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Found in Translation | Language Learning

At the start of 2014, Eric Soriano found inspiration in several of his friends’ New Year’s resolutions to learn a new language. Soriano, an e-services librarian with the Jacksonville Public Library (JPL), FL, recognized an opportunity to spread the word about JPL’s subscription to the online language-learning resource Transparent. Show More Summary

College Graduates, Critical Thinking, and Information Strategies

Recently I was so fortunate as to attend a presentation by Alison Head, founder and director of Project Information Literacy, at the Monroe C. Gutman Library over at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. There I heard some pretty exciting preliminary results from two Project Information Literacy (PIL) Lifelong Learning Studies: “Phase One: Interviews with […]

Advice for Academic Librarianship: Think Like Ford | From the Bell Tower

Even if things are going well at your library, it may be a good exercise to question what would happen if things change even more radically then they already have and what we’ve always done is no longer what people want or need.

A Genre Takes Flight | Genre Spotlight: Science Fiction

Speculative fiction, like the universe itself, is expanding in many directions. The upcoming fall/winter publishing season will see releases in well-established subgenres like epic fantasy, dystopian science fiction, and zombie horror. Show More Summary

Diversity: Librarians at ALA Recommend Titles For 3Ms 2015 “Partner for Pride” Reading List

From School Library Journal: Attendees passing by the 3M booth at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francicso were encouraged to write down their favorite title of a book supporting diversity and add it to a heart-shaped display made of rainbow-hued Post-it notes. For each title posted on the Partner for […]

Dover, Others, Cash in on Adult Coloring | PubCrawl

When the adult coloring craze jumped across the pond in 2013 with the intricate designs of Johanna Basford’s UK best seller Secret Garden (Laurence King), Dover Publications was ready. The company had been publishing coloring books for 45 years, not just for kids but for experienced artists as well, said Ken Katzman, VP, marketing. Show More Summary

Harlequin Audiobooks Available to Libraries

Harlequin audiobooks are now available for libraries for the first time through Harlequin Audio, a new imprint operating in conjunction with HarperAudio. The first titles, including Carla Neggers’s The Harbor and Shona Patel’s Flame Tree Road, were released on June 30, and the company plans to release a total of 200 in its first year. […]

Biodiversity Heritage Library Launches Crowdsourcing Games

The Purposeful Gaming and BHL project recently launched its first two browser-based video games, Smorball and Beanstalk. Both are designed to offer players a fun online diversion while helping the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) enable full-text searching of digitized materials. Show More Summary

A Place To Feel Smart Again | The Digital Shift

Gerontologist Debbie Dodds developed a tablet-based workshop program with the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, CA, for people with early-stage memory loss. She and library representatives will present on the pilot at LJ’s all-day virtual event The Digital Shift this October 14. In the run-up to the conference, LJ caught up with Dodd to learn more.

Rick Osen, Bellingham Public Library’s Newest Trustee

Rick Osen is the newest member of the five-person board of trustees at Bellingham Public Library (BPL), WA, but he is no stranger to the library world. Osen served as interim dean of libraries and assistant dean for library administration and planning at Western Washington University for 35 years, retiring in 2014. Show More Summary

New York: Queens Library Receives $14M for Capital Improvements

From Queens Borough President, Melinda Katz: Borough President Melinda Katz announced an allocation of $14 million of her Fiscal Year 2016 discretionary capital funds for important expansions, renovations and technology across 12 library branches throughout the borough. Show More Summary

Ian Singer, VP and Group Publisher, to Depart Media Source (Owner of LJ, SLJ, and The Horn Book)

Here’s the full text of an announcement we just received from MediaSource, parent/publisher of Library Journal, School Library Journal and The Horn Book. Media Source, Inc., has announced that Ian Singer is leaving his position as Vice President & Group Publisher, Library Journals, LLC & The Horn Book, Inc., as of August 28. During his […]

A Win for Sustainability: ALA’s resolution is an important start | Editorial

The American Library Association (ALA) took a crucial step when it passed the Resolution on the Importance of Sustainable Libraries at the association’s annual meeting in San Francisco. Now we as a profession face the complex work ahead to make the goals of the resolution real. Show More Summary

Chicago Public Library Receives $2.5 Million Grant to Expand Early Learning Spaces Across City

From the City of Chicago: Mayor Rahm Emanuel was joined this morning by Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Brian Bannon at the Albany Park Library branch to announce a significant expansion of Chicago Public Library early learning spaces across the city. Thanks to a $2.5 million grant from Exelon Corporation to the Chicago Public Library […]

Harris Poll Shows Growing Support for Book Banning, Ratings

A recent Harris poll on attitudes about book banning and school libraries revealed that out of the 2,244 U.S. adults surveyed in March 2015, the percentage who felt that certain books should be banned increased by more than half since the last similar study conducted in 2011. Show More Summary

Enhance your eBook User Experience with Reader and Mobile Platforms

Thursday, August 27th, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTAs a librarian we know you want to get the most out of your eBook investment. With more students / users using mobile devices and publishers expanding their publication...Show More Summary

Special Collections: Pitt Library Songbook Key to Lawsuit Over ‘Happy Birthday’ Rights

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Happy Birthday to You,” one of the most recognized songs in the world, has long been a cash cow for a company that charges for use of the 1893 ditty. A songbook found by Pitt librarians is likely to end the dispute over whether it should be copyright protected, lawyers say. […]

The Library Privacy Project and TOR Project Begin Library Exit Node Pilot

From a Library Privacy Project Blog Post by Alison Macrina: Today, we’re excited to announce a new initiative, a collaboration between the Library Freedom Project and Tor Project: Tor exit relays in libraries. Nima Fatemi, the Tor Project member who’s already helped Library Freedom Project in a number of ways, is our main partner on […]

Leaders and Their Library Message | Leading From the Library

Many leaders have developed an elevator talk or pitch about their library. When there’s more time and opportunity there’s a place for another type of communication, the “library talk.”

FASTR Approved by Senate Committee

On July 29 the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) unanimously passed S. 779, the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act by voice vote. The bill, which calls for public access to taxpayer-funded...Show More Summary

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