November 21, 2017

Archives for June 2009

The LIS Placement Gap

By John N. Berry III, Editor-at-Large Placement support—an example of “what is broken” Help with career planning and placement was high among the many things a group of students told me was missing from their LIS education. They listed other gaps and faults, too, some from the basic curriculum and some that might be referred […]

From the Ohio Battleground!

So much is happening that new information comes out every hour as Ohio Governor Strickland and the state legislature attempt to plug a $3.2 billion budget shortfall, $200,000,000 of it from library funds.  Here’s what I can tell you: Ohioans love libraries. From our library’s website ALONE: 35,000 customer emails were sent to legislators within […]

Elsevier Motion to Block Public-Records Request of Washington State University Denied

By Josh Hadro ARL: ruling affirms resolution against agreements with confidentiality clauses Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories County judge blocks motion; Elsevier won’t appeal In this case, no right to "confidentiality of proprietary pricing methods" ARL reaffirms opposition to confidentiality clauses Shortly after the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) warned its members […]

Stop the Presses: Reflecting on Changes in the Information Landscape, Part II | Peer to Peer Review

By Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories What if libraries had to bring in enough revenue to cover the cost of our operations? What if we had to sell advertising and membership subscriptions and keep stockholders happy, even if those stockholders had no particular […]

‘Tis the Season To Discuss Our Future, Part II | From the Bell Tower

By Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories In part one I shared a future vision for academic libraries that, while worthwhile, left me less than enthusiastic for what’s yet to come. I would agree that our profession’s future must focus on what we […]

Save Our Library

On Friday, June 19th Ohio Governor Ted Strickland announced that he would use state library funding to help fill the $3.2 billion state budget shortfall. For libraries, this represents a 50% cut of our state funding and is catastrophic. Libraries will close or significantly cut hours.  This presents the quintessential marketing challenge: crafting a consistent […]

Ebooks/Kindles: Yes or No

The other day I was talking with a marketing director from another library, sharing common struggles and insights. She asked me a question that I offered to throw out here, and get your reaction. Her library circulates Kindles and other types of e-books. The library pays for the downloads of about 20 titles per Kindle as well.  The […]

Public Libraries Benefit from Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grants

By Lynn Blumenstein Programs benefit prospective and current public librarians, public libraries, papraprofessionals Recruitment of new librarians Continuing ed to improve skills Research into health issues, more The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded 33 grants totaling $20.4 million as part of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, which since […]

ALA 2009: Use Twitter & FriendFeed to Your Advantage at ALA

From our June 15 issue, check out "Working the Social: Twitter and FriendFeed" by social media mavens Colleen Harris and Laura Carscaddon for tips on making the best use of these social networking services come conference time. Click here for more ALA 2009 Conference News coverage from Library Journal and School Library Journal.

Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Awards Will Impact Academic Libraries

By Lynn Blumenstein Grants for recruitment, research, digital preservation Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories 33 grants total, several impacting academic libraries Program since 2002 Digital information a highlight The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded 33 grants totaling $20.4 million as part of the Laura Bush 21st Century […]