September 24, 2017

New From ACRL: 2012 Top Ten Trends in Academic Libraries: A Review of the Trends and Issues Affecting Academic Libraries in Higher Education

The rankings and discussion appear in the June 2012 Issue of College and Research Libraries News (C&RL News). From the Article: In order to identify the trends, the committee members review the literature, attend conferences, and contact experts who are familiar with current trends in higher education. One of the largest groups of experts is […]

Event Report: “Making Copyright Work for Libraries and Consumers'”

From an IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Summary of the Event: On Wednesday 30th May IFLA, along with the European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA), Electronic Information For Libraries (eIFL), Informations Sans Frontières (ISF), Copyright for Creativity (C4C), the European Consumers’ Organisation (BEUC), and Consumers International (CI) organised a one-day event […]

ALA’s YASLA Division Launches Teen Book Finder App for iOS (Free)

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From the iTunes App Store: Find the best books and media for teens, as selected by library staff and educators across the United States! The Teen Book Finder, generously funded by a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, offers easy access to the titles honored each year by the Young Adult Library Services Association, […]

New Research Report & Podcast from ACRL: “Scenarios for the Future of the Book”

From an ACRL Blog Post: ACRL [Association of College & Research Libraries] has released a new research report, Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians: Scenarios for the Future of the Book, to help librarians reexamine their assumptions, which may be grounded in the current e-book zeitgeist. Authored by David J. Staley, director of the Harvey Goldberg […]

New: IFLA Principles of Engagement in Library-Related Activities in Times of Conflict, Crisis or Disaster

Released yesterday by the International Federation of Library Associations. From the Introduction: At its meeting of 19th August 2011, the IFLA Governing Board set up an Advisory Group to draft Principles of Engagement to be used by IFLA and its members in library-related activities of disaster risk reduction and in times of conflict, crisis or […]

New Report From ALA Explores Challenges of Equitable Access to Digital Content

From an ALA News Release: The American Library Association (ALA) today released a new report examining critical issues underlying equitable access to digital content through our nation’s libraries. In the report, titled “E-content: The Digital Dialogue,” authors explore an unprecedented and splintered landscape in which several major publishers refuse to sell e-books to libraries; proprietary […]

A Brief Look at Librarian Salaries in U.S. and Colorado Public Libraries

From the Library Research Service (Colorado): Comparisons between the 2010 ALA-APA Annual Salary Survey and the 2010 Public Library Annual Report (PLAR) compiled by the Library Research Service show that across professional library positions in Colorado, salaries are pretty evenly matched with national averages, with the exception of library directors. Within Colorado and nationally, library […]

New Issue Brief from ARL: “Challenges of 21st-Century Research Library Collections”

From the Announcement/Summary: The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) announces a new briefing paper for research library directors, “21st-Century Collections: Calibration of Investment and Collaborative Action.” The paper is the work of the ARL 21st-Century Research Library Collections Task Force, co-chaired by Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs […]

A New Report from IMLS: “Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture”

New from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Salzburg Global Seminar. From Summary Announcement: The report details the events of the October, 2011 convening of fifty-eight library, museum, and cultural heritage leaders from thirty-one countries. Together, the participants developed a set of recommendations to help libraries and museums embrace new possibilities for […]

Serials: New Website, New Look for School Library Research; Three New Research Papers Also Released

From the American Association of School Libraries: The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has launched a new website for its online, referred research journal, School Library Research (SLR). The new website coincides with a new name for the journal formerly known as School Library Media Research (SLMR).  The name change reflects the adoption of […]