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Not Your Mama’s Architecture

How to Build Your Cabin or Modern Vacation Home Walton 1964 Submitter: I am an Architecture Librarian, so this 1964 title caught my eye at my local public library. Although my library doesn’t own it; we might, and I stress might, keep it for the architects to look back as a style guide. However, it […]

Immerse Yourself in the Excitement of New Initiatives: Longtime Indiana Director Retires

The St. Joseph County Public Library (SJCPL) in South Bend, Indiana, recently said farewell to their highly regarded director of thirty­seven years, Donald Napoli, who retired on June 30th. Napoli was only the fifth director in the library’s 126­ year history and during his tenure saw many changes. Show More Summary

Exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Morgan Library & Museum takes visitors on an unforgettable journey exploring one of the greatest tales ever told, Lewis Carroll?s enchanting Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland. The exhibition marks the 150th anniversary of Alice?s publication in 1865 and sheds light on the genesis of the story and its extraordinary reception in England and abroad. Show More Summary

KEEP CALM AND LIBRARY ON: Avoiding Summer Burnout

Summertime can be pretty overwhelming in a public library, even if you don’t work in youth services. Thanks to an increase in unstructured time, the library becomes a popular place for students and their families. At my library, we also...Show More Summary

The State of America’s Libraries 2015

Public libraries, school libraries, and academic libraries provide Americans of all ages, backgrounds, and incomes with access to “unlimited possibilities.” The State of America’s Libraries 2015: A Report from the American Library Association...Show More Summary

One Million Images Released by British Library in Collective Effort to Improve Data & Depiction

Our medium of choice might be language, for the most part, but we can’t deny the power of a million+ images now in the public domain. Open Culture points us to the British Library announce that these are for “anyone to use, remix and repurpose.” These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th […]

Information Retrieval for Seniors

Metropolitan Diary: A poet likens a task of aging, recalling old memories, to filling out a call slip at a public library and waiting for a clerk.

Skirtains, Anyone?

Alchemy Arts: Recycling is Chic MacKay and Jennings 2010 This book was recently weeded from a medium sized public library for a complete lack of check-outs. It’s not awful, exactly, but definitely a little weird. The examples are described in general terms, but there aren’t really exact directions or patterns or anything. I think it’s meant […]

New publication coming soon!Rights & Reproductions: The Handbook for Cultural Institutions

Almost two years ago, the IMA was honored to receive a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support the creation of the new publication Rights & Reproductions: The Handbook for Cultural Institutions. Read the press release here. The Handbook will be the first comprehensive resource to focus solely […]

Borrowing Books from Sculptural Micro-Libraries

5 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

With the rise of e-books challenging public interest in printed matter, some community libraries have scaled down their collections while others are championing physical tomes through unexpected creative endeavors.

Harry Potter And The Amazon Woman

(Library | ID, USA) Library | ID, USA Categories: Awesome Customers Family & Kids Geeks Rule Tags: library Library | ID, USA(I work reference desk at a public library. My desk is right next to the “New Books” display, and among the new...Show More Summary

Impact Survey: Measuring Your Library’s Impact

In October 2014, Impact Survey, a project of the University of Washington Information School (iSchool), launched its third release, the culmination of six years of work creating and refining a survey tool that empowers public libraries to easily evaluate how patrons use their services and also track the positive impact the library has on patrons’ […]

8 Weird Facts From the History of the Library

“The hallmark of public libraries — the printed book, bound by covers and centuries of page-turning — is being shoved aside by digital doppelgangers,” the Washington Post wrote this month. It’s true. And because of the recent incineration...Show More Summary

7 Tips for an Irresistible Online Dating Profile

Recently, I was asked to speak at the Santa Monica Public Library at an event and book signing about online dating. I was invited by Mark Miller, author of 500 Dates to chime in on the female perspective of dating in the digital age....Show More Summary

The Public Library Lives and Is Loved

Topic: Public Libraries Via Alternet: Indisputable fact--Americans love their public libraries. Evidence to support this statement abounds. A 2013 report by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project noted that in the...Show More Summary

N.Y. Public Library Offers Actors a Glimpse Into Their Past

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is currently hosting a singular exhibition dedicated to the progression of the headshot paralleled with that of photography technology. Debuted in tandem with the 40th anniversary of...Show More Summary

Summer Reading Club Promotional Videos

The Vernon Area Public Library District (VAPLD) in Lincolnshire, Illinois, is engaging with its patrons in a really fun way to promote this year’s Summer Reading Club (SRC) theme: Read to the Rhythm. We wanted to reach more adults, teens, tweens, kids, and babies. What we came up with was an SRC promotional video that parodied Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” featuring Bruno Mars.

California: Protest at Berkeley Public Library Over Weeding

From Berkeleyside: A crowd of around 30 people gathered at the front of the Central Branch of the Berkeley Public Library today to protest new procedures for weeding books from the library’s collection. The protesters believe the process, ordered by Library Director Jeff Scott, is being carried out irresponsibly. [Clip] In an effort to save books […]

N.Y.U. Library Acquires Archive of the Digital Art Journal Triple Canopy

The online publication, founded in 2007, will work with the Fales Library at New York University to preserve its digital content.

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