November 23, 2017

Archives for September 2007

InfoTech: LibLime Signs INCOLSA and Central Kansas Library System

By Michael Rogers LibLime, the Athens, OH-based vendor offering open-source ILS solutions, recently signed large contracts with the Indiana Cooperative Library Services Authority (INCOLSA) and the Central Kansas Library System. INCOLSA will be using LibLime’s services for the Indiana Shared Library Catalog (ISLC), a multitype resource sharing network composed of 30 member libraries including an […]

Federal Prisons Limit Religion Titles; Librarians Out of the Loop

By Lynn Blumenstein Ever since the New York Times on September 10 reported on the federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) mission to clear the shelves of any religion titles “not on a list of approved resources,” the BOP has faced a lot of criticism—but not, however, a great response among librarians, because the collections are administered […]

Medical Librarians Save Lives

We all know that any field where top information is paramount is where librarians will be found, but you don’t hear too much about medical librarians. I guess it’s a very behind-the-scenes job. I was pleased to read this piece in the Journal Times Online about Elissa Kinzelman, assistant librarian at St. Mary’s Medical Center […]

New Focus Needed To Recruit Minorities for Academic Library Jobs

By Jennifer Pinkowski If academic libraries hope to increase the number of minority librarians on staff, a single comprehensive recruitment and public awareness resource should be developed to channel profession-wide efforts to one place—taking a lead from other professions, like nursing. That’s the primary recommendation of a recent white paper released by the Association of […]

New Focus Needed To Recruit Minorities for Academic Library Jobs

By Jennifer Pinkowski If academic libraries hope to increase the number of minority librarians on staff, a single comprehensive recruitment and public awareness resource should be developed to channel profession-wide efforts to one place—taking a lead from other professions, like nursing. That’s the primary recommendation of a recent white paper released by the Association of […]

Another Jackson County, OR, Town To Supplement Library Hours

By Norman Oder On the heels of Ashland, OR, voters’ passage of a levy to open their library, a branch of the now-closed Jackson County Library Services, 40 hours a week when the system reopens, the City Council of Talent, a town of about 6000, voted yesterday to use a utility surcharge to keep its library […]

Book News: Dave Eggers Snags $250K Award

By Michael Rogers The Washington Post reports that author Dave Eggers is among the winners of the annual $250,000 Heinz Family Foundation awards. At 37, Eggers is the youngest winner in the awards’ history. Eggers, who scored with his 200 bestseller A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, won the award in the Arts & Humanities […]

InfoTech: Duke U Press Debuts Carlyle Letters Online

By Michael Rogers The Duke University Press is now offering the Carlyle Letters Online: A Victorian Cultural Reference, the electronic edition of The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle. Duke said that the Carlyle Letters Online features “thousands of letters written by Scottish author and historian Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881) and his wife, Jane […]

InfoTech: Duke U Press Debuts Carlyle Letters Online

By Michael Rogers The Duke University Press is now offering the Carlyle Letters Online: A Victorian Cultural Reference, the electronic edition of The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle. Duke said that the Carlyle Letters Online features “thousands of letters written by Scottish author and historian Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881) and his wife, Jane […]

Ashland, OR, Voters Approve Library Levy

By Norman Oder Voters in Ashland, OR, September 18 overwhelmingly approved a property tax levy that, along with money from Jackson County for the 15-branch Jackson County Library Services, likely will allow their branch, serving a community of some 20,000, to open 40 hours a week. County libraries have been closed since April 6, after […]