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What College Students Have Taught Us: Insights into the User Journey

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTThe User Experience Design Team at ProQuest are students of the student, learner and researcher. The team regularly reaches out to users, gathering analytics and feedback on what users expect from library resources that are so vital to careers or future studies. Show More Summary

Libraries & the Changing Scholarly Environment: Data Visualization

Data visualization labs have become a hot trend in academic libraries, and with good reason. Visualization helps scholars interpret, describe, and communicate complex data sets such as census data, image collections, maps, or molecular models. Show More Summary

The Right Leader for LC: Opportunity for all with Carla Hayden | Editorial

The Library of Congress (LC) is due for a turnaround, and with President Barack Obama’s announcement that Dr. Carla D. Hayden is his pick to be the new Librarian of Congress, promise is in the air. The library community has benefited from her leadership for decades. Show More Summary

Firing on All Cylinders | 2016 LibraryAware Community Award

Louisville Free Public Library's (LFPL) leadership—along with its collaboration with the ­Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) and many other local institutions in efforts to improve literacy, support lifelong learning, and teach new skills needed in the local workforce—has won for LFPL the 2016 LibraryAware Community Award. Show More Summary

Letting Go While Hanging Around | Backtalk

It has been a few months since I left the library director position of my dreams and more than 12 since making my intention public. This all adds up to a roller-coaster year of transition.

Bob Dylan Archives to Find Home in Tulsa

Bob Dylan is one of the last century’s most influential, and legendary, musicians, with a career that spans from the early 1960s, when he began playing folk music in Greenwich Village clubs, to this year’s album Fallen Angels, expected to drop just before Dylan’s 75th birthday in May. Show More Summary

Mapping Out a Plan | Product Spotlight

For library directors and planners, determining exactly what programs, services, and materials their patrons want can be like hunting for a mysterious treasure chest filled with priceless gems. They spend time and effort digging to unearth...Show More Summary

The Hygge State of Mind | Office Hours

Scandinavian countries have introduced libraries to some wonderful things in the past few years. Nordic Noir fiction, some beautiful new buildings to gather inspiration from, and perhaps the most interesting of all: the concept of hygge. Show More Summary

Plainfield Library District Referenda Lose to Robocalling

On March 15, the Plainfield Public Library District (PPLD), IL, failed to pass two referenda—a bond measure and a property tax increase—needed to raise money for a new library building. The ticket fell victim to a Vote No campaign consisting of mailers and last-minute robocalls funded by Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a right-wing super PAC […]

The Love of Reading Writ Large: Curating and Promoting Large Print Collections

Serving the public good has long been the mandate of all libraries. Providing everyone with access to information, without regard to income or demographic differences, is perhaps a library’s most noble aspiration. For patrons with visual challenges, this has meant providing books in multiple formats, including large print.

Research: Library Large Print Still Needed

For blind and partially sighted individuals, reading is not just something they do for school or work: A 2012 study of blind individuals in the United Kingdom found that 82 percent reported reading for pleasure, with nearly 60% saying they read for more than ten hours a week.

Large Print & Community Building

In the previous article, we explored four libraries’ techniques for acquiring, curating, and promoting their large print collections. We also asked each librarian or manager to talk about how they use the collections in their community programs and outreach efforts. What we found was encouraging.

2016 Audie Award Finalists for Audiobook of the Year and Excellence Awards

Announcing the 2016 Audie Award finalists for Audiobook of the Year and Excellence in Design, Marketing, and Production.

Nick Grove | Movers & Shakers 2016 – Tech Leaders

As a new teen specialist at Meridian Library District in 2011, Nick Grove drew on a disengaged after-school crowd to grow program attendance by 233 percent in three years, partly by buying teen-relevant technology, such as six 3-D printers. Show More Summary

Dustin Fife | Movers & Shakers 2016 – Tech Leaders

Among patrons and peers at the Utah Valley University campus, outreach and patron services librarian Dustin Fife is known as “overwhelmingly passionate about service and mentorship, which shines through every interaction,” says colleague Mary Naylor. Show More Summary

Ryan Litsey | Movers & Shakers 2016 – Tech Leaders

All things being equal, the simplest interlibrary loan (ILL) process is usually the best. That’s the idea behind Occam’s Reader, a software add-on for the OCLC ILLiad work flow solution that makes it possible for academic libraries to “loan” ebooks electronically to one another for easy access by students and researchers.

Jason Evans Groth | Movers & Shakers 2016 – Tech Leaders

Media librarian Jason Evans Groth builds bridges between traditional scholarship and multimedia projects to give North Carolina State University (NCSU) students and faculty the tools to grow their digital media literacy. As a result, they’ve been able to reach a larger audience beyond traditional research papers and journals. Show More Summary

Jacob Heil | Movers & Shakers 2016 – Tech Leaders

Jacob Heil is well versed in both the history of the book and the future of digital scholarship. After earning a PhD in English, with a focus on early modern drama and book history, Heil worked on Texas A&M’s Early Modern OCR Project...Show More Summary

Erin Berman | Movers & Shakers 2016 – Tech Leaders

Before December 2014, when she stepped into the new role of San José Public Library’s (SJPL) technology and innovation project manager (now innovations manager), Erin Berman launched SJPL’s first Maker faire, which introduced 200 people to after-school STEM [science, technology, engineering, math] programs. Show More Summary

Beth-Ann Ryan | Movers & Shakers 2016 – Tech Leaders

When Beth-Ann Ryan started at the State of Delaware’s Division of Libraries (DDL) in 2008, the Delaware Library Catalog included half the public libraries, a handful of academic libraries, and a couple of schools. Since then, it’s grown...Show More Summary

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