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  • 6 Steps for Social Media Success – an article for LIANZA

    David Lee King
    David Lee King
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    I just wrote a blog post for the Library and Information Association of New Zealand (LIANZA). You know, because LIANZA is awesome and all. In the article, I discuss 6 steps for social media success. Here are my 6 steps: Listen to the chatter Respond when it makes sense Friend your community Be visual Be speedy Consistency is a must Go here to read the whole article – let me know what you think!
  • Choosing a new Librarian of Congress

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    jessamyn
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:06 am
    I’ve been talking about this topic now in a few different places. Here is an article I wrote for Medium spelling out some of the things I only noted briefly on the Librarian of Progress site. The Next Librarian of Congress
  • Canada, Japan, Tomatoes, More: Friday Buzz, August 28th, 2015

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    ResearchBuzz
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:22 am
    NEW RESOURCES Canada now has a digital archive for political parties. “Professor Ian Milligan at the University of Waterloo is charting the content of millions of archived political web pages spanning the last decade, allowing the public to compare what Canadian political leaders and pundits said in the past compared to now…. A search comparing depression against recession, for example, shows parties and groups such as the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the Green Party and the Council of Canadians tended to describe economic downturn as depression, whereas the New…
  • Failure Leads to Success

    David Lee King
    David Lee King
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Here’s a photo I took a few days ago (bigger photo here). I wanted to play with my new olloclip lens. Olloclip makes really cool lenses that clip on to an iPhone. Mine includes two macro lenses, a wide angle lens, and a fisheye lens. You can buy one here, if you’re interested (they’re pretty cheap). Anyway, this photo. I took the photo, then realized something looked … funny. I thought there was a smudge on the lens, so I turned the phone around to look at it … and discovered that I had left the lens cap on. So this is a fisheye lens photo … looking through…
  • Inclusive vs Safe

    Pattern Recognition
    griffey
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:03 am
    I was listening to an episode of Accidental Tech Podcast, Not a Cactus in Sight, (one of my favorite podcasts, mostly because I’m a total John Siracusa fanboy), and during their discussion of the Reddit community John mentioned two tweets by Laurie Voss that totally made my brain explode with thought: The tragedy of all online community spaces is that the goals of “inclusive” and “safe” are, at the extreme, mutually exclusive goals. — Laurie Voss (@seldo) July 13, 2015 At some point you have to exclude someone. You get to pick if it’s the people feeling…
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  • Failure Leads to Success

    David Lee King
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Here’s a photo I took a few days ago (bigger photo here). I wanted to play with my new olloclip lens. Olloclip makes really cool lenses that clip on to an iPhone. Mine includes two macro lenses, a wide angle lens, and a fisheye lens. You can buy one here, if you’re interested (they’re pretty cheap). Anyway, this photo. I took the photo, then realized something looked … funny. I thought there was a smudge on the lens, so I turned the phone around to look at it … and discovered that I had left the lens cap on. So this is a fisheye lens photo … looking through…
  • 6 Steps for Social Media Success – an article for LIANZA

    David Lee King
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    I just wrote a blog post for the Library and Information Association of New Zealand (LIANZA). You know, because LIANZA is awesome and all. In the article, I discuss 6 steps for social media success. Here are my 6 steps: Listen to the chatter Respond when it makes sense Friend your community Be visual Be speedy Consistency is a must Go here to read the whole article – let me know what you think!
  • Instagram Hacks that will Drive Sales … I mean Checkouts

    David Lee King
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    I recently saw an article on tips for using Instagram to Drive Sales. A lot of the tips are actually pretty relevant to libraries. Let’s look through the tips, and see if anything’s useful for us! 1. Create Call to Actions. Definitely useful – a call to action certainly doesn’t have to be limited to sales! Instagram gives you one actual website link, and it’s found in your profile. Point to things other than your main page sometimes. Then, in the description box of your image post, ask people to click the link in your profile to … register for the program, check out the book,…
  • Facebook Events Don’t Work for Organizations

    David Lee King
    6 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Maybe I’m missing something here. But in my experience, Facebook Events don’t work all that well for libraries. Or for many organization-based Facebook Pages. Why? Because you can’t invite your Facebook Page friends to the event. The “Designated Host” of an Event (usually the creator of the Event) can only invite people from their personal Friends list. See the problem here? My library’s Facebook Page is friended by 13,000+ people who live in Topeka. I’d love to invite them. Instead, I have to invite my personal Facebook friends. Which are a weird mix…
  • What’s the Most Visited Part of your Library?

    David Lee King
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Do you adequately staff the busiest parts of your library? For example, if you have a busy reference desk, you probably make sure there are staff to meet demand. If your circulation desk gets busy in the afternoons, you probably put another person there to help. But what if your digital branch is the busiest part of your library? What then? Here’s what I mean. Take a peek at some annual stats from my library: Door count: 797,478 people Meeting room use: 137,882 people Library program attendance: 76,043 attendees Art Gallery visitors: 25,231 visitors Reference questions: 271,315 questions…
 
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  • The Day I Spoke to the White House

    jessamyn
    23 Aug 2015 | 3:57 pm
    A little background: when I was younger and my dad was a technologist, every so often he’d go to Washington DC to go talk to some people about technology stuff. He was always super cryptic about it and we’d joke that he was a CIA informant. To this day I don’t know what he was doing, advising someone about something. Which is just my roundabout way of starting this post about talking to the White House last week. By “White House” in this case I mean Valerie Green, the Director of Presidential Personnel at the White House. I’m not 100% sure how I wound up…
  • Choosing a new Librarian of Congress

    jessamyn
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:06 am
    I’ve been talking about this topic now in a few different places. Here is an article I wrote for Medium spelling out some of the things I only noted briefly on the Librarian of Progress site. The Next Librarian of Congress
  • Librarian of Progress – it’s time

    jessamyn
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:14 am
    Librarian of PROgress. Let’s start the conversation. People have been asking me, and they may be asking you, about the job opening for Librarian of Congress. I put together this little one-page website to give people a run down of the important issues as I see them. #nextloc
  • I need to find a public domain image of _______. How do I do that?

    jessamyn
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:04 am
    Reference question of the day was about finding public domain images. Everyone’s got their go-tos. If I am looking for illustrations or old photos specifically I’ll often use other people’s searches on top of the Internet Archive’s content. Here’s a little how to. 1. Check the Internet Archive Book Images feed on Flickr. What I often do is search (which finds the words that surround the images) and then click straight through to the book (which is always linked in the metadata) and then fish around. For example… Search for cricket…
  • My pecha kucha talk about Open Library

    jessamyn
    27 May 2015 | 12:16 pm
    I went to the Vermont Library Conference last week and mostly handed out Vermont Libraries Passports but I also gave a short talk about Open Library in pecha kucha format. I’d never done one of these before. Twenty slides, twenty seconds each. Total talk is under seven minutes. You have to be brief and you have to practice. This was a session with six or seven presenters and we got to learn a little bit about a lot of topics. You can probably see what mine was about by watching my abbreviated slide show. I also learned how to make an animated GIF from a slideshow which is not as tough…
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  • Reference Question of the Week – 8/16/15

