November 22, 2017

Archives for April 2010

Raphael Elected ALA President; Neal Elected Treasurer

By Norman Oder Turnout percentage down to 20.01% from 23.41%; Margolis leads Council vote The latest American Library Association (ALA) election, a low-turnout affair, turned out to be not so close at all, with public librarian Molly Raphael (right) besting school library media specialist Sara Kelly Johns by 5,857 to 4,399 votes, according to ALA. […]

CLA and San Jose State University SLIS Announce New Partnership

By Norman Oder After a break, relationship reboot means more student involvement Break last year over services to students, Drexel relationship Greater student involvement in organizations, mentorship CALIX now at UCLA Last month, the California Library Association (CLA) and San José State University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) announced a new partnership which […]

Hirsh Named Director at San Jose SLIS, Succeeding Haycock

By LJ Staff Scholar and teacher also has Silicon Valley experience Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories SLIS known for distance learning Work at Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Long history of service Dr. Sandra Hirsh, a veteran scholar in LIS with significant industry experience, has been named as the new director of […]

Missed (Library) Connections

Furtive glances over study carrels. Hair-raising brush-bys in the stacks. The idea of sparking romance over ancient tomes in the library is likely as old as the university model itself. But unabashedly seeking out library hook-ups has been relatively taboo, at least until recently. photo by miss karen As the Guardian reports, a new site […]

Could Some Healthy Paranoia Have Helped? | From the Bell Tower

By Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Contemplating the loss of the library at Arizona’s Coconino Community College Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories In the overall scheme of things in the higher education industry, this story would hardly register a blip, but it certainly caught my attention and […]

"Library Marketing Emergency"

That was the intriguing subject line of an email I received this past week. Library Marketing Emergency, what the heck? Out of respect for the situation of the sender, I’ll keep name and library confidential, but I would love your insights into her dilemma.  Said library is redesigning their website. In doing so, they have […]

ALA Issues State of America’s Libraries Report

By LJ Staff Continuing importance of libraries in recession, despite decline in funding The American Library Association’s 2010 State of America’s Libraries report collects some familiar but sobering news about the continuing importance of libraries in the recession, especially regarding job and career help, even as increased library use has not led to an increase […]

Yale Drops Membership in Public Library of Science

By Norman Oder Cites budget pressures; not a trend, according to PLoS Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Increased number of Yale authors in PLoS Library hopes to continue support of OA journals Will loss of discount on author fees affect submissions? In August 2007, the Yale University Library (YUL) dropped its […]

What the Humanities PhD Crisis Means for Academic Librarians | From the Bell Tower

By Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Academic librarians ought to think like Groucho Marx Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Over the past two years the job market for academic librarians offered nothing much to cheer. It’s been tough on new-to-the-profession colleagues seeking to enter the workforce. The […]

Playing for Keeps | Peer to Peer Review

By Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN Why we should take fun more seriously Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Recently there has been some heated discussion on Collib-L about the use of new social technologies as tools to promote information literacy. Some librarians argued we should be involved in […]