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by Tania Fersenheim, Content & Applications Manager at Fenway Libraries Online Are we spending money wisely? Librarians and administrators ask themselves this question in many ways, both big and small, every day. Sometimes it keeps us up at night. It’s inherent in the choices we make between different brands of dry erase marker, different resources […]
The Navajo Nation Library (NNL) is working to secure the funding necessary to digitize and catalog thousands of hours of stories, songs, and oral histories of the Navajo people, originally recorded in the 1960s by the Navajo Culture Center of the Office of Navajo Economic Opportunity (ONEO).
In March, Lisa Lucas will complete her first year as executive director of the National Book Foundation (NBF). Lucas took the reins of the nonprofit, which oversees the 67-year-old National Book Awards (NBA), when Harold Augenbraum stepped down. Show More Summary
New York Public Library (NYPL) and big-five publisher Macmillan have reached an agreement that will see Macmillan release children’s and adult books inspired by and sourced at the library, making NYPL’s famed collection available to a broader audience.
On January 17, the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) announced its 30 finalists in six categories—autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—for the outstanding books of 2016. In addition, Margaret AtwoodShow More Summary
The trend to make scientific journal articles freely (and easily) accessible also extends to the underlying research data and methodology. Academic libraries are the key to making Open Science practical.
Event Date & Time: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTAs the New Year begins we continually find readers seeking their pathways for the year ahead. Join us for a truly inspiring webcast and learn...Show More Summary
Numbers point toward an amazingly inclusive society, in praise of Millennial computer knowledge, considering the individuals, and more letters to editor from the January 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.
In the wake of the October 29 resignation of Maria Pallante, the former Register of Copyrights, the Library of Congress (LC) has put out a call to the public for input on the expertise needed by the next Register of Copyrights. (On January 17, Pallante will join the Association of American Publishers as president and CEO). Show More Summary
Albany Public Library, NY, Board of Trustees refinanced $29.1 million in bonds to improve five branches; the Ashtabula County District Library, OH, reopened; Clark Art Institute's Manton Research Center, Williamstown, MA, was completed; and more new construction and renovation news from the January 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.
Higher education workers strongly believe in its value. So when people denigrate it, that creates some consternation. What does one student’s inappropriate gesture say about the state of higher education?
Thursday, January 26th, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTWith the preponderance of music literature available, it’s increasingly important for institutions with music programs to have a strategy for evaluating sources. Show More Summary
Grisham, Connelly, & Picoult jump in; Hillbilly outpaces Tattoo
The Book-Rich Environment Initiative will serve children living in HUD-assisted housing—and encourage families to use local libraries. The U.S. DOE and the National Book Foundation are among the new project's partners.
Leveraging TV white space (TVWS)—unused, license-exempt portions of the radio spectrum that have been traditionally allocated to television broadcasters—could expand broadband Internet access in rural areas. The San Jose State University...Show More Summary
Cassandra Black met her husband online, inspiring her and colleague Mary Frances Frayne to put on an online dating workshop in February 2016 at the Belmont Library, CA. At the time, Black served as teen services librarian and Frayne as community services librarian. The program was geared mostly to seniors, who dominate Belmont’s classes.
Jamar Rahming named Director of the Jackson County Library System, OR; Kornelia Tancheva to become the University of Pittsburgh’s Hillman University Librarian and Director of the University Library System; National Museum and Library...Show More Summary
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTJoin TLC and Library Journal at 3pm Jan. 18 for a webcast on LS2 Cataloging, which introduces a linked data approach to the cataloging experience that moves libraries beyond a traditional MARC editor. Show More Summary
At LJ’s Design Institute (DI): Charleston, held on Friday, October 21, at South Carolina’s Charleston County Public Library, attendees from around the United States delved into how best to transform their libraries to rise to their communities’ new challenges.
Patti Davis thinks of her job as publisher for Emerald Publishing in terms of a mission. “We have a mission to publish research that is applicable to the real world,” she says. “More and more, society is looking for research that is real for their experience, helpful for their day to day life, and their work life.”