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Tailoring Data Services for Institutional Needs | ALA Annual 2016

A key point that led off—and was reiterated several times throughout—“Strategies and Partnerships: Tailoring Data Services for Your Institutional Needs,” the ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) President’s Program at...Show More Summary

The Pros of Cons

With a slew of superheroes getting the big screen treatment in recent years, comic books are gaining even more cachet as a cultural touchstone. Big-budget blockbusters and critically acclaimed TV spin-offs have helped to spawn a newShow More Summary

Active Shooter Policies in Libraries | ALA Annual 2016

"How many of you would be prepared to handle an active shooter in your library? How many of you have an active shooter policy?" Few hands were raised when BreAnne Meier from the North Dakota State Library asked these relevant questions...Show More Summary

Connecting with Your Community: Finding and Serving Patrons in New Spaces

Thursday, July 21st, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTJoin us to hear from representatives of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, a large urban library with 40 branches across the county, and a staff...Show More Summary

Serving Newly Released Adults | ALA Annual 2016

A standing-room only crowd attended Literacy Inside and Out: Services to Incarcerated and Newly-Released Adults and Their Families at the recent American Libraries Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. I've been thinking about this issue—and serving under-served communities in general—since I was a public librarian. Show More Summary

Powered by Practice: Linking LIS and library life | Editorial

The struggle to improve the affinity between library schools and applied librarianship has just gained a powerful ally. In June, the University of Washington’s Information School (iSchool) announced the appointment of its first Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Susan Hildreth. Show More Summary

Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador Public Library Closures Suspended Until Review Completed

From the CBC: Newfoundland and Labrador’s education minister says he has requested a suspension of the decision to restructure the public library system. Dale Kirby stated during a scrum with reporters Thursday that he was never comfortable with the decision, and says the it was made following consultations with Premier Dwight Ball and members of […]

Two Architecture Firms Selected to Design Obama Library/Presidential Center in Chicago

From the Obama Foundation Web Site: The Obama Foundation has selected Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA) to lead the design team for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, and Interactive Design Architects (IDEA) to be their partner as they begin this exciting project. TWBTA stood out in their commitment to explore the […]

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

Margie Stern to succeed Linda Beck as Director of Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA; Siobhan Koch to become new director of Denville Free Public Library, NJ; Michael Levine-Clark to serve as Dean and Director of University Libraries at the University of Denver; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the June 15, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Academic Libraries and Open Educational Resources: Developing Partnerships | ALA Annual 2016

A number of higher education–focused sessions at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference touched on issues surrounding student retention and completion—and with the costs of tuition, housing, and materials constantly rising, saving students money is a major consideration. Show More Summary

Knight Foundation Names Second Library News Challenge Winners | ALA Annual 2016

In a June 25 session at the ALA Annual conference in Orlando, John Bracken, VP of media innovation for the Knight Foundation, said that the foundation has been focused on three key questions when working with libraries: What can be done...Show More Summary

Powerful Floors | Library by Design, Spring 2016

Keeping up with the ever-growing demand for network connectivity and power is every library leader’s challenge. Solutions exist to make cables and power supply accessible; the trouble comes when faced with cost, sustainability, stakeholder buy-in, time, and impact on the library environment.

Helping Your Organization Embrace Open Access

It is generally agreed that wider acceptance of Open Access (OA) is a positive outcome for the worldwide research community, and the key to moving forward is ultimately found in human behavior and perceptions. Academic publishing is notoriously fragmented; fundamental change often requires persistent effort by many, diverse stakeholders. Show More Summary

Cornell University Pops Cork on Wine Library

The seven foot tall stacks at Cornell University’s newest library are kept cool and dry, perfect for cardigan wearing. But that’s where the sense of familiarity might end for many LJ readers, as the space contains no books, and offers no borrowing privileges. Show More Summary

Rethinking the Much-Dreaded Employee Evaluation | Leading from the Library

They may be a bit of a pain, but employee performance assessments have their place in continuous worker improvement. The question for leaders is, is there a better way to manage the process?

Annual First Look | ALA Annual 2016

The American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference ran June 23-28 at Orlando, FL’s Orange County Convention Center and nearby venues. The mass shooting at Latin night at Orlando’s Pulse, an LGBT nightclub, a couple of weeks before the ALA Annual was top of mind for conferencegoers, leading to displays of solidarity both practical and symbolic. Show More Summary

Solidarity! Zine Collection Goes to University of Kansas Libraries

Recently more than 1,000 zines from the countercultural Solidarity! Revolutionary Center and Radical Library were acquired by the University of Kansas (KU) Libraries, where they will become part of the Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements at KU’s Kenneth Spencer Research Library.

Law & Disorder: Criminal Justice & Policing | Collection Development, July 1, 2016

According to a 2015 report, violent crime is about half of what it was in 1991, and property crime is down by over 40 percent. Still, public scrutiny of the system and those who work within it may be at an all-time high. These 31 resources, with more on the web, paint an eye-opening picture of our criminal justice system and policing that readers need to see.

South Carolina: A Charleston Co. Public Library Branch Renamed in Honor of Librarian Cynthia Hurd

From WCBD: A Charleston County Public Library branch [was] renamed [yesterday] and dedicated in honor of Cynthia Graham Hurd – a 31-year library employee who died in the Emanuel AME church shooting in June 2015. Charleston County Council, with support of the Library’s Board of Trustees, agreed to rename the [St. Andrews Regional Library] building to honor […]

News Briefs for June 15, 2016

Recorded Books, Inc., and Zinio announced a new partnership with Bauer Media Group USA; the Associated Press is collaborating with Preservica; the University of Notre Dame, IN, and the Vatican Library formalized an agreement; and more News in Brief from the June 15, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

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