February 17, 2018

Archives for October 2010

WorldCat Knowledge Base to Provide Full-Text Access

By David Rapp In what appears to be an expansion of its Direct Request for Articles project, OCLC announced the launch of its WorldCat knowledge base, through which it will be providing one-click access to open-access full-text ebooks and articles in WorldCat Local search results. The WorldCat knowledge base includes material from large open-access journal […]

Federal Depository Program Highlights: ARL Endorses New Set of Principles; GPO Announces Depository Library of the Year

By David Rapp The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) announced that it had recently endorsed a new set of principles regarding the Federal Depository Library Program, which in part addresses digitization issues. The same day, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) announced its 2010 Federal Depository Library of the Year: Johnson County Library in Overland […]

HathiTrust’s Copyright Detectives

By David Rapp An ongoing, grant-funded initiative involving the HathiTrust digital repository has been tracking down previously unknown public-domain materials in the repository’s vast collection of scanned works from research libraries across the country. HathiTrust has gathered several new partners in the last few months, including, most recently, Cornell University, as well as Dartmouth College, […]

Another Side of Student Diversity | From the Bell Tower

By Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA There are multiple diversities, but we also need to promote the skills needed to foster a diversity of opinion. Academic librarians exert considerable effort to help students learn about the importance of diversity as it applies to research strategy. Having broad perspectives about the wide […]

Best Sellers in Latin American History

By Bette-Lee Fox January 2010 to date as identified by YBP Library Services 1) The Oxford History of Mexico Beezley, William H. Oxford University Press 2010. ISBN 9780199731985. $29.95 2) Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life Anderson, Jon Lee Grove 2010. ISBN 9780802144119. $20 3) Gabriel García Márquez: The Early Years Stavans, Ilan Palgrave Macmillan 2010. […]

Don't Miss This Library Marketing Summit!

Libraries have never faced more challenging times.  With usage way up and dollars down, libraries need to know how to tell their stories in powerful ways that will turn stakeholders into strong library supporters.   Save the date:   December 6 and 7 to join Library Journal and its partners – the San Francisco Public Library and […]

Stagnant Salaries, Rising Unemployment | Placements & Salaries Survey 2010

LJ’s annual Placements & Salaries Survey, with 1,996 respondents representing 38.7% of the approximately 5160 2009 LIS graduates, found an uptick in starting salaries, but bigger bumps in part-time and temporary jobs, an expanding gender gap, setbacks for minority graduates, and a drop in the number of total graduates. On the up side, it also identified new roles in and beyond libraries, some regional hotspots and more silver linings. Participants relayed many tales of triumph and travail, illustrating another struggling job market with a few glimmers of hope and achievement.

Make Sure Your School Gets Counted

If you are a faculty member or a director and your school did not respond fully, now is the time to get started on the survey for 2010 grads for the 2011 survey. There are three stages in the annual LJ Placements and Salary Survey. The school must provide the name and email address of […]

Survey Methods

We received responses either through the institutional survey or individuals representing 44 of the LIS schools surveyed in the United States and from 1,996 of the reported LIS graduates. Michigan and Wisconsin (Madison) prepared their own surveys. Arizona provided only the institutional data. Schools were provided the choice of responding by paper or electronic survey, […]

Explore the Data

Dig into the survey data, broken down by region, salary levels, type of job and organization, and more.             Comparison of Salaries by Type of Organization