April 19, 2018

Archives for June 2009

Medical Students, Other Student Groups Endorse Open Access

By Josh Hadro OA, they say, would benefit undergraduate and graduate eduaction Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Student groups say OA levels educational playing field Cost and immediate access among major concerns Student support may eventually carry over to faculty The debate over Open Access (OA) has typically been the domain […]

Viva Reviews of Spanish-language Books!

Thank goodness for reader feedback! You’ve helped us bring back reviews of Spanish-language books. Over eight years ago, your requests spurred us to launch the original Criticas, our English-language source of coverage of the Spanish-language market that for the ensuing years, in various iterations, was the go to place for librarians needing to purchase materials […]

Stanford University Libraries Cut 15%,Lose Staff, Hours, Materials Budget

By Lynn Blumenstein More than 60 positions lost; Physics Library to close Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Stanford endowment drops 30 percent Staff, hours, materials cut; Physics Library to close Most staff travel eliminated In another example of widespread cuts in academic library budgets, Stanford University Libraries (SUL), CA, has announced […]

‘Tis the Season To Discuss Our Future, Part I | From the Bell Tower

By Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories The final week of my academic library course takes up the matter of the future of academic libraries. I remind myself the audience is a group of LIS students, some who are about to graduate, and […]

Too Big to #Fail: Reflecting on Changes in the Information Landscape, Part I | Peer to Peer Review

By Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Though the fate of scholarly communications occupies a primary place in the collection development librarian’s list of "things that keep me awake at night," all of the information industries are undergoing changes that will have enormous influence […]

If I Were a Rural Librarian…

I’d be eating up the funny, insightful, and plain-old true thread on Publib "You know you’re a rural librarian if…." (and its Kansas cousin)–but then, I’m not one, and I’m still loving it. From requests to ID a live snake to getting library deliveries at your home on the days the library is closed (or […]

Tiny Bubbles

Tiny Bubbles are my short takes on various things I’ve collected over the past  few days. First and foremost — hope you’ve caught this article in the June 15th issue of LJ about our marketing efforts at Columbus Metropolitan Library. I’m thrilled at how it has turned out and pleased that LJ has recognized the hard […]

Fallout from the Hoax Article: Editor Resigns, OA Publishers Respond

By Norman Oder Bentham Science is not a member of the OASPA, however Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories OASPA reminds publishers of ethics Directory of journals still includes Bentham Davis: accountability still needed News last week that a hoax article was accepted by a purportedly peer-reviewed Open Access journal published by […]

2009 Gale/LJ Library of the Year: Queens Library, The Politics of Excellence

Queens Library, NY “Let there be no mistake. Public library service is a critical service that must be preserved. People need us, and we must continue to be there for them. We will fight every day to save the Queens Library this year, so that when this economy turns around we will be well positioned […]

Taking Sides on the MLIS | Blatant Berry

“I know that! I’m in library school!” The police called to tell the library director they were coming to interview the staff. A suspect had told them he was at the library when the crime was committed. Steeped in the policies and pronunciamento of the profession on patron privacy, the director phoned the young woman […]