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News Briefs for May 15, 2016

Harvard University Press to join Columbia Sales Consortium, IMLS awards ARL a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarians Program grant, Library Technical Assistant certificate degree approved at Kaskaskia College, and more News in Brief from the May 15, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

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

Tony Ageh joins New York Public Library as Chief Digital Officer; Simon J. Neame named Dean of Libraries, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Nicole Powell to join Every­Library; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the May 15, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Reality Check: Falling short in Orlando | Editorial

This year, the American Library Association (ALA) has the opportunity to make its annual conference more meaningful than ever. While it will be held among the artifice of Orlando’s tourist draws, the meeting will be full of dialog about very real issues, driven by the cultural moment and determination to move the needle on what my colleague John N. Show More Summary

ALA Sessions for Trustees | ALA 2016 Preview

For library leaders, trustees, Friends, and foundation members headed to the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in Orlando, June 23–28, there will be a number of sessions on offer with content of specific interest to trustees.

Canadian Libraries Help Fort McMurray Fire Evacuees

The wildfire that ravaged the city of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, for more than two weeks forced the evacuation of some 88,000 residents—many of them making their way to Edmonton, the nearest large city, and some as far south as Calgary. Show More Summary

Getting Real @ Annual | ALA 2016 Preview

Kvetching about the location of the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference is practically a rite of passage. While the meeting has been held in many unquestionably great American cities, the association’s quest for affordable...Show More Summary

Authors & Celebrities | ALA 2016 Preview

PopTop Stage Goings-on: Covering a variety of discussions, readings, and presentations throughout the conference.

New & Noteworthy Titles for Audiobook Month

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTJoin us on June 21st as we celebrate Audiobook Month and hear from two leading publishers who will discuss current trends in the world of audiobooks along with some of their favorite new and noteworthy digital titles. Show More Summary

Trailblazing in Digital Humanities

CURRENT POSITION Digital Humanities Librarian & Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville DEGREE MSIS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2013; MFA, Film & Media Arts, Temple University, 2008 FOLLOW;...Show More Summary

SelectedWorks Redesigned for Librarians

Academic profile platform SelectedWorks has been redesigned and was recently relaunched as a librarian-facing faculty support tool, enabling academic libraries to manage the creation and organization of consistent, institution-branded faculty profiles that showcase open access articles and other scholarly work. Show More Summary

Green OA and the Interoperability of Institutional Repositories

The increase of Open Access (OA), as a percentage of all peer-reviewed research articles, is not in dispute. There are even scientific studies on the rate of increase and its significance. Given the ascendency of OA, researchers and libraries must address some basic issues resulting from a movement that has no single, unified standard. One […]

Megan Lotts: If You Build It, They Will Come (to the Library)

When Megan Lotts sat down to work with Legos for the first time at the March 2014 i2c2 Conference in Manchester, UK, more clicked for her than just the plastic bricks. Once she returned from the conference, Lotts—arts librarian on the...Show More Summary

Feedback: Letters to LJ, May 15, 2016 Issue

An NC welcome, UK volunteer power, floating away, and more letters to editor from the May 15, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

OverDrive’s Potash and Penguin Random House’s Applebaum Honored by UJA-Federation

At a high energy midtown New York gala, the UJA-Federation of New York honored Steve Potash, president and CEO of leading library ebook distributor OverDrive, Inc., and Stuart S. Applebaum, emeritus executive vice president of Corporate Communications at Penguin Random House. Show More Summary

The Art of the Matter | Library by Design, Spring 2016

Why does art in libraries matter? Erinn Batykefer of the Library as Incubator Project (and a 2014 LJ Mover & Shaker) cites public art’s role in promoting creativity. “Visible art in the library space, whether through gallery shows, public...Show More Summary

Writing, Reflecting, Capturing: Three Less-Discussed Leadership Skills | Leading from the Library

Little things make the difference. There is broad consensus on the most critical skills leaders need to learn, but there are some less frequently discussed practices that can help build those skills.

LYRASIS, DuraSpace Leaders Discuss Dissolved Merger

On May 16, the boards of LYRASIS and DuraSpace dissolved a planned merger that had been announced on January 27. But executives from the not-for-profit library software and service providers told LJ that four months of formal due diligence...Show More Summary

LACUNY Institute 2016: Race Matters: Libraries, Racism, and Antiracism

The 2016 one-day conference of the Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY), “Race Matters: Libraries, Racism, and Antiracism,” held May 20 at Brooklyn College, was ambitious in scope and informative in practice. Show More Summary

The First Year | College Readiness

Heather Moorefield-Lang has witnessed the face of freshman terror when the first-year students walk into the college library at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, are confronted by two million books, and don’t know where to start. As an assistant professor at the School of Library and Information Sciences, she knows that relieving that angst is her job.

Safety First | Library Security

The safety of staff and patrons is a top priority for all libraries, with managers striving to maintain a welcoming and secure environment for all who wish to make use of the space. Library systems nationwide enact security policies tailored to their respective communities and resources. Show More Summary

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