Libraries

Net Neutrality at the end of 2017: What libraries need to know.

Millions of internet users have weighed in — including hundreds of libraries and information professionals — to tell FCC Chairman Ajit Pai not to …

Net Neutrality

NY Public Library To Attempt $317 Million Renovation

The main branch of the New York Public Library is a historic building and hub of research, and has become a destination for tourists worldwide thanks to cameos in films such as “Ghostbusters” (there have been many literary references as well, such as in James Baldwin’s <i>Go Tell It On the Mountain</i>). …

The stairs in a viral sensation public library in China run with blood, and its "books" are just sheets of aluminum screened with pictures of spines

Starchitect-designed Tianjin Binhai Library is a viral sensation; the Dutch firm MVRDV incorporated a soaring, six-storey spherical atrium with …

Viral

Things Not to Say to Your Library Workers

I work in a public library. I’ve worked in public libraries for over two years now. In that time I have listened, and watched, and learned a few …

Librarianship

This Guy Is Adding Fake Subtitles To Books In His Local Library, And The Results Are Hilarious

Humor

British Water Companies Are Searching for Leaks With Divining Rods and I'm So Angry I Could Cry

Imagine if someone came to your house to fix your pipes, then stumbled around your yard blindly with a pair of sticks. Now imagine if you called the …

Science

The Book Stop pop-up library project

<i>Photo: WTA Architecture + Design</i><p>The project is the vision of Philippines-based WTA Architecture + Design Studio and has already won several …

Determine

Asian American Librarians and Library Services: Personal Takeaways

Episode 17<p>Asian American Librarians and Library Services: Diversity in Librarians<p>Air Date: 11/20/2017<p>In the final segment of Choice’s discussion with …

Creative Commons

9 things you didn't know you could do with a Vancouver Public Library card

Thought your Vancouver Public Library card is only good for books and DVDs? Then you’ve most likely been missing out on the wealth of free resources …

Akira Kurosawa

Post Pornhub, Australian Pornography Is Fighting For Survival

The Australian porn scene is struggling. Post-Pornhub, there's simply less demand for paid content. But if history has proven anything, it's that …

naughty

AASL sets new standards with National Conference & Exhibition, providing school librarians with tools to think, create, share and grow

PHOENIX – The American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) closed the curtain on a landmark National Conference & Exhibition Nov. 9-11 in …

Education

A look at 5 NYC hotels, each with something special to offer

New York has hundreds of hotels, located in different neighbourhoods, with different styles and amenities.<p>But a hotel is more than just a place to …

Canadian News

Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant now accepting proposals for 2018 award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s Office for Research and Statistics is accepting applications from innovative researchers for the annual …

Librarianship

5 Library Things to be Grateful for this Thanksgiving

As we roll into the Thanksgiving holiday week in the U.S., most library students are also rolling into the last assignments for the fall semester. …

Pew Research Center

The three types of library professionals who absolutely must read the new ACRL

It’s really not for everyone<p>Clickbait headline aside, there really isn’t a compelling reason for some library workers to read the full text of the …

Academia

Alex Hunting’s crisp editorial designs are considered and multi-layered

The drive behind the work of London-based Alex Hunting Studio is to create “beautiful and arresting design that allows the content to speak for …

Graphic Design

Be part of your profession - CILIP: the library and information association

Support<p>We provide support at every step of your career.<p>Map your skills and pinpoint areas for development with our Professional Knowledge and Skills …

ALA strenuously opposes FCC proposed order on net neutrality

WASHINGTON - Today American Library Association President Jim Neal released the following statement regarding the proposed order on net neutrality …

Net Neutrality

Untapped Staff Reads: Extending the Second Ave Subway to the Rockaways, LaGuardia AirTrain Gets $55M Lift

<b>Extend the Second Avenue Subway to the Rockaways? [Metro New York]:</b> Queens NYC Council member Eric Ulrich’s idea of extending the Second Avenue …

Travel

Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research now accepting submissions

CHICAGO — The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2018 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published …

Librarianship

Upcoming webinar reviews intellectual freedom basics

Whether you’re an educator or library director, front-facing circulation desk staff member or behind-the-scenes cataloger, understanding the First …

Censorship

Best Books 2017

You Don't Have To Say You Love Me<p>Alexie, Sherman.<br>Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316270755. MEMOIR<p>Presented as a series of vignettes, some in prose and …

Books

Christmas Shopping Event

Enjoy our outdoor Christmas market filled with festive gift stalls and tasty winter treats*. Then warm up inside with cocktails while continuing your …

Christmas

Welcome to your local library, which also happens to be a newsroom

It begins with fun: Playing with the green screen, experimenting with microphones and cameras. Then the San Antonio teenagers move to weightier …

Journalism

Evers and McWatt land £20k British Library residences

Stuart Evers and Tessa McWatt have been announced as the joint winners of the Eccles British Library Writer’s Award.<p>Both will be awarded £20,000 and …

British Library

Digging for Gratitude

A little over a year ago, I took a flight to Los Angeles to interview for my job at UCLA – it was the night before the election. At the time, natives …

North Dakota

Lorraine Summers, iSchool alumna, passes away

iSchool alumna Lorraine Summers died at age 70 on November 14th, 2017. Summers passed away while in Tallahassee, FL.Summers grew up in Keystone …

Library Studies

Best Books for Kids 2017: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

Welcome to our annual 100 Best Books for Kids list! This list is a century-old tradition in which the New York Public Library’s librarians and other …

New York Public Library

Map: Manson Family murders and where cult operated in LA and beyond

In the summer of 1969, a series of brutal murders in the Los Angeles area shocked not only Southern California, but the entire nation.<p>Charles Manson …

Crime

Inside the temple of sound

With great care Sunny Mathew extricates a shellac record from a faded sleeve, wipes it gently and almost reverentially places it on the turntable of …

British Library