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Blog Post Archive

Five Trends Changing Higher Education That Librarians Need to Watch | From the Bell Tower

Higher education has a reputation for staying the same. That’s never been more of a myth than right now. Some of the changes have little impact on academic librarians. Others require more of our attention.

What To Make of Heather, the Totality | Book Pulse

The debut novel by the creator of Mad Men is drawing conflicting critical opinion. Janet Maslin leaves no doubt about her take on the newest Lee Child novel.

Straight from the Source | Innovation

Libraries possess a not-so-secret weapon when it comes to assessing the needs of their patrons—the frontline staff who engage with their communities every day. How can library leaders best tap staff members’ expertise, make staff at all levels feel safe and welcome to contribute, and harness that information to develop programs and policies that meet real-world needs?

Reese Witherspoon & Kevin Young Make News | Book Pulse

Reese Witherspoon announces her next book group title, while poet and scholar Kevin Young takes up his post as the poetry editor of The New Yorker.

Civic Engagement at LJ’s Directors’ Summit 2017

It may not always be sunny in Philadelphia, but Library Journal’s 2017 Directors’ Summit, held November 2–3 at the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP), saw blue skies and warm days—all the better to tour FLP’s revamped spaces, network...Show More Summary

Vietnam Catharsis: Welcome Release From Burns and Novick | Blatant Berry

I’m certain I am not the only American who has finally achieved the catharsis we needed for so long by watching PBS’s production The Vietnam War, the great film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The tragedy of the events and the emotions many of us have borne since have finally been given release and relief in this newest archival work of art. Show More Summary

November 2017 Elections Bring Large and Small Wins for Libraries

As the preliminary results from the November 7 elections emerged, the news from library ballots across the country was overwhelmingly positive. Of 36 library measures tracked by LJ and EveryLibrary, a national nonprofit political action committee for libraries, 27 passed, three failed, and six were too early to call at press time.

Watching This Week & Getting Ready for the NBAs | Book Pulse

Two adaptations begin this week and a third gets a trailer. The National Book Awards are announced next week. The NYT helps gets readers ready.

Library of Congress Encourages Public to Engage with Digital Resources via labs.loc.gov

The Library of Congress (LC) recently launched labs.loc.gov, a new online space that facilitates creative use of the Library’s digital collections.

Stigma-Free Reading for Adults | Collections

Nashville Public Library, the 2017 Gale/LJ Library of the Year, launched the Fresh Reads collection to adult new readers in 2017 to offer stigma-free reading to promote literacy and learning.

The Pipeline Problem: It’s Up To Us To Close the Persistent Gender Gap | Editorial

I traveled to Indianapolis last month to speak to a group of women leaders about fake news and information literacy. I was invited by Jackie Nytes, the CEO of the Indianapolis Public Library, who is pretty impressive herself. BeyondShow More Summary

New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

New titles on the week's bestsellers lists, a glowing review of Alias Grace, & Comey's title revealed

November Reading Lists Arrive | Book Pulse

November book lists arrive, data lit has a moment, and Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a Civil War reading list.

Twice-Told Tales | Collection Development: Retelling the Classics

Everything old is new again when it comes to fresh retellings of classic literature. From the Hogarth Shakespeare series to the movie Clueless and the musical Wicked, classic stories never go out of style.

Changing eBooks Providers, Made Easy

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT Digital migration can be an arduous undertaking, and if done improperly, it can lead to disorganization and service interruptions. Join this webcast to learn practical steps for changing...Show More Summary

Three Titles Taking Off | Book Pulse

Hank and Jim by Scott Eyman breaks through, a busy PR push pays off for Chris Matthews, and Seattle is honored by UNESCO as a City of Literature.

Alias Grace Premieres | Book Pulse

Alias Grace, based on the novel by Margaret Atwood, begins streaming on Netfix this Friday while Smile by Roddy Doyle gets a riveting review in the NYT

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

Michael Connelly's Two Kinds of Truth leads in holds this week; In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende gets notable attention; and The Shadow District by Arnaldur Indridason gets an early rave.

Closure Plans for Cincinnati Library’s North Building Spark Concerns

As the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCHC) considers the future of its Main Library’s North Building, community members continue to object to the library’s lack of transparency regarding its plans, the elimination of public space, and possible conflicts of interest.

Inner Traditions Grows the Niche, Slow but Steady

The digital revolution has not discriminated. In its re-ordering of the publishing universe, changing the way readers find and buy books, it has unnerved, disrupted, flummoxed, and frustrated independent and major publishers alike. Yet Inner Traditions, a Vermont-based publisher of new age and alternative science books since the 1970s, has grown over the last decade.

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