village by detailing the weaving of a single carpet. Her new work chronicles a family of Fulani herders, nomads in Mali’s Sahel grasslands, as she joins them for their annual migration across the savanna. The…
  • An Oprah Pick, an Editors’ Picks Webcast

    Barbara Hoffert
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    In case you missed the news, Cynthia Bond’s lustrous and heart-wrenching debut novel, Ruby, has been selected as the fourth book in Oprah’s Book Club 2.0.Of course, you heard about it in Prepub Alert first, and I hope you’ve also seen LJ‘s starred review. For more insight in this novel, check out “Talking with Cynthia Bond.”  And to discover more good books for summer reading, don’t forget to sign up for the next Editors’ Picks webcast, “Your Next Big Reads from HarperCollins, Penguin Publishing Group, and Random House LLC.”
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal Reviews » » Reference

  • InCites Gets a Makeover | Reference News

    Henrietta Verma
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Thomson Reuters has recently upgraded its InCites platform, which analyzes various types of scientific output to give a complete picture of, for example, a scientist’s or an institution’s activity (see Reference eReviews, LJ 1/15, for information on the company’s Journal Citation Reports database and related products from other vendors). Many institutions’ workflows still depend on the legacy version of InCites, and while that product is still available, assistance is provided to libraries that are ready to switch to the newer system. The new version of InCites was created in response…
  • Monuments of Tibet, Islam & Muslim Beliefs, “Mummymania,” & More | Reference Reviews, February 15, 2015

    LJ Reviews
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:22 pm
    atlases Narangoa, Li & Robert Cribb. Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590–2010: Korea, Manchuria, Mongolia, Eastern Siberia. Columbia Univ. 2014. 352p. illus. maps. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780231160704. $150; ebk. ISBN 9780231537162. REF Northeast Asia is frequently viewed as a periphery region of the great powers that surround it: China, Japan, and Russia. Narangoa (Japanese history and language, Mongolian history, Australian National Univ.; author of numerous scholarly articles on northeast Asia) and Cribb (history, Australian National Univ.; Imperial Japan and National Identities…
  • Arab World Research Source; Morningstar Investment Research Center | Reference eReviews, February 1, 2015

    LJ Reviews
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:56 am
    Arab World Research Source EBSCO Publishing; http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/arab-world-research-source. To request a free trial please call 800-653-2726 or email information@ebscohost.com By Cheryl LaGuardia CONTENT Arab World Research Source (AWRS) is a full-text database of scholarly journals and consumer magazines (such as Banker Middle East and TME Media’s The Middle East), country reports, conference papers, trade publications, industry profiles, and market research reports from and about the Arab world. Content spans from 1990 to the present and includes more than 300 full-text…
  • English Grammar, World Religions, Jewish Ethics, Holistic Health & Healing | Reference Reviews, February 1, 2015

    LJ Reviews
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:33 am
    Cioffi, Frank L. One Day in the Life of the English Language: A Microcosmic Usage Handbook. Princeton Univ. Apr. 2015. 392p. bibliog. ISBN 9780691165073. $24.95. REF Cioffi’s approach to grammar is unusual. Instead of reviewing and reinforcing rules on sentence structure and other related precepts, the author examines the English language as it is actually written in the real world of today and places great emphasis on its evolving nature. In fact, Cioffi (writing director, Baruch Coll.) challenges many accepted conventions and wholeheartedly endorses new practices such as beginning…
  • SF History, Guides to Champagne, The Beatles | Reference Reviews, January 2015

    LJ Reviews
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Sci-Fi Chronicles: A Visual History of the Galaxy’s Greatest Science Fiction. Firefly. 2014. 576p. ed. by Guy Haley. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781770852648. $29.95. REF Haley’s (The Death of Integrity) comprehensive volume spans nearly 200 years of sf history. Its content is international in scope, featuring Chinese magazine Science Fiction World, Japanese manga Akira, and German pulp series Perry Rhodan along with diverse directors, producers, animators, and writers. Profiled are the genre’s originators such as Mary Shelley, innovators including Phillip K. Dick, and modern mainstays…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal

  • Materials Breakout | Materials Survey 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s the good news: respondents to LJ’s annual materials survey of U.S. public libraries nationwide report that their materials budgets are up 3%, averaging $807,000 overall and ranging from $30,000 on average for libraries serving populations under 10,000 to $4,437,000 for libraries serving populations over 500,000. That’s the best budget showing since the $862,000 average in 2008 and a sign that libraries are catching up after the major economic downturn of 2007–08, though with prices now higher, budgets are still playing catch-up. But what a difference seven years makes. In 2008,…
  • Meet Amy Randazzo, Ferguson’s New Crowdfunded Librarian

