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Feedback: Letters to LJ, June 1, 2013 Issue

LJ welcomes letters and will publish as many as possible. Those that exceed 250 words may be excerpted by the editors. Email ljfeedback@mediasourceinc.com; or write to: Feedbacl, LJ, 160 Varick Street, 11th floor, New York, NY 10013; FAX 646-380-0756/0757

Feedback: Letters to LJ, May 15, 2013 Issue

LJ Welcomes letters and will publish as many as possible. Those that exceed 250 words may be excerpted by the editors. Email ljfeedback@mediasourceinc.com; or write to: Feedback, LJ, 160 Varick Street, 11th floor, New York, NY 10013; FAX 646-380-0756/0757

Feedback: Letters to LJ, April 15, 2013 Issue

The Twitter thing I was going to hold off commenting on the twitter thing—largely because I believe in an age of ubiquitous tools you have every right to choose what works for you (Cheryl LaGuardia, “Stuff I Don’t Understand About Libraries Right Now,” Not Dead Yet.) But I may as well tell you what I […]

Feedback: Letters to LJ, April 1, 2013 Issue

American Indians, too Thank you for your editorial on diversity in the library profession (Michael Kelley, “Diversity Never Happens,” LJ 2/15/13, p. 8). As a non-Indian member of the American Indian Library Association and acutely aware of the lack of visibility given to the most neglected minority in this country (although at one point in […]

Feedback: Letters to LJ, March 15, 2013 Issue

Prove library diversity As a preprofessional librarian of color, I appreciate the initiative taken by LJ’s editor to bring professional attention to the issue of diversity (Michael Kelley, “Diversity Never Happens,” Editorial, LJ 2/15/13, p. 8). If librarians really want to see more diversity of library professionals, they must answer a hard question and answer […]

Feedback: Letters to LJ, March 1, 2013 Issue

Weeding lessons After reading Michael Kelley’s editorial on Melvil Dewey and weeding (“Don’t Judge a Book by Its Dust,” LJ 2/1/13, p. 8), I remembered my first library position of nearly 30 years ago. It was my first full-time librarian position, and, with diploma in hand, I was ready to be the best library media […]

Feedback: Letters to LJ, December 1, 2012 Issue

For the Harper model I agree with Michael Kelley (“A Modest Ebook Proposal,” Editorial, LJ 11/1/12, p. 8). If there must be limits on ebooks for libraries, I would much rather have the HarperCollins model with its reasonable (for library ebooks) prices and their immediate availability. We are using the 3M platform, and we just gained access […]

Feedback: Letters to LJ, November 15, 2012 Issue

More than data We need to see library as platform as more than just data facilitation (David Weinberger, “The Library as Platform,” ow.ly/e0W6G). Librarians serve as a platform for dialog with users who often struggle to handle data well. Everything from helping them to optimize database searches to guiding them in formatting citations. We do […]

Feedback: Letters to LJ, September 15, 2012 Issue

ALA’s ebook focus Patrick Losinski’s piece on ebooks (LJ 9/1/12) is terrific and describes the library/popular ebook issue as the existential issue that it is. The recent Pew report that found that only 12 percent of readers of ebooks borrowed one from a library last year and that the majority of Americans do not even […]

Feedback: Letters to LJ, September 1, 2012 Issue

A rotten job The government wants to focus on education and bring up reading proficiency for U.S. students. I know: let’s cut funding to school libraries and public libraries. After all, you can get anything you need on the Internet (“Louisiana Eliminates State Aid to Public Libraries”). Now what else can we cut? Technology funding! […]