    Brian Herzog
    22 Aug 2015 | 5:07 am
    A patron came up to the desk with a flash drive and said she needed to print a file, but was told she needed a Windows 8 computer to print it. I thought that was odd - I've heard of files requiring certain versions of Microsoft Office to print, yes, but never a certain version of the operating system. So I plugged it into our desk computer, which is Windows 7 and Office 2010, and sure enough, it didn't work. While I was doing that, the patron explained, I live in [town nearby] and tried this in the library there, but couldn't open the file on their computers either. It didn't occur to her to…
  • Reference Question of the Week – 8/9/15

    Brian Herzog
    15 Aug 2015 | 7:22 am
    Modern Reference work includes tech support too. One afternoon, a patron came in and asked to use a study room. I signed him up for one, and after he got about five steps away from the desk, I got distracted with other things and completely forgot about him. About twenty minutes later, I was walking in the direction of the study rooms, and notice he was sitting in his room, in the dark, using his laptop (which of course meant his face was spotlighted by the screen). I thought it was odd, but really it's not entirely unusual for someone to have the lights off when they're in a room, so I just…
  • Reference Question of the Week – 8/2/15

    Brian Herzog
    8 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    Patron interactions like this are one of my favorite parts of my job. On Wednesday this week, late in the afternoon, the phone rang. It was just a patron calling to ask what time we closed that night, so I told him, and hung up. No problem. Then, not two minutes later the phone rang again. When I answered it, the patron asked, Hello, do you recognize my voice? Of course it was the same patron who just called minutes before. I said I did, and he continued, Well, I've already forgotten what time the library closes tonight. Can you tell me again. [I tell him 9:00 pm.] Okay thanks. I'll try to…
  • Reference Question of the Week – 7/26/15

    Brian Herzog
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:20 am
    I think I've already done a question like this one before, but I don't mind repeating it just because this tactic delights me. A patron called about an hour before closing on a Friday afternoon. He said, I want to know if you have a book on the steps used in the phonics method of teaching someone how to read. I'm writing an article about how to teach writing and want to use an analogy involving the steps for teaching reading, but I want to make sure I'm using the phonics steps correctly. I don't know anything about the phonics method for teaching reading, but the question seemed…
  • History In Job Titles

    Brian Herzog
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:22 am
    I was looking at some old Town of Chelmsford annual reports recently, to research the opening of one of the High School buildings in town. Just by chance, I came across a page that stood out to me (for obvious reasons): Chelmsford was a much more agricultural community in 1917, so it makes sense that moths could be a big deal, and that the town would have someone inspecting slaughterhouses. But they still made me laugh, and double-check if these positions are still on the Town payroll (they didn't seem to be). History is fun.
 
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  • Digging Into My Non-Library Past

    Maura Smale
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Like many academic libraries, library faculty at my college and university are required to have a second graduate degree in addition to the ML(I)S. I came to librarianship after a couple of other careers, and one of the things that attracted me to the field (and to academic librarianship specifically) was the opportunity to use some of the knowledge and skills I’d picked up in my prior work, especially in research, teaching, and instructional technology. Those skills could be gained during graduate study in lots of different disciplines, though. My prior graduate work is in anthropology,…
  • In Search of First Year Academic Librarian Bloggers

    Maura Smale
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    A new academic year is just around the corner, and we’re looking to bring on a few new bloggers here at ACRLog. We’d like to thank Erin Miller and Lindsay O’Neill for their terrific posts this past year in our First Year Academic Librarian Experience series, and we’d like to encourage new academic librarians — those who are just beginning in their first position at an academic library — to blog with us during their first year. If you’re interested in applying to be a FYAL blogger here at ACRLog, please use the ACRLog Tip Page to contact us by September 15. Along with…
  • Still Lost in the Academy: The Importance of #L1S and Other First Generation Initiatives

    Sarah Crissinger
    10 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Disclaimer: This post is only about my experience as a first generation student. My experience is not truth. While I try to highlight some research done on this topic and point to others’ reflections, it’s worth stating that first generation student’s experiences are as diverse as they are. Sometimes I get comfortable. I start to think that I have “made it” (whatever the hell that means), that I finally have some level of comfort with the academy, that I can speak the language of academia, that I can honor where I come from while still fitting in where I’ve worked so hard to be.
  • Refocusing with Daily Themes: A Strategy for Summer Productivity

    acrlguest
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    ACRLog welcomes a guest post from Julia Feerrar, Learning Services Librarian at Virginia Tech. I’m currently experiencing my first summer as a full-time academic librarian and it has taken me a while to adjust to the academic “offseason.” As Jennifer Jarson points out in her recent post on summer doldrums, we might expect summer to be slower-paced, but it can often be just as demanding as the regular semester. With fewer students on campus, a handful of workshops to plan and teach, and only occasional reference desk hours, my time for long-term projects is more flexible, but still…
  • Revising the Standards for Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators

    acrlguest
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    ACRLog welcomes a guest post from Sara Harrington, Head of Arts and Archives at Ohio University Libraries. Your thoughts and feedback are invited! The Instruction Section has charged a Task Force to Revise the 2007 document “Standards for Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators” as part of the Section’s cyclical review of standards. The work of this Task Force builds on the recommendations of an earlier review task force that recommended that the Standards be revised to: adopt a contextual and holistic approach and wider vision which encompasses the roles and…
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    The Distant Librarian

  • A built-in screencasting tool within Windows 10

    Paul R. Pival
    10 Aug 2015 | 8:21 am
    At The Travelin' Librarian, Michael Sauers alerts us to the fact that Windows 10 includes a built-in screencasting tool!  The link to the full original article is http://betanews.com/2015/07/19/windows-10-secret-screen-recording-tool/. There's doesn't appear to be any after-the-fact editing available in this tool, and I haven't actually tried it myself. How about you, does it look useful?
  • Due-date scarves and ties

    Paul R. Pival
    9 Aug 2015 | 11:12 am
    BoingBoing posts about a textile artist who makes scarves and ties that look like the good old due-date slip. S/he offers other designs as well, but why would you bother with those?
  • Humble "School's Out" Bundle

    Paul R. Pival
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Totally reproducing a press release here, but there is no affiliate link included, it's just a friendly FYI if you've got kids interested in programming (or like to learn at a kids' level ;-) Summer can be tough on kids, and cabin fever can be even worse for parents. But with the new ebook bundle from No Starch Press, boredom is banished. San Francisco-based No Starch Press has a history of publishing smart books for curious kids, and now, with its Humble "School's Out!" Bundle, readers can pay what they want for a selection of its best books for kids, valued at…
  • Identifying and avoiding predatory publishers: a primer for researchers