    Lisa Peet
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    What do you do with an unexpected $350,000? Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, had two items on his wish list: new carpeting and a children’s librarian. The carpeting is still forthcoming, but FMPL has just hired Amy Randazzo to serve as its long-awaited children’s services librarian starting March 9. Bonner’s actions in August and November of 2014, when he joined forces with local teachers and volunteers to provide a safe, engaged space at FMPL for all of Ferguson, notably children and teenagers during school closings, prompted an outpouring of…
  • Ingenuity Unleashed: The spur of the Knight Challenge | Editorial

    Rebecca T. Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There was much excitement when the James L. Knight Foundation opened a News Challenge for Libraries last September—for good reason. Libraries were getting a highly visible shout-out from this national foundation, and library enthusiasts were being asked to share ideas in a setting that encouraged collaboration to deepen the impact of library work. The process surfaced mission-focused ingenuity across the library landscape, highlighted the smarts in our field, and should serve as motivation for leadership to find new ways to enable latent capacity in our libraries to serve our communities…
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2015: Tamara Faulkner Kraus

    John N. Berry III
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    In two decades (plus one year) she has moved from work with the very young, through young adults, to dynamically serving seniors at the Hickory Public Library (HPL), NC. Tamara Faulkner Kraus’s passion for providing library service to people in need more than sustains her energy and creativity. That unsinkable spirit is now being acknowledged with the 2015 LJ Paralibrarian of the Year Award, sponsored by DEMCO. “Her work significantly enhances the library’s visibility in the community and makes a positive difference in many lives,” says HPL director ­Louise Humphrey, who nominated…
  • Feedback: Letters to LJ, February 15, 2015 Issue

    LJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    “As we’ve seen…more guarantees and government moneyin the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education. In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education” More spending As we’ve seen with other venues for higher education, more guarantees and government money in the pot don’t mitigate the cost of education (Cathryne Kaufman, “America’s College Promise”). In fact, they lead to an increase in the cost of education. The more money available leads to more ways to spend that money. It’s why we are in a higher education bubble right now that’s almost worse than the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Journal Reviews » » In the Bookroom

  • Out of This World Reading: Nebula Nominees 2014

    Wilda Williams
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:44 pm
    A young half-elf half-goblin emperor, back from exile, wears an uneasy crown.  A former ship ancillary is given a command and sent to the home planet of the family of the lieutenant she killed. A Chinese video game may hold clues to to a possible visit by space aliens. And a scientific expedition ventures into the mysterious and quarantined Area X. The  Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) recently announced their nominees for the 2014 Nebula Awards. Judging by the six Best Novel nominees,  2014 was a outstanding year for original, provocative, and challenging fiction.
  • Short Fiction Is Cool Again: Tor.com Announces Inaugural Novella List

    Wilda Williams
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    The novella has long been traditional publishing’s stepchild, often packaged into a collection of an author’s shorter works rather than released separately as an individual title. Given the expenses involved in editing, binding, marketing, and distributing print books, publishing such a short format in print has been too much of a financial risk for most publishers. That is—until the digital publishing revolution came along. . Last summer Tor.com, which has been publishing original short fiction on its site, announced a new imprint  “dedicated to publishing the best…
  • Reading Pages, Coining Phrases | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:19 am
    This week the LJ/School Library Journal/Junior Library Guild roster of rabid readers is fighting back against the winter blahs with a mountain of great books: there’s movies, indigenous populations, deaf superpowers, California girls, Kentucky kids, parted and departed loves, designing women, sex traffickers, and a hot-blooded empress in this edition of WWR, and JLG’s Molly Hone has coined a new verb: “to WWR.” We like it! Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, SLJ Reviews This week, I’m immersed in Charles C. Mann’s 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (Vintage).
  • Spotlight on Anne Tyler | LibraryReads Author, February 15, 2015

    Barbara Hoffert
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Photo by Michael Lionstar In the opening pages of Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Tyler’s flowingly written new novel, A Spool of Blue Thread (see Editors’ Spring Picks, LJ 2/15/15, p. 31), Red and Abby Whitshank receive an unsettling phone call from black-sheep son Denny as they climb into bed in their lovely Baltimore house, built by Red’s father, ­Junior. The tensions immediately revealed set the stage for the kind of family drama that Tyler writes better than anyone. In short order, we learn that Denny feels underappreciated, even as one of his sisters claims that he has drained away…
  • Monarchs, Memoirs, Mysteries, & Making Choices | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:12 pm
    The LJ staff’s post–Valentine’s Day (and Presidents Day) reading runs the gamut from prison memoirs to the politics of de-extinction cloning this week, with some stops along the way to bask in old books, contemplate vengeance, and walk on the wild side. Kate DiGirolomo, Editorial Assistant, LJ I’ve still been residing in England this week. The abysmal King John has just ascended the throne to make quite a mess of things in The Plantagenets by Dan Jones (Penguin), and it’s taking a lot for me not to picture him as a thumb-sucking lion. Thanks, Disney. In equally exciting literary…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Annoyed Librarian

  • RA on the Decline?

