November 17, 2017

Archives for March 2010

PLA 2010 Conference: I Have These Statistics-Now What?

By Barbara Hoffert PLA Library Association – PLA 2010 – Annual Conference – Portland Collection analysis, step by step Starts with turnover, ends with action plan Session handouts available online “Books are to be used and used heavily, and if not, they should be out the door,” proclaimed Kathryn King, adult materials selector, Fort Worth Public […]

Now that It's the 21st Century… | From the Bell Tower

By Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA What label should we give to the library of the future? Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Back in the days of the 20th century, if you wanted to communicate that an idea or object was highly sophisticated, or to just emphasize […]

How Libraries Stack Up: 2010

Wow! As I work to shape the value message of my library, who do I discover is on my side? OCLC. Thanks to my friend Peter Simon, Vice President, Product Management at NewsBank. He sent this to me and I knew you’d find it interesting. You can access it via the web here, but wanted to […]

Newsmaker Interview: Brian Schottlaender, 2010 ALA Melvil Dewey Medal Award Winner

By Josh Hadro and Norman Oder UCSD university librarian recognized for HathiTrust and the Google Book Search project efforts Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Surviving a hate incident The impact of the Google settlement The future of cataloging Every year, the Melvil Dewey Award is given by the American Library Association […]

PLA 2010 Conference: Cracking the Code: Beyond Dewey

By Norman Oder Public Library Association – PLA 2010 – Annual Conference – Portland A shift among librarians since 2007 True crime is still a challenge Better for smaller collections It may have been in the last time slot of the Public Library Association conference in Portland on March 27, but more than 300 people […]

PLA 2010 Conference: The Best Mystery Authors Revealed

By Barbara A. Genco, Editor, Collection Management Public Library Association – PLA 2010 Annual Conference – Portland Mysteries and thrillers are enduring reads for library customers Mystery writers and libraries: mutual love Look for more AAP/LJ programs at BEA & ALA On March 26, hundreds of librarians flocked to the vast Portland Ballroom for popular panel […]

PLA 2010 Conference: Movies on a USB Drive

By Norman Oder Public Library Association – PLA 2010 – Annual Conference – Portland Avoids scratching and wear and tear 40 adult and children’s titles in debut A little more expensive than DVDs The problem: library DVDs often circulate with such frequency that they get scratched or otherwise suffer wear and tear.  One solution: Movie Stick!, […]

How (And Why) to do a TweetChat

Just back from spring break in Florida with my family. Walking on the beach in the early morning: nirvana! But back to business. Wanted to share with you an opportunity I’d encourage you to try: TweetChat.  What the heck is a TweetChat? It’s a live conversation with your Twitter followers. We held a TweetChat in early […]

PLA 2010 Conference: LJ/SLJ’s Picks of Saturday’s Top Tweets

By Lynn Blumenstein Public Library Association – PLA – Annual Conference – Portland On the final day of PLA 2010 in Portland, librarians, as usual, left a good impression on the town. Also, tweeting attendees were excited about closing session speaker Sarah Vowell, who delivered an explicit and provocative presentation. The Dewey session attracted crowds […]

PLA 2010 Conference: LJ/SLJ’s Picks of Friday’s Top Tweets

By Anna Katterjohn Public Library Association – PLA 2010 – Annual Conference – Portland On day three of the Public Library Association national conference in Portland, OR, the #PLA10 Twitter stream showed that excitement about Voodoo Donuts has turned into hangover, and exhaustion is setting in. The Oh, I Wish I’d Said…(aka: Dealing with Difficult […]