April 21, 2018

Archives for May 2009

Abilene Christian U. Students Building on DCPL Open Source Code: Everybody Benefits

As seen on Reporter News, students at Abilene Christian University (ACU) are taking up the work done at the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) to create a mobile library catalog app, extending it to serve their own university’s libary population: Jacob Poulette presented a group project tied in to the city’s Abilene Library Consortium, […]

Notes from a Catastrophe: Easing the Pain of Budget Cuts | Peer to Peer Review

We’re pretty good at making cuts in our journal collection. After all, having done it three times in five years, we’ve had a lot of practice. But it’s not just a matter of having a system in place for providing subject lists with prices and usage data, we have studied the social dynamics of the […]

Task Force’s Recommendations for LIS Accreditation Criticized

By Norman Oder Information-oriented organizations says rules are too prescriptive Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories ASIS&T, iSchools in opposition ALISE wants more input COA to seek comments The American Library Association (ALA) Task Force on Library Education that issued a set of eight competences for LIS graduates also in January issued […]

UC Libraries, Citing Budget Woes, Seek "Creative Solutions" from Vendors

By Josh Hadro Purchasing is already “under scrutiny;” further major cuts are coming Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Some campuses facing 20% cuts for 2010 Voters’ rejection of relief proposition compounds budget shortfall Time has come for "creative solutions" Facing an extraordinary statewide budget shortfall, exacerbated by voters’ rejection of ballot […]

Aligning Your Friends

One of our key marketing strategies over the last few years has been to align the vision of our library with our affinity groups: our Friends of the Library and our Library Foundation. I’ll start with our Friends, who are — like yours, I’m sure — a great group of passionate library lovers. Historically they […]

Building Brand Communities

As a member of the National Retail Federation, I receive daily email briefings about trends and happenings in the retail world. Geek that I am, I always feel so on top of things to know that Target is rebranding their private label to focus on "real moms and stories about how they save at Target. […]

LJ Design Institute Held at Arlington Public Central Library

Librarians and architects gather to discuss Going Green Libraries ultimate green machine Green design possible with tight budgets Building new/renovating costs almost equal LJ’s latest Design Institute drew some 90 librarians, architects, vendors, and board members to the spacious, light-filled Arlington Public Central Library, VA, for a daylong seminar on green design May 8. As […]

Push, Pull, Delight Webinar

Last week I was part of a webinar, which is now available in full. The webinar, Push, Pull, Delight: My Library, My Collection, My Expert, was sponsored by LJ and EBSCO. Besides myself, panelists included Rhonda Glazier, Collection Development Manager, Jefferson County Public Library (CO) and Judith Hiott, Chief, Houston Area Library Automated Network (TX). Focus […]

What’s Hot

Compiled by Ann Kim The latest in library products & furnishings Compiled by Ann Kim — Library Journal, 05/15/2009 ARCHIVAL Responsible binding Replace toxic vinyl binders in office, school, and library environments with the Eco Binder. Available in three designs for various needs, it has a core of 96 percent postconsumer waste plus four percent […]

Reasons for Optimism

These may be tough times, but libraries are more important than ever. We find reasons for optimism and also offer advice to new graduates. Libraries are going through some difficult times right now. What gives you hope? MS: Libraries are forging ahead with low-cost technologies and new initiatives. Many nimble librarians are adapting quickly to […]