    Annoyed Librarian
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Public libraries have been promoting their services for a very long time. Here’s a recent example, of the library in Topeka, KS promoting its reader’s advisory service. There’s nothing special about the article. Perusing the library news over the years I’ve found numerous examples almost just like it. The only thing I wonder about is […]
  • Libraries Don’t Need the Homeless

    Annoyed Librarian
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    There’s been a lot written about homeless people in public libraries over the years. I’ve probably written some of it myself but am too lazy to search the archives. However, I’ve now seen what is for me at least a new argument. But just as Bailey needs his library, the library needs him: In this […]
  • What the Best Schools Don’t Do

    Annoyed Librarian
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    We don’t often think of them that way, but school libraries provide a good measure for just how little American society values the poor. For example, we know that school librarians are disappearing species in cities like Philadelphia and Chicago. They’re usually among the first school workers to be removed or reassigned. It’s happening other […]
  • At Least It’s a Desirable Job Somewhere

    Annoyed Librarian
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Despite the large numbers of library closures in Great Britain, it turns out plenty of people still wouldn’t mind being librarians, at least according to this poll. New…research reveals that the most desired jobs in Britain are not what you might expect; they are not even the most reliably well paid ones. Instead of actors […]
  • Advice for a Prospective Librarian

    Annoyed Librarian
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    An email has been sitting unanswered in my inbox for a couple of weeks because I wasn’t really sure how to answer it, so finally I decided to put it out for readers to see if they had any advice. I’ve left out part of the email that seemed personal enough someone might be identified, […]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    In the Library with the Lead Pipe

  • Beyond the Threshold: Conformity, Resistance, and the ACRL Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education

    Ian Beilin
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Photo by Flickr user laroyo (CC BY-NC 2.0) In Brief: The recently adopted ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education has generated much critique and discussion, including many important reflections on the nature of information literacy and librarianship itself. This article provides a brief consideration of some of these responses and as well a critique of the Framework from the perspective of critical information literacy. It argues that although the Framework demonstrably opens up possibilities for an information literacy instruction that encourages students to question…
  • A Conversation with Librarian-Editors

    Ellie Collier
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    In brief: Ellie Collier interviews several librarian-editors about the publishing process, with a focus on “call for chapters” style books. Introduction: I began working on In the Library with the Lead Pipe in 2008 as a founding editor and author, despite hating to write. The prospect seemed too exciting to let my own dislike of writing get in the way. I was the first editorial board member to step off of our initial author rotation and I remain grateful that the board let me stay on in an editorial role only, stepping back into a writing role from time to time to share survey results or…
  • On Scholarly Communication and the Digital Humanities: An Interview with Kathleen Fitzpatrick

    Andrew Lopez
    14 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Photo of a class in radio technology at Radcliffe College 1922. Retrieved from Wikimedia Commons.   In Brief: At Temple University Libraries (TUL), librarian Fred Rowland began conducting interviews and sharing them as streaming audio through TUL’s website in 2007. The following interview transcript with digital humanities scholar Kathleen Fitzpatrick offers insight into her work and a discussion about the future of scholarly communication. An introduction has been added to the interview, which addresses both the transcription process and the implications of using digital media to make…
  • Editorial: These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

    Editorial Board
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    In our last editorial of the year, the In the Library with the Lead Pipe Editorial Board is looking back at 2014. As we did in early January, we’re sharing some of our favorite non-Lead Pipe articles, essays, speeches, or posts from the previous twelve months. Brett In honor of Lead Pipe’s new status as a CC-BY journal, I’m only considering works published in journals that have adopted CC-BY licensing. Evviva Weinraub Lajoie, Trey Terrell, Susan McEvoy, Eva Kaplan, Ariel Schwartz, and Esther Ajambo. Using Open Source Tools to Create a Mobile Optimized, Crowdsourced Translation Tool.
  • Exploring Critical and Indigenous Research Methods with a Research Community: Part II – The Landing

    Robert Schroeder
    3 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    [Photo Credit: Paulio Geordio cc ] In Brief: This article is the second and final installment of my research exploring critical and Indigenous research methods and their relation to LIS. What is the context of these twentieth century methods and what might they mean to a librarian in the twenty-first century? Read along as I discover, for myself and my “research community,” some unexpected, and perhaps profound, aspects of these research methods and their associated worldviews. When we last met I was heading off to discover “…critical and Indigenous research methodologies and what…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Library Stuff

  • Texas A&M Libraries Receives Five Millionth Volume, A First-Edition Of The Hobbit

    Steven M. Cohen
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:28 am
    “Texas A&M University Libraries today acquired its five millionth volume, a rare first-edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 classic The Hobbit—a gift from award-winning sci-fi/fantasy author George R.R. Martin, creator of the best-selling book series “Game of Thrones.” “Over the last two decades the A&M Libraries has become one of the top 10 publicly-supported research libraries in this country [Association of Research Libraries (ARL) ranking] and this five millionth volume symbolizes that maturity as well as the depth our collections,” says David Carlson, dean of…
  • Missouri libraries facing funding crisis

    Steven M. Cohen
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:38 am
    “With less funding and increased costs, Missouri libraries face a major challenge. Libraries across the state are already experiencing funding cuts, which could potentially worsen with Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposed budget for 2016 that includes nearly $6 million less in funds, or an estimated 80 percent reduction, for libraries statewide. The governor’s decision to withhold state aid for libraries is currently creating a revenue shortfall for Mid-Continent Public Library of about $400,000, said Mid-Continent President and CEO Steve Potter. With Nixon’s proposed budget for next year,…
  • Mother Teresa Painting Removed From Trumbull Library Over Copyright Infringement Complaints

    Steven M. Cohen
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    “Trumbull officials have temporarily removed private artwork displayed in its public library to protect the town from possible litigation after concerns were raised referencing arguing the painting infringes on copyright with the use of Mother Teresa’s image. The painting, which Dr. Richard Resnick donated to the library, shows Mother Teresa and other women marching, holding signs that say messages including “Onward We March,” “Planned Parenthood,” “Mission of Charity,” “Feed the Poor,” “Sister of Mercy,” “Shelter…
  • UT Joins Digital Public Library of America

    Steven M. Cohen
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:25 am
    “UT Libraries has partnered with the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tenn-Share statewide library consortium to become a service hub for the Digital Public Library of America. Tennessee’s service hub was one of four successful applicants added to the DPLA network in February 2015. For most of American history, the ability to access materials for free through public libraries has been a central part of the culture, producing generations of avid readers and a knowledgeable, engaged citizenry. The DPLA sustains that tradition by bringing together the riches of America’s…
  • N.O. Public Library hopes to avert financial crisis

    Steven M. Cohen
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:22 am
    “The New Orleans Public Library is taking some steps to keep library doors open with funding running out. Thursday morning there was a Turn the Page on Literacy event for young students, with the hope of turning the page on its finances. The library is looking to make New Orleans the most literate city in America by 2018 and city leaders say they can’t do it without the money behind them to keep the libraries open.” (via WWLTV)
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The 'M' Word - Marketing Libraries

  • Enter the JCD Awards by March 6

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    { UPDATE: Feb. 26. The entry deadline has been extended to March 6. That gives you an extra week to prepare your entry! ~KD }It's that time of year again---time to enter the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award contest. Once again, eight exceptional PR campaigns will win $10,000 each to further their work, thanks to the H.W. Wilson Foundation and to EBSCO.All types of libraries are welcome to enter, and international entries are welcome. However, entries must be written in English for the award jury. The John Cotton Dana (JCD) entry process is now entirely online, so you…
  • Time to Enter the PR Xchange Awards Contest

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Calling all library people who do PR work! You're invited to enter the PR Xchange Awards! The deadline is April 1st.The 2015 PR Xchange Awards will recognize the very best public relations materials produced by all types of North American libraries in 2014. This contest is part of the popular PR Xchange event that’s held at ALA’s Annual Conference; it was formerly called the Best of Show Awards.There are 10 categories for entries, including annual reports and fundraising materials. You can find details and a link to the entry form here. There’s an FAQ document here. Online submissions…
  • Share Stories, Earn Money

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:04 am
    Library vendor Gale (part of Cengage Learning) has a wonderful website called My Library Story. As it explains: For each story submitted to the My Library Story community (through February 28, 2015), Gale will donate $1 to an advertising fund used to promote libraries through mainstream media during National Library Week 2015. You can contribute! Share your own story and encourage others to share their experiences as well.This is great... but it could use LOTS more contributions. As of today, the running total is just $189. With all of the librarians and users in the US, this should…
  • Sign Up TODAY for One of These Marketing Courses!

