Librarianship

Deadline approaching for Carnegie-Whitney Award Applications for Guides to Library Resources

CHICAGO - The American Library Association Publishing Committee is offering a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic …

Libraries

Prose and poetry from Margarita Engle at Spencer Shaw Lecture

Author and poet Margarita Engle shared her thoughts on writing and her memories of Cuba during the iSchool’s annual Spencer G. Shaw Endowed Lecture …

Literature

ReadersFirst Survey: How Can We Improve Library E-books?

Library e-books have come a long way in recent years, with all of the Big Five publishers now in the library e-book market. But with basic access now …

Publishing

Books Behind Bars | American Experience

Article<p>Books Behind Bars<p>Since 1982, Robert P. Doyle has edited the American Library Association's <i>Banned Books</i>, a collection of thousands of titles …

Literature

Rewind: 10 things that will take you back to the 1980s

Oh, the 80s. Shoulder pads were big, and hair was bigger. We rocked out to icons like Prince and knew all the words to The Safety Dance.<p>Feeling …

Library Studies

Library Association Launches Policy Corps to Help Advance Industry Interests

With an aim to equip individuals with the expertise they need to effectively advance the interests of the library community, the American Library …

Libraries

Charity's promised back pay to Roy Moore was not reported to IRS as income

Alabama GOP senate candidate Roy Moore has avoided reporting hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of back pay from charity work to the IRS, …

Libraries

New Resources for Managers

While I have been the managing librarian for my youth department for six years now (very small department, mind you), I still practically feel like a …

Robin Hood

Rights assessment is your responsibility.<p>The Library of Congress does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not license …

Library of Congress

Weekly Spotlight!

Weekly Spotlight!<p>Each <i>week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful.</i> …

Libraries

New-look city library opens

Fresh facility: The library has re-opened after a revamp that includes electronic shelves and self-serve kiosks. Picture: Supplied<p>THE …

Street Parties

Alabama Recruiting: The latest news surrounding Crimson Tide recruiting

<b>Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Roll Tide-ings, a rundown of everything happening in Alabama Crimson Tide recruiting with Chris Kirschner. Today, we</b> …

College & University

Give work to fight poverty, tech entrepreneur Leila Janah says

Tech entrepreneur Leila Janah is on a mission, and while speaking at an iSchool Research Symposium on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the University of …

Philanthropy

sponsored tour to Cuba

<b>The deadline to register for the 2018 ALA-sponsored tour to Cuba has been extended to December 1, 2018.</b> Join the American Library Association (ALA) …

Cuba

Presentation: Adult Graphic Novels for Teens — Good Comics for Kids

On Tuesday, I had the privilege of attending the Mass Library Systems Teen Summit, where I made a presentation on “Adult Graphic Novels for Teens.” …

Graphic Novels

International Information Sharing Conference

International Information Sharing Conference<br>October 31 – November 1, 2017 – Walter E. Washington D.C. Convention Center<p>Join us for the inaugural …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Announcing Booklist’s First-Ever Starred Reviews Issue!

Have you ever wanted a whole year’s worth of <i>Booklist</i> starred reviews in one place? Have we got news for you! Our December 15 issue will feature every …

Libraries

American Libraries Direct

Frequently Asked Questions<p><b>What is American Libraries Direct?</b><p><i>AL Direct</i> is a tightly curated electronic newsletter sent to personal members of the …

Libraries

Circulation Declines at Small Community and Junior College Libraries

The Central Question<p>Recently, the editorial director here at Choice, Bill Mickey, forwarded a thread from a listserv to me and asked if I had any …

Libraries

iSchool Road Trip Alumni Gathering

Join 50 current students on the iSchool's Media & Entertainment Road Trip, along with iSchool faculty and staff in town, for an evening of networking …

Road Trips

Stephen King at YASD Luncheon

Title:<p>Stephen King at YASD Luncheon<p>Date:<p>1981<p>Description:<p>Author Stephen King at YASD luncheon at the 1981 San Francisco Annual Conference.<p>Published in …

Libraries

UNESCO Withdrawal Will Slow Progress on Global Library Initiatives

The Trump administration’s move to withdraw the US from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is not only …

Libraries

Cover Reveal: How to Code a Sandcastle by Josh Funk, ill. Sara Palacios — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production

We’re taking a lovely, leisurely stroll in the park when you turn to me and say, “Betsy, why don’t you write more about coding on your blog?” And I …

School Libraries

“American Born Chinese” Opens Windows and Shines Mirrors | SLJ Summit 2017

Gene Luen Yang at <i>SLJ</i>‘s Leadership Summit in Nashville. All photos by Kerry Woo for School Library Journal.Talking with adolescents about race and …

School Libraries

Keeping Up with the Librarians

Something you didn’t know you needed in your life: a squad of librarians recreating the “iconic” <i>Vanity Fair</i> Kardashian family photo shoot (via <i>The</i> …

Libraries

'Wala kaming uuwian': Marawi residents dread homecoming

MANILA - For some residents of Marawi, elation over the liberation of their southern city from Islamic State-linked terrorists was short-lived, as …

Philippines

Faces of UMSI: Shriti Raj | University of Michigan School of Information

<i>Shriti Raj at a bookstore near the School of Information</i><p>Exploring how technology can help people manage chronic health conditions seems a natural …

Library Studies

Librarians Perfectly Parody the Kardashians by Recreating Iconic Magazine Cover

Librarians are often saddled with the stereotype that they lack a sense of humor. But as the funny librarians of the Invercargill City Library in Invercargill, New Zealand show, there's more to them than classic literature. The group recently paid tribute to one of the most polarizing families in …

The Job Outlook: In 2030, Librarians Will Be in Demand | Editorial

A fascinating new report takes a fresh look at what the workforce is going to look like in the future and which skills will be highly sought after. …

United States

Director Explains What Went Wrong With ‘The Snowman’ Adaptation

According to Tomas Alfredson, “The Snowman” could have been much better if they’d managed to film the entire script. The director has responded to the extremely negative reviews with some insights into exactly what went wrong, affirming that Jo Nesbø’s tightly-wound story was given short shrift due …

Halloween