Resources for exploring youth book awards beyond the Newbery and Caldecott.
Australia’s Western Sydney University (WSU), in collaboration with ProQuest, announced on February 12 that it will begin providing first-year students with no-cost access to digital textbooks through WSU’s library.
The March/April 2017 issue of AALL Spectrum is now available online. It is the monthly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries. Among the feature articles are: Teaching Legal Research To Today's Digital Natives Educating Lawyers: A Law Firm Approach to Effective Training Teaching Legal Technology Enhanching Instruction: Creating High-Quality Interactive Videos
The Statistics Canada publication Juristat has published a new article entitled Adult criminal court statistics in Canada, 2014/2015: ""This Juristat article presents information on the characteristics of criminal court cases involving adults (18 years and older). Show More Summary
It’s good when library leaders talk about having a start-up mentality or entrepreneurial spirit. One thing is missing though: Ownership. These leaders have little of their own to lose if things go bad. Thinking like an owner may make a difference.
Topic: Libraries Most library activity is entertainment, not research, not knowledge. It's still difficult, even with SAILS, to find good technical books. Romance novels, detective stories, sure, hundreds of those. But the tech sideShow More Summary
Topic: Libraries And tsunami is an apt description of what we now face. We all generate and consume information on countless screens. Information is now free-form. It’s evident in our move away from formalized data stores into call-and-response APIs. Show More Summary
Policy Options, the online journal produced by the Montreal-based Institute for Research on Public Policy, has just published an article entitled Tracking the faulty logic of sexual assault trials:"We’re mining Canadian court transcripts...Show More Summary
The results of the 2016 presidential election caught many by surprise. With the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, and his immediate remaking of American policy through executive orders, public and academic librarians began to mobilize. Show More Summary
The 11-branch Douglas County Library System (DCLS), OR, is facing closure later this spring after a ballot measure to create an independent tax district was defeated in the November 2016 election. Money provided by the tax district would have generated about $4 million a year; enough to meet the library’s funding needs. Show More Summary
The National Self-Represented Litigants Project recently published its 2015-2016 report on the background of self-represented litigants (SRLs) in Canada.This most recent report provides demographic data (age, gender, imcome, etc.) from...Show More Summary
Topic: Authors Libraries Publishing From Mediaite, news that Simon & Schuster has cancelled publication of Milo Yiannopouloss book (after creating hell for all their other authors). He has also left the right-leaning Breitbart News. Tweet
Topic: Books On February 20, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump named McMaster to serve as his National Security Advisor following the forced resignation of Michael T. Flynn on February 13. Blurb about book: (First published in 1997)Show More Summary
Backstage Library Works microfilms ten years of the Palestinian newspaper al-Hadaf, Library of Congress becomes a Digital Public Library of America “content hub partner,” Toledo Lucas County Public Library and Chattanooga Public Library recognized for Passport Acceptance programs; and more News in Brief from the February 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.
New York-based Primary Research Group has just published a report called International Survey of Research University Faculty: Use of Inter-library Loan Services:"The study presents data from a survey of more than 500 international research...Show More Summary
Open Access publishing—both Green and Gold varieties—are gaining greater acceptance. Librarians need to focus on ways to promote and improve the process.
Topic: Libraries Dewey and his crew of “a dozen catalogers and librarians” spent, in his estimation, “an hour daily for nearly an entire week” hashing out the rules of library hand. They started by examining hundreds of card catalogs, looking for penmanship problems and coming up with ways to solve them. Show More Summary
As a librarian, I feel a deep fear of the direct threat to library funding posed by the new administration. However, as a philanthropy professional, I can’t help but feel some small amount of hope.
The 34 new books that are tickling our imagination this season From the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 to the future of American journalism after Edward Snowden, from psychological thrillers featuring unreliable narrators to a beloved romance author’s final novel, the titles chosen by my review colleagues reflect both our professional “beats” and personal passions. A […]
Can New Yorkers agree to read the same book as the city launches One Book One New York reading campaign?