Former Congresswoman Lois Capps donates her papers to the University of California–Santa Barbara; NYPL’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of 24 new National Historic Landmarks; Ohio Public Library Information Network to install 100 megabit-per-second bandwidth connections in all state public library systems; and more News in Brief from the March 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.
Jane Sánche named Law Librarian of Congress; Denise Stephens to become Vice Provost and University Librarian at Washington University, St. Louis; Lisa Wells is the new Executive Director of Pioneer Library System, OK; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the March 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.
Looking for a long view of the wider profession, living library history, inspired by Librarian of the Year, and more letters to editor from the March 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.
Librarian Janie Hermann, a 2007 LJ Mover & Shaker, noted early in 2016 that a lot of books were coming out about hygge, the Danish term for taking pleasure in the simple things in life, and suggested that it might be a nice underlying theme for some of our winter programming at New Jersey’s Princeton Public Library. As part of that, we thought, “Why don’t we do something around cozy mysteries?” But when we approached our Mistress of Murder, librarian Gayle Stratton, we came up with another idea: create our very own murder mystery based around a fictional murder at the library.
INFOdocket editor Gary Price highlights the top free online resources and apps that should be at the fingertips of every reference librarian.
The most highly acclaimed databases and digital reference products reviewed by LJ in 2016.
The top reference titles published in 2016, selected by a committee of LJ reviewers and editors.