Arriving hard on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, Irma cut a destructive swath through the northeastern Caribbean and Florida Keys. More than $50 billion worth of damage was reported in the United States, as well as 39 fatalities.
During the week of September 11, the National Book Foundation rolled out its long lists in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature, revealing its continuing focus on diverse, of-the-moment books while reminding us how rich publishing can be these days. It’s no surprise to see National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing […]
The most recent issue of the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR) is available online.The CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries.
Topic: Announcements Libraries Now playing at NYC's Film Forum: Ex Libris NYPL. Frederick Wiseman cracks open institutions: the military, the insane asylum, the high school, the police, the welfare system, the Paris Opera Ballet, the...Show More Summary
The people of Texas and Louisiana are beginning to rebuild after Harvey, and the library community has stepped up to help. As we have seen in the aftermath of all too many disasters, the library infrastructure and network is critical. Show More Summary
n August 2015, I invited Evan Silva, fantasy football author/podcaster/expert, to speak to an audience at the Skokie (IL) Public Library (SPL). Silva, though well known in the fantasy football world, had never spoken at a library or similar educational institution and wasn’t sure why I would contact him. Show More Summary
Ah...PowerPoint.How do I love thee? How do I hate thee? Let me count the ways...Today on Slaw.ca, Steven B. Levy wrote about what PowerPoint is good for, and not so good for:"I’ve seen many successful projects perceived as troubled simply...Show More Summary
2017 Mover & Shaker honoree Linda Hofschire discusses how librarians can conduct their own original research in order to show library value with SAGE Publishing’s SVP of Global Learning Resources.
The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection from September 1 st to 15 th, 2017 is now available on the Court website. It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list.
Library shelves have long presented an opportunity for patrons to escape the real world in the pages of a good book. But at libraries all over California, visitors can travel into a whole new reality. Well, a virtual reality, at lea...
Examining the personal and environmental effects of change to better understand it.
The Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World newsletter, published by Library and Archives Canada (LAC), highlights issues pertaining to government and recordkeeping practices in the public and private sectors around the world.The...Show More Summary
Vanessa Grigoriadis' Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power and Consent on Campus is a thoughtful overview of sexual assault on today's college campuses. Interviewing over a hundred students, parents, and university officials, Grigoriadis combines meticulous research with beautiful writing to produce a panoptic view of today's college campus. Show More Summary
Yesterday, I gave a webinar on using Instagram for libraries. Here are my slides. Hopefully you can get an idea of what I said by looking through them. Enjoy!
Topic: Books Libraries from Syracuse University Library.
As collections transition to digital and print finds its way into remote storage sites, how does our profession respond to research that favors print over digital for reading comprehension, learning, and meeting student preferences?
“I love that mea culpa, John!” said the president of the company at which I was working. I had just told the folks at a meeting that a problem had been my fault. I don’t even remember what that problem was, but what the president said was one of the most important lessons of my career.
In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., has posted an interview this week with Adrienne Keys, specialist in legislative information systems management within the Congressional Research ServiceShow More Summary
The magazine American Libraries has just published the 2017 Library Design Showcase:"These are shining examples of innovative architectural feats that address user needs in unique, interesting, and effective ways. Renovations and expansions...Show More Summary