November 24, 2017

Archives for January 2009

Study at UIUC Suggests $4.38 in Grant Income for Each Library Dollar

By Norman Oder First ROI study in the academic realm Limited to grant income, rather than other library value Expansion of study ongoing Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories While return on investment (ROI) studies have become common in the public library arena, a pioneering ROI case study involving the University of […]

UT Knoxville's Alan Lowe Named Director of George W. Bush Library

By Andrew Albanese Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories The first major appointment of George W. Bush’s post-presidency has been made. Acting Archivist of the United States Adrienne C. Thomas, who took over for the recently resigned Allen Weinstein, has announced that Alan C. Lowe will be the new director of the […]

Library Consortia: Economic Crisis Could Mean Double-Digit Budget Reductions

By Andrew Albanese Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories ICOLC asks publishers and vendors to work flexibly Effects of economic downturn seen as severe Solutions suggested regarding price, payment, "big deal" (This article first appeared in the January 20 issue of the LJ Academic Newswire.) In a statement hinting at just how […]

PowerFul Email Campaigns

Libraries are rightfully protective of our customers. We passionately defend the rights of our customers to access whatever information they choose, without interference from us or anyone else. It is one of our nobler efforts, and one that instills in me a deep sense of pride. However (you knew it was coming) in some ways that fervent protectionism […]

Administration in North Carolina Speeds Up NCSU Library as Stimulus

By Norman Oder Bond sale would help meet construction schedule $127 million library to open in 2012 Library to be heart of “technopolis” Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories (This article first appeared in the January 20 issue of the LJ Academic Newswire.) While California State University has put two library projects […]

SOLINET, the HBCU Library Alliance Get $600,000 Grant for Leadership Institute

By Norman Oder Mellon Foundation continues support Money will support staff training Program involves in-person and web-based programs Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories (This first appeared in the January 15 edition of the LJ Academic Newswire.) With a $600,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, SOLINET and the HBCU (Historically […]

ALA’s Council ‘Leaders’? | Blatant Berry

Uninvolved ALA members are just as wise as the ALA Council Leadership in a democracy consists of fully informing the voters of the issues and then abiding by and executing their decisions. That is why our elected leaders and representatives must be articulate, alert, and able to clarify as well as simplify complex issues of […]

SOLINET, the HBCU Library Alliance Get $600,000 Grant for Leadership Institute

By Norman Oder Mellon Foundation continues support Money will support staff training Program involves in-person and web-based programs Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories (This first appeared in the January 15 edition of the LJ Academic Newswire.) With a $600,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, SOLINET and the HBCU (Historically […]

7 Marketing Trends I'm Following

Over the next several weeks I’ll be talking about 7 marketing trends that have piqued my interest — and how libraries can respond. First up: GREEN. Take a look.  P.S. I mistakenly credit Cuyahoga Library for the card I show. It should be Calgary Library. Sorry!

At UC San Diego Engineering Library, a New 'Greeter';

By Norman Oder Time-traveler suit based on video game now in library Alumni say UCSD inspired career in video games Library head enthused Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories (This first appeared in the January 15 edition of the LJ Academic Newswire.) Thanks to alumni of the University of California San Diego […]