February 16, 2018

Archives for July 2009

Columbus Library Budget Cuts Announced

Yesterday we officially announced how our library will cut back to adjust to a 31% reduction in state funding, or — in actual dollars: $8.5 million. I’ll share the facts first, then the back story and my marketing observations. First the facts: Staffing (effective September 6, 2009) Institute a 5% pay cut for all salaried […]

Stuck in Neutral, Part II | From the Bell Tower

By Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Like the airline industry, higher education and by relation, the academic library, has a real conundrum. With little hope of getting budgets restored in the next year and considerable uncertainly about how to stave off institutional […]

Zen and the Art of Weeding | Peer to Peer Review

By Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Maybe it’s because I don’t have an actual garden, but I love weeding the collection. Yet even though I find it satisfying, it’s something that almost always gets put at the end of the "to do" list […]

The Lessons of Collaboration: Academic Libraries and Public Broadcasting

By Lynn Blumenstein IMLS report documents community projects like Water Wise Utah Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Projects strengthen partnership skills Utah addresses drought awareness Michigan fosters civil rights legacy A partnership between the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has been responsible […]

ALA Announces Latest Accreditation Decisions

By Lynn Blumenstein Catholic University program released from conditional status, but not Buffalo Continued accreditation for Iowa, S. Florida, Tennessee Buffalo needs to boost online program, electives, assessments, advisement efforts Buffalo already addressing issues with more faculty hires The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced accreditation actions taken earlier […]

ALA Conference 2009: Looking at the Core Competences

By Katharine Johnson ALA 2009: Survey shows that graduates, professionals see new grads differently Are new school librarians better prepared? Five Core Competences assessed Internships key Are recent library school graduates worth hiring when more seasoned librarians are available? After the American Library Association recently approved and adopted Core Competences of Librarianship, research is emerging on […]

Fall Out From Ohio Budget: Update

After several contentious weeks, the Ohio state budget has finally come to resolution.  Thanks to a tremendous public relations effort orchestrated in concert by all 251 libraries throughout the state the voice of the public was heard and acknowledged by state government. Rather than the 50% cut as feared, libraries are being cut by 31%. For […]

Fissures Evident in Panel on Google Settlement

By Norman Oder ALA 2009: Panelists agree deal has huge potential, but wary about pricing, privacy, and control Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Proponents: project lets libraries focus on strengths  Critics: can Google be trusted? Hearing coming in October (For a set of links, go to LibraryJournal.com/GoogleBookSearchSettlement.) Fissures in the library […]

Cornell Library Expands Project for Digital Collections at HBCUs

By Norman Oder $375,000 Mellon Foundation grant aims to ensure sustainability of HBCU history Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Third phase of project Includes business plan Expands collections to digitize Cornell University Library (CUL), in cooperation with the HBCU Library Alliance, which includes dozens of historically black colleges and universities, has […]

Romance & Libraries

By Bette-Lee Fox The 29th annual Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference in Washington, DC, opened on July 15 with a full-day program for local librarians Local librarians enjoyed a full day of programs on July 15 at the 29th annual Romance Writers of America (RWA®) conference in Washington, DC. Nearly 100 professionals learned the […]