October 19, 2016

LJ in Print

News Briefs for October 1, 2016

The Arizona State Capitol launches the Arizona State Knowledge Center; IMLS issues Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program and Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants; Video Veracity and Serendipity Films receive an NEH award to help complete “Free for All: Inside the Public Library”; and more News in Brief from the October 1, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Thinking Big in Big Sky Country | Design Institute Design Challenges | Library by Design, Fall 2016


Susan F. Gregory, director of the Bozeman Public Library, MT, welcomed attendees of LJ’s Design Institute (DI) to the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver-certified building this May. Opened in 2006, the facility is at once both warmly rustic, clearly inspired by its spectacular mountain setting, and right on trend with the best of national library design. It offers open sight lines, a lofty roof with metal accents, lots of glass (balanced by plenty of wood), hands-on tech, and spaces for people inside and out, making it the perfect setting for attendees to plan the right library for their own communities.

Leaning into LC’s Future: Carla Hayden seizes the moment | Editorial


A new era has begun for the Library of Congress (LC), and if Carla Hayden’s first gestures in her role as Librarian of Congress signal sustained momentum to come, the LC of the future might just live up to the hopes of so many. Since her swearing in, on September 14, Hayden has set a compelling tone, one that is purposeful, inclusive, and infused with an important balance between the awesome responsibility of, and a sense of joy in, the work to come.

Placements & Salaries 2016: Bouncing Back


The first placements and salaries after completing library and information science (LIS) programs reported this year provide a snapshot of a healthy job market characterized by rising salary levels and work that calls for both traditional and non­traditional skills and roles.

Placements & Salaries 2016: Charting the Job Course


The LIS profession is expanding into unexpected venues. As we did last year, we focused on whether graduates were employed in the LIS field or outside of it.

Placements & Salaries 2016: Explore All the Data


Details on jobs and pay for 2015 LIS grads, broken down by region, type of role, school, and more.

Placements & Salaries 2016: Survey Methods


LJ contacted 51 accredited library and information science (LIS) schools in the United States and offered each the opportunity to participate in the survey.

Placements & Salaries 2016: Make Sure Your School Gets Counted


Deans, Directors, and Chairs: If your school did not respond fully, now is the time to get started on the next survey.

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

RAILS’s Deirdre (Dee) Brennan receives the 2016 Illinois Library Association’s Atkinson Memorial/Demco Award; Valeda F. Dent appointed Dean of University Libraries at St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY; Heidi Dolamore to be Director of Library Services, Berkeley Public Library, CA; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the October 1, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Librarians’ Picks | Library by Design, Fall 2016


Librarians who have recently completed building projects are eager to share their choices for design that raises the bar above the expected.