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Blog Post Archive

Digital Scholarship Grows Up

CURRENT POSITION Mellon Digital Scholar, The Five Colleges of Ohio, Wooster DEGREE PhD, English, Texas A&M University, 2009 FOLLOW @dr_heil (Twitter); digitalscholarship.ohio5.org; jacobheil.com Photo by Chelsea Carlson Jacob Heil got...Show More Summary

Branching Out, May 2016

The Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library topped off in Long Beach, CA; the J.L. Robertson Branch, Rapides Parish Library, LA, reopened; Virginia Commonwealth University remodeled the James Branch Cabell Library; and more new construction and renovation news from the May 1, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Feedback: Letters to LJ, May 1, 2015 Issue

Conscientious stewardship, speedy confirmation, tributes to Charles Robinson, and more letters to editor from the May 1, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

What Do You Know About Instructional Designers? | From the Bell Tower

Academic librarians seek to connect and collaborate with faculty in order to integrate their skills into the teaching and learning process. Learning more about our instructional design colleagues, and establishing relationships with them might help.

GSU e-Reserves Decision | Peer to Peer Review

Or, How I Learned How to Stop Worrying, Reject Licensing, and Embrace Fair Use and e-Reserves The infamous Georgia State University (GSU) e-reserves case (Cambridge University Press v. Patton) emerged last month from its long winter slumber to give us yet another 200+ page decision which librarians, lawyers, and publishers have begun to parse and […]

North Carolina Librarians, Library Associations React to HB2

From the moment the North Carolina General Assembly passed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security act, also known as HB2, reaction was forceful and articulate. Educators, librarians, and library leaders from public, academic, and...Show More Summary

Newfoundland To Shutter More than Half its Libraries

Outrage grows across Canada over a plan to close 54 of 95 public libraries in the eastern province of Newfoundland and Labrador, many of them in rural or sparsely populated areas. Twenty-seven libraries will be shut this year and 27Show More Summary

ALA President-Elect Jim Neal: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Voting for the American Library Association (ALA) 2017–18 presidential election closed on April 22, and when the votes were tallied on April 29 James G. (Jim) Neal had won the role of president-elect in a close race. A total of 10,230 ballots were cast—marginally up from last year’s 10,119. Show More Summary

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

Dana Bostrom appointed Executive Director of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, Corvallis, OR; Micah Kleit named Director of Rutgers University Press; Gabriel Morley named permanent Director of Atlanta–Fulton County Library System; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the April 15, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Narrative Arc | Audio Spotlight

Creating an audiobook is an art form that requires more collaboration and work than many people realize, and the professionals who produce audiobooks often hope you won’t notice their best work. Listening to an audiobook is a small-scale, intimate experience. But putting it all together, from text to publication, involves a lot of personnel, many […]

News Briefs for April 15, 2016

The Association of American University Presses received a $50,200 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Backstage Library Works has developed a Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) deconstruction service, the University of Illinois at...Show More Summary

Who Pays the Freight? Open Access: The Future of Funding

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET / 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PTIn this webcast, our experts will highlight how librarians are tackling this important issue, and how the library can shape the future of funding Open Access.Register Now!

Penguin Random House Announces New Award

A new industry award aims to highlight extraordinary programs in public libraries across the country. Sponsored by big five publisher Penguin Random House (PRH), the Library Awards for Innovation will “acknowledge innovative public library...Show More Summary

Selecting Spanish | Collection Development: Spanish-Language Fiction & Beyond, May 1, 2016

According to book purveyor Baker & Taylor, "sales of Spanish-language material has grown over the last three years to over $12M at list." Need we say more? These 31 titles should bolster any collection or create a solid core for those starting out. ¡Vámonos!

Asking the Right Questions | The User Experience

"Let’s ask people what they want from the library.” I’ve heard this said in a few meetings, and I’ve seen related questions in surveys from libraries. I’m not so sure that this is the most productive way to think about creating a user-centered library.

Arguing with Charlie: Debate need not be hostile | Blatant Berry

Charlie Robinson and I both earned our MLS degrees at the School of Library Science (SLS) at Simmons College in Boston. I first met Charlie (who died last month) in the office of Ken Shaffer, the SLS dean. When alumni would come back to visit, Shaffer would gather a few of his favorites in his office for conversation. Show More Summary

Going Geosocial: Big Data Research

Professor Matthew Zook, Co-Editor of the journal Big Data & Society and Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky, weighed in on the subject of supporting big data research for the third and final piece in our webcast series “Library & the Changing Scholarly Environment” presented by Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L), and sponsored […]

Celebrating the “Cozy Crime” Genre

Andrew Cartmel’s Vinyl Detective series combines the author’s eclectic love of mystery, treasure hunting, crime, humor, cats, and vintage vinyl records. Readers are about to get more of him, as on May 10, Titan Books will publish The Vinyl Detective: Written in Dead Wax, the first in Cartmel’s new three-part crime novel series. We spoke […]

AnyThink Director Pam Sandlian Smith Elected President of the Public Library Association (PLA)

Anythink Libraries (a “revolution” of the Rangeview Library District) are located in Adams County, Colorado. From Today’s Announcement: Announced Friday, April 29, Anythink Director Pam Sandlian Smith has been elected 2017-2018 Public Library (PLA) Association President. Show More Summary

360° Fund Raising | Budgets & Funding

From annual appeals, planned giving, and partnerships to events, libraries’ fundraising efforts do much more than make up gaps. Libraries of every size, in communities of all kinds, can develop fundraising strategies to meet a wide range...Show More Summary

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