February 20, 2017

Gary Price

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

Minnesota: “Twin Cities Libraries Hesitate to Lend Internet Hot Spots”

From The Star Tribune (Minneapolis): At a time when some library systems are seeing a decline in conventional services, libraries that do offer hot spots say they are the hottest item they lend. Those libraries still on the sidelines, however, say they are leery for a number of reasons. First, library patrons commonly endure long […]

Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, Profiled in The New Yorker

The profile (approx.2600 words0 was published today and is titled, “The Librarian Of Congress And The Greatness Of Humility.” From the Article: The values of Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first person of color in the position, can be seen in every aspect of the institution she runs. [Clip] Like many librarians, […]

Research Article (Preprint): “Librarians’ Perspectives on the Factors Influencing Research Data Management Programs”

  The following article (an accepted for publication preprint) is scheduled for final publication in the Jan. 2018 issue of C&RL (College & Research Libraries). Title Librarians’ Perspectives on the Factors Influencing Research Data Management Programs Authors Ixchel M. Faniel, Ph.D. OCLC Research Lynn Silipigni Connaw, Ph.D. OCLC Research Source C&RL Website Abstract This qualitative […]

UC San Diego: “University Librarian Helps Guide Efforts to Preserve Digitized Buddhist Art in China’s Mogao Caves”

From the UC San Diego Library Blog: Last fall, University Librarian Brian Schottlaender co-chaired an international meeting of librarians and other preservation specialists to advise the Dunhuang Research Academy on preserving thousands of still and moving images of Buddhist art in the Mogao Caves, in Dunhuang in the Gansu province in northwest China. [Clip] Schottlaender […]

Video Recording: Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) Discusses “MARCH: Book Three” with Kojo Nnamdi at Library of Congress

The video was recorded on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. From LC: The Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress presents U.S. Representative John Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin in conversation with Radio Host Kojo Nnamdi about “MARCH: Book Three.” Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, welcomes the award-winning “MARCH: Book Three” authors in a presentation […]

Reference: List: Dozens of African American Newspapers are Available in Chronicling America

From the Library of Congress: 55 African American newspapers from across the US, are available online in #Chronincling America. Included among these titles are issues of Frederick Douglass’ newspaper the New National Era. In his first issue, Douglass writes “It has been a cherished hope of mine, since the abolition of slavery, that…some new man…thoroughly […]

Reference #Data: Global Heat Continues, Sea Ice Hits New Record Lows, January 2017 Was Third-Warmest January On Record


From the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Post: The extended spell of high global temperatures is continuing, with the Arctic witnessing exceptional warmth and – as a result – record low Arctic sea ice volumes for this time of year. Antarctic sea ice extent is also the lowest on record. Reports from the U.S. National Oceanic […]

Online Reference Resource: “2016 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium” (U.S.)


The Annual Disability Statistics Compendium is published by the Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire. From the Website’s FAQ: The mission of the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium is to make disability statistics easier to find and use. The Compendium gathers the most recent national statistics on people with disabilities from various federal programs and agencies. The […]

Public Library News Roundup

Last Updated: Saturday, February 18, 2017 Georgia: Seven Atlanta-Fulton libraries getting upgrades (via AJC.com) Missouri: Columbia Library Changes Gun Signage After Threat Of Lawsuit (The Missourian) Ohio: “The Creativity Lab” Opens Today Inside Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s Main Library Facility (via Toledo Blade) Ontario: Hamilton Library Card Holders Have Highest Rates ofLibraryUse in Province Tennessee:  EPB, […]

Canada: Ontario: Hamilton Library Card Holders Have Highest Rates of Library Use in Province

From the CBC: Hamiltonians with library cards use their library more than card holders in any other major municipality in Ontario. [Clip] Annual figures from Hamilton Public Library (HPL) show the city is No. 1 among 49 other libraries, ranging in size from Norfolk County to Toronto, when it comes to circulations per card holder. Each card holder […]