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Finding and Partnering with Trainers for Tech Programs

Community access and technology training are crucial components of public library services. The American Library Association’s (ALA) 2015 Digital Inclusion Survey found that “those who receive formal digital literacy training were significantly...Show More Summary

EasyJet Brings Children’s Books to the Sky

Over the last summer EasyJet unveiled their “flybraries” or flying libraries, hoping to encourage young passengers to read more.

Gearing Up for Change in Charleston

This year’s Charleston Conference, held from November 6–10, addressed the theme “What’s Past Is Prologue.” As always, the conference was too packed with content for a single editor to do more than dip into a small sample. However, some commonalities did emerge across the sessions attended.

New to the Bestseller Lists | Book Pulse

Lee Child and a photo collection featuring President Obama top the bestseller lists; Marilyn Stasio has a new crime column.

Championing the Library’s Role in Sustainability

2017 LJ Mover & Shaker honoree Madeleine Charney discusses how libraries can support sustainability science with SAGE Publishing’s SVP of Global Learning Resources.

Branching Out | Library Design

A compilation of recent building projects and plans for more as they were presented in the Library Hotline newsletter, from May 1 through August 7, 2017

What burns away

We are among the lucky ones. We did not lose our home. We did not spend day after day evacuated, waiting to learn the fate of where we live. We never lost power or Internet. We had three or four days where we were mildly inconvenienced because PG&E wisely turned off gas to many neighborhoods, […]

Check out Seeds at the Library

Recent research shows that many public libraries now manage seed libraries. This unique kind of “library of things” has many benefits for libraries and for the communities they serve.

Renee F. Hill | LJ/ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award Winner 2017

The range of the 23 courses she leads (many of which she designed herself); her passion for teaching; her ability to create online asynchronous courses and make them come alive and feel personal to her students; and the extension of her role as an educator far beyond the MLIS classroom are only a few of the reasons Renee F. Show More Summary

The National Book Awards & Best of the Year Lists | Book Pulse

The National Book Awards are announced and The Washington Post picks the best books of the year.

News Briefs for September 1, 2017

Austin Public Library Friends Foundation, TX, receives $120,000 grant from Google.org; Washington State University's Sustainable Heritage Network project wins the Society of American Archivists’ Council Exemplary Service Award; Watkinson...Show More Summary

Beyond Desktops: 10 Ways to Make Your Automated Device Checkout Program One-of-A-Kind

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT Librarians only have so much time, and patrons bring an increasingly wide array of needs. In this informative webcast, learn how to customize a kiosk to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience to your patrons (and/or students). Show More Summary

Audio in Stereo | Audio Spotlight

Audiobook listeners and podcast fans team up to drive the renaissance in spoken-word programming

Critics Divided on Future Home of the Living God | Book Pulse

Louise Erdrich's latest is getting plenty of attention and the NBAs will be announced today in a ceremony starting at 7:20 p.m. EST

Jessica Yu on Gladys Kalibbala and the Value of the Small Act

Jessica Yu's The Garden of Lost and Abandoned Children tracks the work of Gladys Kalibbala, a Ugandan reporter whose weekly column on missing children works to reunite her subjects with their families. Equal parts detective, social worker,...Show More Summary

Tina Brown, Joe Biden, & Kevin Young Make Noise | Book Pulse

Tina Brown's The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992, Joe Biden's Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, and Kevin Young's Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News draw critical attention. The NBAs are tomorrow.

Practice your Presentations!

After attending a recent conference, I realized something – not everyone practices their presentations beforehand! There are definitely some benefits to practicing giving your presentation, especially if you are a new speaker and are going out in front of people for the first time. Here are some things you might want to practice and/or finesse […]

SantaThing 2017—Bookish Secret Santa!

We’re pleased to announce that the eleventh annual SantaThing is here at last! What’s SantaThing? SantaThing is Secret Santa for LibraryThing members. Done this before? » Sign up for SantaThing! HOW IT WORKS You pay into the SantaThing system (choose from $15–$50). You play Santa to a LibraryThing member we pick for you, by selecting […]

Faculty and Archives Partner on MIT and Slavery Project

One of the newest courses on offer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is “MIT and Slavery,” collaboratively taught by Steven Craig Wilder, Barton L. Weller Professor of History, and Nora Murphy, archivist for reference, outreach, and instruction. Show More Summary

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