    Paul R. Pival
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:47 pm
    My colleague Rob sent a link out about this new 2-page brief from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL): Identifying and avoiding predatory publishers: a primer for researchers (pdf). So-called predatory publishers are those that lack discernible scholarship, academic rigour or credibility. They use aggressive practices to recruit authors and editors. Predatory publishers’ opaque operations and editorial processes are suggestive of an intention to deceive both authors and readers (Butler, 2013). One of the links in the document points out that Jeffrey Beall maintains a…
  • 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…
 
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    Pattern Recognition

  • Inclusive vs Safe

    griffey
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:03 am
    I was listening to an episode of Accidental Tech Podcast, Not a Cactus in Sight, (one of my favorite podcasts, mostly because I’m a total John Siracusa fanboy), and during their discussion of the Reddit community John mentioned two tweets by Laurie Voss that totally made my brain explode with thought: The tragedy of all online community spaces is that the goals of “inclusive” and “safe” are, at the extreme, mutually exclusive goals. — Laurie Voss (@seldo) July 13, 2015 At some point you have to exclude someone. You get to pick if it’s the people feeling…
  • When online is offline: the case for hyperlocal webservers and networks

    griffey
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:57 am
    Attention Library (and Library-friendly or Library-adjacent) people! If you’ll be in the Boston area on September 15th at Noon, I’ll be doing a talk as part of the Berkman Luncheon series at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University entitled “When online is offline: the case for hyperlocal webservers and networks.” I’ll be talking about LibraryBox (and other similar projects) and why I think they are interesting. The formal description is: The LibraryBox Project (along with other emerging projects like PirateBox, occupy.here, IdeasBox,…
  • Leadership Roundtable on Library Innovation

    griffey
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:13 am
    Last week I attended the Aspen Institute Leadership Roundtable on Library Innovation, a gathering of 30 individuals from a variety of backgrounds (both library and non-library) whose goal was to have 3 days worth of discussions about how to make libraries in the United States more innovative. I don’t know if the entire list of participants has been made public, but the attendees were easily some of the smartest and most thoughtful people that I’ve had the pleasure of working with. As I mentioned in my initial post about the Roundtable, I was concerned about diversity in the voices…
  • Benevolent Access Points from DEFCON

    griffey
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:14 am
    Here’s a presentation by Kevin Carter from DEFCON 2015 about the Piratebox project, but almost everything he points out as a benefit is equally applicable to LibraryBox. I would argue that in a few ways, LibraryBox is even better…mainly in the ease of customization for your own uses. LibraryBox puts all of the files for the web interface on the USB drive, which makes customizing much more straightforward. He definitely gets the variety of benefits this sort of device can bring, from routing around censorship to providing a secure place to communicate in politically charged areas.
  • Re-Imagining Carter County, KY

    griffey
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:21 am
    I’ve talked before on this blog about where I grew up, in Eastern Kentucky. It holds a special place in my heart, as I suppose all childhood homes do, and is a place that I am reminded of often. I am thrilled to see this video, thrilled to see that there is a group working to make the place a better one. If you want to know what it’s like where I grew up, this video is a fantastic place to start. It does my heart good to see that the community identified the Carter County Library as a vital piece of the rebuilding and re-imagining of the area. Carter County has two…
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    ResearchBuzz

  • Ireland, New York City, Vine, More: Saturday Buzz, August 29th, 201

    ResearchBuzz
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:57 am
    NEW RESOURCES Two twentieth-century Irish newspapers have been digitized and put online. “For historians of the British and Irish communist movements, Irish republicanism, the Northern Ireland conflict, and those examining the Irish community in Britain generally, the digitisation and uploading online of the newspapers of the Connolly Association, Irish Freedom (1939-1944) and the Irish Democrat (1945-2000), by the group are an important development that will make research much easier. Wedding traditional Irish republicanism with socialism, the Connolly Association played a highly…
  • Canada, Japan, Tomatoes, More: Friday Buzz, August 28th, 2015

    ResearchBuzz
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:22 am
    NEW RESOURCES Canada now has a digital archive for political parties. “Professor Ian Milligan at the University of Waterloo is charting the content of millions of archived political web pages spanning the last decade, allowing the public to compare what Canadian political leaders and pundits said in the past compared to now…. A search comparing depression against recession, for example, shows parties and groups such as the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the Green Party and the Council of Canadians tended to describe economic downturn as depression, whereas the New…
  • Polaroids, Pocket, Nairobi, More: Thursday Buzz, August 27th, 2015

    ResearchBuzz
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:02 am
    NEW RESOURCES Zun Lee is starting a new digital archive of found Polaroids. “Photographer Zun Lee is dedicated to countering stereotypical, often negative views of the African-American family. While he was working on Father Figure, his book about African-American fathers, he stumbled on some old Polaroids that appeared to have fallen from a family photo album. He was intrigued to see how the Polaroids —’the Instagrams of their day,’ he calls them — reflected ‘the way black people saw themselves in private spaces and in ways not intended to be seen, or judged, by…
  • Fridges, Potholes, Pennsylvania, More: Wednesday Buzz, August 26th, 2015

    ResearchBuzz
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:25 am
    NEW RESOURCES Mount Holyoke College has a new digital archive. “Mount Holyoke College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in South Hadley, Massachusetts, has debuted a new online digital archive of about 2,000 rare photographs documenting life at the college from 1899 to 1939.” Are you nostalgic for the “old” Web — Geocities, Angelfire, etc? Here ya go. “‘Cameron’s World,’ built by Berlin-based designer Cameron Askin, is a frenetic web-collage created as ‘a love letter to the internet of old.’ Divided…
  • Newspapers, Shipwrecks, Ello, More: Tuesday Buzz, August 25th, 2015

    ResearchBuzz
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:02 am
    NEW RESOURCES In development: an archive for Emmett Till. “The brutal death of Emmett Till — an African-American teenager — in Mississippi in August of 1955, and the subsequent acquittal of his white murderers by an all-white jury, was a pivotal moment in the surge for civil rights in America….Now, 60 years after the tragedy, Florida State University is creating an Emmett Till Archive. The university plans to make the announcement soon.” Now available: a database of shipwrecks in Rhode Island waters — over 3000 of them! “Users can search most of the 38 fields…
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  • First-Ever “Public Libraries & STEM” Event Forges New Alliances

    SLJ
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
 
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  • Crossed Signals for University of Akron Press

    Lisa Peet
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:48 am
    When the University of Akron (UA), OH, revealed plans on July 27 to restructure the University of Akron Press (UAP) and terminate its three full-time employees, the decision was met with a mixture of dismay and confusion. As part of a campus-wide effort to trim the university’s budget by $40 million before the beginning of the fall semester—which included cutting more than 213 positions as well as the school’s baseball program—UAP editorial and design coordinator Amy Freels and print manufacturing and digital production coordinator Carol Slatter were given two weeks’ notice. Press…
  • Welcome to Entrepreneurship U, Part One | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:08 am
    It used to be that a focus on entrepreneurship was limited to the business school. Now, for graduate students from any discipline who demonstrate innovation, higher ed is going “all in” on entrepreneurship. Academic librarians should be looking for new opportunities to help. References to starving artists and taxi-driving English majors are all too common in the mass media. Taking tuition money to produce highly educated but underemployed, or even unemployable, graduates, from B.A. to Ph.D, is a practice for which higher education institutions are frequently criticized. The entire “who…
  • Academic Movers 2015: In Depth with Patrick Sullivan

