June 18, 2018

Lisa Peet

About Lisa Peet

Lisa Peet is Associate Editor, News for Library Journal.

Saskatoon Public Library Readies for Staff Restructuring

As Canada’s Saskatoon Public Library, Saskatchewan, nears the launch of its new organization-wide restructuring, employees are both excited and apprehensive about their new roles, library leadership is optimistic about the shift to a community-led model, and negotiations with the library workers’ union are still in progress.

Bench Building | Leadership

Success for your library means offering staff room to move up and having a plan for who can grow into their spots—even yours.

ASU Launches Sun Devil Shelf Life

When a school is as large as Arizona State University (ASU), it is not always easy to find books written by members of the university community. To that end, ASU Now, the university’s internal news site, has developed Sun Devil Shelf Life, a new online platform providing information and access to works by ASU faculty, staff, alumni, and students.

Rolf Hapel: Toward a Global Instruction and Practice

Rolf Hapel, Director of Citizens’ Services and Libraries in Aarhus, Denmark since 2006, will be stepping into the role of Distinguished Professor of Practice in Residence at the University of Washington Information School (UW iSchool), Seattle.

Project STAND Highlights Student Activism Archives

Fifty years after the campus uprisings of 1968, college students are again raising their voices in activism—although as Project STAND, the online student dissent archive portal, demonstrates, those voices never went away.

Chicago PL to Build Branch in Obama Center

While the planned Barack Obama Presidential Center (OPC) will not contain a traditional presidential library of physical archives from Obama’s two terms as president, it will hold a library: a branch of the Chicago Public Library (CPL), located in one of the OPC’s four buildings. Rather than a presidential library’s usual patrons—researchers and scholars—the new CPL branch will serve the Jackson Park neighborhood of Chicago’s South Side, the OPC’s future home. This partnership will be the first of its kind.

Lisa Rosenblum, New King County Library System Director

On January 16, Lisa Rosenblum became the new executive director of the King County Library System (KCLS), the 2011 Gale/LJ Library of the Year. LJ caught up with her to hear more about switching libraries, coasts, and communities.

Aurora Public Library Removes Controversial Poem from Display

The Aurora Public Library (APL), IL, took down a controversial poem displayed at its Santori Public Library that appeared to express anti-Muslim sentiment and violence against Muslim women. The poem’s author, George Miller, professor and chair of the philosophy department at Lewis University, Romeoville, IL, stated that it was written as satire and not intended to be anti-Muslim.

Certified Sustainable | Library Design

NYLA’s benchmarking system helps libraries, step by step, attain organizationwide sustainability.

Alt-Right Activist Disturbs Law Library, Banned From UVA

Jason Kessler, the alt-right activist who was a primary organizer of the August 2017 Unite the Right rally that ignited violence in Charlottesville, VA, has been banned from the University of Virginia (UVA) campus in Charlottesville after visiting the UVA Law Library on April 18 and again on April 25.