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Report Details ROI on 14 Years of Citywide Library Improvement

When the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) completed its recent 14-year Branch Library Improvement Program (BLIP), the city Controller’s Office released an impact study detailing the economic benefits and returns on investment that the program stimulated throughout the city. Show More Summary

Professor, Library Map the Medieval World

Mappamundi is the online web portal for the Global Middle Ages Project (GMAP) based out of the University of Texas at Austin (UT). It links to a series of Digital Humanities projects by scholars from around the world about people, places, and objects from the period of roughly 500-1500 CE. Show More Summary

Agents of Change | Office Hours

I must admit my eyebrows raised when one of my students in the Hyperlinked Library class shared a job description in our discussion devoted to emerging ideas and trends. Trenton Public Library (TPL), NJ, was looking for an “Innovation...Show More Summary

Pizza, Pillows, and Ponies: Finals Week Programming | From the Bell Tower

Academic librarians are investing more heavily in finals week programming, all for a good cause—to help college students better cope with the most stressful weeks of the semester.

Patricia K. Galloway | LJ/ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award Winner 2015

Rarely can one find a professor with such a wide and profound knowledge of the fields and disciplines that relate to applying digital technology to development of cultural archives. Professor Patricia K. Galloway, of the iSchool at the...Show More Summary

Beyond Borders: Books That Will Change Your Life from Other Press with Archipelago and New Directions

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTWhat do Jan-Philipp Sendker’s The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, Kamel Daoud’s The Mersault Investigation, Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle, and Eka Kurniawan’s Beauty Is a Wound have in common? They’re big new books that changed your life. Show More Summary

Transformation Time: Sari Feldman hits the right tone | Editorial

The ALA's new public awareness initiative is a savvy approach to the broad challenge libraries face as they continue to evolve and must communicate what they actually contribute to their communities. Much more than talk, Libraries Transform is an actionable toolkit you should put to work now to help your constituency understand the real life of libraries.

Contracts for Content Mining | Charleston Conference 2015

On Text & Data Mining Contracts—The Issues & the Needs, a panel of librarians and vendors convened to discuss how libraries, when making deals with vendors, can best support their researchers who want to text and data mine their resources. Show More Summary

Defining Diversity in Libraries | Charleston Conference 2015

I first attended the Charleston Conference in 2013, and every year I am impressed with the quality and the wide range of topics being presented. These topics include but are not limited to collection assessment, models of acquisition, and trends in collection development. Held annually in November in Charleston, SC, the Charleston Conference is a […]

Manifold Scholarship Turns Scholarly Books into Iterative Digital Projects | Charleston Conference 2015

During the Charleston Conference session "New Platforms and Discovery Tools: Towards 21st Century University Presses and Libraries", two Mellon Foundation-funded projects were introduced: UPScope Project, a university press-wide discovery...Show More Summary

Cost Per User: Analyzing EZProxy Logs for Collection Development | Charleston Conference 2015

"Cost Per User: Analyzing EZProxy Logs for Collection Development," presented at the 2015 Charleston Conference, explained how the Marydean Martin Library at Nevada State College is using EZProxy log data to learn more about users, with the ultimate goal of becoming an essential part of the institution’s predictive analytics framework for student success.

Year in Architecture 2015: Working in Harmony

The 123 triumphant academic and public library construction projects that we're highlighting are large and small, dear and frugal, cautiously attentive to historic character and wildly beyond what some consider "typical" library design. Show More Summary

Year in Architecture 2015: Vaulted Learning Environments

Academic building projects go to great heights at Syracuse University School of Law Library, Vaughn College Aeronautical Academic Library, Southern New Hampshire University Library Learning Commons, and more.

Year in Architecture 2015: Elbowroom & More

Building projects at the Iowa's Ames Public Library, the Ohio's Whitehall Branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library, Gulf Gate Library in Sarasota, FL, and more.

Year in Architecture 2015: Benchmarks

Colorful, expansive and whimsical design at the Central & Unser Library, Albuquerque, NM; Sun Ray Library, St. Paul; and the Charleswood Library, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Year in Architecture 2015: Shine the Light

Brilliant (literally and figuratively): Denver's Sheridan Library; the huge addition and renovation at the Slover Library, Norfolk, VA; Hennepin County's Excelsior branch, MN; and more.

Year in Architecture 2015: A Fitting Tribute

The Riverside Library and Cultural Center, High Plains Library District, Evans, CO, on the site of a former school, fits within its historic residential neighborhood. Local artist Frank Garza added his touch with the mural that adorns the front of the building.

Year in Architecture 2015: Boston Meets Brooklyn

Phase 1 of construction is complete at Boston Public Library's Johnson Building, Central Library; students and faculty are "reflective" about the Charles Evans Inness Memorial Library, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, Brooklyn.

Year in Architecture 2015: Out-Front & Open Design

Higher ed ramps up with building projects at Felician College Libraries Education Commons, NJ; University of Tennessee Chattanooga Library; California's Las Positas Community College Library; and more.

Year in Architecture 2015: …Sit Right Down

Get comfortable at the Manhattan Beach Library, County of Los Angeles; the Beechview Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh; South Hadley Public Library, MA; and more.

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