February 23, 2018

Archives for January 2002

Historian Donates 4000 Titles to Nashville PL

By LJ Staff Dewey W. Grantham, a noted historian and professor emeritus from Vanderbilt University, has donated 4000 volumes from his personal collection to the Nashville Public Library. According to the library, the collection is divided into two core areas: post – Civil War America; and the American South. The books include many of the […]

Midwinter Show Floor Slow

By LJ Staff Several factors contributed to a sluggish pace on New Orleans’s Morial Conference Center’s show floor. On Saturday morning, typically the busiest and most crowded period, exhibitor personnel easily outnumbered the librarians cruising the aisles. Attendance at the meeting was down, though final, official tallies are not yet available. Also, ALA’s opening of […]

Newbery, Caldecott Winners, Notable Books Named

By LJ Staff The winners of the annual Newbery and Caldecott awards for childrens books were announced during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in New Orleans. Linda Sue Park took the Newbery Medal for outstanding writing for children for her volume A Single Shard (Houghton Mifflin/Clarion). David Wiesner’s illustrations for his own volume […]

VTLS/Sun Partner for School System

By LJ Staff VTLS Inc. is also getting into the school market, which the company said has been “overlooked” by vendors. The vendor announced a new partnership with SUN Microsytems for Virtual SLE (Small Library Systems) Scholastic. According to the vendor, the system “can be implemented in K – 12 libraries with 5 to 15 […]

Amazon .com Bails on ALA, Posts Profits

By LJ Staff Amazon.com made a hasty retreat from the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in New Orleans in late January. The online book seller bailed out of its exhibit space at the last minute after being approached by representatives from the state of Louisiana who were handing out tax forms to exhibitors at the […]

TLC/CARL Releasing School LibraryxSolution

By LJ Staff TLC/CARL was one of two vendors to announce that it is venturing into the school market with the release of School LibraryxSolution, which the company is describing as “district-wide automation solution.” TLC’s Gary Kirk told LJ that the system will be the hub of a new school division within the company that […]

TLC/CARL Enhances YouSeeMore

By LJ Staff TLC/CARL had hot news from the Midwinter show floor: The company broke word that it has added multiple new features to its YouSeeMore portal product. New features include “Personal Saved Searches,” whereby a patron can create stored searches for items that are of ongoing interest to the user. Now upon login, all […]

Park, Wiesner Receive Newbery, Caldecott Medals

By Walter Minkel The American Library Association’s top awards in children’s literature for 2002 included one surprise and one shoo-in: Linda Sue Park won the John Newbery Medal for A Single Shard and David Wiesner received the Randolph Caldecott Medal for The Three Pigs. A Single Shard (Clarion) tells the story of Tree-ear, a homeless […]

Mayor Daley To Lay Out Library Vision

By LJ Staff On February 7 Mayor Richard Daley, LJ’s 1997 Politician of the Year, will give a major speech at the recently opened Austin-Irving Branch outlining his vision for the future of libraries in Chicago. While in large part the speech, titled “New Libraries for a New Generation,” will review broad principles of why […]

ALA Accreditation Changes Apparently Shelved

By LJ Staff The Spring 1999 Congress on Professional Education created a task force to look at the accreditation process for library schools, particularly in light of schools’ broadening their programs beyond narrow definitions of librarianship to encompass the more nebulous information studies. The task force concluded that a new consortial body, bringing together various […]