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A Place to Belong, A Place That Belongs | 2016 Designing Libraries Conference Report

The fifth annual Designing Libraries for the 21st Century conference, held at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, spotlighted “Innovations with Impact,” and featured voices from the design, library, and education worlds. The conference brought together about 250 practitioners from across the world.

Ann Marie Stock, William & Mary Libraries’ Inaugural Faculty Scholar

At the beginning of the 2016 academic year Ann Marie Stock, professor of Hispanic studies and film and media studies at the College of William & Mary (W&M), Williamsburg, VA, stepped into her new role as the inaugural W&M Libraries faculty scholar. Show More Summary

Libraries Bring Access to AIDS-Affected Uganda Communities

According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, an estimated 650,000 children in Uganda have been orphaned by AIDS. The majority of them are now cared for by their grandmothers. The adult literacy rate reported by UNESCO...Show More Summary

Picturing History, Comics Creators in Conversation | Comic Con 2016

Drawing an exuberant crowd, the panel "Race & Sexuality: A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tee "Vixen" Franklin & Steve Orlando," moderated by comics scholar Jonathan W. Gray featured veteran comics writers and newcomers alike.

News Briefs for October 1, 2016

The Arizona State Capitol launches the Arizona State Knowledge Center; IMLS issues Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program and Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants; Video Veracity and Serendipity Films receive an NEH award to help complete "Free for All: Inside the Public Library"; and more News in Brief from the October 1, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Thinking Big in Big Sky Country | Design Institute Design Challenges | Library by Design, Fall 2016

Susan F. Gregory, director of the Bozeman Public Library, MT, welcomed attendees of LJ’s Design Institute (DI) to the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver-certified building this May. Opened in 2006, the facility is at once both warmly rustic, clearly inspired by its spectacular mountain setting, and right on trend with the […]

New York Comic Con: Top Library Panels

                      With record attendance of 180,000 in 2016, New York Comic Con, October 6-9, packed several informative panels for librarians and educators into its first full day of programming. Here are some highlights we discovered. Body of Evidence: How We See Ourselves in Comics Attendance: […]

Leaning into LC’s Future: Carla Hayden seizes the moment | Editorial

A new era has begun for the Library of Congress (LC), and if Carla Hayden’s first gestures in her role as Librarian of Congress signal sustained momentum to come, the LC of the future might just live up to the hopes of so many. Since...Show More Summary

Placements & Salaries 2016: Explore All the Data

Details on jobs and pay for 2015 LIS grads, broken down by region, type of role, school, and more.

Hard Case Crime Teams Up with Titan Comics

Starting this month, Titan Comics joins forces with the iconic crime fiction imprint Hard Case Crime to launch Hard Case Crime Comics. Releasing both original and adapted works by celebrated authors of the crime genre as well as emerging voices in comics, the new line will boast the same gritty, sexy violence for which the mystery publisher is well known.

Placements & Salaries 2016: Survey Methods

LJ contacted 51 accredited library and information science (LIS) schools in the United States and offered each the opportunity to participate in the survey.

Placements & Salaries 2016: Bouncing Back

The first placements and salaries after completing library and information science (LIS) programs reported this year provide a snapshot of a healthy job market characterized by rising salary levels and work that calls for both traditional and non­traditional skills and roles.

Placements & Salaries 2016: Make Sure Your School Gets Counted

Deans, Directors, and Chairs: If your school did not respond fully, now is the time to get started on the next survey.

Placements & Salaries 2016: Charting the Job Course

The LIS profession is expanding into unexpected venues. As we did last year, we focused on whether graduates were employed in the LIS field or outside of it.

Librarians’ Picks | Library by Design, Fall 2016

Librarians who have recently completed building projects are eager to share their choices for design that raises the bar above the expected.

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

RAILS's Deirdre (Dee) Brennan receives the 2016 Illinois Library Association’s Atkinson Memorial/Demco Award; Valeda F. Dent appointed Dean of University Libraries at St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY; Heidi Dolamore to be DirectorShow More Summary

The Fix is Free | Programs That Pop

What do you do with a broken toaster, a lamp with a frayed cord, or a shirt with a loose button? Toss it? No way! Massachusetts's Westborough Public Library and the Rotary Club of Westborough partnered to offer Westborough’s first Repair Café at the library in March 2016.

University of Michigan Launches “Deep Blue Data” Repository

The University of Michigan Library (UM) has launched Deep Blue Data, an open repository for sharing and archiving large datasets generated by UM researchers. Soft launched in February and officially announced in September, Deep BlueShow More Summary

Conflicted on Relationship Management | From the Bell Tower

As higher education explores new approaches to student success, academic librarians are more interested in personalizing the library experience. Can we implement relationship management software and balance our privacy concerns?

Librarian of the People | LJ Interview

On September 14, Dr. Carla Hayden was sworn in as the new Librarian of Congress. The first African American and the first woman to hold the position in American history, she is also only the third to have worked in a library prior to her appointment. Show More Summary

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