    Lisa Peet
    18 Aug 2015 | 8:49 am
    In our latest 2015 In-Depth Interview with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Patrick Sullivan. Now retired from his position as instruction coordinator and business reference librarian at San Diego State University, Sullivan is one of the three cochairs, along with Lucía Gonzalez and Oralia Garza de Cortes, of the REFORMA Children In Crisis Project (CCP). REFORMA (the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latino and the Spanish Speaking) formed CCP in 2014 to help unaccompanied minors traveling from El…
  • Advice for Academic Librarianship: Think Like Ford | From the Bell Tower

    Steven Bell
    6 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Even if things are going well at your library, it may be a good exercise to question what would happen if things change even more radically than they already have and what we’ve always done is no longer what people want or need. It has been a long time since the U.S. car industry has done so well. The cars expected to sell in 2015 number around 17 million, or some similar record-setting figure. That would be the most cars sold in 14 years. With an improving economy, lower gas costs, and many families needing to replace long-owned vehicles, it is boom time for General Motors and Ford. That…
  • Rick Osen, Bellingham Public Library’s Newest Trustee

    Lisa Peet
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Photo by Paul Leeson, courtesy of Bellingham Public Library Rick Osen is the newest member of the five-person board of trustees at Bellingham Public Library (BPL), WA, but he is no stranger to the library world. Osen served as interim dean of libraries and assistant dean for library administration and planning at Western Washington University for 35 years, retiring in 2014. In February he joined chairman J. Robert Gordon, Rachel Myers, Marilyn Mastor, and Tom Barrett to serve a five-year term on the BPL board, and LJ caught up with him to find out more about his transition from academic…
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  • Click, Clack, Books

    Henrietta Verma
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Doreen Cronin (text) and Betsy Lewin’s (illustrations) Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type is one of my favorite picture books. In it, cows get hold of an old typewriter in the barn and start negotiations with the farmer, via typed notes, for better conditions: If they don’t get electric blankets, they say, forget about getting any more milk. The hens soon get in on the act; they’re cold too, and threaten to halt egg production unless the electric-blanket demand is met. I’ve heard that when this book was nominated for the Caldecott Medal, the committee worried that children might not…
  • Fall Expectations: New Ventures | Wyatt’s World

    Neal Wyatt
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Coming this fall (either around the corner or in a few weeks) are some riveting works that introduce new perspectives from well-known names. The Clasp by Sloane Crosley (Farrar, Oct.). Readers might know Crosley from her nonfiction essay collections I Was Told There’d Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number, but now she turns to fiction with a witty tale of friends on a globe-trotting quest as they search for adulthood and lost treasure—intriguingly connected to Guy de Maupassant. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert (Riverhead, Sept.). Gilbert is nothing if not…
  • Covering the Classics: Q&A with Book Designer Coralie Bickford-Smith | Classic Returns

    Liz French
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:57 am
    In the two years I’ve worked as Classic Returns editor for LJ, I’ve come across some beautiful books, but none has been as consistently lovely as the clothbound hardcover Penguin Classics reissues. Compact and ornate, the books beg to be touched, carried, posed with, enjoyed. The F. Scott Fitzgerald titles with metallic foil-stamped jackets in art deco–inspired patterns were particularly eye-catching; the connected monkeys, reminiscent of the “barrel of monkeys” toys of my childhood, are perfect images for a reissue of Kipling’s The Jungle Books. These treatments and many more…
  • Family Dynamics: Debuts in Domestic Struggles | The Reader’s Shelf, September 1, 2015

    Neal Wyatt
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:11 am
    Tolstoy tells us that every unhappy family suffers a unique despondency. These debuts, each addressing a family on the point of dissolution, prove his point. Among the Ten Thousand Things (­Random. 2015. ISBN 9780812995220. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780812995237) by Julia Pierpont begins with a woman in the throes of a breakup who sends a box of sordid email printouts to the wife of her lover. The box is delivered into the hands of Kay, the curious tween daughter of the family, who encounters her father’s betrayal thinking it is a birthday present. Thus begins the downfall of the Shanleys as the…
  • DiSilverio’s Pick of the Month, Award-Winning Cozies, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, September 1, 2015

    LJ Reviews
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:54 am
    Pick of the Month DiSilverio, Laura. The Reckoning Stones. Midnight Ink. Sept. 2015. 360p. ISBN 9780738745114. pap. $14.99. M Mercy Asher lived with her parents in Colorado as a member of a religious cult until the day she accused the leader, Pastor Matthew Brozek, of molesting her. Branded a liar, the 15-year-old fled, unaware that on that same night she left, the pastor was beaten into a coma and his wife killed. Twenty years later, Mercy has reinvented herself as a well-known and sought-after jewelry designer named Iris Dashwood. When she learns that the pastor has awakened from his long…
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    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
 
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    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
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    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
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    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
 
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    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
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    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
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    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
 
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    SLJ
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    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
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    SLJ
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
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    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
 
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    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
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    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
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    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
 
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    SLJ
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
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  • First-Ever “Public Libraries & STEM” Event Forges New Alliances

    SLJ
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
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  • First-Ever “Public Libraries & STEM” Event Forges New Alliances

    SLJ
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
 
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  • First-Ever “Public Libraries & STEM” Event Forges New Alliances

    SLJ
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
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  • First-Ever “Public Libraries & STEM” Event Forges New Alliances

    SLJ
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
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  • Covering the Classics: Q&A with Book Designer Coralie Bickford-Smith | Classic Returns

    Liz French
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:57 am
    In the two years I’ve worked as Classic Returns editor for LJ, I’ve come across some beautiful books, but none has been as consistently lovely as the clothbound hardcover Penguin Classics reissues. Compact and ornate, the books beg to be touched, carried, posed with, enjoyed. The F. Scott Fitzgerald titles with metallic foil-stamped jackets in art deco–inspired patterns were particularly eye-catching; the connected monkeys, reminiscent of the “barrel of monkeys” toys of my childhood, are perfect images for a reissue of Kipling’s The Jungle Books. These treatments and many more…
  • Yann Martel, Iain Pears, & Jacobson’s Shakespeare Retelling | Barbara’s Fiction Picks, Feb. 2016, Pt. 4

    Barbara Hoffert
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:33 am
    Gallagher, Matt. Youngblood. Atria. Feb. 2016. 336p. ISBN 9781501105746. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501105760. LITERARY Never have more veterans expressed the full depth of their war experience by turning to writing, as evidenced by recent stellar fiction from authors like Elliot Ackerman, Michael Pitre, and the National Book Award–winning Phil Klay, who calls this current example “thrilling, tragic, and darkly funny.” (I’m not one for quoting blurbs, but in this context it’s particularly apt.) In this debut novel from former U.S. Army captain Gallagher, who has an MFA in fiction from…
  • Love, History, Language, Tragedy | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Feb. 2016, Pt. 4

