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South Carolina Libraries Respond to Flooding

Over the weekend of October 3–4, Hurricane Joaquin brought record-setting rainfall and catastrophic flooding to the Southeast, leaving South Carolina in a state of disaster. In the central and eastern part of the state, rivers overran their banks, washing out roads, and bridges, breaching dams, and destroying property. Show More Summary

“Libraries Are Essential to a City” | SLJ Talks to Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean

Karl Dean remembers his childhood public library as a place where “you could go to dream.” Recreating that experience resulted in Limitless Libraries, which brought public library resources into Nashville schools to enable every student to pursue their dreams.

Activate Partners To Grow Circ | Brand Insider

The aim of merchandising is to make each library’s collection as effective as possible. Great merchandising forms the bridge between the library and the patron—it helps readers discover books beyond the best sellers on the holds shelf. The challenge for libraries is that merchandising is a specialty in its own right.

Karen Estrovich on Curated Collections, “See Book, Read Book,” and Other Aspects of the Digital Shift

On October 14, Library Journal and School Library Journal will host their sixth annual virtual conference, “The Digital Shift: Libraries Connecting Communities.” OverDrive is a Platinum Sponsor of the conference, and LJ reached out to...Show More Summary

Harvard Launches User Research Center

In August, Harvard Library opened its User Research Center (URC), where library staff can discuss, design, and implement in-person and device-based user experience research. According to Susan Fliss, Associate University Librarian for Research, Teaching, and Learning and Director and Librarian of Monroe C. Show More Summary

Life, Library, and the Pursuit of Happiness

What is happiness? What makes us happy? Do libraries have the capacity to deliver a happy experience to those who use them? All good questions. The answers are elusive, but thanks to a body of research on happiness accumulated over the past quarter century we are better able to answer those questions. Show More Summary

Editors’ Picks: Your Next Big Reads from HarperCollins and Penguin Random House

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTHot debut novels. Juicy historical fiction. Diverse books for adult readers. These are only some of the titles you will learn about when you tune into Library Journal’s newest Editors’ Picks webcast. Show More Summary

Bibliotheca Acquires 3M Library Systems

Global library solutions provider Bibliotheca announced October 6 that its shareholder company, One Equity Partners (OEP), has acquired 3M Library Systems’ North American business. In addition, OEP—the private equity arm of JP Morgan Chase & Co.—has entered into agreements to purchase the assets of 3M’s remaining global Library Systems business. Show More Summary

ProQuest Acquires Ex Libris, CEO Sanford Discusses

In a move that will combine two of the world’s largest academic library solutions providers, on October 6 ProQuest signed an agreement to acquire Ex Libris Group from private equity firm Golden Gate Capital. Officials stated that ProQuest’s...Show More Summary

UX Means You | The User Experience

At the end of our 2014 book, Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying User Experience Design to Your Library, Amanda Etches and I left readers with what we consider to be an important and inspiring ­message: “Every decision we make affects how people experience the library. Let’s make sure we’re creating improvements.”

3M Sells Off Library Systems Division to Bibliotheca

From Bibliotheca: Bibliotheca is excited to announce that their shareholders, One Equity Partners (OEP), today completed the purchase of 3M Library Systems North American business, and entered into agreements to purchase the assets of 3M’s remaining global Library Systems business. Show More Summary

Big Acquisition News! ProQuest is Acquiring Ex Libris

BIG BREAKING NEWS From Ann Arbor and Tel Aviv! More to Come from LJ. Here’s the official statement: ProQuest, an information solutions provider, central to global research, has signed an agreement to acquire Ex Libris Group, a leading global provider of library automation solutions. The capabilities of ProQuest and Ex Libris span expertise in print, […]

Credentialing to Establish the Library’s Presence | From the Bell Tower

When it comes to providing employers with information about a student's skill set, the college transcript does a poor job, yet it's the current standard. New approaches to credentialing could change that—and create an opportunity for academic librarians.

Altmetrics Ambassadors | Academic Libraries

“Altmetrics: A manifesto,” published five years ago this month, described an academic publishing landscape in which the volume of literature was exploding, and the three traditional filters used to help researchers gauge the relative...Show More Summary

Bill Rozek Named OCLC’s New CFO, Was Once CFO at ProQuest

From Dublin: William (Bill) J. Rozek, who has held financial leadership positions for several organizations in a variety of fields including electronic publishing and education, has been named OCLC Chief Financial Officer. Rozek comes to OCLC most recently from the Mars Agency, a marketing organization in Southfield, Michigan, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. […]

Pratt Institute: “School of Information and Library Science Renamed”

From a Pratt Institute Announcement: Pratt Institute has changed the name of its School of Information and Library Science to the School of Information. For more than 125 years, the School of Information and Library Science has been a leader at the nexus of information studies and design thinking and has been internationally known among […]

After Nearly 2 Billion Printed, OCLC Prints Last Library Catalog Cards

From OCLC: OCLC printed its last library catalog cards today [October 1, 2015], officially closing the book on what was once a familiar resource for generations of information seekers who now use computer catalogs and online search engines to access library collections around the world. [Clip] OCLC built the world’s first online shared cataloging system […]

George Coe on App Fatigue, Title Level ROI, and other aspects of the Digital Shift

On October 14, Library Journal and School Library Journal will host their sixth annual virtual conference, “The Digital Shift: Libraries Connecting Communities.” Baker & Taylor Inc. is a Gold Sponsor of the conference, and LJ reached out to George Coe, George F. Show More Summary

Oxford U. Press, U. of Utah Library Collaborate on Study of Suicide Ethics

Oxford University Press (OUP) and the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library have joined forces on The Ethics of Suicide: Historical Sources, a hybrid print book and interactive digital archive. Compiled over nearly four decades...Show More Summary

The Hottest Graphic Novels of Fall 2015

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTWhat’s looking good for fall? Join Brigid Alverson, editor of SLJ’s "Good Comics for Kids," along with a panel of experts who will share their views on the hottest graphic novels hitting shelves soon. Show More Summary

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