April 23, 2018

Archives for June 2002

Digital-Age Survey

By Debra Lau What’s the most significant challenge facing library media specialists today? A whopping 90 percent say it’s fighting the perception that everything can be found on the Internet. That’s closely followed by 81 percent of you who say it’s difficult to get enough funding for library programs, services, and resources. Despite these complaints, […]

Library Journal Has Moved!

By LJ Staff Effective July 1, 2002, our new address will be: 360 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10010 phone: 646-746-6819 fax: 646-746-6734 After July 1st direct dial phone numbers for all LJ staff members will change to: (646) 746- and the same final 4 digits as we currently have.

Survey Shows Law Libraries Changing with Technology

By LJ Staff Books are becoming less and less important, but law librarians are gaining more clout than ever—and technology is driving both shifts, according to American Lawyer‘s June Amlaw Tech supplement, featuring the results of a first-ever survey of law librarians. According to the survey, books are quickly becoming “historic relics” among the nation’s […]

Verizon Foundation Announces $430K for Literacy

By LJ Staff A $430,000 grant from Verizon Foundation, announced at the American Library Association annual conference, will allow ALA to add new capabilities to its an online resource for building and sustaining literacy coalitions. Enhancements to the site include online help for mentoring literacy providers and a self-assessment tool to guide and gauge the […]

Reader Leaves $1.2 Million to CA Library

By LJ Staff A woman who lived in a modest apartment in Ventura, CA, left $1.2 million—most of her estate—to the Ventura County Library system with instructions that income from the bequest be used to buy books for her local branch in Ventura, the E.P. Foster Library. Joyce Lyon, a widow who died last November […]

Ohio State U. Gets $7 Million Toward Library Renovation

By LJ Staff The Ohio State University (OSU) Libraries have received a $5 million gift from Thomas and Patricia Duke Robinson to support the renovation of the main library. The gift will be complemented by an additional $2 million donation from the Paul Duke Foundation, a supporting organization of the Columbus Foundation. (Duke is Patricia […]

Zena Sutherland Dead at 86

By Debra Lau Zena Bailey Sutherland, 86, a writer, editor, and university professor who became a prominent reviewer of children’s literature, died of cancer, June 12, in a Chicago hospital. Sutherland was internationally known as a children’s book critic, having reviewed more than 30,000 books from 1958 to 1985 for The Bulletin of the Center […]

The netConnect Library Web Site Awards

By LJ Staff netConnect, Library Journal, School Library Journal, and Jones e-Global Library are proud to announce the winners of the first annual netConnect Library Web Site Awards. These new awards recognize the unique contributions that libraries have made in building the World Wide Web. Public, School, and Academic Libraries are all being recognized. Each […]

Wells Fargo Gives $1.25M to @ Your Library Campaign

By LJ Staff Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. has joined @ your library, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Campaign for America’s Libraries, as a Founding Partner with a five-year commitment of $1.25 million. The year one budget of this multiyear program is $700,000, including grants between $15,000 and $50,000 that will be awarded to the […]

Porn in the Libraries: Three Approaches

By LJ Staff In the wake of the decision in the case of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), libraries—as the New York Times recently reported—have devised multiple approaches. In Greenville, SC, the library uses filters on all terminals excepting one per building. In DeKalb County, GA, the library leaves its terminals open and lets […]