    Barbara Hoffert
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:31 am
    Buckley, Gail Lumet. The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family. Atlantic Monthly. Feb. 2016. 336p. ISBN 9780802124548. $26. BIOGRAPHY/CULTURAL HERITAGE The daughter of actress Lena Horne, Buckley traces her roots back to great-great grandfather Moses Calhoun, a house slave given that rare chance to obtain an education who flourished as a businessman in postwar Atlanta. One branch of the family then stayed in the South, while the other branch went to Brooklyn. Thus do we see Reconstruction, the emergence of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, and the…
  • Last of the February 2016 Pop Fiction | Fiction Previews, Feb. 2016, Pt. 4

    Barbara Hoffert
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:29 am
    Bjørk, Samuel. I’m Traveling Alone. Viking. Feb. 2016. 400p. ISBN 9780525428961. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780698193802. Downloadable: Penguin Audio. THRILLER Already a well-known novelist, playwright, and singer/songwriter in his native Norway (under the name Frode Sander Øien), Bjørk leaps into the Scandinavian crime fiction game with this story of a special homicide unit in Oslo investigating the hanging of a little girl, who has an airline tag reading “I’m traveling alone” pinned to her clothes and a No. 1 carved in one of her fingernails. Former top-notch investigator Mia…
  • Today’s Issues, Tomorrow’s Business | Social Science Previews, Feb. 2016, Pt. 4

    Barbara Hoffert
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:27 am
    Bates, Laura. Everyday Sexism. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. Feb. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9781250067937. $25. 99; ebk. ISBN 9781466876668. SOCIAL SCIENCE/FEMINISM On April 16, 2015, Bates’s blog, The Everyday Sexism Project, enjoyed its third anniversary and scored big as the No. 1 trending topic that day on Twitter. Bates started the blog in 2012 after she was sexually harassed on London public transportation and found her declarations resonating with women worldwide—to date, women from 19 countries have contributed comments. The aim of blog and book: to inspire a new generation of women to…
 
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  • First-Ever “Public Libraries & STEM” Event Forges New Alliances

    SLJ
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
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  • First-Ever “Public Libraries & STEM” Event Forges New Alliances

    SLJ
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
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  • A Consortium Is Born: A Mexican Group Takes the Lead in Latin American Science

    LJ Reviews
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:03 am
    Photo by Joel Bischoff With 17 years in publishing sales in the Latin American and Caribbean region, I thought I had seen it all. However, ours is one of those rare industries in which one is often pleasantly surprised. This is the story of how one of publishing company Springer’s largest Latin American consortium customers came to reinvent acquisitions for its members, overcoming years of issues. After false starts, success Consortia open up access to research, encourage innovation and usage, and play a tremendous role in developing scientific publishing in regions and countries where…
  • LJ Reference Reviews: September 1, 2015

    LJ Reviews
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Below is a list of reference titles and ereviews to be reviewed in the September 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal. The list includes pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience. Starred reviews are indicated with **. Publishers: Please remember to send us one finished copy of each book that is scheduled for review (i.e., all of the forthcoming titles listed below) if you initially submitted a galley or bound manuscript. Our reviewers are not paid, and we like to send a finished copy of the reviewed book as a thank you. Materials should be mailed to: Library Journal,…
  • Dictionaries of Law, American Theater, World History, plus Mammals in North America and New Short Takes | Reference Reviews, July 2015

    LJ Reviews
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:34 pm
    A Dictionary of Law. 8th ed. Oxford Univ. (Paperback Reference). 2015. 704p. ed. by Jonathan Law. ISBN 9780199664924. pap. $21.95; ebk. ISBN 9780191053788. REF Limited to UK legal terminology, this alphabetically arranged dictionary’s two line (e.g., “ab intestato”) to full page (e.g., “Adoption Law”) entries include a definition and the word’s grammar category but exclude its pronunciation. Seventy-four entries refer the reader to one or more websites for additional information; however, the related URL is buried in the introductory paragraph of the appendix’s updated “Online…
  • Health Resources | Reference eReviews, July 2015

    Bruce Connolly & Gail Golderman
    8 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
    FROM FITNESS APPS and devices that log data about our every step to the ubiquitous medical dramas on television and the proliferation of websites offering health advice, all corners of the health-care industry seem to be experiencing significant growth. The U.S. National Library of Medicine started the process when it began publishing Index Medicus in 1879, a monthly print resource that had a successful run before evolving into the mediated MEDLARS Online database in 1971 and ultimately into the user-friendly PubMed/Medline thanks to the democratizing effects of the Internet. In this column,…
  • AudioBlocks, VideoBlocks; Knovel | Reference eReviews, June 15, 2015

    LJ Reviews
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:58 am
      AudioBlocks, VideoBlocks AudioBlocks, audioblocks.com VideoBlocks, videoblocks.com To request a free trial, please call 888-944-4455 for AudioBlocks and 866-282-5360 for VideoBlocks By Cheryl LaGuardia CONTENT AudioBlocks and VideoBlocks are stock audio and video subscription services targeted at educational users: teachers, media specialists, instructional designers, web designers, etc. AudioBlocks offers more than 100,000 royalty-free music tracks, sound effects, and loops, all of which can be downloaded and used in any educational project. VideoBlocks presents over 115,000…
 
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  • First-Ever “Public Libraries & STEM” Event Forges New Alliances

    SLJ
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
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  • First-Ever “Public Libraries & STEM” Event Forges New Alliances

    SLJ
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
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  • First-Ever “Public Libraries & STEM” Event Forges New Alliances

    SLJ
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
 
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  • First-Ever “Public Libraries & STEM” Event Forges New Alliances

    SLJ
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Professionals from the library, education, and STEM fields gathered last week in Denver to participate in “Public Libraries & STEM,” the first conference of its kind to convene leaders from these arenas to examine current and future practices at the intersection of librarianship and science, technology, engineering, and math. “We were really trying to foster giving [participants] networking opportunities galore,” says Paul B. Dusenbery, the director of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), based in Boulder, CO. It, together with the…
  • Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

    Gary Price
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to the Foundation. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to respond to the RFQ. The OPC will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of…
  • Sunland Park Library Reopens After Three Year Hiatus

    LJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Sunland Park Community Library (SPCL), NM, celebrated a grand reopening on August 13th after a three-year suspension. The library had closed amid tremendous budget deficiencies, as well as allegations that the library director, among other city employees, had committed voter fraud. “It’s open 40 hours a week again,” Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News (LCSN). “The city was forced to close it in 2012 and it has mostly remained closed since then. Last year, we were able to reopen it on a part-time basis, and with a little help it’s back…
  • Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

    Gary Price
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    From The Denver Post: The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting. Read the Complete Article See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in…
  • Queens Library Gets $14 Million More for Capital Improvements

