November 20, 2017

Archives for March 2006

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By LJ Staff Laura Ciporen

Blogs and RSS Feeds: All You Need to Know

By LJ Staff There were about five people blogging the Public Library Association session last Saturday featuring Michael (Tame the Web) Stephens and Jenny (Shifted Librarian) Levine, which was appropriate, given the topic: how libraries can better use blogs and RSS feeds. Stephens offered screenshots of several library blogs, from the slick to the homemade. […]

Congress Considers Tax Incentive for Book Donations

By LJ Staff Last year, the Senate, in its Katrina tax relief bill, passed an enhanced deduction for donations of books, aimed to encourage publishers and others to donate their inventory to schools and libraries. The House of Representatives only passed a version that included public schools as recipients. Now another version of the Senate-passed […]

Knitting Nation

By LJ Staff Five Essential Titles for Beginners: The Knit Stitch, The Purl Stitch, and Color (Knitting Experience series) by Sally Melville Knitting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti Stitch ‘N Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook by Debbie Stoller Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book by Vogue Knitting Magazine Editors Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmermann […]

Coffman vs. Hennen: What Should the Funding Strategy Be

By LJ Staff Steve Coffman of LSSI, who’s called for ‘plural funding’ for libraries a la National Public Radio, faced off in a Public Library Association session against Thomas Hennen, a Wisconsin library director who stresses public funding. Coffman suggested that ‘being so heavily dependent on a single source of revenue’ is a dangerous strategy, […]

Michigan Hosts Conference on Digitization Issues

By LJ Staff On March 10 – 11, the University of Michigan hosted a conference on digitization, titled Scholarship and Libraries in the Transition: A Dialogue about the Impacts of Mass Digitization Projects. The event gathered together librarians, publishers, and technologists for a wide-ranging discussion, captured in a thorough conference log kept by University of […]

Too publica display of affection?

By LJ Staff Dear LJ: Our public library recently won a tax increase, which allowed us to hire additional staff. Initially we hired a young guy right out of library school and later picked up another freshly minted MLS holder, this time a young woman, both under my supervision. The two hit it off immediately […]

Gorman, Walters Clash in MLS Discussion

By LJ Staff At the recent Public Library Association (PLA) national conference in Boston, a session titled "Is the MLS Needed for a Career in Public Librarianship?" offered a look at library education that eventually became contentious. It began with PLA president Daniel Walters, who directs the Las Vegas – Clark County Library District, NV, […]

Roanoke PL Could Get $5.5M from Abandoned Stadium Plan

By LJ Staff While some communities fear the siphoning of library funds for development projects, in Roanake, VA, the Roanoke City Public Library System (RCPLS) most likely will have an additional $5.5 million to spend, as the city council takes steps to abandon plans to renovate its World War II – era Victory Stadium. Council […]

HarperCollins To Jointly Publish and Distribute Manga with Tokypop

By LJ Staff HarperCollins and manga publisher Tokypop have cut a deal that will see Harper taking over Tokyopop’s North American distribution as well as a joint publishing venture between the two. Publishers Lunch reports that the new line of co-branded manga titles will debut in 2007 and consists of a combination of existing titles […]