April 26, 2015

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News Briefs for April 15, 2015

Copyright Clearance Center integrated its Get It Now academic solution with OCLC’s WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service, three Virgin Islands libraries were given almost $1 million in grant funding under the Office of Insular Affairs’ Capital Improvement Project Program, and more news in brief from the April 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal

Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On | Periodicals Price Survey 2015

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Like the ground in the Ring of Fire that surrounds the Pacific Ocean, the serials world is in almost constant motion, responding simultaneously to pressures both large and small. As in seismology, some of the pressures result in incremental changes, while others, often the result of years of incremental change hidden below the surface, seem suddenly to shake the serials world like an earthquake.

Southwest Airlines Awards Grant to a Florida Public Library System

From the Lee County Public Library System (Fort Myers Area): Today, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) grew their multi-year commitment to Placemaking and local community development, announcing that Lee County, one of six locations across the U.S. will receive a Heart of the Community grant to enhance the Cornog Plaza on the campus of the Fort […]

IMLS Announces Recipients of 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

IMLS Announces Recipients of 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

A busy day for library-related awards. We posted about the “just announced” Federal Library/Librarian of the Year recipients earlier today. Now, here’s the announcement and list of the ten 2015 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service recipients. Congratulations. The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the recipients of the 2015 National Medal for Museum […]

Vandals Chop Down Ferguson Tree Donated by Black Caucus of ALA and Dedicated to Michael Brown

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: City officials say two saplings, one of them planted in Michael Brown Jr.’s memory, were found damaged Sunday, but the city plans to replace them this week. In a statement Monday, the city said a sapling planted in January Wabash Park, that had been donated by the Black Caucus of […]

Louisville Libraries Help Train Local Talent For Tech Jobs

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Kentucky’s Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) is teaming with government agencies, nonprofits, and businesses in its community to teach people to develop websites and program software—and once those skills are honed, getting them placed in tech jobs around the region. With Code Louisville, local employers detail the programming knowledge that applicants will need to fill specific job openings, and sometimes provide mentors to assist in training programs. Using an LFPL card, trainees can access Treehouse online training programs at no cost.

Arizona: Pima County (Tucson Area) Considers Closing 4 Libraries to Help Reduce Budget Deficit

From the Arizona Daily Star: County leaders could close four public libraries and limit hours at eight others in an effort to stave off an operating deficit. “I think it’s a very sad day when we have to close libraries,” said Pima County Supervisor Richard Elías. Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry has recommended the closure […]

Arizona: Pima County (Tucson Area) Considers Closing 4 Libraries to Help Reduce Budget Deficit

From the Arizona Daily Star: County leaders could close four public libraries and limit hours at eight others in an effort to stave off an operating deficit. “I think it’s a very sad day when we have to close libraries,” said Pima County Supervisor Richard Elías. Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry has recommended the closure […]

Internet Access in the Library: U. of Maryland’s iPAC & ALA Release Results of “Broadband Quality in Public Libraries” Survey

Here’s a new report from the University of Maryland’s Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC) and the American Library Association. From a News Release: Broadband speeds in U.S. public libraries have improved significantly in recent years yet continues to lag behind national broadband connectivity standards, according to “Broadband Quality in Public Libraries,” a new supplementary summary […]

Faculty Rallies to Support University of Oregon Archivist

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More than 100 faculty members at the University of Oregon (UO) have signed a letter to the university administration supporting archivist James Fox, who has been informed that his contract will not be renewed in June. Fox, along with digital archivist Kira Homo, is at the center of a controversy involving the release of some 22,000 pages of unfiltered UO presidential archives to professor of economics Bill Harbaugh in November 2014.