September 23, 2017

Feedback: Letters to LJ, August 2017 Issue

Personal convictions and professional duties, First Ladies with library ties, cheers for Nashville, and more letters to the editor from the August 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.

News Briefs for July 2017

NEA announces 63 new grants, Texas State Library and Archives Commission will receive $1 million for high-speed Internet in local communities, Clarivate Analytics acquires Publons, and more News in Brief from the July 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.

Highlights from the National Conference of African American Librarians

From rebounding attendance to amazing site visits to a surprise visit from a United States congressman, the tenth National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAALX) offered attendees excitement, motivation, and unity of purpose.

IU Professor’s Archives Inspire Cross-Discipline Projects

Carrie Schwier, outreach and public services archivist at the Indiana University (IU) Archives, Bloomington, decided to reach beyond her “avid partners” such as the history department “to departments such as fine arts, folklore, media studies, theater.” This outreach program “has grown from one that was virtually nonexistent three years ago, to one that last year served nearly 700 students in 60 separate sessions.”

Smoothing the Path of the Research Journey: UX in Libraries

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, 12PM-1PM ET / 9AM-10AM PT
What are the best practices in user experience design for academic libraries? Different campuses have different needs, and as technology changes, great UX remains a moving target. This webinar will cover the essential UX tools to designing an excellent experience for your own unique users.
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Be an Incubator to Your Business Community

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT
Local businesses generate 70% more local economic activity per square foot than big box retail, reports the Anderson Study of Retail Economics. Learn how to be an incubator to your business community. Attendees will come away with actionable programming wins, outreach activities, and best practices for developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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What’s Next for Federal Funding | Federal Advocacy

With FY17 and FY18 and presidential and congressional budgets all jumbled together in the news cycle, it can be tough to keep track of what’s still on the table and when it needs attention. At right is a time line of what to expect in the fight for federal funding for libraries. While it’s accurate as of press time, the situation has been changing rapidly, so sign up for the American Library Association’s Washington Office District Dispatch e-newsletter to get the most recent updates.

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

Louise Bernard has been appointed director the museum at the Barack Obama Presidential Center; Courtenay Reece is the new Director of the Millville Public Library, NJ; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the July 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.

Defying Definitions: Top Graphic Novels for Fall

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
From sf/fantasy and coming of age to shonen/shojo manga, superhero twists of fate, an accidental adventure, and YA memoir, the hottest titles for fall offer a mashup of genres and characters from all walks of life. Join Library Journal Assistant Managing Editor Annalisa Pešek and leading publishers as they discuss the latest must-have graphic novels.
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Sleeper Hits for the New Year

The next edition of our sleeper hits webcasts will reveal all about thrilling new 2018 titles and more, with lots of recommendations from leading publishers. Register now and find out what you’ll be reading for the new year!
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