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:10 am
    I've recently learned about two online library marketing courses that are starting on Monday, February 2. Here's basic info on both:Marketing the 21st Century Library, taught by Debra Lucas-Alfierivia Simmons CollegeFeb. 1 – Feb. 28, 2015$250 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni Price $200)What you earn: Continuing education credit"Marketing in the 21st century library is a four-week course designed for MLS candidates, graduates, librarians and paraprofessionals who are charged with creating marketing and promotions plans." More info and the registration link are here.Library Advocacy Unshushed, taught by…
  • Enter the LibraryAware Contest By Jan. 26

    ~Kathy Dempsey
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    Have you been working hard to make sure that everyone in your community knows what your public library has to offer? Then you should enter the LibraryAware Community Award contest!According to the details: "The LibraryAware Community Award emphasizes the library’s engagement with the community and will recognize a library or library system that has demonstrated its ability to make its community “aware” of what the library can do for it—and has delivered on that promise."The contest is sponsored by Library Journal and funded by LibraryAware, a product that enables better promotion and…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Stephen's Lighthouse

  • The Ultimate Guide to #Hashtags [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Stephen Abram
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    The Ultimate Guide to #Hashtags [INFOGRAPHIC] http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/ultimate-guide-hashtags/615678 Stephen
  • 3 things that will change user experience design in 2015

    Stephen Abram
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:14 am
    3 things that will change user experience design in 2015 http://mashable.com/2015/02/24/user-experience-design-2015/ “If 2014 was dubbed the “year of the customer” then 2015 is surely the “year of experience.” Here are three key trends that will reshape the corporate landscape in the year to come (and beyond). 1. Power has shifted to consumers and their experience matters 2. Enlightened vendors will take responsibility for the entire experience 3. Design thinking and lean soup isn’t just for startups” Stephen
  • 8 Ways to Stay Safe When Using Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Stephen Abram
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    8 Ways to Stay Safe When Using Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/social-media-safety-tips/615797 (Source: The Website Marketing Group.) Stephen
  • How are Lawyers Using Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Stephen Abram
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:41 am
    How are Lawyers Using Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC] http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/lawyers-social-media/615605 Stephen
  • IBM Study: The Real Story Behind Millennials in the Workplace

    Stephen Abram
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:43 am
    IBM Study: The Real Story Behind Millennials in the Workplace Source: IBM http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/45904.wss IBM today announced that pretty much everything you thought you knew about Millennials could well be wrong. A new IBM study reveals much of the hype about Millennial employees simply isn’t true. They aren’t the “lazy, entitled, selfish and shallow” workers that many believe them to be. The results of the global, multigenerational study “Myths, Exaggerations and Uncomfortable Truths” found that the fundamental distinction between Millennials and older…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Tame The Web

  • On encouraging the heart…

    Michael
    14 Feb 2015 | 7:09 am
    On encouraging the heart…. This is important as we move into a more emotionally rich, experience-based world. Our networks enable us to extend the heart across cyberspace. User-centered planning, engaging and exciting creativity-focused spaces, and opportunities to follow one’s curiosity wherever it may lead are all part of the heart of libraries. The library should encourage the heart. The Hyperlinked Library word cloud by Fall 2014 #hyperlib student Sandy Chauvin.
  • Never Going Back Again: by TTW Contributor Justin Hoenke

    Justin Hoenke
    6 Feb 2015 | 9:50 am
    When people ask me why I became a librarian, I offer them a two-part story. First, it’s so I could get married to my wife Haley. Her mom (who is an amazing librarian doing great things) told me that I would make a great librarian. Being that I really wanted to get married to her daughter, I took her recommendation and here I am today. The second part of the story was simply because of the fact that being a librarian allowed me to combine everything that I wanted in my life into a career: the opportunity to do really awesome and unique things for my community. I got into this to create…
  • Thanks Ontario Library Association

    Michael
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:27 am
    I am back from three great days in Toronto. Thanks to all at the Ontario Library Conference for such a wonderful conference experience. It was nice to see friends and colleagues and talk with the librarians from all over Ontario. My slides are from the two presentations are here: January 29: Hyperlinked Learning Experiences at Libraries: MOOCs & Beyond: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensLearningOLA2015.pdf January 30: MOOCs for Librarians: Key Takeaways from Two Large Scale Professional Development…
  • Internet Librarian International 2015 Call for Speakers

