November 21, 2017

Archives for November 2016

From Good to Great, as a Leader | Leading from the Library

There’s a difference between being a good leader and a great leader, but it’s not what we might think. Greatness is not just being better than good. It’s about having force and channeling it for a purpose.

Julie Webb: Tennessee’s Friend of the Year

At their Trustees/Friends luncheon on April 8, the Tennessee Library Association and Friends of Tennessee Libraries (FOTL) jointly honored longtime Friend Julie D. Webb with their Friend of the Year Award, which celebrates a group or individual that has made a significant contribution to a Friends organization and the advancement of libraries in the state.

Campus Libraries See Increase in Discriminatory Incidents

Between Wednesday, November 9—the day after the U.S. presidential election—and Wednesday, November 16, the Southern Poverty Law Center collected reports of more than 700 incidents of hateful intimidation and harassment through submissions to its #ReportHate page, which launched the day after the election. More than 60 of these occurred on academic campuses, including in libraries, ranging from verbal attacks, fliers, and personal notes containing hate speech to postings on social media. Most of these have thus far been limited to graffiti and property defacement, but at least one student has been physically confronted.

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

Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz to succeed Joanne Eldridge as Director of the Lorain Public Library System (LPLS), OH; Reading Public Library, PA, appoints Bronwen Gamble Executive Director; Campbell University Libraries, Buies Creek, NC, promotes of Sarah Steele to Associate Dean of the Library; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the October 15, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Limitless Libraries, Unlimited Potential

As libraries continue their mission to become community cornerstones, there is a new spirit of cooperation between public and school libraries. Nowhere is this more evident than in Nashville, where Nashville Public Library and Metro Nashville Public Schools have partnered to create the Limitless Libraries cooperative to improve school libraries, resource sharing, and student access to learning materials. The Library Corporation’s CARL•X was selected as the shared ILS at the heart of this project. You’re invited to join TLC and Library Journal for a special webinar to discuss the Limitless Libraries concept and how it could work for your community.
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Book Cleaning | Product Spotlight

There’s a slow fire burning that threatens to destroy our libraries’ irreplaceable materials. Paper-based books and records are in danger of degradation not only because of their construction but also from improper storage, cleaning, and treatment. While acid-, lignin-, and sulfur-free papers have largely replaced their more fragile wood pulp–based predecessors that were subject to cracking, yellowing, and disintegrating, there is still a danger of acid-free materials—mostly those manufactured after the 1990s—experiencing acid migration when they come into contact with high-acid documents, acid inks, pollutants, or other chemicals.

An Indie State of Mind

The indie book movement has become a vibrant part of America’s reading culture, and that’s in no small part due to advances in digital self-publishing. With more than 90% of U.S. libraries lending eBooks, libraries have unparalleled power to bring their best local writers to their patrons’ attention and beyond. This webinar will illuminate how Library Journal’s SELF-e program supports statewide, library-driven writing contests to find the best indie books in your community and make them available to library patrons.
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InstantFlix—Providing a Voice for Independent Filmmakers

This Library Journal webinar features an enagaging panel of experts, including IndieFlix founder Scilla Andreen, a selection of independent filmmakers, and a librarian currently promoting the service. Join the webinar and discover how your library can help spread the voice of independent filmmakers to your patrons.
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Saskatchewan: Saskatoon Public Library Dedicates Space for Truth and Reconciliation

From the CBC: Saskatoon is now home to what is believed to be the first library space in the province permanently dedicated to reconciliation. Today, Saskatoon’s Frances Morrison Central Library will launch the Read for Reconciliation area. The space will include a full set of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission reports, as well as numerous books about Canada’s […]

Pennsylvania: “Charity To Provide $100M For Philadelphia Parks, Libraries”

From the AP: A Philadelphia charity said Sunday it will contribute $100 million to help Mayor Jim Kenney renovate city parks, libraries, recreation centers and playgrounds. The William Penn Foundation said the money committed to the mayor’s “Rebuilding Community Infrastructure Initiative” is the largest single grant in the foundation’s history. From Philly.com: The gift, which […]