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Blog Post Archive

Conflicted on Relationship Management | From the Bell Tower

As higher education explores new approaches to student success, academic librarians are more interested in personalizing the library experience. Can we implement relationship management software and balance our privacy concerns?

Librarian of the People | LJ Interview

On September 14, Dr. Carla Hayden was sworn in as the new Librarian of Congress. The first African American and the first woman to hold the position in American history, she is also only the third to have worked in a library prior to her appointment. Show More Summary

Open Music Library Combines Free and Subscription Databases

Academic database and streaming media publisher Alexander Street is beta testing the Open Music Library (OML), a new online resource that will eschew database paywalls, enabling non-subscribers to discover and use high-quality open access...Show More Summary

We Are Not a Business: Using the library benefits everyone | Blatant Berry

The idea that the private sector, AKA “business,” operates more effectively, efficiently, and with less corruption than government and its institutions is popular again. That message, with added shrill tones and imperative shouting, grows louder every day as the national election draws near.

Charleston Conference Preview 2016

This year’s Charleston Conference, with its on-the-nose subtitle of “Roll with the Times or the Times Roll Over You,” will return as always to the Francis Marion Hotel (and surrounding venues) October 31–November 5. This year’s schedule...Show More Summary

Nicholas Carr | The Digital Shift

Nicholas Carr is a journalist, cultural and technology commentator, and professional skeptic on issues of the Internet, social media, and the potential consequences of our love affair with technological progress. A 2011 Pulitzer Prize...Show More Summary

Kansas City Libraries Defend Free Speech in Face of Arrests, Resignations

Two library systems in the Kansas City, MO, area have found themselves at the center of challenges to free speech. An event last spring at the Kansas City Public Library (KCPL) resulted in the arrests of a both patron who spoke at a public lecture and the librarian who defended him. Show More Summary

The Future of the Planet | Designing the Future

As society faces what many now call the Anthropocene age, the impacts of climate change and humankind’s role in it will influence, literally, everything.

The Future of Library Boards | Designing the Future

Last year, our library director brought a futurist to meet with the Board of Trustees to help us better understand the future of the library. I vividly remember the first point in his presentation: the vast majority of services the library will provide will stay the same. Show More Summary

The Future of Government | Designing the Future

Data transformation, transparency, and resident input are remaking civics as we know it.

(Re) Open Concept | New Landmark Libraries 2016

The story of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), OH, main library renovation is a familiar one these days: indeed, it has become practically archetypal. A gorgeous old Carnegie, opened in 1907, had long since been outgrown. Over...Show More Summary

Feedback: Letters to LJ, September 15, 2016 Issue

Not sidetracked by the comments, music industry parallels, providing privacy guidelines, and more letters to editor from the September 15, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Hot New Graphic Novels Coming Soon

Thursday, October 27th, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTJoin Brigid Alverson, editor of SLJ’s “Good Comics for Kids,” along with a panel of experts who will share their views on the hottest graphic novels hitting book shelves in the coming months. Show More Summary

Getting Friends To Advocate AND Sell Books

In this day and age, with libraries forced to defend their funding either to the voters every election cycle or local municipal leaders every budget season, it is essential for Friends groups to climb the ladder of library advocacy and see themselves as citizens who stand up for their libraries. Show More Summary

Email is the Key | The Digital Shift

When working with political campaigns for EveryLibrary, we are often asked to identify the most important digital tactic for winning campaigns and advocating for libraries. Many of the people who ask expect us to talk about best practices using Facebook or Twitter to reach the public. Show More Summary

Assessing the Library with Service Design

Thursday, October 20th, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTBy working together, the librarians and patrons can create more relevant services, or refine current services to be more effective and efficient. This webinar will cover the service design process and share insights from work currently being done at Reed College using Service Design.Register Now!

Library Design for Modern Human Behavior

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTFurniture and architecture that work well together in library spaces have proven time and time again to put our instinctual fears at ease and allow us to spend those hours tucked away in the comfy chair reading a novel or at a computer completing a task. Show More Summary

Legacy Matters: How Academic Repositories Can Fulfill Emotional Requests | Peer to Peer Review

Many academic repositories contain a vast amount of material beyond the requisite theses and dissertations. Those that do ingest them often contain such documents dating back to the 1800s or, in some cases, earlier. That might not sound like something to get too excited about. Show More Summary

The Library Is In

Nearly nine out of ten adults have difficulty using health information, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This isn’t surprising—thanks to the open access movement, there are a plethora of reliable medical sources out there, but many are not written for a lay audience. Show More Summary

Usability and Desirability | The User Experience

Spend five minutes brainstorming—or looking around your library—and I’m sure you’ll be able to come up with a list of ten things that aren’t as easy as they could be. Common library pain points include the OPAC, computer access, printing, self-check interfaces, locating items, and wayfinding quirks. Show More Summary

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