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Speakers at ITHAKA’s The Next Wave conference, held at New York’s Roosevelt Hotel on November 29, made the case for work that colleges and universities must take on if they want to improve national educational attainment. The conference,...Show More Summary
Click a state on the interactive map, or use the drop-down menu to jump to the Star libraries in that state.
Nora Roberts leads in holds this week with Year One. Seven Indie Next picks arrive and a second photo book focused on President Obama hits the shelves.
The LJ Index is based on five types of per capita use generated by public libraries: visits, circulation, ecirculation, public access computer use, and program attendance. Star Library ratings of five, four, and three stars are awarded to libraries that generate the highest combined per capita outputs among their spending peers.
Whether or not your library has been given a Star rating, you can benefit from finding peers in your expenditure category and comparing statistics. For the scores for all libraries included in this round of the LJ Index, click through to download a spreadsheet of all libraries with LJ Index scores.
Click through for a detailed spreadsheet listing every Star Library award given since the inaugural edition of the LJ Index in February 2009.
Over the ten editions of this article, 606 libraries have been named Star Libraries in one or more years. A total of 69 received Stars in each of the ten editions. Of those, 13 U.S. public libraries earned five-Star ratings each and every year. We invited them to comment on the distinction, and many responded.
We are pleased to announce the results of the tenth edition of the LJ Index of Public Library Service, sponsored by Baker & Taylor’s Bibliostat. The LJ Index rates U.S. public libraries based on selected per capita output measures. This year, 7,409 U.S. Show More Summary
New bestsellers hit the lists and several more "best of the year" lists appear.
Robin Dale is the new Deputy Director, Office of Library Services, at IMLS,; Columbus Metropolitan Library CEO Patrick Losinski has been elected to the IFLA Governing Board; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the October 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.
The New York Time and Slate take a look at the book year of 2017 and Elena Ferrante is working on new projects.
Cassandra Clare has a new high fantasy adult series in the works and Marilyn Stasio picks the best crime novels of the year.
Adam Bryant has spent considerable time with leaders, primarily chief executives, in his role as the author of the New York Times’ Corner Office column. What can library leaders learn from what Bryant’s shared and the stories he told from his time spent with all those leaders?
The Guardian offers its Best Books, with a twist, and invites readers to play at home
More than 90 million Americans have low health literacy, hindering their ability to take control of and address their own health needs, according to a 2004 study by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. The Public Library...Show More Summary
A group led by San Jose State University iSchool (SJSU) Director Sandra Hirsh and SJSU lecturer Susan Alman is exploring how the library field could use blockchain, the open source, secure distributed database system originally developed to validate and record Bitcoin cryptocurrency transactions. Show More Summary
Throughout the yearlong renovation of the Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL, the library stayed focused on reimagining the facility as a vibrant, active, and engaging community space. The result? Private study rooms, a Maker space, larger capacity in program rooms, expanded youth services, and a comfortable place to study and work. CREDITS: Product […]
The renovated children’s area at the Oak Bend Branch of the St. Louis County Library displays a fondness for purple and orange accents with kid-size shelving, special seating, and a family restroom. Bond Architects, architect; CREDITS: Alise O’Brien Photography, photo. Show More Summary
Designed to preserve its natural habitat within a wooded site overlooking Walnut Creek, the 43,339 square foot Seguin Public Library, TX, blends local limestone and brick with exposed wood roof decking to enhance the building’s position within heritage trees. Show More Summary
At the Cabot Science Library at the Pritzker Commons, Harvard University Science Center, Cambridge, MA, the floor-to-ceiling glass wall of the Instruction Room (rear) retracts, opening into the adjacent lounge space. The building also...Show More Summary