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Archives for January 2016

When You Can’t Lead Like Dan Price | Leading from the Library

Library jobs tend to be low paying. Leading in the non-profit education sector gives leaders little leeway or discretionary power to raise salaries. Learn what leaders should know about motivating staff.

Wisconsin Appeals Court Upholds University Library Porn Citation

From the AP (via La Crosse Tribune): An Eau Claire man didn’t have a constitutional right to view pornography on a university library computer, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The case began in December 2014, when two students doing their homework in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire library noticed David Reidinger, then 45, was […]

Best Practices for Increasing Usage of your e-book Collection

Thursday, February 18th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Your library offers thousands of e-books alongside your print collection. Now what? Is your e-book investment is being utilized? Are e-books contributing to your academic mission? Is your faculty capitalizing on the benefits e-books and do students know how to use them successfully? Get to bottom of these questions with evidence-based management tools, curriculum integration and planning tips, and new user experience features for improved usability. Learn how your peers are integrating e-books at their institutions, engaging faculty, and driving usage to demonstrate the value of their e-book investment.
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Both LYRASIS and DuraSpace Boards Approve “Intention to Merge” But Deal Not Final

Here’s the Full Text of Today’s Joint Announcement. We’ve added emphasis to a few sections. The Boards of LYRASIS and DuraSpace, two leading member-based non-profit organizations serving libraries, archives, museums, as well as the broader scholarly, cultural heritage and technology communities, have unanimously approved an “Intent to Merge”. LYRASIS, which serves more than 4000 members […]

Enoch Pratt Free Library Brings Lawyers to the Library

Since late summer 2015, Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library (EPFL) has offered its patrons a unique service: through the new “Lawyer in the Library” program, community members may receive free legal advice from Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) attorneys.

Library Vendors Debut New Offerings | ALA Midwinter 2016

As always, the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter meeting was the occasion for the debuts of new offerings from a wide range of library vendors. Below, please find a smattering of those we spotted in the aisles in alphabetical order. This list is necessarily far from comprehensive; if we missed yours (or your favorite) please add it in the comments!

California: San Francisco Public Library Launches “Biblio Bistro” a Movable Kitchen Providing Food Education

From the SF Chronicle/SFGate: Seven years ago, a tiny garden of mixed greens and vegetables was planted in the children’s area at the Mission Branch Library. But the kids were befuddled about what to do with the produce. That’s when program manager Lia Hillman realized there was a disconnect between healthy food and the ability […]

San Diego Public Library Staff Trained to Identify Sex Trafficking Victim

From NBC San Diego: More than 800 staff members at all of San Diego’s 36 library locations recently received training on how to spot sex trafficking victims, how to start a conversation with them, and ultimately how to steer them to the appropriate resources for help. “We actually had a situation where we had a […]

Why Books Are Still A Good Library Brand

Thursday, February 11th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
You’ll hear from library directors or assistant directors nationwide about how they support books as a library brand in the face of other important library missions and what exciting programs or initiatives their libraries may be undertaking to support books as a brand. They’ll also share highlights about some of the challenges and their possible solutions for supporting their pro-book approach.
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CHORUS Inks Agreement with NSF, USGS, NIST

CHORUS (the Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States) has partnered with a number of federal agencies over the past six months to help them comply with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directives requiring open access to federally funded research. The United States Department of Energy (DOE), the Smithsonian Institution, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have all reached agreements with CHORUS.