    Michael
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Dynamic disruption: transforming the library Submissions deadline 15 April 2015 Val Skelton Programme Director Katherine Allen  Conference Director Information Today invites you to submit your presentation ideas for this year’s Internet Librarian International (ILI) – the fast-growing innovation and technology conference that attracts hundreds of global library and information professionals each year. We are seeking innovative case studies and discussions on the ideas, strategies and practical implementations that are helping you make a difference to your organisations, clients and…
  • Upcoming Presentations Winter 2015

    Michael
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    January 29: Hyperlinked Learning Experiences at Libraries: MOOCs & Beyond. Ontario Library Association, Toronto, Ontario. January 30: MOOCs for Librarians: Key Takeaways from Two Large Scale Professional Development Courses, Ontario Library Association, Toronto, Ontario. February 27, 2015: Keynote – Learning Everywhere: Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries, Alaska Library Association Conference, Juneau, Alaska.  
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Information Wants To Be Free

  • Framework? Standards? I’m keeping it local.

    Meredith Farkas
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:11 pm
    I’m sure most of you have already heard that the ACRL Board has decided to adopt the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. What I think is more interesting is that they deferred action on the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, choosing instead to take a wait-and-see approach. I think this is a very wise decision and applaud it. There certainly was no lack of concern about the Framework and the sunsetting of the Standards, as evidenced by many critical blog posts and the Open Letter to the ACRL Board, written by librarians in New Jersey…
  • Sorry Springshare, but also not sorry

    Meredith Farkas
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:05 pm
    So I probably didn’t make a lot of friends at Springshare with my blog post about LibGuides this morning (if you haven’t already, take a look at the update I made to my original post). And I do apologize for lumping them in with EBSCO, because it appears that they have not taken away something that people had access to in LibGuides 1.0 and made it only available in the CMS product. That said, their new API (as opposed to their old API which they shouldn’t have been called API at all because it’s not a true API, but is still available in LibGuides 2.0) is only available…
  • LibGuides, you’re not “Web 2.0″ without an open API

    Meredith Farkas
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
    Update: I’ve been in touch with a Springshare representative who tells me that things like the contextually aware D2L widget from Portland State University will work in LibGuides 2.0 and apparently, the responses we’d received from support were based on hypotheticals (though we’d explicitly sent the link to PSU’s code in our emails to support). This is very good news, but I am dismayed that it takes a blog post to receive a straight answer, because what we’d heard from support originally was that there was a change in access to the API. What I do know for sure is…
  • Peer learning in library instruction

    Meredith Farkas
    6 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    Teaching is such a solitary thing. Sure, you’re up in front of a bunch of students, and maybe an instructor if you’re doing course-integrated instruction, but the act still feels solitary. We try to make it less so by seeking feedback from instructors and doing assessment, but we rarely get feedback from people who really understand what we do: our colleagues in the library. But doing that can be terrifying for some. The idea of showing off your approach to teaching can be intimidating. Many of us assume that whatever our colleagues are doing in the classroom, it’s probably…
  • My year in books

    Meredith Farkas
    29 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    Growing up, I was a voracious reader. What a surprise, right? Gee, a librarian who likes to read. But something happened to me between college and grad school where I lost that zeal to lose myself in a great book. That’s not to suggest that I didn’t read, but I didn’t read much for pleasure. I mostly read to better myself professionally and personally (be a better parent, learn French, learn a skill, etc.). In college, the classes I took were so reading-heavy — I have a horrible memory of being assigned to read all of Hegel’s Phenomenology of the Spirit in one…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Unquiet Librarian

  • Circuits, Curiosity, and Inquiry: Physics and Team NHS Learning Studio

    The Unquiet Librarian
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    Last Friday was an especially exciting day for all of us here in the NHS Learning Studio as we partnered with Physics teacher Joe Pepitone to create learning opportunities for inquiry and student exploration of circuits.    Below, Joe explains the seeds of this collaboration, reflections on the lab activities, and the impact of a team effort to create “centers” and “extension” circuit activities to extend and challenge the principles behind the primary circuit lab.  I encourage you to take the time to listen to Joe’s in-depth reflections on processes and…
  • Musical Book Tasting+Padlet: A Recipe for Participation

    The Unquiet Librarian
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:33 am
    Last week, Jennifer Lund and I tried a new variation on our musical book tasting activity we piloted in January.  Our LSTCs, Hope Black and Logan Malm, wrote a grant for a set of Chromebooks for teachers and students to use with a focus on cloud based applications and resources.  After consultation with ESOL teacher Dr. Melinda Byrne, we decided to have students post to a class Padlet wall for their book tasting activity using the Chromebooks rather than the traditional paper ticket we had used with other classes.   Because these classes were a little smaller than what we usually see and…
  • Writing Around Literature Motfis + See, Think, Wonder for Deeper Understanding

