New Round Of Layoffs May All But Decimate San Diego Schools Libraries

Posted in News“The San Diego Unified Board of Education will vote Tuesday on whether to send some 200 additional pink slips to staff, bringing the total number of potential layoffs next year to about 1,700. The latest proposal would all but decimate the district’s already anemic library system.It would lay off all library technicians at middle and […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 10:38 am

This UNT Music Librarian Outlines Challenges, Rewards In His Work In The Digital Age

Posted in News“Whether they’re working on a university campus, inside an elementary school or within a neighborhood, librarians are asserting their relevance in the age of the internet. Their biggest obstacle? People who “hold the purse strings” thinking libraries don’t continue to provide an important service. That’s according to one music librarian at the University of North […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 8:09 pm

King County Library Board to better represent diversity of region

Posted in News“State legislation expanding the King County Library System (KCLS) board of trustees from five to seven members is awaiting Governor Inslee’s signature. House Bill 1281, sponsored by Washington State Representative Joe Fitzgibbon, updates the board to better represent the growing and diverse population of those served by the library system. Metropolitan King County Council Chair Joe […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 8:08 pm

U-M’s new Orson Welles acquisition from his daughter reveals never-before-seen work 

Posted in News“A new set of materials from Beatrice Welles will make the University of Michigan Library’s Orson Welles collection the world’s most comprehensive resource for Welles scholars and fans.The daughter of renowned indie filmmaker Orson Welles and Italian actress Paola Mori, Beatrice Welles had a particularly extraordinary childhood. She was brought up jetsetting to different countries, […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 8:05 pm

Wikipedia co-founder launches project to fight fake news

Posted in News“Jimmy Wales is hoping the formula that made Wikipedia popular will have the same effect for battling fake news stories online. The Wikipedia co-founder is launching “Wikitribune,” an open collaboration featuring professional and community journalists as well as other contributors creating fact-checked stories for the web. The new site seemingly is going to be different […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 8:02 pm

Sask. government reverses funding cut to libraries

Posted in News“The Saskatchewan government is reversing funding cuts to libraries in last month’s provincial budget. On Monday, the government announced it will be restoring funding for provincial libraries to 2016-17 funding levels to keep regional and municipal libraries and interlibrary loans operational. “There were many necessary, difficult decisions taken in this budget, however the reductions in […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 2:26 pm

NEH awards leading San Francisco institutions $315,000 to digitize AIDS archives

Posted in News“The Archives and Special Collections department of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Library, in collaboration with the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, has been awarded a $315,000 implementation grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The collaborating institutions will digitize about 127,000 pages […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 12:16 pm

Shakespeare died 401 years ago, but original scripts from his era live on in a new digital archive 

Posted in News“One was a roguish figure and possible spy, stabbed to death after a mysterious arrest. Another wrote works of biting and often cynical satire. A third wrote only a few plays before dying in his early 30s, but not after penning some of the finest, and still startling, works of Elizabethan erotica.Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Middleton […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 23 April 2017 | 6:09 pm

Here’s how libraries in Fairmont City and Ferguson are redefining what it means to be a library

Posted in News“The concept of a library is over 5,000 years old, but that doesn’t mean these community institutions are stuck in the Stone Age. On Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air, we heard from librarians from two different communities in the region, in Ferguson, Mo., and Fairmont City, Ill., and how they are innovating exactly what […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 21 April 2017 | 11:58 am


Posted in News“Holocaust denial just got a little harder. The Wiener Library for the Study of Holocaust & Genocide is making the United Nations’ files on World War II war crimes more accessible by allowing the general public to search an online catalog of the documents for the first time beginning Friday. People will still have to […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 21 April 2017 | 8:13 am

GPO Launches New GPO.GOV Website

Posted in News“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) launches a newly designed, user-friendly agency website for customers, vendors, Federal agencies, libraries and the public looking for access to Government information, the latest GPO news, and GPO products and services.  The beta site features a simple, mobile-friendly structure that connects the user in a more streamlined digital manner […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 19 April 2017 | 12:14 pm

Net neutrality: America’s libraries stand for freedom and fairness

Posted in News“From books to broadband, libraries have always existed to provide equitable opportunities for all. Few can doubt the internet’s central role as a driver for expanding civic and economic opportunity, from free speech to the free market. Equitable treatment on the communications channel for the 21st Century is near and dear to librarians and the […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 19 April 2017 | 10:33 am

Proposed library cuts an assault on the poor, US Rep. Grijalva says

Posted in News“As a boy growing up on the south side of Tucson, Raúl Grijalva was constantly inside the school library reading novels, magazines and newspapers.On Tuesday, Congressman Grijalva, D-Arizona, stood outside El Presidio Library with a demand to President Donald Trump — put back the $187 million in federal funding to libraries that his proposed budget had […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 19 April 2017 | 8:38 am

