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On the afternoon of Monday, August 28, a gunman opened fire in the Clovis-Carver Public Library (CCPL) in Clovis, NM. Kristina “Krissie” Carter, a youth service librarian, and Wanda Walters, a circulation assistant, were killed, and four others wounded, including a second CCPL circulation assistant. The shooter was taken into custody at the scene.
X-ray fluorescence (XRF) can non-invasively find traces of chemical elements, offering clues about the origins of centuries-old paintings, manuscripts, ceramics, and stained glass. For example, researchers at the library at Saint Catherine’s...Show More Summary
U.S. libraries battle unprecedented challenges to federal support; you can help—and if you don't have a copy yet, you can download and print the PDF of our poster, sponsored by Gale Cengage, highlighting services that libraries stand to lose without federal funding. Show More Summary
Hurricane Harvey brought record-breaking rainfall and catastrophic flooding to southeast Texas during the last week of August. Unprecedented rainfall in the Houston-Galveston area caused what Texas Gov. Greg Abbott described as “oneShow More Summary
Personal convictions and professional duties, First Ladies with library ties, cheers for Nashville, and more letters to the editor from the August 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.
NEA announces 63 new grants, Texas State Library and Archives Commission will receive $1 million for high-speed Internet in local communities, Clarivate Analytics acquires Publons, and more News in Brief from the July 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.
From rebounding attendance to amazing site visits to a surprise visit from a United States congressman, the tenth National Conference of African-American Librarians (NCAALX) offered attendees excitement, motivation, and unity of purpose.
Note: AALL and ALA are two of the organizations who signed the letter linked to below. From OpentheGovernment: Today, a broad coalition of over 60 public interest organizations sent a letter to the Attorney General expressing concern...Show More Summary
U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) director Davita Vance-Cooks has asked the Depository Library Council (DLC) to recommend changes to Chapter 19 of Title 44 of the U.S. Code, a request that has some members of the government information community concerned and others encouraged. Show More Summary
Library leaders have their share of celebratory and difficult moments. Sometimes it seems like the bad news outweighs the good, and that’s when leaders may use humor to cope with organizational stress. Those who do humor well know how to get it right.
2017 Mover & Shaker honoree Lindsay Cronk of the University of Rochester shares some electronic resource collection and “data viz” insight with SAGE Publishing’s SVP of Global Learning Resources.
The following cry echoed through the Dokk1 library in Aarhus, Denmark, from participants in the Next Library 2017 conference as a morning icebreaker/creativity exercise: “Yes, we made a mistake!” Mistakes were encouraged and celebrated...Show More Summary
Carrie Schwier, outreach and public services archivist at the Indiana University (IU) Archives, Bloomington, decided to reach beyond her "avid partners" such as the history department "to departments such as fine arts, folklore, media...Show More Summary
On Monday, August 21, all eyes—or at least, all those with adequate protection—will be on the first total solar eclipse to cross the country from ocean to ocean since 1918. The path of totality will cross the entire United States from west to east starting at 10:15 a.m. Show More Summary
Over the weekend of August 11–13, violent confrontations in Charlottesville, VA, between white nationalists and counterprotesters left many injured and three dead. Now Tyler Magill, a University of Virginia (UVA) library employee, is...Show More Summary
Public and college libraries alike faced challenges and tough choices this weekend in Charlottesville, VA, when clashes between white nationalist demonstrators and counterprotesters from social justice, civil rights, and anti-fascist groups took place on the campus of the University of Virginia and across the city, leaving three dead and 34 injured.
Do your stakeholders know what your library does for them? In the United States, libraries are under unprecedented threat, and the response from advocates has been tremendous. As the 2018 federal budget, with its dark promise to shut...Show More Summary
With FY17 and FY18 and presidential and congressional budgets all jumbled together in the news cycle, it can be tough to keep track of what’s still on the table and when it needs attention. At right is a time line of what to expect in the fight for federal funding for libraries. Show More Summary
U.S. library advocates battle unprecedented challenges to federal support; you can help.
Since its founding in 2012, EveryLibrary, the only political action committee (PAC) for libraries, has mainly focused on helping libraries win elections for local funding levies, building and operating referenda, and independent taxing districts—the bread and butter of American library support at the local level. Show More Summary