May 28, 2022

ALA Opens Nominations For 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

From the American Library Association: The American Library Association (ALA) asks library users to nominate librarians that have transformed lives and communities through education and lifelong learning for its coveted 2015 I Love My Librarian Award. The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the public service of exceptional public, school, college, community college or […]

Telluride, Colorado: Library Board Terminates Director Barb Brattin

From The Watch (Telluride): The Wilkinson Public Library Board of Trustees voted to terminate executive director Barbara Brattin on Thursday. In addition, the board voted to begin seeking an interim library director, whose duties will include managing day-to-day library operations and helping the board conduct a search for a permanent replacement for Brattin. Three of […]

Virginia Steel Named UCLA University Librarian

Virginia Steel will be moving from Santa Cruz to Westwood. From the UCLA Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost: A library director for more than 11 years with significant leadership experience within the University of California system and at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) institutions, Ms. Steel brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise […]

University of Virginia: “Library Employees Protest Changed Title”

From The Cavalier Daily: Incoming library staff will no longer be designated as faculty, University Librarian Karin Wittenborg told library employees in an email March 1. Instead, all future positions within the University library system, including vacancies created by retirements and departures as well as newly created positions, will be posted as University staff. The […]

Fresno State University: From Laptops to the Reference Desk, “Library Student Services Vary in Popularity”

From The Collegian: (Student Newspaper at Fresno St. University) Since its remodel in 2009, The Henry Madden Library has had 4,262,955 students, faculty, and community members walk through its doors, but few of those people know all that it has to offer. “I wasn’t exposed to any of the services,” said Michelle Moua, a second-year […]

New Article: “Co-Teaching Relationships Among Librarians and Other Information Professionals”

The following article appears in the latest issue  (released today) of Collaborative Librarianship (Vol 4, No 4). Title Co-Teaching Relationships Among Librarians and Other Information Professionals Authors Ann Medaille University of Nevada, Reno Amy W. Shannon University of Nevada, Reno Source Collaborative Librarianship Vol 4, No 4 Abstract This article uses the co-teaching experiences of […]

Another Publisher Has Serious Problems with a Blog Post Written by a Librarian

Here we go again? Earlier this week we posted a roundup of coverage about lawsuits re: Dale Askey and McMaster University. Today,  Inside Higher Ed. is reporting about the Canadian Centre for Science and Education sending a letter to Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and scholarly initiatives librarian at the University of Colorado Denver saying they have […]

U. of Wisconsin-Madison Names New University Librarian

From a UW-Madison Announcement: Ed Van Gemert, who has served as interim director of the General Library System at the University of Wisconsin–Madison since December of 2011, has been selected to lead the system on a permanent basis. His title will be Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian. [Clip] an Gemert served as deputy […]

Archived Webcast and a New Q&A Document: "New Roles for Research Libraries: Digital Curation for Preservation"

The webcast was recorded on April April 7, 2011 and made available om YouTube the following week. Panelists: Martha Anderson (LC/NDIIPP), Jeremy York (HathiTrust), Oya Rieger (Cornell), Trisha Cruse (California Digital Library) Along with the video, there is now a 4 pages PDF that provides answers to questions that were asked during the program but […]