April 22, 2018

Archives for July 2008

At Fairfield University,Welcome to the Library (via Film, Podcast, Screencast)

By Andrew Albanese An interactive film helps with library orientation Podcasts introduce databases A reading blog helps, too Citing four multimedia projects that demonstrated a high level of “originality, content and design,” Fairfield University’s DiMenna-Nyselius Library has been honored with the first-ever Innovation Award from Connecticut Library Association (CLA). The award-winning innovations at Fairfield include: […]

Toronto Public Library, World’s Busiest, Chooses Insider as New Chief Librarian

By Norman Oder Pyper is currently director of policy and planning Chief Librarian Jo Bryant retired in July No details on search released The Toronto Public Library (TPL) Board yesterday announced the appointment of Jane Pyper as TPL’s new Chief Librarian, effective September 2. Pyper, who has 25 years of experience in libraries, is currently TPL’s […]

Book News: Simon & Schuster Suing Rappers for Advance Returns

By Michael Rogers Lil’ Kim paid $40K for novel; Foxy Brown received $75K for autobiog Neither manuscript delivered Downey postpones memoir, returns advance Simon & Schuster is suing rappers Foxy Brown and Lil’ Kim to regain advances given to the two for books they failed to produce. According to the AP, the publisher said Brown […]

LJ Talks to Megan Winget,Who StudiesPreservation of Online Games

By Raya Kuzyk The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently awarded $255,040 to the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information to study the collection and preservation of massively multiplayer online (MMO) games, which often involve interactive role-playing.   LJ checked in with Assistant Professor Megan Winget about her history with gaming, […]

LJ Reviewer Profile

Meet Audrey Snowden Audrey Snowden Review count: 50 From her oeuvre: Bob Powers’s Happy Cruelty Day! David J. Skal’s Death Makes a Holiday: A Cultural History of Halloween Jim Belushi’s Real Men Don’t Apologize! Humor and literature reviewer Audrey Snowden, a children’s librarian at a branch of the Cleveland Public Library, is a broad-minded reviewer who’s […]

Liven Up Your Web Site with Sample Audio Clips

Something I learned at Digipalooza’s Publisher Roundtable, in which reps from BBC Audiobooks America, Books on Tape, Brilliance Audio, HarperCollins Publishers, and John Wiley & Sons participated: You can legally excerpt up to three minutes of any audio clip. So that, say, jazzing up your site with this exactly-three-minute-long clip of the LJ Best Seller […]

OverDrive's Digital Bookmobile: A Sneak Peek!

Attendees of OverDrive’s second-ever Digipalooza conference, held at downtown Cleveland’s Renaissance Hotel last weekend, got an early look at the full-service digital media distributor and supplier’s Digital Bookmobile, whose debut the New York Public Library will be hosting in Central Park August 10th. Additional stops—at public libraries in cities including in Boston, Phoenix, Seattle, and Washington, DC—are planned through […]

Supplement to Section 508 InfoTech Feature

By LJ Staff Deckhead goes here How to Guide: Caption goes here Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Step/Site 1: “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis […]

Long Beach, CA, Mayor Would Close Main Library

By Norman Oder Main library is bigger than branches combined Library had other suggestion for savings New main library may be on agenda, if bond issue passes The mayor of Long Beach, CA, wants to close the Main Library of the Long Beach Public Library to most public use and would instead expand service at […]

Book News: Goldman’s Art of Political Murder Snags WOLA-Duke Award

By Michael Rogers First winner of $1000 prize Book recounts 1998 murder of Bishop Juan Gerardi Librarian among judges Francisco Goldman’s The Art of Political Murder (Grove) has won the inaugural WOLA-Duke Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America. The book unfurls the circumstances surrounding the 1998 murder of Bishop Juan Gerardi after he […]