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Archives for March 2009

Final Numbers in, ACRL Official Say 14th National Conference Was a Record-Breaker

By Andrew Albanese The The 4,321 library staff, exhibitors, speakers, and guests who gathered in March 12-15 in downtown Seattle for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 14th National Conference was a bit shy of the 4,784 who attended Baltimore—but in terms of “participation,” which included some 350 “virtual conference” attendees, it was […]

U.K. Reports Say Springer Is On the Block

By Andrew Albanese Reports in the U.K. last week suggest private equity firms Cinven and Candover are weighing the sale of Springer Science and ­Business Media, the second largest academic publisher behind Reed Elsevier.According to the Guardian prospective purchasers have until the end of this week to “register their interest,” according to sources. Springer is […]

Fayetteville Public Library Going Green and Local with Solar Power

48 solar panels to be installed on library roof Educational kiosk will track energy savings Project funded by $60,000 ICMA grant Though the solar energy that will sustain the Fayetteville Public Library, AR, in 2010 comes from 93 million miles away, the solar panels themselves come from just down the road. As reported in the […]

What’s in a Name? Readers Sound Off on Rutgers Proposed Name Change to SCILS

By Andrew Albanese Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories (This article first appeared in the March 26, 2009, issue of the LJ Academic Newswire.) Last month, the decision by faculty of Rutgers University’s School of Communication, Information and Library Studies (SCILS) to change the name of the school to the School of […]

Bell's Perspective: ACRL Offers Fresh Hope for Academic Librarianship

By Steven J. Bell, special contributor to LJAN By now you’ve read more than a few posts and tweets about the ACRL National Conference, including several published by the LJ Academic Newswire. Just like every conference, ACRL had its high and low points, but overall I’d say it was a success. Speaking to numerous colleagues, […]

University of Michigan Press Merged with Library, With NewEmphasis onDigital Monographs

By Andrew Albanese Economic and strategtic decision aligns press and library’s publishing mission Michigan positioned to succceed The University of Michigan (UM) announced last week that it would incorporate its university press with its library. Among the first changes that partnership will yield is the publication of digital monographs in lieu of low-run, high-cost print […]

Brand Share

Reflecting on the challenges many of us face in integrating marketing into libraries, I wanted to share with you an exercise we call Brand Share, and which has helped us some in talking about brand and marketing. This exercise is part of a bigger presentation, but hopefully it will be thought-provoking for you. I’ve found […]

ALA Conference 2009: ALA To Cut Staff, Dip into Reserve

By Norman Oder ALA Conference 2009 $1.6 million revenue shortfall Unpaid holidays, three furlough days Registration for annual conference strong Faced with a mid-year revenue shortfall of $1.6 million in a projected $27 million budget, owing to a 30% decline in advertising revenue and lower net revenues from publications, subscriptions, and conferences, the American Library Association […]

Nine Public Library Innovation Grants Announced by ICMA

Nine innovative projects Training for a call center Program for offenders ICMA, the professional and educational organization for municipal managers, has awarded $500,000 in grants to nine cities, towns, and counties for new library projects, funded through ICMA’s partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The projects were culled from 515 applications from jurisdictions in […]

Oxford Finds a New Repository Site, and Once Again Controversy Follows

By Andrew Albanese Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories City Council blocked it last year New site 28 miles away City Council members still upset (This article first appeared in the March 24 issue of the LJ Academic Newswire.) After being blocked in 2008 by the Oxford City Council from building a […]