    The Unquiet Librarian
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:18 am
    Yesterday we had the privilege of observing and listening to the students of Language Arts teacher Aba DeGraft-Hanson think together and share their ideas around different motifs of To Kill a Mockingbird.    They first began with a write-around the motifs last week; they then met in the library learning studio yesterday to discuss the ideas from the write-around and collaboratively draw conclusions by using the See, Think, Wonder structure from Making Thinking Visible.   Aba’s variation of this learning structure also asked students to include a one-word distillation of their…
  • Tools of the Trade: My Essentials for Teaching, Learning, Collaborating, and Sharing

    The Unquiet Librarian
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:24 am
    I rarely write posts about tech tools in recent years, but I thought I would briefly share some of my “go to” resources that have become an integral part of my work since coming to Norcross High in August of 2013.  These apps and devices are essential to the work I’m doing related to teaching and learning, especially for capturing student work whether it is for archival purposes, assessment, collaborative work between classes, or to merely document learning activities and experiences in our work with teachers and students.  They also help me collect qualitative data,…
  • Students Talk About the Value of PreSearch Term Strategy Mapping and Think-Puzzle-Explore

    The Unquiet Librarian
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:49 am
    This past Friday I was lucky to sit down and get insightful feedback from Linda Katz’s 6th period AP Literature students who have been one of our pilot groups using pre-search term mapping strategies and Think Puzzle Explore as part of our deeper approach to pre-search and our efforts to help our students and faculty take a more inquiry-oriented stance on research.  I think you will be awed by the insights and honesty of these four students; many thanks for their valuable and feedback as we co-learn with and from them.  If you are thinking about trying these strategies, this firsthand…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    What I Learned Today...

  • Bookmarks for February 23, 2015

    Nicole C. Engard
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= codebender Online development & collaboration platform for Arduino users, makers and engineers Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for February 23, 2015 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: Home Automation with Arduino/RaspberryPi NFAIS: Embracing New Measures of Value Another way to use Zoho
  • Bookmarks for February 11, 2015

    Nicole C. Engard
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Casetext Casetext is a public legal research tool and online community. Search millions of cases and statutes, for free, annotated with insights contributed by the legal community. Linking commentary to a legal database gives authors a platform to demonstrate thought leadership to the roughly 250,000 people researching on Casetext each month. Together we’re changing legal research. Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for February 11, 2015 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: 500 million…
  • Bookmarks for February 4, 2015

    Nicole C. Engard
    4 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Greenfoot Teach and learn Java programming Blockly Games Blockly Games is a series of educational games that teach programming. It is designed for children who have not had prior experience with computer programming. By the end of these games, players are ready to use conventional text-based languages. Blockly Blockly is a library for building visual programming editors Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for February 4, 2015 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: How To Get More Kids To…
  • Bookmarks for February 2, 2015

    Nicole C. Engard
    2 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Coggle Coggle is about redefining the way documents work: the way we share and store knowledge. It’s a space for thoughts that works the way that people do — not in the rigid ways of computers. Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for February 2, 2015 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: Irony of Ironies ATO2014: Open Source Schools: More Soup, Less Nuts NFAIS: Innovation for Today’s Chemical Researchers
  • Bookmarks for January 25, 2015

    Nicole C. Engard
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Krita Open Source Software for Concept Artists, Digital Painters, and Illustrators Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for January 25, 2015 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: Governments Urging the use of Open Source eXtensible Catalog (XC) gets more funding Evaluating Open Source
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    LJ INFOdocket

  • Slide Presentation: Thinking About the Next Version of EPUB 3.1

    Gary Price
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    From Ivan Herman on the W3C Digital Publishing Activity Blog: Epub 3.1 was released several months ago: that included bug fixes, and ISO wording + backwards compatibility. IDPF is now thinking of the next version, and this was presented, by Markus Gylling, at a recent EDUPUB Symposium in Phoenix. Various features to be added were mentioned like 3D format, migration of epub:type to the role attribute, or to HTML5. Some features may also be deprecated, like switch. However, at present, all those are just discussion items, no formal decisions or timeline yet; instead, a discussion among IDPF…
  • News Roundup: Items from Duke U. Press, De Gruyter, SPARC, and Others

