December 13, 2017

New Report From OCLC: "U.S. Public Libraries: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives"

Very interesting to read the importance that listservs and e-discussions continue to have in the public library community. Direct to Report (4 pages; PDF) Numerous charts. via OCLC: This new report details findings from a study OCLC conducted with libraries in mid-2011 to learn about their priorities, initiatives, thoughts on the future of their service […]

New Report From CLIR: "Assessment 360: Mapping Undergraduates and the Library at the University of Connecticut"

Title Assessment 360: Mapping Undergraduates and the Library at the University of Connecticut Author Susanna M. Cowan Undergraduate Education Team Leader University of Connecticut Libraries Source CLIR (Council on Library on Information Resources) From the Executive Summary In January 2009, two members of the brand-­‐new Undergraduate Education Team at the University of Connecticut Libraries attended […]

Just Released: March 2012 Issue of IFLA Journal (Full Text)

The new issue was made available online earlier today by the International Federation of Library Associations. Direct to Full Text (112 pages; PDF) Here’s What You’ll Find in the March 2012  (Vol 38 No 1) Issue of IFLA Journal Editorial Papers from San Juan Stephen Parker 3 The emphasis in this issue is on papers […]

Obama Nominates San Francisco City Librarian to Serve on National Museum and Library Services Board

From an SFPL News Release: San Francisco City Librarian Luis Herrera was nominated today by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Museum and Library Services Board. Mr. Herrera, who was recently named Librarian of the Year 2012 by Library Journal magazine, has served as City Librarian since 2005. He oversees San Francisco’s 28 […]

Syracuse University Library Dean & University Librarian Susan Thorin Nominated to National Museum and Library Services Board

From Syracuse University: Suzanne E. Thorin, dean of libraries and University librarian at Syracuse University, was nominated to the National Museum and Library Services Board by President Obama on March 12. She is one of three individuals nominated by the president to serve as an adviser to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) […]

Radio Program Looks at Outsourcing of Public Libraries, Audio File and Text Transcript Available Online

The following program was recorded on March 8, 2011 and aired on WAMU-FM in Washington D.C. The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Outsourcing Public Libraries From the WAMU Web Site: Cash-strapped communities across the country have outsourced services ranging from trash pickup to tech support. But in a trend that’s sparking debate around the country, more and […]

Large California Consortium Joins Movement Toward Library Ebook Ownership

From Michael Kelley at Library Journal: The largest library network in California is going to adopt the pioneering ebook business model of Colorado’s Douglas County Libraries, which allows libraries to truly own, not rent, their ebooks. The San Mateo-based Califa Group, which brokers services and products for 220 multi-type library systems (1000 buildings), has seeded […]

Interview: Martin Gomez (Formerly Director at LA Public) on "Creating the Public Library of the Future"

Martin Gomez spoke at the U. of Toronto last week and also chatted with Michael Posner from The Globe and Mail about the Digital Public Library of America. From the Interview: For several years, Martin Gomez has been actively promoting the Digital Public Library of America – a campaign to digitize inventories of cultural and […]

New: Key Issues for e-Resource Collection Development: A Guide for Libraries (Full Text, Free)

Written and edited by members of IFLA’s Acquisition and Collection Development Section. There is no charge to access/download the complete guide. Title Key Issues for e-Resource Collection Development: A Guide for Libraries 30 pages; PDF. Authors Sharon Johnson, with Ole Gunnar Evensen, Julia Gelfand, Glenda Lammers, Lynn Sipe and Nadia Zilpe Edited by members of […]

Now Available: CLIR Issues (No. 85; January/February 2012)

New from the Council on Library and Information Resources CLIR Issues (No. 85; January/February 2012) Articles Include: Anvil Academic to Forge New Publishing Platform for Humanities ARL/DLF E-Science Institute: Next Steps by Rachel Frick Frye Institute 2012 Participants Named Library Leaders Announce New Digital Curation Residency Program CLIR Has a New Website Complete Archive of […]