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Libraries as Vibrant Community Hubs: A Report From the ARSL Conference

The Association for Rural and Small Libraries recently held their tenth annual conference. More than 550 librarians gathered to discuss issues and concerns unique to libraries in sparsely populated areas. Next year’s conference will be in Springfield, Illinois. 

Letters from a Young Obama

Associated Press: “The nine full letters, sent by Obama to his college girlfriend, Alexandra McNear, are being made public to researchers through Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library. The university has had the letters since [...]

‘Mockingbird’ Removed from Reading List

A Mississippi school district has decided to pull Harper Lee‘s To Kill a Mockingbird from its junior-high reading list because it “makes people uncomfortable.” The novel, which frequently tops the American Library Association’s “Frequently Challenged Book” list, tackles racism. Show More Summary

ALA Launches Policy Corps

On October 3 the American Library Association (ALA) launched the ALA Policy Corps, an initiative that will bring together a core group of library practitioners from across the field and help them develop a deep expertise in public policy issues.

Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Platforms, Apps and Omnibots

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is hosting a webinar on October 26, 2017 called Platforms, Apps and Omnibots - Alternate Views on the Future of Legal Research. It starts at 1PM Eastern time:"Can you imagine a futureShow More Summary

Certified Sustainable | Sustainability

The New York Library Association (NYLA) is poised to make library history with the launch of its Sustainable Libraries Certification program this November.

Library Association Submissions on Canadian Copyright Board Reform

The Government of Canada has been holding consultations on the reform of the Copyright Board whose job it is to establish royalties for the use of copyrighted materials.Today, the website Librarianship.ca posted summaries of the submissions from two library associations: the Canadian Federation of Library Associations and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries.

October 2017 Issue of In Session - E-Newsletter of Canadian Association of Law Libraries

The October 2017 issue of In Session is available online.It is the monthly e-newsletter of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) and contains news from CALL committees and special interest groups, member updates and event...

Banned Books at the University of St Andrews

This week, 24-30th September, celebrates Banned Books week. Banned Books Week is an annual celebration, launched in 1982 by the American Library Association, aimed at promoting the freedom to read. […]

Five Questions with Megan Siu, Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) has been running a series of member profiles called Five Questions With...The most recent interview is with Megan Siu, Community Development & Education Specialist, Centre for Public Legal...Show More Summary

Sex, Politics and the Banned Books of 2016

The American Library Association revealed its annual Top Ten Most Challenged Book List, revealing a glimpse of some of the issues that concern Americans.

Carl Grant on Virtual Reality and How to Build an Interdisciplinary Hub

LJ recently caught up with Carl Grant, associate dean of knowledge services and chief technology officer for the University of Oklahoma (OU) Libraries, to discuss a few of the ways the library is helping faculty incorporate virtual reality...Show More Summary

Larry Weed’s Legacy and the Next Generation of Clinical Decision Support

BY LINCOLN WEED, JD The following originally appeared as a guest post at the blog of the director of National Library of Medicine (NLM) and NIH Interim Associate Director for Data Science, Dr. Patti Brennan. “Patients are sitting on a treasure trove of data about their own medical conditions.” My late father, Dr. Lawrence L. Weed (LLW), made this

Newest Issue of Canadian Law Library Review

The most recent issue of the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR) is available online.The CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries.

This is a Job for Super Regulator!, by Amy Willis

What if librarians were charged with coming up with the next search engine? Would the legal infrastructure in place today support, complicate, or even hinder their efforts? Would the American Library Association be of help? Would they...Show More Summary

Raising Awareness of Dental Health

Librarians are in a unique position to raise awareness about the importance of children’s oral health. To assist the Public Library Association’s efforts to build healthy communities, we are pleased to present an Oral Health Resource List for Public Librarians. Show More Summary

Clueless Middle-Aged White Dude Weighs in on the PC Culture in YA Book Industry

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When I was 19, the Modern Library Association came out with their 100 Best Novels, and I vowed then not only to read them all, but to read one book every week no matter what. I did read all goddamn...

September 2017 Issue of In Session - E-Newsletter of Canadian Association of Law Libraries

The September 2017 issue of In Session is available online.It is the monthly e-newsletter of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) and contains news from CALL committees and special interest groups, member updates and eve...

Canadian Web Archiving Coalition Inaugural Meeting

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries is organizing the inaugural meeting of the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition in Gatineau, Québec on September 20:"The Canadian Web Archiving Coalition (CWAC) is an inclusive community ofShow More Summary

ALA Offers Support for Clovis-Carver Public Library in Wake of Shooting

American Library Association (ALA) President Jim Neal released the following statement regarding a mass shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library in New Mexico, "We are shocked and saddened by the shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library in New Mexico," said Neal. Show More Summary

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