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Leaders and Their Library Message | Leading From the Library

Many leaders have developed an elevator talk or pitch about their library. When there’s more time and opportunity there’s a place for another type of communication, the “library talk.”

FASTR Approved by Senate Committee

On July 29 the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) unanimously passed S. 779, the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act by voice vote. The bill, which calls for public access to taxpayer-funded...Show More Summary

UK: “Libraries Taskforce Secures Further Funding To Roll Out Free Wifi in Public Libraries Across England”

From the UK Department for Culture, Media & Sport Arts Council England announces £7.1million [$11.08 million/USD]to ensure all public libraries in England will offer free wifi access by March 2016. Libraries currently without free wifi access will be given priority and libraries that currently have wifi provision below the recommended technical specification will also have […]

New Video: Creating a 3D Model of the 1903 Wright Flyer at the Smithsonian Institution; Access 3D Model Online

A new background video from the Smithsonian Institution’s Digitization Program Office. The 3D model of the 1903 Wright Flyer (seen in the video) can be accessed and manipulated here. About the Video Learn how 3D technologies were used to digitally document the 1903 Wight Flyer in amazing detail for education, outreach, and research See Also: […]

Digital Humanities: Emory Digital Scholarship Center Launches Belfast Group Poetry Networks Interactive Resource

The following resource went live earlier this month and includes a number of data visualization tools. From Emory University in Atlanta: A new website called Belfast Group Poetry Networks will make it easier to understand the connections between Irish writers, particularly members of the mid-1960s Belfast Group, using open-source software created by the Emory Center […]

The British Library and National Library of Israel Announce Partnership to Digitize Hebrew Manuscripts

From a  Joint Announcement: As part of the National Library of Israel’s International Digital Library of Hebrew Manuscripts initiative, the National Library of Israel (Jerusalem) and the British Library (London) are pleased to announce...Show More Summary

Bexar County, Texas: New Bibliotech (All Digital Library) Opens in San Antonio Public Housing Project

From UTSA: The Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech is open for business. County Judge Nelson Wolff, the Honorable Julián Castro and other dignitaries cut the ribbon Saturday on the newest branch of Bexar County’s ground-breaking digital library system, named in honor of UTSA President Ricardo Romo. The Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech, located in the Gardens of […]

Florida: Gia Arbogast Appointed as New Director for the Miami?Dade Public Library System

From the Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) The Miami?Dade Public Library System is proud to announce that Gia Arbogast has been appointed as the new Director for the Library Department. Ms. Arbogast brings to this position more than 20 years of administrative and operational experience. [Clip] As Director she will be responsible for a County […]

Fall Mystery Announcements

Thursday, August 20th, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTLet us take the detective work out of your mystery collection this fall. Join Library Journal for this free one-hour webcast and get a preview of the latest titles in the highest circulating fiction genre in the U.S. Show More Summary

Go Set a Watchman By the Numbers

On February 3 HarperCollins announced that it would be publishing a sequel to Nelle Harper Lee’s beloved 1960 classic To Kill a Mockingbird. In the wake of the news, speculation about Go Set a Watchman’s provenance abounded: Is it aShow More Summary

E-Rate: “Judges Revive Claim that AT&T Overcharged Schools and Libraries for Internet Service”

From ProPublica: For seven years, a Wisconsin telecom consultant has waged an unsuccessful legal fight against AT&T, alleging that the company long defrauded a federal program by overcharging the nation’s schools and libraries for Internet and telephone services. Now an appeals court in the District of Columbia has given new life to his case. The […]

Candidates: Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Sara Gaar Laughlin Will Vie For 2017-18 ALA Presidency

Here’s the ALA announcement that includes brief bios of each candidate. Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, professor and coordinator for information literacy services and instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and SaraShow More Summary

Cool Projects: The British Library Has a New “Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence”, Will Work on Poetry + Smartphone + Geolocation Project

From The British Library Digital Scholarship Blog: Sarah Cole from TIME/IMAGE is the British Library’s new Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence, having secured funding from CreativeWorks London to work on a project called Poetic Places. Show More Summary

Ebook Vendors Anticipate Big Five Licensing Terms Becoming More Flexible

After years of expressing concern about the potential impact that library lending might have on consumer sales, major publishers have good cause to take another look at the library market for ebooks, according to executives from library ebook distributors OverDrive, 3M, and Baker & Taylor. Show More Summary

Educational Technology on Trial | From the Bell Tower

Educators continue to debate whether educational technology makes a difference. Are academic librarian-educators getting the results they want from ed tech or should we give it a rest?

University of Iowa Libraries Begin to Digitize Decades of Fan Fiction

Every library has a sci-fi section, but not many can compete with the collection of speculative fiction that has been growing steadily at the University of Iowa (UI) in recent years. While the UI Libraries boast an impressive collection of works by notable authors in the genre, it’s not the focus of the UI’s universe-spanning sci-fi collections.

Colorado State Library Expands Online Training Site

The Colorado State Library (CSL) is continuing to build out its Library Creation & Learning Centers website, a free online resource where libraries throughout the state and beyond can access interactive technology and customer service training modules for staff, Maker space programming ideas, curated links to digital creation software, and more. Show More Summary

Academic Movers 2015: In Depth with Hosea Tokwe

In our most recent 2015 In-Depth Interview with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Hosea Tokwe. In 2007 Tokwe, at the time a senior library assistant at Midlands State University...Show More Summary

Pictures of the Week: 3M’s Post-It ‘Partner for Pride’ Wall

Attendees of the 2015 ALA Annual Conference added their favorite diverse book suggestions to 3M's heart-shaped display made of rainbow-hued Post-it notes.

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