December 15, 2017

Archives for October 2017

Adam Matthew Enables Full-Text Search of Handwritten Manuscripts

Adam Matthew Digital last month announced the launch of Handwritten Text Recognition, an artificial intelligence technology that enables full-text searching of digitized, handwritten manuscript collections.

Arizona State to Partner with Public Libraries on Citizen Science

Arizona State University is partnering with Phoenix-area libraries to develop field-tested, replicable, low-cost toolkits of citizen science resources for public libraries. Funded by a 2017 National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, researchers from ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society and librarians from ASU’s Hayden Library have joined forces with Arizona State Library, the citizen science hub SciStarter, and the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net).

Driving Digital Content Engagement

Join Library Journal and RBdigital as we uncover the latest in library patron digital service engagement and how the RBdigital app and online experience provide the tools that deepen discovery and enjoyment of digital content. This webcast showcases user trends along with how RBdigital uses discovery habits and the ways they interact with digital content.
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Get Into Learning Mode for Better Library Leadership | Leading from the Library

Telling library leaders that leadership is a constant process of learning is good advice but of minimal help to busy leaders with little time for learning, whether formal or informal. That is why a commitment to a growth mindset may be a leader’s best strategy for continuous improvement.

Carnegie Medal Finalists; Marisha Pessl Talks Thrillers | Book Pulse

The Carnegie committee picks six finalists, thrillers get attention from author Marisha Pessl (Night Film), and Janet Maslin raves about John Grisham in The New York Times.

Short List Announced for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the six books short-listed for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, given for the previous year’s best adult titles published in the United States. The short-listed fiction titles all comment on American history and culture. Jennifer Egan’s Manhattan Beach (Scribner) is the 2011 Pulitzer […]

Branching Out, August 2017

Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, MD, welcomes renovated Bowie Branch; ten Kentucky libraries awarded $20 million in construction funds; Chicago’s Newberry Library to get an $11 million renovation; and more new construction and renovation news from the August 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.

2 Titles Surge and Horror Gets Its Due in the NYT | Book Pulse

The Bush sisters make a splash while NPR’s Fresh Air gives a boost to a new book on climate change. The New York Times offers a mini-course in Horror fiction.

How to Be a 21st Century Librarian

In this informative webcast, learn how to choose a library school, make the most of your LIS program to prepare for a specialty that’s in demand and future-ready, bone up on what real-world employers are looking for today and tomorrow, and find and nail the interview for your first job in a modern library.
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3 Titles Taking Off and Joan Didion on Netflix | Book Pulse

Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches by John Hodgman takes off and builds holds while the second in a new mystery series gets rave reviews and Joan Didion heads to Netflix.