January 15, 2018

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

Adam Eberle was named OverDrive’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer; Nicole Mitchell assumed her new position as President of the Association of American University Presses; Michelle L. Young is the President-elect of the New York Library Association for 2017–18; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the September 15, 2017 issue of Library Journal.

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

Robin Dale is the new Deputy Director, Office of Library Services, at IMLS,; Columbus Metropolitan Library CEO Patrick Losinski has been elected to the IFLA Governing Board; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the October 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.

New Award Honors Innovative LIS Students

Gwinnett County Public Library in Snellville, GA, and the San José State University School of Information are cosponsoring the Innovative Librarians Award, which will shine a light on Library Science graduate students who are pushing the envelope to advance library services and going above and beyond to improve libraries.

News Briefs for September 1, 2017

Austin Public Library Friends Foundation, TX, receives $120,000 grant from Google.org; Washington State University’s Sustainable Heritage Network project wins the Society of American Archivists’ Council Exemplary Service Award; Watkinson Library at Trinity College gets a large comic book and graphic novel donation; and more News in Brief from the September 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.

Straight from the Source | Innovation

Libraries possess a not-so-secret weapon when it comes to assessing the needs of their patrons—the frontline staff who engage with their communities every day. How can library leaders best tap staff members’ expertise, make staff at all levels feel safe and welcome to contribute, and harness that information to develop programs and policies that meet real-world needs?

From Library to Innovation Learning Space

In this webinar, learn from a panel of visionaries who will share their expertise in turning an underused, outdated library into a thriving 21st century learning hub. From building media centers to creating makerspaces, they will discuss their transformations as well as the goals, processes, and outcomes of the projects. Tune in if you have a space that could use an update.
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Stigma-Free Reading for Adults | Collections

Nashville Public Library, the 2017 Gale/LJ Library of the Year, launched the Fresh Reads collection to adult new readers in 2017 to offer stigma-free reading to promote literacy and learning.

Amplifying Community Engagement

The advent and distribution of ebooks has reinvented the modern library. With SELF-e and other self-managed self-publishing programs, libraries have become a channel for ebook distribution and discovery while creating a positive and supportive environment for local writers and readers.
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How Collection Weeding Makes a Better World

While collections constantly grow, shelf space doesn’t. Join us for a discussion on how Better World Books solves weeding issues and reduces operational costs all while giving new life to your old books, empowering worldwide literacy, and supporting the environment.
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Embracing eBooks Like a Boss

When over half of your users come to the library seeking information, it is often your responsibility to ensure they find what they’re looking for. But when you’re taking on varying other tasks, how do you embrace non-fiction eBooks? Join us as we hear from public library thought-leaders as they speak to how their libraries address non-fiction collection challenges.
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