    Gary Price
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:36 am
    1. Duke University Press Brings South End Press Books Back Into Print 2. Wolters Kluwer Deutschland selects De Gruyter as its International Distribution Partner for German-Language eBooks and eJournals: Distribution of Law Publications Starts in 2015 3.U.S. Government: HHS Releases Comprehensive Plans to Provide Public Access to Research Outputs (via SPARC) 4. UK: What Kids are Reading 2015 Report Now Available MORE TO COME
  • Internet: UNESCO Publishes First Draft of New Study on Privacy, Access to Info, Freedom of Expression, and Ethics

    Gary Price
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:24 am
    The complete title of the study (first public draft) released by UNESCO earlier today at a meeting in Paris is: Keystones To Foster Inclusive Knowledge Societies: Access To Information And Knowledge, Freedom Of Expression, Privacy, And Ethics On A Global Internet. From UNESCO: The transnational and multi-dimensional nature of Cyberspace and its growing importance presents new frontiers with unparalleled opportunities and challenges for access to information and knowledge, freedom of expression, privacy and ethics. The Internet Study being undertaken by UNESCO is seeking to provide the…
  • Complete Video of U.S. House Hearing: “Ensuring Government Transparency Through FOIA Reform”

    Gary Price
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:24 pm
    A hearing titled, “Ensuring Government Transparency Through FOIA Reform” took place on Friday, February 27, 2014, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations. Three witnesses testified before the committee and their prepared statements are linked below: Ms. Miriam Nisbet Former Director Office of Government Information Services National Archives & Records Administration Prepared Statement Mr. Frederick J. Sadler Former FOIA Officer Food and Drug Administration Prepared Statement The hearing begins at 25:44 of the video stream and…
  • Canadian Government Announces New Open Access Policy for Research

    Gary Price
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:43 pm
    The plan was formally announced on Thursday, February 27, 2015 in Toronto. From Science.gc.ca: Making research results as widely available and accessible as possible is an essential part of advancing knowledge and maximizing the impact of publicly-funded research for Canadians. Increased access to the results of publicly-funded research can spur scientific discovery, enable better international collaboration and coordination of research, enhance the engagement of society and support the economy.[Clip] The harmonized Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications requires all peer-reviewed…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    American Libraries Magazine

  • Newsmaker: Jacqueline Woodson

    mightybytes
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Jacqueline Woodson is no stranger to prestigious literary recognition. Her latest book, the memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, earned the 2015 Coretta Scott King Award (her second), a 2015 Newbery Honor (her fourth), and the 2014 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Having split her youth between South Carolina and Brooklyn, New York, her books explore themes of gender, class, and race, as well as history and family. She received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults in 2005. In an email to American Libraries, she discussed…
  • Leading Self-Publishing Efforts in Communities

    Veronique Barnes
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:31 am
    Traditionally, self-published works have had a reputation for being unedited and poorly designed products, and libraries have not embraced their authors. That dynamic is changing, as libraries like Provincetown (Mass.) Public Library—which curates content and enables authors to distribute their work digitally through Provincetown Public Press—undertake publishing efforts as a way to demonstrate the viability of self-publishing to their customers and communities. Any library can position itself to guide local authors toward becoming savvy and competent independent publishers. Ebooks and…
  • The Future, Today

    mightybytes
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:50 pm
    The library is in a constant state of evolution, not only in what it offers to patrons but also in its physical presence. Eight winners of the 2014 International Interior Design Association/American Library Association Interior Design Award, which honors excellence in library interior design, spoke with American Libraries about the future of library design and how their award-winning work reflects that vision. Ruth Baleiko, the Miller Hull Partnership The Odegaard Undergraduate Library at the University of Washington in Seattle. Photo: Lara Swimmer Odegaard Undergraduate Library, University…
  • The Future of MLS

    mightybytes
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    We’ve all seen various reports and discussions around the future of libraries. From Pew (“The Future of Libraries: 7 Questions Librarians Need to Answer”) and the Aspen Institute (“Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Pub­lic Libraries”) to forums (ALA Summit on the Future of Libraries) to articles (Slate’s “What Will Become of the Library?”), and our own white paper (“Re-Envisioning the MLS”), there is no shortage of data or discussion on the topic. We know the challenges: State and local government workforces have faced significant reductions since 2009. In 2011…
  • The School Librarian as Learning Alchemist

    Veronique Barnes
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
      The landscape of learning is changing. Children and young adults learn not only in school but fluidly across home, school, peer culture, and community. This transformation in learning and the school environment has prompted educators to ask challenging questions about how to de­velop learning spaces to meet these needs within the some­times competing economic, social, and political realities. At the same time, school librarians continue to serve their communities by linking children, young adults, and teachers with both the information they need and the skills to use it. We’ve…
Log in