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Gearing Up for Change in Charleston

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.

New to the Bestseller Lists | Book Pulse

Lee Child and a photo collection featuring President Obama top the bestseller lists; Marilyn Stasio has a new crime column.

Championing the Library’s Role in Sustainability

2017 LJ Mover & Shaker honoree Madeleine Charney discusses how libraries can support sustainability science with SAGE Publishing’s SVP of Global Learning Resources.

Branching Out | Library Design

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

Renee F. Hill | LJ/ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award Winner 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 & Best of the Year Lists | Book Pulse

The National Book Awards are announced and The Washington Post picks the best books of the year.

News Briefs for September 1, 2017

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

Beyond Desktops: 10 Ways to Make Your Automated Device Checkout Program One-of-A-Kind

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

Audio in Stereo | Audio Spotlight

Audiobook listeners and podcast fans team up to drive the renaissance in spoken-word programming

Critics Divided on Future Home of the Living God | Book Pulse

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, Joe Biden, & Kevin Young Make Noise | Book Pulse

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.

Faculty and Archives Partner on MIT and Slavery Project

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

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

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.

New to the Bestseller Lists | Book Pulse

The week ends with high and low points: the new bestsellers arrive and author Matthew Weiner is accused of sexual harassment.

University of Michigan’s Rachel Vacek Has Solutions for Librarians

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.

How to Be a 21st Century Librarian

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!

Reading Is Its Own Reward | One Cool Thing

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.

Five Trends Changing Higher Education That Librarians Need to Watch | From the Bell Tower

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.

What To Make of Heather, the Totality | Book Pulse

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.

Straight from the Source | Innovation

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?

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