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News Briefs for April 15, 2015

Copyright Clearance Center integrated its Get It Now academic solution with OCLC’s WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service, three Virgin Islands libraries were given almost $1 million in grant funding under the Office of Insular Affairs’ Capital Improvement Project Program, and more news in brief from the April 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal

Southwest Airlines Awards Grant to a Florida Public Library System

From the Lee County Public Library System (Fort Myers Area): Today, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) grew their multi-year commitment to Placemaking and local community development, announcing that Lee County, one of six locations across the U.S. will receive a Heart of the Community grant to enhance the Cornog Plaza on the campus of the Fort […]

IMLS Announces Recipients of 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

A busy day for library-related awards. We posted about the “just announced” Federal Library/Librarian of the Year recipients earlier today. Now, here’s the announcement and list of the ten 2015 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service recipients. Show More Summary

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

Geoffrey Dickinson to head Worcester Public Library, Lorraine Estelle to direct COUNTER, and more people news from the April 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Discovery Services and the User Experience

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTLibraries have invested a great deal of time and effort into choosing and implementing discovery systems, often to mixed responses from students and faculty. Learn how libraries have marketed these services to their users and assessed users’ experience with discovery tools.Register Now!

Unlocking Search and Discovery

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTDiscovery services sit at the forefront of libraries’ current efforts to expose and enhance access to their information resources. Join this webinar to learn about...Show More Summary

Connecting Higher Ed Trends to the Academic Library | From the Bell Tower

Higher education is in a state of flux and the key shifts taking place may create opportunities for the academic library. If these are higher ed’s most pressing problems, academic librarians are part of the solutions.

Building an Award-Winning Digital Archive with the Kansas City Public Library: Digital Asset Management is now VITALized!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PTJoin Innovative and David LaCrone, Digital Branch Manager of Kansas City Public Library (MO), to find out how his library used Vital to create the award-winning Civil War on the Western Border website. Show More Summary

Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On | Periodicals Price Survey 2015

Like the ground in the Ring of Fire that surrounds the Pacific Ocean, the serials world is in almost constant motion, responding simultaneously to pressures both large and small. As in seismology, some of the pressures result in incremental...Show More Summary

Celebrating the 35th Annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

Presented Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the University of Southern California’s Bovard Auditorium, the 35th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes revealed the usual satisfying mix of titles that have already deservedly received praise and others that engaged readers will be glad to see get an extra boost. The poetry prize went to Claudia Rankine’s […]

Automated Materials Handling | Product Spotlight

Automated materials handling (AMH) refers to any automation that reduces or eliminates the need for staff or patrons to check in, check out, or sort material, or to move bins containing library materials. Those jobs are handled by checkin machines, sorters, conveyors, singulators, stackers, and unstackers, speeding up processes throughout busy branches and central libraries.

A Thriving Print Scene | Best Magazines 2014

Even as the digital shift continues, print magazines remain a vital part of a multilayered, interconnected media marketplace. The new magazines launched in 2014 display publishers’ appreciation of, and commitment to, the value of the printed page. Show More Summary

ProQuest Acquires SIPX

ProQuest, through its affiliate Bowker, on April 8 acquired SIPX, the creator of a cloud-based digital course materials solution designed to eliminate redundant spending and address copyright concerns for universities and academic libraries. Show More Summary

Room to Grow | Office Hours

A FEW YEARS AGO at the American Library Association’s (ALA) annual conference in Anaheim, CA, I had dinner with librarians from three large universities. The conversation turned to something they had in common: they were all moving print book collections at their respective institutions off-site to make room for student spaces. Show More Summary

Louisville Libraries Help Train Local Talent For Tech Jobs

Kentucky’s Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) is teaming with government agencies, nonprofits, and businesses in its community to teach people to develop websites and program software—and once those skills are honed, getting them placed in tech jobs around the region. Show More Summary

Say What You Really Mean

Thursday, May 14th, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTIt is time for all women to realize they have the right to say what they truly mean. All of us are responsible for helping women everywhere to find their voices and to listen when they speak. Show More Summary

Internet Access in the Library: U. of Maryland’s iPAC & ALA Release Results of “Broadband Quality in Public Libraries” Survey

Here’s a new report from the University of Maryland’s Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC) and the American Library Association. From a News Release: Broadband speeds in U.S. public libraries have improved significantly in recent...Show More Summary

Updates and Big Kudos to Portland State University Library | Not Dead Yet

Given a number of good news items that came across my desk recently, I thought it’d be worthwhile highlighting some of them for readers, since some follow up on past posts and people, while another describes great work by Portland State University Library.

Faculty Rallies to Support University of Oregon Archivist

More than 100 faculty members at the University of Oregon (UO) have signed a letter to the university administration supporting archivist James Fox, who has been informed that his contract will not be renewed in June. Fox, along with digital archivist Kira Homo, is at the center of a controversy involving the release of some […]

Standards, Frameworks, and the Work We Need To Do

The great debate has come to a truce: The new Framework for Information Literacy has been adopted, but will not replace the familiar information literacy Standards, at least for now. This probably frustrates people who strongly support (or oppose) one or the other, but it gives us a chance to work out some sticky issues without anyone feeling that they lost.

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