January 15, 2017

Announcement: We’re extending Open Access in Action!

We’re extending Open Access in Action! As part of our contribution to International Open Access Week 2016, we’re excited to announce that we will be extending Open Access in Action for a further six months. Starting in November, we’ll be rolling out a new phase of this program that will build upon the successes of […]

2012 Summer ALA Coupons

L.A. Theater Works – William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet L.A. Theater Works – Visit L.A. Theater Works booth 338 to receive 3 free full-cast audiobooks Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. – Enter to win a free subscription to Image Quest ST Imaging – See a Demo of the ST ViewScan System Eastman Kodak Co. – Get a […]

The Problem Is Not the Homeless

People living with substandard housing are in need of innovative library service The number of people who are homeless is on the rise, as is library service for them. Still, many librarians and library administrators believe they cannot meet the needs of this group since homelessness is such a complex issue. It often reflects the […]

Heather Holmes | Movers & Shakers 2011 – Change Agents

Heather Holmes

Knowledge Warrior Heather Holmes, information services librarian since 2003 for the medical library at Summa Health System, a community-based academic health-care system in the Akron, OH, region, studied philosophy as an undergrad. There isn’t much of a market for a professional philosopher in our high-tech, information-saturated world. But a “knowledge warrior” with a good bedside […]

Jaime Hammond | Movers & Shakers 2011 – Innovators

Antidote to Apathy The library at Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC), in Waterbury, CT, serves students from every socioeconomic and educational background. Despite its wide mandate, until this past summer the library’s main entrance was a narrow passage hidden on a lower level of campus. It was then that reference/serials librarian Jaime Hammond, working on […]

Rick J. Block | LJ Teaching Award Winner 2008

An adjunct who takes education of LIS students far beyond the classroom Despite his “day job” and a heavy schedule of classroom teaching, Rick J. Block finds time and intense energy to be the mentor, internship supervisor, and individual advisor to the students who fill every available seat in his classes at two LIS programs. […]