November 17, 2017

Archives for April 2011

Arts vs. Libraries in San Diego Budget

In Los Angeles, it came down to libraries versus the police and fire departments. Now, in San Diego, it seems the library and arts organizations are the ones going head-to-head.

Hennepin County Library Receives $646,000 Bequest

Hennepin County Library has received a bequest of $646,000 from the estate of librarian Lillian G. Wallis.

Borrowing Hocking

Amanda Hocking ebooks have recently been made available for loan via the Open Library.

Geeks Are the Future: A Program in Ann Arbor, MI, Argues for a Resource Shift Toward IT

Reference is dead and libraries need more geeks. That was the succinct message sent by Eli Neiburger at a recent symposium sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association. Neiburger, the associate director, IT and production, for the Ann Arbor District Library, MI, and a 2011 LJ Mover and Shaker, said at the symposium and in subsequent […]

Boulder Names New Library Director

The Daily Camera reports that following two national searches, Boulder officials on Monday announced that Valerie Maginnis will be the new director of the Boulder Public Library in Colorado.

LSSI Appoints Brad King as Chief Executive Officer

Library Systems & Services, LLC (LSSI) picked Brad King on April 21 as its new chief executive officer, according to an LSSI press release. King previously served as CEO for the North American outsourcing division of the Serco Group. Frank Pezzanite will remain with the company as executive chairman. See also in LJ: As LSSI […]

News Briefs: Monty the Therapy Dog Is Renewed at Yale (and Other Items)

The Yale Law School’s therapy dog is here to stay, the Yale Daily News reports.

University Press Content Consortium at 51 Partners and Counting

Just a few months after the merger of the Project MUSE Editions project and the University Press ebook Consortium (UPCC) to form the University Press Content Consortium (see “Two University Press Ebook Initiatives Merge”), UPCC has announced a total of 51 partners on board.

Update: Fighting the Good Fight

My recent blog post on “craftiness” garnered the most comments ever! Reflecting on the comments it seems that there is a struggle in libraryland between: 1) those we want to preserve the decentralized/über-democratic nature of libraries and 2) those who integrate business practices of centralized professional services and a bit more organizational discipline. Ever the […]

After Kindle Lending, the Deluge

That this is a boon for OverDrive is clear, but where is Amazon’s interest? It’s in the patron-customer conversion.