April 20, 2018

Archives for May 2010

Social Media Marketing

There’s no question in my mind that social media is a must-have marketing tool and should be a critical channel for your marketing strategy. If you don’t know where to start, I have two options for you. 1) Call me. 2) Download this free ebook: Social Media Marketing GPS. If you are like me, and want […]

Liberation Bibliography

By Barbara Fister Trumping ownership with open access: a manifesto I’ve been thinking about the kind of freedoms embodied in the idea of the library and the plight of the book that cannot find its reader. What can librarians do to help readers and books find one another in a world where our money is […]

Critical Assets: Academic Libraries, a View from the Administration Building

By Barbara Fister Academic libraries, a view from the administration building Which of the following predictions about the future of libraries were made by university administrators? Within five years, libraries will focus exclusively on electronic resources Academic computing and libraries will merge. Librarians who do not produce will be reassigned or fired. The library will […]

Database Marketplace 2010: Feast and Famine

By Carol Tenopir, Gayle Baker, & Jill Grogg More and better choices, but belt-tightening forces libraries to cut subscriptions With fancy new software developments and growth in both the richness of content and delivery options for information resources, the Database Marketplace 2010 is a feast for buyers. Unfortunately, institutional budget cuts may force more of […]

Let “Green” Creep

Ten steps to sustainable library operations You’ve heard the buzz about building green libraries, but what about green library operations? You know, the things we do every day to give our customers a great library experience, like cleaning the floors, registering new cardholders, and leading a story time. In each area, we can do a […]

LJ Design Institute, Dallas: Hands-on Green

A collaborative approach to sustainable building at LJ’s sixth Design Institute, in Dallas On December 11, 2009, the same weekend that the UN Climate Change Conference was taking place in Copenhagen, approximately 90 librarians, library board members, architects, and vendors from 12 states convened for their own ecominded summit at the Dallas Public Library’s (DPL) […]

LJ Design Institute, Dallas: Design Challenges

By Staff William T. Cozby Public Library Coppell, TX ARCHITECT PSA-Dewberry THE CHALLENGE The William T. Cozby Public Library, Coppell, TX, has been at its current two-story, 28,000 square foot location since 1995 and was last renovated in 2005. The addition of a new high school and town plaza, together with the library’s increased programming, […]

Lead with Green: Q&A with Louise Schaper

Louise Schaper says sustainable management is critical and touches every aspect of the library. When Louise Schaper opened the new Fayetteville Public Library (FPL) in Arkansas in 2004, she brought the state’s second LEED Silver-certified building to completion. The green building fulfilled a community expectation for sustainable innovation established through complex public dialog, and the […]

Integrated Art Spaces Support the Mission

By Melissa VandeBurgt, Visual Digital Collection Specialist, and Kaela Casey, Collections and Facilities Coordinator, John Spoor Broome Library, California State Univ.-Channel Islands, Camarillo The John Spoor Broome Library, completed in 2008, is the centerpiece and intellectual heart of the California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) campus located in Camarillo—and the display of art is a […]

LIS School at LSU Threatened with Closure

By Lynn Blumenstein Dean vows to fight decision; only library school in Louisiana Commitment to statewide outreach Save LSU’s SLIS Program group formed Also, UIUC GSLIS may face consolidation Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, aims to eliminate several academic programs, including the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), because of current and future […]