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Archives for June 2012

Ebooks, Maps, and Meebo, Oh My! | ALA Annual 2012

For more coverage from Anaheim, visit News from ALA Annual 2012. Hot button topics going into this year’s American Library Association (ALA) conference in Anaheim, CA, included what the Georgia State ereserves decision means for the future of fair use, what librarians will use to replace the now-defunct Meebo for virtual reference, and of course, […]

ALTAFF’s “Books Without Boundaries: Crossover Fiction for YAs and Adults‚Äù: ALA Annual 2012

ALTAFF’s “Books Without Boundaries: Crossover Fiction for YAs and Adults‚Äù: ALA Annual 2012

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 06/29/12

Mary Elizabeth Antoine is the new Assistant Library Director, Dougherty County Public Library, Albany, GA.She was the Director of Library Services, DeVry University Atlanta. […]

No Big Deal: Three Libraries Survive Cuts to Serials Access | ALA Annual 2012

No Big Deal: Three Libraries Survive Cuts to Serials Access | ALA Annual 2012

EBSCO Announces New Partnerships, Collections

EBSCO Publishing last week announced new or expanded partnership agreements with OCLC, SirsiDynix, and Innovative Interfaces that will enhance discovery and offer easier access to many databases, e-journals and other content.

Update: Louisiana Eliminates State Aid to Public Libraries

The article has been updated to include information on Federal grants to Louisiana libraries. The Louisiana budget signed by Governor Bobby Jindal on June 15 eliminates almost $1 million in state aid to libraries, according to The Advocate. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said Jindal excluded the $896,000 when he presented his proposed spending plan, and […]

New Landmark Libraries 2012: Academic Library Winners and Honorable Mentions

After a successful launch of the inaugural New Landmark Libraries (NLL) in 2011 focusing on public libraries, LJ is proud to present its second list of iconic NLL buildings. This time the spotlight is on academic libraries. Our five NLLs, plus two honorable mentions, will inspire and inform any building project.

New Landmark Libraries 2012 #1: Goucher Athenaeum, Goucher College

Our number one NLL facility, Goucher Athenaeum, crosses service boundaries, mixes library metaphors, and harmonizes a campus already known for its modernist aesthetic.

New Landmark Libraries 2012 #2: Berkeley Law Library, University of California, Berkeley

The 55,000 square foot addition to the UC-Berkeley Law Library appears like an open and transparent one-story pavilion from the street, but it has a huge impact on the law library as well as the law school.

New Landmark Libraries 2012 #3: William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library, Ohio State University

From claustrophobic and dark, the library took on a light and airy presence. Historic and almost forgotten spaces that had been chopped and covered up were restored, including a
30′-tall ceiling in the 1913 “grand reference hall” that became symbolic of the entire effort.