Universities redesign libraries for the 21st century: fewer books, more space

Posted in News“UC Berkeley’s newly remodeled undergraduate library is modern and sleek, with its top two floors featuring low-slung couches, a futuristic nap pod, and meeting spaces with glass walls made to be written on and colorful furniture meant to be moved. The library has even dropped its rules against bringing in food and drinks on those […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 19 April 2017 | 8:24 am

National Poetry Month: New Recordings Uploaded to Recorded Poetry and Literature Archive

Posted in News“In honor of National Poetry Month, the center has digitized and uploaded 50 new recordings to its online Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Among the additions are recordings by poets laureate Daniel Hoffman, Philip Levine, Rita Dove, Maxine Kumin, Josephine Jacobsen, William Stafford, Anthony Hecht, Robert Pinsky and Gwendolyn Brooks.” (via Library of Congress Blog)Leave a Comment

Posted on: 17 April 2017 | 9:51 am

National Library of Wales to digitise sound recordings

Posted in News“The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth has become part of a new sound archive network.It will become one of 10 “sound preservation centres” that will work with the British Library to protect rare and unique recordings as part of a £18.8m project. In Wales alone, 5,000 items will be digitised. Lona Mason, visual images […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 17 April 2017 | 8:30 am

Are school libraries headed toward extinction? LAUSD principals are choosing other ways to spend limited budgets, but some board members want to change that

Posted in News“Five more LA Unified high schools may divert their funding for teacher librarians this fall as principals decide to spend their budgets on other pressing needs, meaning 15 of the 84 high school libraries would not be fully staffed. The state’s Local Control Funding Formula allows more autonomy for district schools, and library staffing is among the discretionary items. But […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 17 April 2017 | 8:25 am

Facing big budget cuts, librarians to get the boot from almost a dozen Dallas ISD schools

Posted in News“Almost a dozen Dallas schools will soon no longer have a librarian. Among them are four high schools — Roosevelt, Lincoln, A. Maceo Smith New Tech and Gilliam Collegiate Academy. So are three middle schools in the district’s ACE turnaround program: Edison, Rusk and Zumwalt. School officials say it’s the result of drastic budget cuts […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 17 April 2017 | 8:21 am


Posted in News“One of the nation’s largest public collections of rare books is closing for renovations.Boston has begun undertaking a multi-million dollar effort to preserve the Boston Public Library’s historic Rare Books and Manuscripts Department. The nearly $16 million investment began with taking inventory of the department’s nearly 250,000 books and one million manuscripts. The next phase […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 16 April 2017 | 8:15 pm

Librarians putting flowers in empty bottles of A.1. sauce in the Avon Lake Library

Posted in News“Avon Lake librarians are now putting flowers in all the A1 bottles they have received.The library is trying to solve a mystery surrounding more than a dozen steak sauce bottles staff members have found inside the building. Jill Ralston is the PR and Marketing Coordinator for the library. She says they found the first bottle shoved […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 14 April 2017 | 11:59 am

Turning the page: Howard County library director leaving after 16 years

Posted in News“When Valerie Gross visited Howard County in 2001 to check out the place where she had the opportunity to lead the public library system, she called her husband at home in Indiana to say she could definitely see their family making the move. “I told him Columbia was similar to Berkeley, where we have lived […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 14 April 2017 | 9:44 am

Why Three Libraries Claim To Be The Oldest In Texas

Posted in News“The wonderful thing about the age of the internet is having a library at your fingertips. Anything is available online. My question: what is the oldest library in Texas? With a click of a search button, there’s your answer. Well, answers. According to this map, there are three oldest libraries in Texas. Which is, of […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 14 April 2017 | 9:41 am

California Today: GoPros, Audiobooks and Other Perks of the Library

Posted in News“Too few Californians take advantage of one of the great perks of simply being a resident. The humble library card. At libraries across the state, you can check out millions of digital books, audiobooks and movies, get career advice, learn a language, reserve a meeting room or borrow a GoPro. “I think we live in […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 14 April 2017 | 9:34 am

Reprints Desk Introduces Data-Driven Gadgets in Newest Version of SaaS Research Platform

Posted in News“Research Solutions, Inc., (OTCQB: RSSS), a pioneer in providing cloud-based solutions for scientific research, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk today announced the launch of a new version of the company’s award-winning Article Galaxy research platform. New features include full mobile responsiveness, design enhancements, an improved order history page, and the introduction of an ecosystem […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 13 April 2017 | 8:45 am

Kortext and Dawson Books collaborate

Posted in News“Digital textbook platform Kortext and Dawson Books have announced a partnership to help libraries and students change the way they discover, acquire, access and work with e-content. For students using the Dawson product Dawsonera this partnership gives them the ability to download content from their library collections directly into the Kortext reading app for free, […]Leave a Comment

Posted on: 13 April 2017 | 8:43 am