    LJ
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In early May, LJ reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed executive budget was set to cut $10 million in funding from New York City library systems. Library advocates rallied against the Mayor’s prospective cuts, and in June there was a massive turnaround—for FY16, the Mayor’s announced budget ultimately included a cumulative $43 million for Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library (QL). According to director of communications Joanne King, QL was allocated $6 million from that budget for capital improvements. In addition, the library…
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  • Miss Silver, Ms. Bolton, Ms. Adichie, & Shaun the Sheep | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:50 pm
    It’s hard to concentrate in the last hot days of summer, but WWR staffers from LJ and Junior Library Guild manage to squeeze in a bit of mayhem on the moors, a mystery binge, Americanized journeys home, and an accurate claymation rendering of Britain (Etta and her son are part of the WWW—”What We’re Watching”—contingent this week). Liz French, Senior Editor, LJ Reviews Right now I’m on the English moors with a family that rather rashly decided to build their new home between the crumbling old church and the “new” Victorian church in Heptonclough, a rural…
  • 2015 Hugo Awards: Diversity Wins, Sad Puppies Lose

    Wilda Williams
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:08 pm
    CREDIT: The Hugo AwardsIn an interesting twist to this year’s Hugo Awards controversy, a best-selling Chinese work of hard sf that was added to the final ballot after another nominee withdrew his book from consideration took the top prize at the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, held in Spokane, WA.Translated for the first time into English by Hugo Award-winning author Ken Liu, The Three-Body Problem  (Tor) by Liu Cixin was named Best Novel at a ceremony held August 22. Honored as Best Graphic Story was Miss Marvel Volume 1: No Normal written by G. Willow Wilson and illustrated by…
  • Rescued by Dogs | French on Fridays

    Liz French
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:49 pm
    I am feeling the summer bummer malaise in a big way this week. Maybe having the LJ plague  is a factor—it’s no fun having a summer cold—but I feel kinda tamped down and dog-days-ish. Reading helps, as usual, but sometimes you just need a break. I certainly did after wading through Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice (Penguin), finally emerging on the other side a little worse for wear but willing to screen Paul Thomas Anderson’s film of it starring Joachin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Benicio del Toro, and supposedly, the reclusive author himself in a cameo. Inherent Vice…
  • Recommended, Commended, & Unrecommended | What We’re Reading

    Liz French
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:15 am
    The LJ/School Library Journal/Junior Library Guild staff is taking and making recommendations this week, with hive fiction, stalker stories, diversified heroines, L.A. hippies, women soldiers, faux-academic footnotes, and scrumptiously short stories. Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, SLJ Reviews I’m immersed in Caroline Kepnes’s You (Emily Bestler: Atria, 2014), a novel I can best describe as a 21st-century, social media–infused version of John Fowles’s The Collector, with a dollop of American Psycho and a soupçon of Fatal Attraction thrown in for good measure. It’s…
  • Energy & Empathy | French on Fridays

    Liz French
    7 Aug 2015 | 11:58 am
    Carnegie Award-winning author and advocate (and attorney) Bryan Stevenson has almost singlehandedly redeemed lawyers for me. As the founder of Equal Justice Initiative in Alabama and the author of Just Mercy (Spiegel & Grau), which my colleague Etta loaned to me after her wholehearted endorsement of the 2014 book, he tirelessly champions the rights of those on whom society has turned its back. After reading Just Mercy, I wonder when this guy sleeps! His book isn’t a brag, though, far from it. Stevenson writes candidly of feeling helpless and burned out, of receiving threats and…
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  • No Librabots Here

    Annoyed Librarian
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    When I first read the long critique of Amazon’s work culture in the New York Times, I didn’t think anything about libraries. The book connection seemed tenuous and everything else is irrelevant. Then I noticed a couple of different library-related publications writing about it. I didn’t read what they said because I don’t like to […]
  • A Summer Roundup

    Annoyed Librarian
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Unfortunately the summer is winding down. No more long lazy days sitting on the beach reading utterly forgettable novels. More long days watching students get back to work. Back to committee meetings and the grind. Unless you’re a school librarian in Paterson, New Jersey, where they’re joining cities such as Philadelphia and Chicago in firing […]
  • Take That, Censorship

    Annoyed Librarian
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    The Guardian, which can’t fact check well enough not to refer to the ALA as the Association of American Libraries, has an article asking “are Americans falling in love with censorship?” Following Betteridge’s Law of Headlines, which is the perfect rule for the clickbait era, we can confidently answer “no.” The U.K., on the other […]
  • Get Rid of the Internet Access

    Annoyed Librarian
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    When looking at various letters the editor regarding libraries I ran across this one from the Washington Post asking “Do libraries still need to provide Internet access?” Keeping in mind that people who write letters to editors are generally cranks and busybodies, it still might be a question worth considering, if nothing else because providing […]
  • Letters to Editors

    Annoyed Librarian
    13 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    One might think that the Letter to the Editor genre would be dying. After all, unless they were by famous people writing for outlets like the New York Times or the Washington Post, nobody ever read letters to the editor anyway, probably not even the editor. Now that’s even more true. Letters to the editor […]
 
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  • Archives Alive!: librarian-faculty collaboration and an alternative to the five-page paper

    Tom Keegan
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Image courtesy of Florian Klauer, (CC0 1.0) In brief: The short research paper is ubiquitous in undergraduate liberal arts education. But is this assignment type an effective way to assess student learning or writing skills? We argue that it rarely is, and instead serves as an artifact maintained out of instructor familiarity with and unnecessary allegiance to timeworn conceptions of “academia.” As an alternative, we detail the Archives Alive! assignment developed by librarians and faculty at the University of Iowa and designed to bring Rhetoric students into contact with archival…
  • New Grads, Meet New Metrics: Why Early Career Librarians Should Care About Altmetrics & Research Impact

    Robin Chin Roemer
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo courtesy of Peter Taylor. https://www.flickr.com/photos/nickstone333/8013446946 In Brief How do academic librarians measure their impact on the field of LIS, particularly in light of eventual career goals related to reappointment, promotion, or tenure? The ambiguity surrounding how to define and measure impact is arguably one of the biggest frustrations that new librarians face, especially if they are interested in producing scholarship outside of traditional publication models. To help address this problem, we seek to introduce early career librarians and other readers to altmetrics, a…
  • Why Diversity Matters: A Roundtable Discussion on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Librarianship

    Juleah Swanson
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Image by Flickr User webtreats(CC-BY 2.0) In Brief:  After presenting together at ACRL 2015 to share research we conducted on race, identity, and diversity in academic librarianship, we reconvene panelists Ione T. Damasco, Cataloger Librarian at the University of Dayton, Isabel Gonzalez-Smith, Undergraduate Experience Librarian at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Dracine Hodges, Head of Acquisitions at Ohio State University, Todd Honma, Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies at Pitzer College, Juleah Swanson, Head of Acquisition Services at the University of Colorado Boulder, and…
  • Revising Academic Library Governance Handbooks

