November 17, 2017

Archives for September 2009

Living Up to LEED Silver

The new B. Thomas Golisano Library at Roberts Wesleyan College (RWC) in Rochester, NY, debuted in September 2007, designed and built with the intention of becoming the first academic facility to achieve LEED Silver certification. The efforts of architectural firm Leo A. Daly and SWBR design were successful; that status was conferred the following summer. […]

Light Done Right

State of the art in lighting design is also dark sky lighting—safe, energy efficient, and environmentally sound Tonight, after dark, go out and take a fresh look at your library. Notice how the lighting works, or works too hard. Is the walkway to the front door bright despite being empty? Is the parking lot, sans […]

Surviving Your First Library Job Search

or, What I Had To Learn the Hard Way, Reproduced Here, for You, So That You Are Not Driven To Drink as Well Searching for a library job can be a life-changing ordeal, but try not to let that bother you. The scars that it will leave on your psyche are likely to heal in […]

How To Become a Librarian [Updated]

So, you want to become a librarian? Welcome to a vibrant and exciting profession! Before leaping into a library career, though, take some time to explore your options. Learning what is involved and how librarians generally spend their time can help you determine if this is the field for you.

Oakland University (MI) Faculty Strike Settled

By Information literacy classes disrupted, but library is “back in business” Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Library operated with non-faculty staff Class preparations disrupted No long-term effects expected A faculty strike at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, has ended, with classes resuming and the library restored to its fully-staffed state. Faculty […]

How To Become a Librarian-Updated

By Rachel Singer Gordon An updated version of this article has been published under the title, “How To Become a 21st Century Librarian”, with new information and resources added by LJ News Editor Meredith Schwartz This exciting and varied profession embraces public service, literature, the cutting edge of technology, and more So, you want to […]

Five Universities Sign Open Access Funding Compact

By Josh Hadro Schools asked to institutionalize support, underwrite journal processing fees Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Need to ramp up institutional support More institutional funds will level the playing field Harvard’s Shieber argues for even more It’s hard to bootstrap a new industry model into existence, even in the best […]

Finding a Library Job-Updated

By Rachel Singer Gordon This exciting job market can be tough to break into, but these steps to success should help along the way When hunting for your first professional library job, you will have better odds of success if you both understand what employers are looking for and have a realistic picture of the […]

Finding a Library Job – Updated

By Rachel Singer Gordon This exciting job market can be tough to break into, but these steps to success should help along the way When hunting for your first professional library job, you will have better odds of success if you both understand what employers are looking for and have a realistic picture of the […]

Must Read!

A friend of mine who runs a marketing research company (and  who has appeared in the Bubble Room) alerted me to this article from the  Harvard Business Review. "Delivering on the Promise of Nonprofits" has much to tell libraries, and offers some thoughts on how to move us toward the growing imperative — to quote […]