November 24, 2017

Archives for August 2002

Summer Reading Programs Set Records in Ohio

By Lynn Blumenstein The Toledo-Lucas County (OH) Public Library’s 2002 Summer Reading Club All-Star Reading Team broke its all-time attendance record, attracting 15,218 participants, a 20-percent increase over the previous year’s 12,144. The reading club chose baseball as its theme, inspired, no doubt, by the Toledo Mud Hens, the local minor league affiliate that plays […]

Going to the Fringe? Buy a Library Discard

By LJ Staff At the Edmonton International Fringe Festival, it’s a good bet that attendees will stop at the book sale tent run by the Edmonton Public Library. According to the Edmonton Journal, last year, 68,000 volumes were sold on the site, and the number is expected to grow this year. “Most of the books […]

SPARC Europe Hires Director

By LJ Staff SPARC Europe (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), the pan-European alliance of research libraries and institutions that promotes competition in scholarly journal publishing, and LIBER, the principal association of the major research libraries of Europe, announced last week that it has named David Prosser as SPARC Europe’s first director. Prosser, currently […]

Up for Discussion: One Year Later

By LJ Staff ” Who made this mess, Mommy?” My two-year-old repeated this question over and over as we pushed open the door to the apartment we were renting during our one-year sojourn in Rome; apparently we’d been robbed. I struggled to figure out what to say, what to think, what to do, but essentially […]

Periodicals Information Directory

By LJ Staff Descriptive copy for the periodicals listed in this directory was excerpted from evaluations in evaluations in Magazines for Libraries, reviews in School Library Journal‘s Magazines column, or was written by the publishers themselves. All information not enclosed by quotation marks is paraphrased from the full evaluations or represents the statements of the […]

Chat Room: When is Fair Use Fair?

By LJ Staff Its not surprising that the press focuses on the illegal sharing of movies, MP3 files, and software over the Internet. After all, few people believe these activities are legal. In education, however, copyright violations happen all the time, and many folks think they’re perfectly legit. The reason is that although most educators […]

Editorial: The Seven Habits

By LJ Staff I’m going to speculate that there’s a distinct chance your principal only has a vague idea of what you do as a library media specialist. Oh, principals will lean toward political correctness, acknowledging your importance. But do they really believe it? Read more.

Refugee Rights Display Draws Fire in Australia

By LJ Staff Anger about refugees in Australia has seeped into the libraries, where staff at three public libraries in the Australia Capital Territory were treated with hostility for hosting displays regarding refugee rights. According to the Canberra Times, the displays included school children’s artwork, newspaper clippings, and images of children. At one library, a […]

Berkeley Libraries Get Grant for Undergrad Pilot Project

By LJ Staff The University of California, Berkeley Library, in partnership with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education and the Undergraduate Division of the College of Letters and Sciences, has received $138,000 from the Andrew Mellon Foundation to support a pilot project to establish “Mellon Library/Faculty Fellows for Undergraduate Research.” According to […]

Iowa Library Reaffirms Ban on Sari Says

By Kathy Ishizuka The James Kennedy Public Library in Dyersville, IA, has upheld a decision to ban Sari Says: The Real Dirt on Everything from Sex to School (HarperCollins, 2001). The library’s Board of Trustees recently reaffirmed a June decision to return the book to its vendor, defeating a motion by board member Kori Mahoney […]