May 11, 2018

Experience Required

Practicums and internships give LIS students valuable experience on the ground but can prove more of a barrier than a boon.

Accessibility Awareness | The User Experience

May 17 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. The idea started with a 2011 blog post by web developer Joe Devon, in which he argued that “it’s more important to make a site accessible than pretty.” As librarians at the University of Southern California (USC), we began a case study in December on accessible design for library instruction. We invoke Devon’s humility, as well as his call to action, because it closely follows our own path of going from knowing very little to gaining more knowledge and becoming advocates for accessibility.

BookExpo/BookCon 2018 Preview

With so many sessions, panels, and events, trade publishing conference BookExpo and its consumer companion BookCon, held May 30–June 1 and June 2–3, respectively, at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, can be overwhelming for conference newbies and veterans alike. Here are a few that the LJ editors are most excited to attend.

Libraries and Research Services – Finding a Way Forward to Increase Impact, Productivity, and Collaboration

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 2PM-3PM ET /11AM-12PM PT
Libraries often invest considerable efforts in developing and maintaining processes and tools for handling research assets, including publications, research datasets, and creative works, while complying with a growing number of policies and mandates. What can libraries do to move forward collectively?
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Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Nashville Public Library’s Cheryl Hadley is Adult Educator of the Year; San Francisco City Librarian Luis Herrera has retired; Tim Rogers is the new Director of Jacksonville Public Library, FL; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the April 1, 2018 issue of Library Journal.

2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards Announced

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) partners each year with the American Library Association (ALA)/Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) to recognize the best in library architecture and design. The 2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards, announced on April 6, included public libraries from Cape Cod to California.

Quality Research Solutions to Maximize Remaining Budgets

What digital content will bring the most value to your library? Join EBSCO and Library Journal as we highlight tips for expanding your library’s collection while ensuring your remaining budget dollars go toward the most valuable resources available for your faculty and students.
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Death By 1,000 Cuts | Periodicals Price Survey 2018

Flat budgets, price increases, and a reliance on status journals for tenure and promotion keep familiar pressures on the serials marketplace.

First Year Experience Conference at CWRU Focuses on Service, Student Retention

The third Personal Librarian and First Year Experience Library Conference, held at Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University on March 21 and 22, focuses on all aspects of the first-year student experience and the personalization of outreach and services for incoming students.

Orange High School Library – A one-stop-shop for students to prepare for their futures

Are your students ready to meet the challenges of college, a career and their futures? Join us to learn how one high school in New Jersey has become a one-stop-shop to aid their students in preparing for and succeeding in high-stakes exams such as the SAT test.
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