The New York-based H.W. Wilson Foundation is continuing to support library and information science education with $580,000 in scholarship grants, to be distributed among 58 library schools across North America over the next four years.
This morning’s Top Technology Trends (TTT) panel at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, TX, attracted its usual large audience as speakers singled out topics like user expectations, analytics, systems integration, and data interoperability as areas for the library community to watch.
“How have we come to a place where the sharing of books, and the gathering and disseminating of knowledge has come to be such a revolutionary act—one that brought the full force of the militarized New York police department down upon it?” asked an OWS librarian. “I think the reason is that today we see an all-out assault on what libraries stand for and what they do.”