April 17, 2014

Getting Reacquainted with Fiction | Library Journal’s Day of Dialog

Getting Reacquainted with Fiction | Library Journal’s Day of Dialog

Library Journal’s 2013 Day of Dialog ended with a table lined with familiar faces: Amy Tan, with her first novel for adults since 2005′s Saving Fish from Drowning; Richard North Patterson, with a work narrated by a 22-year-old woman; Allan Gurganus, with his first book in 16 years; prolific critic Caleb Crain, with his first ever novel (though second book); Al Lamanda, with Sunrise (Gale Cengage, Aug.), the follow up to his Edgar-nominated Sunset; and of course Library Journal‘s own Barbara Hoffert as moderator.

Collection Development 2020 | Library Journal’s Day of Dialog

Collection Development 2020 | Library Journal’s Day of Dialog

Ebooks. Self publishing. Platforms, platforms, platforms. It’s hard enough to keep up now; what will collection development librarians’ jobs look like in 2020? At LJ’s Day of Dialog, held May 29 at the McGraw-Hill auditorium in New York City, Christopher Platt, Director, Collections and Circulation Operations, New York Public Library, put that question to a panel of librarians and a publisher.

BEA For All: A Librarian’s Guide to BookExpo America 2013

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To make the most of BEA, here are the offerings that are best for librarians—not all of them are particularly aimed at our profession, but eavesdropping on “the other side” can be illuminating. Though ebook questions feature heavily, we’re moving on from library availability concerns to debates surrounding secondhand ebooks, the effects on authors, and e-publishing of out-of-print titles.

Best Digital Practices: Navigating Platforms, Digital Displays, and the Ghost of VHS | LJ Day 2012of Dialog 2012

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The third panel of the day, “Best Digital Practices” offered concrete advice from librarians who’ve spent time in the ebook trenches. “Unless you are willfully ignorant or dead,” Library Journal Book Review Editor Heather McCormack began, you are aware of the challenges librarians face as new digital collections are built and maintained.

APAC Earns A+: Audio Industry Still Needs Discovery; Libraries Remain Superstars | BookExpo America 2012

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The Audio Publishers Association Conference (APAC), which yesterday kicked-off both the annual June is Audiobook Month celebration and the BookExpo America gathering at Manhattan’s Jacob Javits Center, proved both informative and uplifting.

Busy as a BEA: Visit BookExpo America 2012, June 4–7

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Want to leave your library for an island break as spring heats into summer after Memorial Day? Come to Manhattan at the beginning of June and let BookExpo America (BEA) reinvigorate you with its mix of author buzz, new discoveries, and contact with bookies from near and far.