November 21, 2017

Archives for July 2016

Making the Advocacy Decision

Library trustees—whether elected or appointed—have the fiduciary responsibility to ensure that the library has the resources to provide the programs and services the community wants.

SocArXiv, COS Partner on New OA Social Science Archive

As part of the growing efforts to openly share the results of social science research, the steering committee of SocArXiv—an open source, open access archive for the social sciences—on July 9 announced plans to partner with the Center for Open Science on the development of a preprint server that enables the sharing of data and code, with the potential for post-publication review.

Love in Uniform: Military Romance | Collection Development, August 2016

Current trends in military romance both reflect and anticipate events in the nonfictional world. Since the takedown of Osama bin Laden, battalions of romances star SEALs, while the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has led to a spate of same-sex happy endings.

Crisis Leadership Takes On a New Meaning | Leading from the Library

Unexpected acts of hatred, violence, and destruction are occurring more frequently. These dark crises impact everyone in an organization, but wise leaders can contribute to a better emotional climate if they know how to respond.

Report: Chicago’s Historic Jackson Park Neighborhood Selected For Site of Obama Library, Formal Announcement Expected Next Week

Note: Along with being close to the University of Chicago, the Jackson Park neighborhood is also home to one of the city’s most famous attractions and resources, the Museum of Science and Industry. The area was also home to the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. From The Chicago Tribune: President Barack Obama and first lady […]

Feedback: Letters to LJ, July 2016 Issue

Boosting Orlando, art large and small, an elephant in the (library) room, and more letters to editor from the July, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Branching Out, July 2016

The Alpine Library opened in San Diego; the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is back; work to begin on the Peterborough Public Library, Ont.; and more new construction and renovation news from the July, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Georgia: “Fulton County to Renovate Historic Central Library, Not Build New”

From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Fulton County commissioners voted Wednesday to spend up to $55 million to renovate Atlanta’s Central Library, scuttling plans to build a new facility downtown. The decision brings to an end months of debate over whether the county should keep the iconic building near Peachtree Center that has fallen into disrepair and […]

Academic Librarians On Taking Their Seats at the Table | ALA Annual 2016

At “Taking Our Seat at the Table: How Academic Librarians Can Help Shape the Future of Higher Education,” sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries University Libraries Section (ACRL ULS), library administrators spoke up on how their institutions are looking ahead—both within and outside of the library.

Exhibitor News Roundup | ALA Annual 2016

As always, the American Library Association’s 2016 annual convention included many announcements and product launches from library vendors. Here’s a roundup of some of the news from this year’s show floor.