    Jen Stevens
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Original Image by Flickr user Sasquatch 1 (CC BY 2.0), with minimal modification by C. Strunk (10 June 2015). In Brief Regardless of our status (tenure track, non-tenure track, staff, and/or union), academic librarians at colleges and universities may use a handbook or similar document as a framework for self-governance. These handbooks typically cover rank descriptions, promotion requirements, and grievance rights, among other topics. Unlike employee handbooks used in the corporate world, these documents may be written and maintained by academic librarians themselves1. In 2010, a group of…
  • Soliciting Performance, Hiding Bias: Whiteness and Librarianship

    Angela Galvan
    3 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Image by Flickr user tweng (CC BY-SA 2.0) In Brief: Despite the growing body of research on our professional demographics and multi-year diversity initiatives, librarianship in the United States remains overwhelmingly white. I suggest the interview process is a series of repetitive gestures designed to mimic and reinforce white middle class values, which ultimately influence the hiring decisions—and relative lack of diversity—of librarianship as a whole. I consider how the whiteness of librarianship may manifest long before the hiring process. By identifying and interrogating the body of…
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  • How the New York Public Library digitizes its vast map collection

    Steven M. Cohen
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:28 am
    “While much of the city’s mapping community is focused on creating something new, a great deal of energy also goes into recovering maps that are quite old. The New York Public Library, the spiritual heart of the city’s mapmaking community, is gradually putting online its vast collection of 435,000 maps. This past January, it received a $380,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to digitize using a software program it calls “Building Inspector.” The project involves more than 1,000 volunteers manually inputting information contained on old maps that computers…
  • Amazon e-book deal with NYC public schools postponed as blind advocates say it would leave out visually impaired students

    Steven M. Cohen
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:35 am
    “City education officials have shelved a $30 million deal to give students electronic books after advocates complained it would exclude the visually impaired. Online retail giant Amazon had been poised to land the groundbreaking, three-year contract to create a new e-book marketplace for the Big Apple’s 1,800 public schools. But Department of Education officials said Tuesday they were delaying the plan after advocates complained that readers with visual impairments could have trouble accessing its design.” (via Daily News)
  • Colombian Garbage Collector Rescues Books for Children

    Steven M. Cohen
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:31 am
    “A second-grade education has not stopped garbage collector Jose Gutierrez from bringing the gift of reading to thousands of Colombian children. Gutierrez started rescuing books from the trash almost 20 years ago, when he was driving a garbage truck at night through the capital’s wealthier neighborhoods. The discarded reading material slowly piled up, and now the ground floor of his small house is a makeshift community library stacked from floor to ceiling with some 20,000 books, ranging from chemistry textbooks to children’s classics.” (via NYT)
  • Duke librarian doubles as scrabble whiz

    Steven M. Cohen
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:31 am
    “For Duke librarian Hannah Rozear, playing Scrabble is more than just a rainy day activity. Rozear, librarian for institutional services at Perkins Library, recently placed fifth in her division at the North American Scrabble Championship in Reno, Nev. The event—which ran from Aug. 1-5—featured approximately 350 players from around the world and included prize money for the winners. “I was hoping to come home with number one, but I wound up with fifth place,” Rozear said in a recent conversation.” (via Duke Chronicle)
  • Madison to be named Little Free Libraries’ first ‘City of Distinction’

    Steven M. Cohen
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:28 am
    “According to the founder of the Little Free Libraries movement, Madison is the city that made it all possible — and, this weekend, Madison will receive the organization’s first “City of Distinction” award in recognition of that. “When I started this, I thought to myself, ‘Where in this country would you test this to see if it’s viable?” said Todd Bol, creator of the movement that now spans the globe. “I thought it had to be a fairly innovative, progressive place that would embrace literacy and family and community and I thought: ‘Madison.’” (via Madison.com)
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  • The Most Popular Browser in Each Country, 2008-2015

    Stephen Abram
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:36 am
    The Most Popular Browser in Each Country, 2008-2015 http://mentalfloss.com/article/67272/most-popular-browser-each-country-2008-2015 This animated map comes from Dadaviz user jodysieradzki. You can watch as the world slowing turns from blue to yellow as more countries adopt Chrome instead of Internet Explorer. ” Stephen
  • Reference: Statistics: 2015 Edition of “America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being” Now Online

    Stephen Abram
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:55 am
    Reference: Statistics: 2015 Edition of “America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being” Now Online Filed by Gary Price at LJ InfoDocket http://www.infodocket.com/2015/08/11/reference-statistics-2015-edition-of-americas-children-key-national-indicators-of-well-being-now-online/ “From the News Release/Summary: The number of American infants born before the 37th week of pregnancy dropped slightly in 2013, as did the percentage of children with asthma under the age of 17. The percentage of teens who experienced a major depressive episode increased. These and other findings…
  • GET OUTSIDE THE LINES: SEPT. 13-19, 2015

    Stephen Abram
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:42 am
    SEPT. 13-19, 2015 OUTSIDE THE LINES is a weeklong celebration to reconnect you with the creativity, technology, discovery and all of the fun and unexpected experiences happening in libraries today – think: 3D printers, ebooks, woodworking classes, personal job search help, laptop checkouts, biz incubators, seed libraries, recording studios…the list goes on. http://getoutsidethelines.org/ For Supporters What can you do? prompts for social sharing OTL 2015 stickers for social sharing For Libraries Representative outreach letter (customizable) – Aug. 4, 2015 Representative outreach…
  • University of Waterloo: Digital archive of political parties digs deep for Election 2015

    Stephen Abram
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    Here’s an interesting site relevant to our current Canadian federal election building on the work of Canadian libraries and researchers. “Digital archive of political parties digs deep for Election 2015 Wednesday, August 26, 2015 If you ever suspected Canadian politicians flip-flopped on a specific issue, or wondered where they stand on another, a new online tool will help you easily find out for sure. Professor Ian Milligan at the University of Waterloo is charting the content of millions of archived political web pages spanning the last decade, allowing the public to compare…
  • Teen Library Website Models: Identifying Design Models of Public Library Websites for Teens

    Stephen Abram
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:29 am
    New Research Article: “Teen Library Website Models: Identifying Design Models of Public Library Websites for Teens” Via Gary Price at LJ InfoDocket http://www.infodocket.com/2015/08/14/new-research-article-teen-library-website-models-identifying-design-models-of-public-library-websites-for-teens/ “The following article was first posted online on August 14, 2015. It appears in the Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults 6 (2015), published by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. Title Teen Library Website…
 
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  • Upcoming Presentations Fall 2015

