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Canadian Bar Association Child Rights Toolkit

The Canadian Bar Association has developed a Child Rights Toolkit "for professionals working in legal and administrative decision-making who want to better understand and implement a child rights based approach in practice and strengthen...Show More Summary

Turning Public Transportation into Mobile Libraries

Bookcrossing is the practice of leaving books in public places to be picked up and read by others, who then do the same. Many communities already take part in this movement with Little Free Library community book-exchanges, however, the newest trend is leaving books on public transportation. This initiative has created mobile libraries for numerous communities to enjoy.

Kings & Queens | Collection Development: The Royals

Members of the British Royal Family continue to fascinate, with their long history and controversies. In this year of Elizabeth's sapphire jubilee and the 20th anniversary of Diana's death, there is much to check out.

Sip & Spell: An Adult Spelling Bee | Programs That Pop

The Corvallis–Benton County Public Library, OR, has partnered with its Friends of the Library for the last two years to offer a spelling bee for adults 18 years and older. The event, called Sip & Spell, helps us reach a wide audience, particularly younger adults age 21–35. Sip & Spell also projects a fun, playful side of the library.

Master List of Competencies for Information Professionals

The website Librarianship.ca has compiled a list of Competencies for Information Professionals developed by associations and other professional bodies.The list breaks down into the following categories: General Academic Librarianship...Show More Summary

News Briefs for May 1, 2017

BiblioCommons to partner with Bullfrog Power, State Library of Ohio and the University of Iowa Libraries are the newest FIPNet Preservation Steward Libraries, Saul Bellow’s papers will go to the University of Chicago Library; and more News in Brief from the May 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.

Gifts of This Hour | Office Hours

What do I listen to now? More than a few folks shared this sentiment online in the days following the release of “S-Town,” a podcast hosted by Brian Reed and created by the producers of “Serial” and “This American Life.” It topped ten million–plus downloads within four days of release. Show More Summary

Recording Available for Webinar on New Open Access Repository LawArXiv

This is a follow-up to the Library Boy posting of April 18, 2017 called Legal Information Preservation Alliance Webinar on Open Access Law Repositories.It described a webinar about LaxArxiv, a new open access site for legal scholarship...Show More Summary

Obama Center Garners Praise, Concerns Over Local Impact

On May 3, Barack and Michelle Obama joined a crowd of approximately 300 Chicago community leaders at an invite-only forum to unveil renderings for the OPC and answer questions. "It's not just a building. It's not just a park,” the former president told the assembled crowd. “Hopefully it's a hub where all of us can see a brighter future for the South Side."

Michele Kimpton Named Interim Executive Director at DPLA

From the Digital Public Library of America: As part of DPLA’s ongoing transition to a new executive director, the Board of Directors has named Michele Kimpton the interim executive director until a new executive director is hired. Kimpton is currently the Business Development Director and Senior Strategist at DPLA, and has been working on sustainability models, an ebook […]

Ex Libris President, Matti Shem Tov, Named New CEO of ProQuest

Here’s the full text of today’s change of leadership announcement that we just received: Matti Shem Tov, President of Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, will succeed Kurt Sanford as CEO of ProQuest in 2017. ProQuest’s success under Mr. Sanford’s direction and the development of a strong leadership team set the stage for Mr. Shem Tov to […]

President Donald Trump’s FY2018 Budget Cuts Nearly All Funding for IMLS, NEA, CPB, Others

While not a surprise, we’re nevertheless sad and upset to report that the just released FY2018 Budget of the United submitted to Congress today by President Trump eliminates nearly all of   funding for  IMLS (Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). The few […]

Testing Two Canon Cameras – a Review

I’ve had my newest camera for awhile now, so I thought it would be fun to compare it to an older camera of mine. So here’s a video comparing the video and audio quality of two Canon Powershot point and shoot cameras: Canon Powershot GX7 Mark II (my newest camera!) Canon Powershot SD780 IS (my […]

Complete Collection of Alter Ego Treatises Now Available on CAIJ Quebec Legal Info Portal

All of the books in the Alter Ego series by Montreal-based publisher Wilson & Lafleur are now available on the website of the CAIJ, the Centre d'accès à l'information juridique (the network of courthouse law libraries associated with...Show More Summary

CanLII Adds Book on Domestic Violence to Collection of Secondary Sources

The Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII), the law society-supported open access Internet site for finding Canadian jurisprudence and legislation, has added a new e-book to its collection of secondary materials: Responding to Domestic Violence in Family Law, Civil Protection & Child Protection Cases by Dr. Show More Summary

Utilizing Old Space While Planning for New

Communities need to balance the needs of all their taxpayers, and often there are other buildings and capital needs which will jump the line ahead of a new public library. While we wait for the right time we must continue to make the current space workable and also utilize it to the best of our abilities. This often means shelling out money to make improvements.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Chairman William D. Adams Announces Resignation

From NEH: William D. Adams, the tenth chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, announced today his resignation from the agency, effective Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Adams was nominated by President Barack Obama in April 2014 and was confirmed by the United States Senate three months later. His service to NEH followed 14 years […]

It's Out! This is What a Librarian Looks Like

Topic: Librarians From The Huffington Post news of the publication of This Is What a Librarian Looks Like by Kyle Cassidy. Kudos to the authors and the participants! Tell us your thoughts about participating and the finished product in the comments below.

Blueprint for Resilience: Toward Libraries that Give Back | Editorial

Sometimes, just envisioning something can set change in motion. That’s what’s happening at the Belgrade Community Library in Montana. That little library was named LJ’s Best Small Library in America in 2015 and effectively leveraged the honor for local interest and investment. Show More Summary

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