Librarianship

Michelle Obama Had a Great Excuse For Skipping Barack Obama's Historic Speech in South Africa

Just two short years ago, Michelle and Barack Obama were at the forefront of American politics—like, they were pretty much <i>the</i> most influential people …

Michelle Obama

First House Republican moves to restore net neutrality

Today, Representative Mike Coffman, R-Colo., took a big step to protect the open internet. In POLITICO this morning, he announced he would be signing …

Net Neutrality

A First Year Experience Toolbox

Episode 50<p>Air date: 07/10/2018<p>A First Year Experience Toolbox: Information Literacy and Student Misconceptions<p>In this episode Bill speaks with Lisa …

Information Literacy

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting a Job Offer

While watching Flipped a couple of weeks ago, I had the most interesting afterthought. Written by Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped was voted as a Top …

List-Worthy

Intersections | Words Matter When We Strive for Social Justice

Case in point. Language added to the <i>Library Bill of Rights Meeting Rooms: An Interpretation</i> included the words “hate speech” and “hate groups.” This …

Rights & Freedoms

Noir, by Christopher Moore

<b>Noir.</b><p>By Christopher Moore. Read by Johnny Heller.<br>Apr. 2018. 9hr. Harper, DD, $26.99 (9780062803115). <br>REVIEW. First published July, 2018 …

Books

New Research Article: “Scholarly Communication Librarians’ Relationship with Research Impact Indicators: An Analysis of a National Survey of Academic Librarians in the United States”

The following article was published on July 17, 2018 by the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.<p><b>Title</b><p><b>Authors</b><p>Rachel Ann Miles <i><br>Kansas</i> …

Humanities

Welcome

• current book challenges in libraries and schools<br>• articles about privacy, internet filtering and censorship<br>• ALA activities, conferences and institutes, …

Libraries

New policy brief highlights state initiatives to promote family engagement in public libraries

BOSTON — State library leaders are promoting two-generation approaches to early learning and fostering environments in which children and the adults …

Libraries

Got a tattoo? The Denver Public Library offered a special serviced to the inked Tuesday

One day a year, the Denver Public Library offers a different kind of service for people willing to show a little skin.

Libraries

Libraries: talking stock

The publishing industry in England worries about its ability to meet the needs of diverse audiences. Rightly so: the connection between literature …

Humanities

Summer Reading Programs: Benefits

Benefits<p>The benefits to readers in a summer reading program include:<p>encouragement that reading become a lifelong habit<br>• reluctant readers can be drawn …

School Administration

Author Shares Which Books Kids Should Really Be Reading, and It'll Make You Sigh With Relief

As a kid, I used to walk around with a book under my arm everywhere I went — literally, everywhere. At dinner with my parents I'd read up until the food came (then I'd read around my plate), on the short bus ride to school I'd try to fit in as many pages of my current read as possible, I'd polish …

Books

How Librarians Survive on the Frontlines of Fake News

Listen, I start my day just like everybody else: I sit up, stretch, and then shove my phone directly into my face so I can inundate myself with what …

Fake News

Caroline Roche, Eltham College, UK

<i><br>‘Yesterday, a student asked for a book on Emmanuel Macron. It will be delivered today, and I will be able to catalogue it within five minutes because</i> …

Emmanuel Macron

John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction

2016 PEN/Galbraith Judges<p><b>Julia Angwin</b> is an award-winning senior reporter at ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative newsroom. From 2000 to 2013, she …

Books

Literacy instruction and teacher collaboration examined in new School Library Research article

CHICAGO – New research published in the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, <i>School Library Research</i> (SLR), …

Teaching

Community Engagement Manager Job Opening in Chicago, Illinois - ALA JobLIST | Jobs in Library & Information Science & Technology

ALA JobLIST | Jobs in Library & Information Science & Technology<p><i>American Library Association</i><p>Community Engagement Manager<p>Apply …

Libraries

Want Gun Control? Arm the Left (It Worked Before)

Photo by Mesa Tactical | CC BY 2.0The grisly numbers tell the tale: More guns per capita than any other country in the world; 13,000 homicides per …

Guns

Librarians shelve award named for Little House’ author Laura Ingalls Wilder

A bunch of librarians recently threw Laura Ingalls Wilder under the Conestoga wagon, at least according to Fox News and friends — and to some of the …

Books

Libraries and the efficiency of collaboration

We hear it all the time—complaints about the inefficiency of public higher education in Massachusetts. These complaints are often based on the …

Higher Education

LITA Awards First ALA Leadership Institute Scholarship to Jennifer Chan

Jennifer Chan has been selected to receive LITA’s first scholarship to attend the 2018 ALA Leadership Institute.<p>Chan is the Scholarly Communication …

Libraries

THEY, a biblical tale of secret genders

published by Adelaide Books (New York/Lisbon) and written by Mt. Airy author, teacher, and lay minister.<p>Mt. Airy resident and local lay minister and …

Temple University

New Reports: Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Releases 2015-2016 Statistical Reports & 2016–2017 Annual Salary Survey

<b>ARL Statistics</b><p>The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the <i>ARL Statistics 2015–2016</i>, <i>ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2015–2016</i>, …

Libraries

2018 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship

ALA has selected <b>Theresa M. Boulrice</b> as the recipient of the 2018 <b>Tony B. Leisner Scholarship.</b> The $3,000 scholarship, named for a former member of the …

College & University

Police are protesting two novels on a school's summer reading list that grapple with police brutality

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police in South Carolina are protesting the inclusion of two novels on a school's summer reading list that describe police violence against unarmed black people, saying they could stoke anti-police sentiment.<p>Members of the Fraternal Order of Police Tri-County Lodge #3 have complained about …

Justice

Kennedy’s Retirement and Library Issues

After 30 years on the Supreme Court, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his intention to retire at the end of July. What does his decision—and his …

Libraries

Panel positive on library staff’s demand

The Committee on Petitions of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council is going to recommend remittance of salaries to the employees of the public …

Libraries

Need business research? Don't forget the public library

It is true that “businesses in New Jersey could use a little help,” as Stu Feldstein writes in his editorial “On public records, New Jersey makes it …

Libraries

World Emoji Day: Check Out the Most Odd and Clever Ways It’s Being Celebrated

It’s World Emoji Day, and there’s no denying that these modern hieroglyphics have changed the way we communicate. As with any good hashtag holiday, …

Business