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Blog Post Archive

Feedback: Letters to LJ, June 15, 2015 Issue

Sacred cows, the problem with free ebooks, is the MLIS too easy, and other letters to the editor from the June 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal

2015 Andrew Carnegie Winners

Each year, the American Library Association awards the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Honoring the festivities at this year’s annual conference in San Francisco were outgoing ALA president Courtney Young,...Show More Summary

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

Robert Miller appointed CEO of LYRASIS, Michael Cox named Deputy Director of the Whatcom County Library System, Mary Margaret Farrell is Dean of Libraries at Clemson University, and more new appointments, hires, and promotions and other people news from the June 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

News Briefs for June 15, 2015

University of South Carolina acquires Dashiell Hammett's papers, Toledo–Lucas County Public Library is chosen as a Literary Landmark in honor of the original Nancy Drew author; Jefferson County Library, WI, moved to the Waukesha County Federated Library System, and more news in brief from the June 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Three Books on Self-Publishing | Self-Publishing & Libraries

While your lIbrary probably already collects some of the many guides on how to write a book, this month I’d like to recommend three essential titles for your collection that can help aspiring authors take the next step to turning their finished manuscript into a clean ebook.

MyLibraryNYC Brings Public Library Services to City Schools, 500,000+ Students

A unique partnership between New York's Department of Education and the city’s three public library systems, MyLibraryNYC has made its way into 488 pre-K–12 schools across the city this past school year, serving more than half a million students and over 60,000 educators.

EBSCO and Ex Libris Announce Collaboration Agreement

From Today’s Joint Announcement: Ex Libris and EBSCO Information Systems  are pleased to announce an agreement to streamline libraries’ acquisition processes and optimize the experience of library patrons who are using Ex Libris solutions to access full-text content hosted on the EBSCOhost platform. Show More Summary

ALA Sends Letter to President Obama Urging Him to Select a Librarian as Next Librarian of Congress

We were very happy to read the letter (we’ve posted it below) from ALA President Courtney Young to President Obama urging him to select a professional librarian as the next Librarian of Congress. There are many highly qualified librarian candidates that have all of the required skills required to lead LC. As we recently pointed […]

San Jose Public Library to Expand to Six-Day Schedule July 11

From the San Jose Mercury News: All 22 San Jose Public Library branches, including the Berryessa branch, will be open six days per week beginning Saturday, July 11. [Clip] In April, San Jose City Council approved Mayor Sam Liccardo’s proposal for restoring the six-day schedule. Since then, the library has been recruiting staff and making […]

LibraryThing Posts Sneak Peek of TinyCat, a New Online Catalog for “Tiny” Libraries

A new post on the LibraryThing blog provides a sneak peek at TinyCat, a new online catalog that Tim, Abby, and the rest of the LibraryThing team are formally releasing at ALA TinyCat is designed for “tiny” libraries (collections of less than 10,000 titles) while LibraryThing for Libraries is marketed to public and academic libraries. […]

Fine Art: Boston Public Library Releases Findings in Year-Long Review of the BPL Print Collection

From the Boston Public Library: Today, the Boston Public Library announced the results of the Print Department Report, a BPL commissioned year-long external review of the BPL Print Collection. Launched in June 2014 and conducted by Simmons College Professor Dr. Martha Mahard, the four-volume report evaluates inventory control and the current physical arrangement of the […]

Sharing Policy Draws Criticism; Elsevier Responds

On April 30 the academic publishing company Elsevier announced that it would be updating its article sharing policies. In a post on its website titled Unleashing the power of academic sharing, Elsevier’s director of access and policy...Show More Summary

Lee Van Orsdel Re-Thinks Library Design

When Michigan’s Grand Valley State University (GSVU) built a new library a few years ago, Dean of Libraries Lee Van Orsdel wanted staff and stakeholders alike to throw out the rulebook on library design. The result was an acclaimed space...Show More Summary

Toxic Leaders, Toxic Workers: Learning to Cope | Leading From the Library

Librarians may not know a remarkable leader, but they sure can name all the toxic ones they’ve worked for. Lots of toxic employees and co-workers too. Is there any hope for a toxic-free workplace?

New York City Council Provides an Additional $39 Million in FY 2016 Budget For NYC Libraries

Good News From NYC! The funding will allow for citywide six-day service and more. Here’s a statement about the NYC City Council budget news by NYPL President, Anthony Marx: We are so grateful to all the New Yorkers who rallied to support their libraries, and to our city leaders who today provided the largest ever […]

Arizona: City of Nogales Closes Libraries Out of Frustration With County

Two stories from Nogales International. 1. City shutters libraries out of frustration with county The libraries in Sonoita, Tubac, Rio Rico and Nogales were closed after business hours Thursday in a power play by the City of Nogales meant to get Santa Cruz County to show its cards about the future of the county’s free […]

Sudden Sweet Briar Closure Leaves Library in Limbo

(Editor’s Note: Virginia’s attorney general announced June 20 that Sweet Briar College will remain open for the 2015–16 academic year. The alumnae group Saving Sweet Briar has pledged to raise $12 million toward operating costs, and the college will release restrictions on $16 million in endowments. Show More Summary

In Win for Library Advocates, New York City FY16 Budget Enables Citywide Six-Day Service

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on June 22 an early agreement for the FY16 budget, which includes an additional $39 million for the city’s three library systems across all five boroughs. The funding will enable universal...Show More Summary

The Art of Weeding | Collection Management

Getting rid of books can feel uncomfortable and look bad to community members, but careful weeding is key to the health of a collection.

Stacking the Deck | Office Hours

Have you read about the “Full-Stack Employee?” In a think piece published in Medium, author Chris Messina—the creator of the hashtag, no less—offers this definition: “the full-stack employee has a powerful combination of skills that make them incredibly valuable. Show More Summary

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