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This year’s Charleston Conference, held from November 6–10, addressed the theme “What’s Past Is Prologue.” As always, the conference was too packed with content for a single editor to do more than dip into a small sample. However, some commonalities did emerge across the sessions attended.
Lee Child and a photo collection featuring President Obama top the bestseller lists; Marilyn Stasio has a new crime column.
2017 LJ Mover & Shaker honoree Madeleine Charney discusses how libraries can support sustainability science with SAGE Publishing’s SVP of Global Learning Resources.
A compilation of recent building projects and plans for more as they were presented in the Library Hotline newsletter, from May 1 through August 7, 2017
The range of the 23 courses she leads (many of which she designed herself); her passion for teaching; her ability to create online asynchronous courses and make them come alive and feel personal to her students; and the extension of her role as an educator far beyond the MLIS classroom are only a few of the reasons Renee F. Show More Summary
The National Book Awards are announced and The Washington Post picks the best books of the year.
Austin Public Library Friends Foundation, TX, receives $120,000 grant from Google.org; Washington State University's Sustainable Heritage Network project wins the Society of American Archivists’ Council Exemplary Service Award; Watkinson...Show More Summary
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT Librarians only have so much time, and patrons bring an increasingly wide array of needs. In this informative webcast, learn how to customize a kiosk to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience to your patrons (and/or students). Show More Summary
Audiobook listeners and podcast fans team up to drive the renaissance in spoken-word programming
Louise Erdrich's latest is getting plenty of attention and the NBAs will be announced today in a ceremony starting at 7:20 p.m. EST
Tina Brown's The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992, Joe Biden's Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, and Kevin Young's Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News draw critical attention. The NBAs are tomorrow.
One of the newest courses on offer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is “MIT and Slavery,” collaboratively taught by Steven Craig Wilder, Barton L. Weller Professor of History, and Nora Murphy, archivist for reference, outreach, and instruction. Show More Summary
End Game by David Baldacci leads the holds count at the start of the week and the #1 LibraryReads November pick and the #1 Indie Next December selection hit shelves.
The week ends with high and low points: the new bestsellers arrive and author Matthew Weiner is accused of sexual harassment.
Rachel Vacek is Head of Design and Discovery, a department of twelve within the sixty-five person Library Information Technology division at the University of Michigan. In this interview, Vacek shares her approach to excellent user experience in the library.
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT In this informative webcast, learn how to choose a library school, make the most of your LIS program to prepare for a specialty that’s in demand and future-ready, bone up on what real-world employers are looking for today and tomorrow, and find and nail the interview for your first job in a modern library. Register Now!
Whether it’s a summer reading program for kids, adults, or all ages, librarians often debate the appropriateness of prizes; do they take away from the point by substituting external motivation for internal? But in 2016 and for several years earlier, Iowa’s Lake City Public Library found a clever way to split the difference.
Higher education has a reputation for staying the same. That’s never been more of a myth than right now. Some of the changes have little impact on academic librarians. Others require more of our attention.
The debut novel by the creator of Mad Men is drawing conflicting critical opinion. Janet Maslin leaves no doubt about her take on the newest Lee Child novel.
Libraries possess a not-so-secret weapon when it comes to assessing the needs of their patrons—the frontline staff who engage with their communities every day. How can library leaders best tap staff members’ expertise, make staff at all levels feel safe and welcome to contribute, and harness that information to develop programs and policies that meet real-world needs?