    Michael
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:20 am
    September 18, 2015, Staff Development Day, Prince William Public Library System, Virginia. October 7 & 8, 2015: ” Learning Everywhere: The Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries” & “Emerging Trends and Emerging Tech: Exploring the Hyperlinked Library,” Ohio Library Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio. October 20, 2015: “Full Stacks, Introverts, & Zero-Sum Librarians: Notes from Office Hours,” Library 2.015 Conference, Online. October 24, 2015: Keynote, Colorado Association of Libraries, Loveland, Colorado. November 20, 2015: Keynote,…
  • Teaching Students About Information: A Reading List by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

    troyswanson
    11 Aug 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Since Heather Jagman and I co-edited our book Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Thing About Information, I have enjoyed several email exchanges with librarians around the country focusing on topics of the book. The larger theme of these conversations center on the larger concepts around information literacy beyond the mechanics of searching. It seems that our profession has long recognized that information literacy is more than using a library, and it is more than just searching Google. But, we are just now entering a time of broader discussion about the dispositions, modes…
  • Interview with Author José Ángel N. by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

    troyswanson
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:05 pm
    For me, summer time is important prep time as we get ready for our fall programming. This year, our One Book, One College program is looking at the book Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant by José Ángel N. who is an alum. This book was suggested by several of our faculty . To promote the programming for the academic year, a couple colleagues and I interviewed our One Book author. It was a fun and meaningful conversation. I thought it would be fun to share this with all of you Tame the Web readers. I love tinkering around with videos like this. Interview with One Book…
  • #IRDL2015 Twitter Chat Resources

    Michael
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:08 am
    I am honored to be participating in the  2015  Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) at Loyola Marymount University. My focus with the scholars explores personal learning networks and reflective practice. Tonight, I’ll be hosting a Twitter chat for the 22 scholars. This post will serve as a resource for that chat. Our hashtag  for the institute is #IRDL2015 and our chat hashtag will be #irdl2015chat. We practiced on Tuesday with http://tweetchat.com – very cool site for Twitter chats. For tonight, the scholars are reading: Horowitz &…
  • New Article: Participatory and Transformative Engagement in Libraries and Museums: Exploring and Expanding the Salzburg Curriculum

    Michael
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:20 am
    Honored to have an article in the new issue of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS)  – special supplement on international issues in LIS education. This work is based on what we did in Salzburg in 2011, lead by R. David Lankes. http://dpi-journals.com/index.php/JELIS/issue/view/310 Participatory and Transformative Engagement in Libraries and Museums: Exploring and Expanding the Salzburg Curriculum R. David Lankes, Syracuse University Michael Stephens, San Jose State University Melissa Arjona, San Jose State University Abstract: During a program…
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  • Bookmarks for August 23, 2015

    Nicole C. Engard
    23 Aug 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on Delicious. MediaGoblin MediaGoblin is a free software media publishing platform that anyone can run. You can think of it as a decentralized alternative to Flickr, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc. The Architecture of Open Source Applications A web whiteboard A Web Whiteboard is touch-friendly online whiteboard app that lets you use your computer, tablet or smartphone to easily draw sketches, collaborate with others and share them with the world. Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for August 23, 2015 appeared first on What I…
  • Bookmarks for August 6, 2015

    Nicole C. Engard
    6 Aug 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on Delicious. Computer Science Learning Opportunities We have developed a range of resources, programs, scholarships, and grant opportunities to engage students and educators around the world interested in computer science. Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for August 6, 2015 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: Contribute to Open Source Teach Students Open Source Collaborative Teaching for More Effective Learning
  • Bookmarks for August 3, 2015

    Nicole C. Engard
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on Delicious. Pydio The mature open source alternative to Dropbox and box.net Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for August 3, 2015 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: Students get extra Dropbox space Project Gutenberg to Dropbox Open Source Options for Education
  • Bookmarks for July 23, 2015

    Nicole C. Engard
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on Delicious. hylafax The world’s most advanced open source fax server Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for July 23, 2015 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: Faxing via the Web No more free faxing with drop.io MarkMail: Mailing List Search
  • Bookmarks for July 21, 2015

    Nicole C. Engard
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on Delicious. Hacker League We Power Hackathons Livecoding Watch People Code Products, Live. Learn coding. Learn Programming Digest powered by RSS Digest The post Bookmarks for July 21, 2015 appeared first on What I Learned Today.... Related posts: Learn to Code by Watching How To Get More Kids To Code Educate future female programmers
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  • Smithsonian: A National Museum of American History Blog Post Looks at “Collecting in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina”

    Gary Price
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:41 am
    From a NMAH “Oh Say Can You See” Blog Post by Erin Blasco: Late curator David Shayt of the museum’s Work and Industry division once said, “All museum work in one form or another is digging in the dirt. We dig in the dirt of old factories to find old machines and blue prints. We dig in musty film vaults to find old films. . . . It’s a process of digging, and searching, and looking for the unknown, the unexpected.” So when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in August 2005, Shayt said it was “a natural response for me to take interest . . . thinking…
  • Milestones: UK Medical Heritage Library Digitization Reaches Halfway Point With Over 26,000 Titles, Nearly 8 Million Page Images

    Gary Price
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:28 am
    From the Wellcome Library: Pathology, surgery, therapeutics, anatomy, public health – these are some of the top subjects that are covered by the UK Medical Heritage Library (UK-MHL) digitisation project. In July the UK-MHL project reached the halfway point, with over 26,000 titles digitised, resulting in nearly 8 million images. Our goal is to reach 15 million pages in early 2016. Each of the 10 partner institutions has contributed books and pamphlets from a wide range of medical and health-related areas, but each has a slightly different emphasis – University College London contributed a…
  • New Research Article: “The Advantage of Short Paper Titles”

    Gary Price
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:03 am
    From a Nature Article: Adrian Letchford and his colleagues at the University of Warwick in Coventry, UK, analysed the titles of 140,000 of the most highly cited peer-reviewed papers published between 2007 and 2013 as listed on Scopus, a research-paper database. They compared the lengths of the papers’ titles with the number of times each paper was cited by other peer-reviewed papers— a statistic sometimes used as a crude measure of importance. As they report in Royal Society Open Science1, “journals which publish papers with shorter titles receive more citations per paper”. [Clip]…
  • University of Texas System Launches First All-Digital, No-Paper Textbook Degree Program at UT Rio Grande Valley

    Gary Price
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:09 pm
    From the University of Texas System: Entering freshmen enrolled in the new biomedical sciences degree program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will never have to buy a traditional textbook. Instead, their course materials will be delivered to them on iPads, which they [received at orientation earlier this week]. All classroom and online content can be accessed with iPads via TEx (Total Educational Experience), a revolutionary, mobile-first, application designed by the UT System to boost student engagement and retention. [Clip] Highly personalized, TEx offers online support from…
  • New Research Article (Preprint) “Building Virtually Free Subject Area Expertise through Social Media: An Exploratory Study”

    Gary Price
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:15 pm
    The following preprint is scheduled for publication in the July 2016 issue of College & Research Libraries. Title Building Virtually Free Subject Area Expertise through Social Media: An Exploratory Study Authors Brian K. Kooy Georgia State University Source via College & Research Libraries website Abstract Central to the ongoing success of the liaison model is the need for liaison librarians to stay informed and up-to-date about recent developments in the subject areas of their assigned academic departments and programs. This article describes an exploratory study conducted to…
 
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