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Browse free or die? New Hampshire library is at privacy fore

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — A small library in New Hampshire sits at the forefront of global efforts to promote privacy and fight government surveillance — to the consternation of law enforcement. The Kilton Public Library in Lebanon, a city...Show More Summary

Library 21’: Research, Feasibility and Visualisation

Project management of a research and scoping project exploring a new concept for public libraries in the digital age. The post ‘Library 21’: Research, Feasibility and Visualisation appeared first on The Literary Platform.

Influential Books

The Library of Congress has published an updated list of the most influential books in America after hearing responses from the public. The post Influential Books appeared first on The Millions.

Aurora Library Budget Cuts Staff, Hours, Locations

Having exhausted its cash reserves and knowing that a tax increase is a political non-starter, Illinois’ Aurora Public Library (APL) will eliminate 21 jobs in August, the first phase in a cost-cutting effort designed to close a looming $1.5 million budget gap.

Brooklyn Public Library Launches Video Chat Program For Inmates and Families

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The Brooklyn Public Library wants to make it easier for incarcerated New Yorkers and their families to stay connected.

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

Patricia Flatley Brennan to becme director of the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; Lance Chaffee, director of Olean Public Library, NY, has retired; Christian Zabriskie appointed Branch Administrator of Yonkers Public Library, NY; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the June 1, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

July/August 2016 Issue of AALL Spectrum

The July/August 2016 issue of AALL Spectrum, a monthly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries, is available. From the Editor's Note: "This issue of AALL Spectrum highlights 'best practices' in a variety of operational environments. Show More Summary

New! The Quick Reads Series – Weeding Manual – Digital Download

Authors: Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly Publisher: Public Library Association, May, 2016, 71 pages. Price: $19.95 PLA Member $22.00 ALA Member $24.00 Nonmember Weeding is an important step in collection management, and one that must be handled sensibly. Show More Summary

The Quick Reads Series – The Bed Bug Guide for Public Libraries – Digital Download

Author: Sarah Kittrell Publisher: Public Library Association, January, 2016, 66 pages. Price: $19.95 PLA Member $22.00 ALA Member $24.00 Nonmember The Bed Bug Guide for Public Libraries is a thorough look at managing what is becoming an increasingly common problem for public libraries. The book’s expert author, Sarah Kittrell, collection development division manager of the […]

The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Public Library are teaming up to offer workshops for students

The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Public Library are partnering together to launch a program that will teach journalism skills to high schoolers. The program, called Storytellers Without Borders, received $150,000 in funding from the Knight Foundation as one of the winners of the latest round of the Knight News Challenge, which were announced this...

Crowds swarm AZGS library to pick up publications and maps

AZGS opened its Tucson library, publications storeroom and topographic map room to the public today to take anything they wanted before the office closes next week to move to the University of Arizona. Geologists, mining engineers, teachers,...Show More Summary

News Update: Atlanta’s iconic Central Library, designed by Marcel Breuer, jeopardized

On Wednesday, June 22 at 4 p.m. the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library System Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting on the 6th floor of the Central Library.

Smaller Replacement for Donnell Library (NYC) Opening

Topic: Libraries Public Libraries Via email from Save NYPL: After eight (!) years of delays, the replacement for Donnell Library will open next Monday (June 27) at 10am. If you are free that day, please join us as we remind NYPL officials...Show More Summary

UNEXPECTEDLY: Obama Wants ‘Radical’ Who Fought for PORN in Public Libraries To Run Library of Congre…

UNEXPECTEDLY: Obama Wants ‘Radical’ Who Fought for PORN in Public Libraries To Run Library of Congress. The long march through the institutions continues.

Impacts reported on the downsizing, transfer of AZGS

As AZGS shuts down our publicly accessible geological libraries in Phoenix and Tucson, "The public sphere of knowledge, the one that anyone can access, shrinks. The private sphere grows and becomes available only to insiders or those who can pay the price" according to a column by Tim Steller in today's Arizona [Tucson] Daily Star. Show More Summary

How publishing in open access journals threatens science and what we can do about it

Topic: Academic Libraries The last decade has seen an enormous increase in the number of peer-reviewed open access research journals in which authors whose articles are accepted for publication pay a fee to have them made freely available on the Internet. Show More Summary

Are Small Public Libraries the Way of the Future?

A Washington Post editorial champions the idea of small libraries, suggesting they are key to the industry’s future success. Writer Steve Barker states, “With print collections and budgets down, more libraries may be the answer—but smaller ones.”[1] I work at a public library that serves a population of 4,078. Show More Summary

Collaborative Learning in Libraries

Collaborative learning puts a group of people in a situation where they learn something together, no matter their skill level. We at the Chattanooga (TN) Public Library started co-learning classes on the 4th Floor, our public laboratory and educational facility with a focus on information, design, technology, and the applied arts. Show More Summary

The Dangers of Internet Filtering

So you are at your public library about to download or view information for a research paper, and then it happens: The library’s blocking software lets you know that you are not allowed to access a certain webpage because it has been filtered out by the network’s firewall. Show More Summary

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