November 21, 2017

Archives for June 2011

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 06/30/11

Sallie Brodie, Adult Department Head, Cromaine District Library (CDL), Hartland, MI, has retired. Brodie worked at CDL since 1982. Natasha Casteel has been appointed Head Librarian, Roseville Public Library, CA. Casteel most recently was Assistant Director, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Libraries, NM. Abby Cooley is the new Manager, Reistertown Branch Library, Baltimore County Public Library, MD. She […]

ALA Annual 2011: Boopsie App Feature Enables OverDrive Catalog Search and Download

In the run-up to the American Library Association (ALA) Conference in New Orleans, mobile app maker Boopsie unveiled OverDrive ebook and audiobook catalog search and download capability for its custom-made library-branded smartphone apps. The feature lets patrons search for compatible OverDrive ebook or audiobook titles without having to leave the app, and then download content […]

Product Watch | Library Scanners

LJ looks at how scanners are being used in libraries big and small Think of library scanning, and massive digitization initiatives such as the controversial Google Books project spring to mind. But the varieties of library scanners run the gamut: although some libraries do indeed make use of scanners for large-scale projects involving thousands of pages […]

ALA Annual 2011: Panel Calls on ALA To Do More To Promote Diversity

When Luis Chaparro said that the American Library Association can do more to promote diversity, seven nearby heads nodded in unison. “The profession, and ALA in particular, needs to work a little bit harder to bring in more minorities,” Chaparro, the head librarian at Valle Verde Library in El Paso, TX, and a past president […]

ALA Annual 2011: New ALA President Molly Raphael Begins Her Term

By SLJ Staff The American Library Association has a new president. Molly Raphael, former director of libraries at Multnomah County Library in Portland, OR, and the District of Columbia Public Library in Washington, DC, began her 2011-2012 term today. As ALA president, Raphael is the chief elected officer of the oldest and largest library organization […]

ALA Annual 2011: OCLC’s Jay Jordan To Retire Next Year

During the recent American Library Association Annual Conference, OCLC announced the retirement of its longtime president and CEO, Jay Jordan, to take effect June 30, 2012. OCLC Board Chair Larry Alford made the announcement during the OCLC President’s Luncheon on June 27. Alford said that the OCLC board was currently forming a search committee to […]

ALA Annual 2011: Attendance Dwindles, but Conference Still Attracts Librarians of All Stripes

A dwindling number of librarians gathered in New Orleans for the American Library Association’s Annual conference from June 23-28, but those present had a lot on their minds, including money, the standing of libraries and librarians in their communities, and learning. On Saturday afternoon, Jenny Laperriere, a senior branch librarian at the Denver Public Library, […]

ALA Annual 2011: A Radiant Gilda Ramos Accepts Paralibrarian of the Year Honor

Gilda Ramos—radiant in both speech and dress—accepted the award for Paralibrarian of the Year at a lively event held at the historic Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans. The $1500 award was sponsored by DEMCO, Inc.

ALA Annual 2011: Top Tech Trends: Apps on the Upswing

TALKING TRENDS A five-member panel of experts (center) drew a crowd during LITA’s Top Technology Trends presentation at the ALA Annual Conference, moderated by Jason Vaughan, LITA Top Tech Trends committee chair and director of library technologies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (far left). (clockwise from top) 2011 LJ Mover & Shaker Jennifer […]

Just a Quick Share

Probably every public library has a Summer Reading Club. They are the bread and butter of these great institutions; ours is 74 years old! Like many of you we have a new theme each year, but this year’s theme is (imho) the best ever: Be a Hero. Read. As part of our publicity strategy, we […]