November 21, 2017

Archives for February 2015

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Watson appointed Associate State Librarian for Ohio; Simons to direct Brown County Library, WI; Grayshaw named director, Middletown Public Library, PA, and more library people news from the February 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Video: New Orleans Public Library Hopes to Avert Financial Crisis

From WWL-TV: The New Orleans Public Library is taking some steps to keep library doors open with funding running out. [Clip] Right now the library is tapping into its reserve funds to stay afloat, but that will all be spent by next summer. The library is hoping voters will pass a millage proposal on the […]

Video: New Orleans Public Library Hopes to Avert Financial Crisis

From WWL-TV: The New Orleans Public Library is taking some steps to keep library doors open with funding running out. [Clip] Right now the library is tapping into its reserve funds to stay afloat, but that will all be spent by next summer. The library is hoping voters will pass a millage proposal on the […]

Video: New Orleans Public Library Hopes to Avert Financial Crisis

From WWL-TV: The New Orleans Public Library is taking some steps to keep library doors open with funding running out. [Clip] Right now the library is tapping into its reserve funds to stay afloat, but that will all be spent by next summer. The library is hoping voters will pass a millage proposal on the […]

ALA, ARL Applaud FCC Vote on Net Neutrality

In a significant victory for supporters of Net Neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today reclassified broadband Internet as a public utility, and established a new Open Internet Order that applies to both fixed and mobile broadband. The new Open Internet Order includes three “bright line” rules, specifically banning broadband providers from blocking access to legal content, applications, and services; impairing access to content, applications, and services; and prioritizing Internet traffic in exchange for “consideration of any kind.”

Barbara Stripling on Seeing the Big Picture

Barbara Stripling has served as assistant professor of practice at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies since 2012, and was recently promoted to senior associate dean. Stripling also served as president of the American Library Association (ALA) from 2013–14, where she initiated a number of programs that reflected her commitment to library advocacy. These included the ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the proactive public awareness initiative Libraries Change Lives, which culminated in the “Declaration for the Right to Libraries”—a statement testifying to the power and value of libraries that was signed by advocates nationwide.

Privilege in the Framework | Peer to Peer Review

Now that the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education is finished, I finally got around to reading it. I was often critical of parts of the information literacy standards, but haven’t found much to criticize about the “Framework,” although I know others have. Most of the “threshold concepts” are things I’ve been talking about with students for years, so there’s little in it that seems particularly new, except thinking of such ideas as threshold concepts. There was one thing that surprised me, though: the recognition of various forms of privilege.

Iraq: “ISIS Burns Mosul Library: Why Terrorists Target Books”

From infoDOCKET Founder/Editor: Gary Price: Words often fail when you read stories like the following one and they can fail multiple times too. For example, words fail when you read about the destruction caused by the act itself (building lost, rare materials destroyed, etc) and they fail again when thinking about what the burning of […]

Iraq: “ISIS Burns Mosul Library: Why Terrorists Target Books”

From infoDOCKET Founder/Editor: Gary Price: Words often fail when you read stories like the following one and they can fail multiple times too. For example, words fail when you read about the destruction caused by the act itself (building lost, rare materials destroyed, etc) and they fail again when thinking about what the burning of […]

Iraq: “ISIS Burns Mosul Library: Why Terrorists Target Books”

From infoDOCKET Founder/Editor: Gary Price: Words often fail when you read stories like the following one and they can fail multiple times too. For example, words fail when you read about the destruction caused by the act itself (building lost, rare materials destroyed, etc) and they fail again when thinking about what the burning of […]