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Branching Out, November 2016

Central Arkansas Library System's Dee Brown Library relaunches; Tulsa City-County Central Library's three-year remodel is open; Dayton Metro Library gets a new Vandalia Branch; and more new construction and renovation news from the November 15, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Feedback: Letters to LJ, November 15, 2016

Hearing only the good news?, taking business practices we can use, in praise of listening broadly, and more letters to editor from the November 15, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

LJ’s Best Books of 2016

Our picks for the Top Ten books of 2016, plus Top Five picks in genre fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and more.

Libraries Test Chronicle: Collaborative Local History

The team behind Chronicle—a new collaborative platform and community designed for photographers—have approached several libraries over the past six months to participate in the closed beta release of the platform. Users add recent photos...Show More Summary

From Good to Great, as a Leader | Leading from the Library

There’s a difference between being a good leader and a great leader, but it’s not what we might think. Greatness is not just being better than good. It’s about having force and channeling it for a purpose.

Julie Webb: Tennessee’s Friend of the Year

At their Trustees/Friends luncheon on April 8, the Tennessee Library Association and Friends of Tennessee Libraries (FOTL) jointly honored longtime Friend Julie D. Webb with their Friend of the Year Award. Tennessee governor Bill Haslam...Show More Summary

Campus Libraries See Increase in Discriminatory Incidents

Between Wednesday, November 9—the day after the U.S. presidential election—and Wednesday, November 16, the Southern Poverty Law Center collected reports of more than 700 incidents of hateful intimidation and harassment through submissions to its #ReportHate page, which launched the day after the election. Show More Summary

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz to succeed Joanne Eldridge as Director of the Lorain Public Library System (LPLS), OH; Reading Public Library, PA, appoints Bronwen Gamble Executive Director; Campbell University Libraries, Buies Creek, NC, promotes...Show More Summary

Limitless Libraries, Unlimited Potential

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTAs libraries continue their mission to become community cornerstones, there is a new spirit of cooperation between public and school libraries. Nowhere is thisShow More Summary

Book Cleaning | Product Spotlight

There’s a slow fire burning that threatens to destroy our libraries’ irreplaceable materials. Paper-based books and records are in danger of degradation not only because of their construction but also from improper storage, cleaning, and treatment. Show More Summary

Saskatchewan: Saskatoon Public Library Dedicates Space for Truth and Reconciliation

From the CBC: Saskatoon is now home to what is believed to be the first library space in the province permanently dedicated to reconciliation. Today, Saskatoon’s Frances Morrison Central Library will launch the Read for Reconciliation area. The space will include a full set of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission reports, as well as numerous books about Canada’s […]

Pennsylvania: “Charity To Provide $100M For Philadelphia Parks, Libraries”

From the AP: A Philadelphia charity said Sunday it will contribute $100 million to help Mayor Jim Kenney renovate city parks, libraries, recreation centers and playgrounds. The William Penn Foundation said the money committed to theShow More Summary

An Indie State of Mind

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PTThe indie book movement has become a vibrant part of America’s reading culture, and that’s in no small part due to advances in digital self-publishing. With more than 90% of U.S. Show More Summary

InstantFlix—Providing a Voice for Independent Filmmakers

Thursday, December 8th, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTThis Library Journal webinar features an enagaging panel of experts, including IndieFlix founder Scilla Andreen, a selection of independent filmmakers, and a librarian currently promoting the service. Show More Summary

It’s Electric | One Cool Thing

Bookmobiles have been a part of library service for decades, but they’re typically bus-sized vehicles that require large parking lots or streets in order to make a visit. Library book bikes have become a hot new thing in cities but are range-limited by the pedal power of staff.

BiblioTech Building Ebook Access by Bus

BiblioTech, the digital library of Bexar County, TX, recently added VIA Metropolitan Transit, which provides 39.6 million bus trips annual throughout the county, to a growing list of local partners that help patrons discover and access library ebooks and other content.

EU Court: Treat Ebooks like Print Books

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has been making some interesting decisions that could affect libraries. A few weeks ago, it was liability for hyperlinking; this week it’s about ebooks and lending.

National Book Awards Challenge Political Climate with Literature, Celebration

On Wednesday, November 16, following a presidential election that shook the literary community to its roots, the National Book Foundation came back fighting at an awards ceremony where endorsement of a broad view of social justice for America was evident from the moment host Larry Wilmore took the stage. Virtually every speaker expressed strong dismay […]

Open to Change | Office Hours

Changes aren’t permanent but change is. That’s a line from Rush’s “Tom Sawyer,” a song you might remember if you hung out with the cool kids in high school during the 1980s. What felt so philosophical in 1982 now describes the rapid transformation that has touched every profession, including ours. Constant change may invoke feelings ranging from worry to out-and-out alarm.

Big Data and Small Steps at the Charleston Conference 2016

At this year’s Charleston Conference, held as always in lovely Charleston, SC, in early November, attendees seemed in a mood to focus on practical, incremental progress, with sessions on assessment packed with standing room only audiences while questions of where the field is going failed to pull the crowds.

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