November 17, 2017

Archives for June 2007

LJ Talks To Zane

By Martha Cornog, Philadelphia The “sista” queen of hot fiction, Zane pens erotic romances that bust right off library circulation charts. A number of her titles goes beyond that Zane zing to delve into serious psychosocial themes like sexual addiction (Addicted), child abuse (Breaking the Cycle), and multiple personality disorder (Nervous). Her latest is billed […]

RWA Sponsoring ‘Libraries Love Romance’; Contest

By Michael Rogers The Romance Writers of America (RWA) are honoring the significant role libraries play in supporting the genre by hosting a new contest “Libraries Love Romance,” which is open to “public, school, or academic libraries that implemented programs/events or displays involving romance fiction from January 2006–June 1, 2007.  The contest has two divisions […]

Author Keillor, at ALA Closing Session, Salutes Libraries

By Norman Oder Charming, disarming, and maybe a little stuck on a idealized image of libraries, author and radio host Garrison Keillor had the audience at the Closing Session of the American Library Association Annual Conference this morning in the palm of his metaphoric hand. He began with an impromptu song, to the tune of “America […]

Author Keillor, at ALA Closing Session, Salutes Libraries

By Norman Oder Charming, disarming, and maybe a little stuck on a idealized image of libraries, author and radio host Garrison Keillor had the audience at the Closing Session of the American Library Association Annual Conference this morning in the palm of his metaphoric hand. He began with an impromptu song, to the tune of "America […]

A DC Public Library Carnegie Branch Gets a Makeover

By Norman Oder The Southeast Branch of the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) reopened Sunday with a neighborhood celebration, thanks to a makeover coordinated by Library Journal, with pro bono services from architect Henry Myerberg in collaboration with Beatty, Harvey Associates and contributions from more than a dozen vendors. Completing a quick journey from drab to […]

ALA Sets Attendance Record at Conference

By Norman Oder As librarians gathered in Washington, DC for the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, this past weekend, the attendance totals set a new record. The conference drew 28,635 people, including 21,466 registrants and 7169 exhibitors. The previous record was 27,962, set in Chicago in 2005. (LJ reported 27,800.) Last year, in post-Katrina New Orleans, the show […]

Dozier Middle School/Main ST. Libs Wins Gale Video Contest

The Dozier Middle School and Mainstreet Libraries, Newport News,VA, proved the winning entry in Gale’s "I Love My Library" Video Contest. Their entry, The Library Code," beat out four other finalist to snag the $10,000 prize. Gale told LJ that thevideo received the lion’s share of the nearly 9000 votes cast. Gale also revealed that […]

ALA Journal—Show Floor Scene

As big a group of net geeks as librarians are, apparently you’re caffeine junkies first and foremost, and noting the hefty line waiting for an empty terminal at the Internet Cafe, I was surprised to see that the line at Starbucks was at least double.  Good crowd on the show floor, but the room is […]

IMLS Awards $28M in Librarian Recruitment and Education Grants

By Andrew Albanese The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) this week announced some $28 million in grants to 43 universities, libraries, and library organizations across the country to recruit and educate librarians. Among the projects supported will be one to credential librarians in the Atlanta area and another to boost the Internet Public […]

IMLS Awards $28M in Librarian Recruitment and Education Grants

By Andrew Albanese The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) this week announced some $28 million in grants to 43 universities, libraries, and library organizations across the country to recruit and educate librarians. Among the projects supported will be one to credential librarians in the Atlanta area and another to boost the Internet Public […]