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Feedback: Letters to LJ, January 2018 Issue

Commentary on climate change, the pros and cons of PBS's The Vietnam War, and more letters to the editor from the January 1, 2018 issue of Library Journal.

New Bestsellers | Book Pulse

The Wife Between Usby Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen and When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timingby Daniel Pink hit the bestseller lists. Elena Ferrante becomes a columnist for The Guardian. Author Peter Mayle has died.

The Gaining Popularity and Use of Digital Magazines in Academic Libraries

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT This session will focus on how digital magazines are gaining popularity with students and educators for use inside and outside the library. There will be case studies, approaches to implementation, strategies for selection of digital magazine titles, and recommendations for vendors. Register Now!

Stephen King ‘horrified’ by loss of his manuscripts in bookstore flooding

Topic: Book Stores Gerald Winters’ bookstore, which specializes in rare and limited edition copies of King’s books, was among the handful of businesses damaged by flooding from the broken pipe in front of 46 Main St. “I’m horrified. As a book lover, my heart goes out to him,” King told the Bangor Daily News on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Editors’ Spring Picks: 34 Titles To Wave a Flag About

From bone-chilling true crime to poignant family dramas to delightful romantic romps, these 34 picks are top-of-list for the LJ review editors.

Higher Ed’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good Year: Let’s Help Make 2018 Better | From the Bell Tower

American higher education came under attack in 2017 as the political, cultural, and social divisions in our society widened. It stood accused of forcing liberal politics on students, hampering free speech on campus, and fostering an environment of incivility in and beyond the classroom. Show More Summary

I’ll Be There for You | Office Hours

Budgets are tight. For many, webinars and online conferences have been a primary professional development tool of late. Attending a keynote is as easy as sitting down at your desk and plugging in headphones. But when there is money for...Show More Summary

The Frankenstein Bicentennial | Book Pulse

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein while more modern classics head to the screen.

Registration Open for 2018 Halifax Conference of Canadian Association of Law Libraries

Registration is now open for the 2018 annual conference of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries.The event is taking place in Halifax, Nova Scotia from May 27th – 30th.A preliminary Conference program is available on the Conference website. An enhanced version of the Conference program complete with more info will be available at the end of the month.

Reading Suggestions from a Michigan Bookseller, Books from Shithole Countries

Topic: Book Stores Books Libraries Petosky’s McLean and Eakin Booksellers have borrowed a phrase from the Commander in Chief to promote the reading of books from Haiti and Africa. They are continuing to take suggestions.

University of Rhode Island Library Opening Artificial Intelligence Lab

Topic: Libraries In the fall semester of 2018, a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab will be accessible to all University of Rhode Island students on the first floor of the Robert L. Carothers Library. Funded by a $143,065 grant from...Show More Summary

Blog Series for 10th Anniversary of Supreme Court Dunsmuir v New Brunswick Decision

Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick, 2008 SCC 9 has become the most cited Canadian court decision ever.It will soon the 10th anniversary of what many scholars believe is the decision that rewrote Canadian administrative law.To mark the occasion,...Show More Summary

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

City of Endless Nightby Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child leads holds this week while The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Storiesby Denis Johnson gets review attention. New trailers are out for two book adaptations.

Mile High | ALA Midwinter Preview 2018

The American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting returns to Denver, February 9–12, at the Colorado Convention Center. While the later-than-usual timing pushes the conference closer to March’s Public Library Association (PLA) biennial gathering, a potential bottleneck for some, Midwinter offers plenty of compelling content to pull librarians to the Mile High City.

Report on Mental and Physical Health Costs of Everyday Legal Problems

The Canadian Forum on Civil Justice recently produced a report on The Cost of Experiencing Everyday Legal Problems: "This summary report explores the relationship between health issues, civil and family justice problems in Canada and public spending on health care. Show More Summary

Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Aboriginal and Indigenous Law

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is hosting a webinar on February 8, 2018 called Intersections with Aboriginal and Indigenous Law.It starts at 1PM Eastern time.The speaker will be Naiomi W. Metallic, Assistant Professor...Show More Summary

New Law Librarians' Institute 2018

The Canadian Associartion of law Libraries is sponsoring the 2018 New Law Librarians' Institute (NLLI) at the University of Calgary from June 19 - 22, 2018.It is: "an intensive, week-long program aimed at developing librarians' skills in the key competencies of law librarianship. Show More Summary

Survey of Plans for Law Library Print Materials Collection

New York-based Primary Research Group is surveying law libraries in the United States and Canada about their plans for their print materials collection:"Survey participants receive a free PDF copy of the report generated from the survey data. Show More Summary

Books Read 2017

Here is the list of books I read in 2017. (Note that until March or so, this list also appears as part of the Currently Reading tab. Retire in Luxury on your Social Security by Steve Garfink The Reader by Bernhard Schlink A Man Called...Show More Summary

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