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Feedback: Letters to LJ, November 15, 2015 Issue

Sticking up for desk service, long live the MLIS, continuing the Downers Grove conversation, and more letters to the editor from the November 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Former cabinet minister James Moore named chancellor at B.C. university

Former Conservative MP becomes the sixth chancellor of the University of Northern B.C. The post Former cabinet minister James Moore named chancellor at B.C. university appeared first on

Statistics Canada Article on Homicide

The Statistics Canada publication Juristat has published an article entitled Homicide in Canada, 2014. The homicide rate remained stable in 2014 (1.45 per 100,000 population), making 2013 and 2014 the years with the lowest homicide rates...Show More Summary

Stronger Locks, Better Security

Topic: IT Security For Libraries What if, in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris, or cybersecurity attacks on companies and government agencies, the FBI had come to the American people and said: In order to keep you safe, we need you to remove all the locks on your doors and windows and replace them with weaker ones. Show More Summary

The Birth And Death Of Privacy: 3,000 Years of History Told Through 46 Images

Topic: Online Privacy Privacy, as we understand it, is only about 150 years old. Humans do have an instinctual desire for privacy. However, for 3,000 years, cultures have nearly always prioritized convenience and wealth over privacy. Section...Show More Summary

The challenges of implementing the Computing curriculum in England

What challenges have you faced in implementing the Computing Programme of Study? Waht alternatives to ICT at GCSE and A Level have you considered? Please take a moment or two to fill out this survey. Results are open for all to see.

Producing mutant, shapeshifting worms

In the annals of weird science: one team has figured out how to reshape the heads of worms. Specifically, "worms with the heads and brains of other species." Normally, G. dorotocephala sports a pointy head with two elongated, earlike projections...

#openupTRU – Simpler WordPress Writing POC

I’ve had a number of requests to simplify WordPress, to make it more Tumblr like. I get that. It was mentioned again while I was at Thompson Rivers University and that inspired me to get it done. WordPress has a lot more complexity than Tumblr and that allows you to do a lot more. Show More Summary

Friedrichs Oral Arguments Scheduled for January 11

Start time of 10 a.m. If you’re planning to attend, please follow these rules: “Please refrain from taking the following items into the Courtroom when Court is in session: cameras, radios, pagers, tape players, cell phones, tape recorders, other electronic equipment, hats, overcoats, magazines and books, briefcases and luggage. Show More Summary

Future Ready Schools

Future Ready Schools is a free, bold effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship.

Program for Government Information Day in Ontario Now Available Online

On December 7, 2015, the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Ontario will be hosting the 3rd annual Government Information Day in Ontario.Speakers from libraries, archives and academia will be making presentationsShow More Summary

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Dennis Krieb named Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year; William J. Rozek appointed Chief Financial Officer for OCLC; Kelvin Watson promoted to Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Queens Library, Jamaica, NY; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the November 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Church libraries offer spiritual, uplifting books

Topic: Libraries Some of these libraries offer hidden treasures in the form of rare or out-of-print books, pamphlets and other documents. “Our library probably runs like most church libraries of this size. It’s on an honor system,” said The Rev. Show More Summary

Causes of Students’ Emotional Fragility: Five Perspectives

The high and apparently increasing rates of emotional disorders and problems of everyday living among college students have generated great concern on campuses throughout the nation. Here I present a sample of views expressed by K–12 teachers, professors, employers, parents, and students about the sources of students’ emotional and coping difficulties.

About this website, and about me

I've updated my "About" page. I'd love to know what you think.

The Future Of Libraries Is Collaborative, Robotic, And Participatory

Topic: Libraries The big question, of course, is whether libraries will have the resources to do the things they need to do. If they can't find alternative sources of funding, probably from the private sector, they're going to be stuck. Show More Summary

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