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Georgia: Library System Seeks Additional $200K From County as State Continues To Slash Budget

From the Gainesville Times: In some ways, the Hall County Library System is a microcosm of how budget cuts impacted public services during the economic recession. [Clip] And a double whammy of cuts from the local and state level “made it really difficult” for the library system in recent years, said Hall County Commission Chairman […]

Design Institute Boston Design Challenges | Library by Design, Spring 2015

Design challenges from the Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library, the Kingston Public Library, The Newburgh Free Library, The Springfield City Library, and Towson University.

Design for People | Library by Design Spring 2015

Before Boston saw its first snowstorm of what would prove to be a very long winter, an enthusiastic group of architects, designers, vendors, and librarians convened at Boston Public Library’s (BPL) Central Library in Copley Square for LJ’s December 2014 Design Institute (DI). Show More Summary

From Superheroes to Vampires: The Hottest Graphic Novels and Manga of 2015

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTJoin 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 book shelves this year. Show More Summary

Baltimore: “Pratt Library Gets Grant After Staying Open Despite Riots”

From CBS Baltimore: Throughout the riots and looting that overtook our city during the Freddie Gray protests, several businesses stayed open despite the danger. The PNC Foundation is now recognizing one of those businesses located in the hardest hit area. The PNC Foundation isn’t the only one to recognize the library as a beacon of […]

Fresh Titles for Book Clubs

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTJoin Clare Davitt, Reference and Digital Media Librarian, along with Sourcebooks and Other Press as they discuss a variety of refreshing book club picks including...Show More Summary

U. Minnesota Press, CUNY Grad Center Develop Hybrid Publishing Platform

The University of Minnesota Press and the GC Digital Scholarship Lab at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) in April were awarded a $732,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch Manifold Scholarship,...Show More Summary

Printing with Purpose | Field Reports

It was back in April 2014 that we first met. The Makerbot Replicator and I, that is. I work at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library (HHHCL) in Dix Hills, NY, and we are part of the Suffolk County Library System, located on the eastern half of Long Island. Show More Summary

Branching Out

Connecticut College completed $10 million library reno five months ahead of schedule; The Norfolk Public Library, NE, gained voter approval for a tax increase to fund its expansion, and more library construction and renovation news from the May 1, 2015, issue of Library Journal

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

Alcantara-Antoine appointed Public Services Manager at Virginia Beach Public Library, Huprich named Director of Continuing Education at Georgia Public Library Service, Walden appointed Associate Dean of Learning Resources at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine Library, and more people new from the May 1, 2015, issue of Library Journal.

New Yorkers Rally for Library Funding

New Yorkers turned out in force at City Hall on May 15 for a lunchtime rally and press conference protesting the deep cuts to library funding outlined in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s FY16 Executive Budget. The proposed budget, released May...Show More Summary

Feedback: Letters to LJ, May 1, 2015 Issue

Reforming LIS, revisiting the revamped Dothan Houston County Library System, and remembering Cathie Linz in letters to the editor from May 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal

Listen and Learn: Nonfiction Audiobooks | Audio Spotlight

Truth may be stranger than fiction, but when it comes to audiobooks, it can be just as compelling.

Project to Revise National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Standards and Guidelines Getting Underway

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (part of the Library of Congress) plans to hire the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), an ALA division, to revise the Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The current […]

LACUNY Conference Plans Privacy Protections

On May 8 the Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY) Institute held its annual one-day conference, “Privacy and Surveillance: Library Advocacy for the 21st Century,” at New York City’s John Jay College of Criminal...Show More Summary

Chicago Chosen as Site of Obama Library

After 14 months of deliberations, the Barack Obama Foundation (BOF) chose the University of Chicago to host the Barack Obama Presidential Center (OPC) on Chicago’s South Side. The four finalists, selected from a pool of 13 applicants...Show More Summary

Why Internet Searches Are Not Enough | Peer to Peer Review

Historians are used to sleuthing. Obtaining verifiable sources is difficult; original documents may be unavailable. With computer searching methods some of the detective work has eased up, at least superficially. However search engines depend on databases that can be parsed and queried digitally. Show More Summary

What Will We Do When Students Drop the Big Package Deal? | From the Bell Tower

We have multiple categories of students to deal with: traditional, non-traditional, distance, first-gen. Swirlers are an emerging demographic. How will academic librarians meet their needs?

Arizona: Budget and Staffing Issues Force Pima County Public Library to End Sunday Hours at Eight Branches

From the PCPL Web Site: Executive Director Melinda Cervantes said that the decision to reduce the hours of operation was very difficult, but the change was necessary to address understaffing the department has faced for the past few years that has led to reductions in services. “In addition to less revenue coming in and increased […]

They Taught Us To Listen: Lessons from new generations of librarians | Blatant Berry

Recently I ENJOYED a long-postponed lunch with two of my closest and most beloved colleagues from these past few decades. My connection with Nora Rawlinson, now running the incredibly useful selection and acquisitions website EarlyWord,...Show More Summary

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