November 17, 2017

Archives for September 2015

Mobile Platform For Libraries Provider Boopsie Acquired by Demco

Here’s a Portion of the Acquisition Announcement: Demco, Inc., a leading library supplier, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Boopsie, the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide. “We’re excited to add the Boopsie team and software platform to our global organization because their people, technology and user-centric approach are designed to deliver a […]

Delving into Leadership Development Programs | Leading from the Library

When we find ourselves in leadership positions, but also find that we lack some essential skills or would like to build upon our existing knowledge, many librarians turn to leadership programs. A new book shares research and insights into what makes those programs tick.

An Interview with Peter Suber on Open Access | Not Dead Yet

Cheryl LaGuardia interviews open-access expert Peter Suber.

Product Sourcebook | Library by Design, Fall 2015

Library by Design’s Product Sourcebook spotlights a curated selection of newly introduced library furnishings and finishings in key purchasing categories, which will rotate from issue to issue. This edition focuses on library products for children and powered furniture.

DPL, SFPL Develop Innovative Services for the Homeless

Libraries across the country provide services to the homeless, but some go beyond standard outreach, throwing their doors open and welcoming those community members in. Among them are the Denver and San Francisco Public Libraries, where unique services aim to bring additional dignity and humanity to library programming for people experiencing homelessness. Both libraries have hired full-time social workers in recent years to help address the homelessness crises in their communities, and that commitment shows through in their creative partnerships and programming.

Espionage: In From the Cold | Collection Development: Spy Fiction & More, October 1, 2015

Spy fiction is alive and well, despite the loss of its favorite setting—the Berlin Wall—and the demise of its chief nemesis—the Soviet Union. Warm up your collection with these 18 titles.

Nader Qaimari on Ebook Integration, User Experience, and other aspects of the Digital Shift

On October 14, Library Journal and School Library Journal will host their sixth annual virtual conference, “The Digital Shift: Libraries Connecting Communities.” Follett School Solutions is a gold sponsor of the conference, and LJ reached out to Nader Qaimari, Senior Vice President of Content Solutions and Services, Follett, to participate in this series of interviews addressing libraries’ evolving role in using the latest technology to connect patrons to the information, tools, services, that they need—and to one another.

UpClose: Rooted in Nature | Library by Design, Fall 2015

The Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest opened in 2010 as Alabama’s first LEED Gold–certified library. The library takes its forest namesake very seriously: fewer than 25 percent of the trees on the site were disturbed in the building’s construction, and no tree more than 40 feet from the building was cut down. Of those that were removed, more than 80 percent were reincorporated into the library itself. The ceilings are made of pine; the entry hall is poplar; the service desks, fireplace exterior cladding, and doors to the community room are made of oak.

News Briefs | September 15, 2015

A $300,000 gift from an anonymous donor to the Bozeman Public Library, MT, will help fund a new bookmobile, The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library launched the Historical Dietary Guidance Digital Collection, and more news in brief from the September 15, 2015.

Library People News | September 15, 2015

Stephen P. Weiter was appointed Dean of University Libraries at Oakland University, George Needham was appointed Director of Delaware County District Library, and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the September 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal.