November 23, 2017

Archives for February 2015

OITP’s Policy Revolution! Initiative (The Exclamation Point is Important) | ALA Midwinter 2015

On February 1 the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) hosted a session at the ALA Midwinter meeting in Chicago to answer the question, “What is a policy revolution anyway?” The answer: the Policy Revolution! Initiative (PRI)— the exclamation point is important, panelists advised—is a three-year grant-funded program to advance library policy at the national level, led by ALA OITP and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), with guidance from a Library Advisory Committee.

Short Fiction is Cool Again: Tor.com Announces Inaugural Novella List

Last summer Tor.com, which has been publishing original short fiction on its site, announced a new imprint “dedicated to publishing the best novellas and short novels from emerging writers as well as established authors.” On February 12, it released its initial list of titles.

Too Much Leadership Advice? Focus on Your Philosophy | Leading from the Library

With the huge volume of leadership advice that’s generated weekly what’s a leader supposed to do? It’s not only the lack of time for taking it all in, but to what extent should it influence your leadership style.

IMLS Announces 30 Finalists for 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Announced

Congratulations to the 15 libraries and 15 museums announced as finalists today! From IMLS: The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced 30 finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 21 years, […]

IMLS Announces 30 Finalists for 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Announced

Congratulations to the 15 libraries and 15 museums announced as finalists today! From IMLS: The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced 30 finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 21 years, […]

IMLS Announces 30 Finalists for 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Announced

Congratulations to the 15 libraries and 15 museums announced as finalists today! From IMLS: The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced 30 finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 21 years, […]

Ending the Invisible Library | Linked Data

To explain the utility of ­semantic search and linked data, Jeff Penka, director of channel and product development for information management solutions provider Zepheira, uses a simple exercise. Type “Chevy Chase” into Google’s search box, and in addition to a list of links, a panel appears on the right of the screen, displaying photos of the actor, a short bio, date of birth, height, full name, spouses and children, and a short list of movies and TV shows in which he has starred. Continue typing the letters “ma” into the search box, and the panel instantly changes, showing images, maps, current weather, and other basic information regarding the town of Chevy Chase, MD.

Oklahoma: State Arts, Libraries Agencies Prepare for Further Cuts

From KWGS Radio: A state House budget subcommittee asked cultural agencies Monday how they’re preparing for another year of cuts. [Clip] Oklahoma Department of Libraries Director Susan McVey told the subcommittee she has to spend money on certain things in order to get more than $2 million in federal dollars. “And that’s what we use […]

Oklahoma: State Arts, Libraries Agencies Prepare for Further Cuts

From KWGS Radio: A state House budget subcommittee asked cultural agencies Monday how they’re preparing for another year of cuts. [Clip] Oklahoma Department of Libraries Director Susan McVey told the subcommittee she has to spend money on certain things in order to get more than $2 million in federal dollars. “And that’s what we use […]

Cambridge Public Library Wins National Architecture Award

More than five years after it first opened in November 2009, the renovated and expanded Cambridge Public Library (CPL) in Massachusetts is still receiving accolades. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) sent two judges to CPL this past November to evaluate the library for its prestigious Institute Honor Award for Architecture. The new library was designed by William Rawn Associates in conjunction with Ann Beha Architects, who handled the restoration of the original 1889 library. CPL has won 22 awards, including the Boston Society of Architects’ Harleston Parker Medal for “the single most beautiful building” built in the Boston area in the last ten years. It was also featured in the American Libraries Library Design Showcase (2010).