Libraries

100-Year-Old Life Hacks That Are Still Surprisingly Useful To This Day

Image by Gallaher via The New York Public Library<br>Taking a page from the history book could just help you in your next average-day emergency.<br>In the …

New York Public Library

The importance of school libraries in the Google Age

<i>This article was originally published in the Term 3, 2016 edition of SCIS’s Connections journal. Parts of this article have been adapted.</i><p>We continue …

Librarianship

New World War I Teacher Resources from the Library of Congress | Teaching with the Library of Congress

The Library’s new World War I primary source set<p>Shots ring out on the streets of Sarajevo. Uncle Sam tells recruits that he wants them for his …

Library of Congress

‘The Daily Show’ Will Honor Donald Trump With A Presidential Library Dedicated To His Best Tweets

Between the crumbling House Intelligence Committee investigation into possible Russian ties, his response to the American Health Care Act’s failure, and a sinking approval rating, President Donald Trump is making things rather difficult for the reporters and late night comedians who are trying to …

Comedy

Preview: ‘Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us’ — Good Comics for Kids

Time for some cute cats! Tomorrow, Oni Press will release <i>Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us: A Johnny Wander Collection,</i> by Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota. …

School Libraries

American Experience - WGBH

The Great War | Image Gallery<p>Wake Up America!<p>After two and a half years of neutrality, the United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917. James …

Library of Congress

Claudia Rankine Wins Bobbitt Poetry Prize

Claudia Rankine has won the 2016 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry for her acclaimed book “Citizen: An American Lyric.” The award is presented by the Library of Congress and comes with a prize of $10,000.<p>“Citizen” was published in 2014 and explored race and violence in modern …

Library of Congress

MBUK reveals the best enduro mountain bikes of 2017

Mountain bikes are very capable and versatile things these days, and a decent long-travel trail mountain bike — or ‘enduro’ bike, if you prefer — …

Mountain Biking

Self-checkout coming to all San Diego libraries

Self-checkout computer kiosks are being installed across the city of San Diego’s 36-branch library system this year to eliminate long lines, free …

San Diego

Trump Is About to Gain Full Control Over the US Copyright Office

It’s the giant ‘f*&k you’ Trump’s been dying to give Hollywood. Now, pending legislation would pass full authority over the US Copyright Office to …

Library of Congress

Podcast #157: Women and Girls' Lives Matter

The New York Public Library Podcast features your favorite writers, artists, and thinkers in smart talks and provocative conversations. Listen to …

New York Public Library

A Visitor from Kabul

While on a US State Department–sponsored trip to United States libraries, the assistant library director of the American University of Afghanistan …

Library of Congress

Let’s Make The Copyright Office Less Political, Not More

After three years of discussing changes to copyright law, Congress’s first bill is a strange one. House and Senate Judiciary Committee leaders have …

Library of Congress

Fight for Libraries This Week

On March 16, President Trump submitted his budget outline—the so-called skinny budget—to Congress, which proposes wholesale changes to federal …

Government

Theater Beat: New seasons; We the Detectives; Martha Graham Cracker sings!

It's season announcement season!<p>As local theaters' 2017-18 lineups land in my in-box, these are some that have caught my eye. And that's just the …

Philadelphia

Advocacy Events

National Library Legislative Day is a two-day advocacy event that brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters, and patrons to …

Librarianship

Model Resolutions in Response to Issues Affecting Chapters

Below are links to model resolutions in response to issues affecting ALA Chapters. They are organized under topics. If your Chapter would like to …

Librarianship

Teaching Students Who Hate Reading

<i>Reading was fun until teachers started assigning books and I no longer got to choose what to read.</i><p><i>I haven’t read a book for fun since elementary</i> …

High School

Gorgeous collection of public domain illustrations of space

Over a decade ago, we tipped readers to the astronomy illustrations of Trouvelot. now the New York Public Library has a large collection of his work …

New York Public Library

Publishing Factual Books in an “Alternative Facts” World | Opinion

The concept of alternative facts is not new. George Orwell’s novel <i>1984,</i> published in 1949, called it “newspeak.” We might also call it propaganda or, …

School Libraries

Why Are Libraries Failing At Web Archiving And Are We Losing Our Digital History?

Last fall I was invited to speak at an event examining the state of web archiving by libraries and especially how libraries are handling the archival of online news, which is both high velocity and highly fluid. After spending a day and a half talking with librarians, archivists, journalists, …

Library of Congress

Academic and research librarians begin work to avert cuts to federal library funding

BALTIMORE -- Librarians are gearing up for a “marathon” effort to preserve federal funding for libraries, research, the arts and the humanities.The …

Government

Imagining libraries of the future

From the use of data analytics, to possibly even virtual reality in the future - public libraries in Singapore are undergoing a transformation in a …

National Libraries

Perth school library destroyed by fire

A suspicious fire has destroyed a high school library in Perth causing $1 million worth of damage.<p>Firefighters were called to Atwell College about …

School Libraries

The Key to Financial Discipline? It May be as Simple as Taking a Class

Study suggests students who took a basic financial-education course exhibited lower levels of impulsive behavior<p>It is well-known that successful investing requires patience and the ability to delay gratification. The question has long been: Can such discipline be taught?<p>A recent study suggests it …

Psychology

Ghosts on the Beach: 1905

The Jersey Shore circa 1905. "The Casino, Asbury Park." Greetings from your great-great grandparents. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full …

Library of Congress

What Research Libraries And Web Archives Could Learn From The Commercial Cloud

In 2014 I optimistically wrote for the Knight Foundation blog that libraries could reinvent themselves in the digital era, tracing my own collaborations with the Internet Archive over the prior year and drawing from my opening keynote address to the 2012 IIPC General Assembly at the Library of …

Learning from history: Five of Queensland's worst cyclones

Tropical cyclones have long posed a serious threat to Queensland coastal communities, but after almost every disaster there have been lessons learnt …

National Libraries

New research identifies what makes a 'safe space' for women in Melbourne as part of wider project

When authorities decide that an area of the city is "not safe", the usual response is more lighting, CCTV cameras, and police. But what if there are …

Gender

OPINION: Now is the Time to Visit the USA

For the last six months, like many around the world, I’ve been glued to my TV. I’ve obsessively watched cable news, set my browser’s homepage to CNN …

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