May 17, 2021

Architecture: 2021 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards Go to Projects in Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York

From the American Institute of Architects: The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) are awarding five libraries with the 2021 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards for excellence in architectural design. 2021 AIA/ALA Library Building Award recipients must demonstrate design achievement, including a sense of place, purpose, ecology, environmental sustainability, and of […]

University of North Carolina Libraries Launches Reckoning Initiative to Advance Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism

From a UNC Library Post: The University Libraries has launched a multi-faceted program to advance racial equity, inclusion and antiracism within the organization and through its work. The Reckoning Initiative makes good on a call to action by Elaine L. Westbrooks, vice provost for University Libraries and University librarian. Following the 2020 murder of George […]

Journal Article: “Research Support Services in STEM Libraries: A Scoping Review”

The article linked below was recently published by Issues in Science and Technology Libraries (ISTL). Title Research Support Services in STEM Libraries: A Scoping Review Authors Nedelina Tchangalova University of Maryland Jodi Coalter University of Maryland Amy Trost The Universities at Shady Grove Amber Pierdinoc Spartanburg Community College Source Issues in Science and Technology Libraries, […]

Roundup (May 13, 2021)

Delaware Libraries Just Launched 3 Telehealth Kiosks in Sussex County, With More to Come (via Delaware) Growing Service to the State: Minitex at 50 (via U. of Minnesota Libraries) Reflected In His Library: A New Exhibition Reconstructs the Library of the Universal Genius (via Max-Planck-Gesellschafts) Statement: “Emergency Connectivity Fund Rules Provide Opportunities and Obstacles […]

Cultural Heritage: The Bob Dylan Center to Open in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 10, 2022

From a Bob Dylan Center Announcement:

National Endowment for Arts Announces Second Round of Grants for FY 2021; More Than $88 Million in Recommended Grants

From NEA: For its second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2021, the National Endowment for the Arts announces  to organizations in all 50 states and jurisdictions. Grants to organizations in three funding categories are included in this round: Grants for Arts Projects, Our Town, and State and Regional Partnerships. Click here for a list […]

FEDLINK Announces Winners of National Awards For Federal Librarianship (FY 2020)

From the Library of Congress: Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) has announced the winners of its national awards for federal librarianship, which recognize the many innovative ways that federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of the government, business and scholarly communities and the American public. Federal libraries and staff throughout […]

New Ex Libris Commissioned Report: “Managing, Accessing, and Using Course Materials: Understanding the Challenges of Faculty and Students”

From Ex Libris: The study was commissioned by Ex Libris and conducted by Alterline, an independent research agency. The report presents findings from a survey of 103 faculty members and 257 students in the United States, in a range of disciplines. Key findings of the study include the following: Faculty members are bearing the administrative […]

Roundup (May 12, 2021)

Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Names Jennifer Ferretti Digital Library Federation Senior Program Officer (via CLIR) New Open Source Project Automates Data Deletion Requests by Email (via Consumer Reports) North Dakota’s Rock Library Evolves to Meet Energy Industry Needs (via Bismarck Tribune)Public Library of Science and TCC Africa Partnering to Support African Researchers […]

California State University Northridge (CSUN) Receives NEH Grant to Digitize its Farmworker Movement Collection

From CSUN: The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center at California State University, Northridge has received a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize some of the approximately 22,000 images in its Farmworker Movement Collection that tell the story and document efforts to unionize farmworkers in the 1960s and early 1970s. […]