Libraries

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Digital Libraries

Ala. Governor and Legislature Fight to Hold on to Confederate Legacy

The whites are doubling down on keeping their white supremacist trophies, except in this case, the South lost.<p>Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed …

Librarianship

The training of George Camblair

The making of a soldier, step by step<p>Shortly after the entry of the United States into World War II, the Office of War Information was established to organize and distribute propaganda and news about the war effort.<p>The OWI absorbed the famed photographic unit of the Farm Security Administration, …

Library of Congress

Arkansas blasts No. 1 seed Florida 16-0 in SEC semifinals

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Chad Spanberger homered in each of the first two innings and Arkansas rolled to a 16-0 victory over top-seeded Florida on Saturday in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.<p>The Razorbacks (42-16) won after seven innings on the mercy rule and face 11-time …

Librarianship

Publishing could be in danger of becoming irrelevant, say Hachette India, Speaking Tiger CEOs

The view from the business side of publishing.<p>What kind of pressures are India’s English language publishers under in 2017? How has the business …

Publishing

Torture

I periodically post this in comments on other blogs when the topic comes up. A lot of Americans are ignorant of the law regarding torture, and are …

Rendition

The US Library of Congress Just Put 25 Million Records Online, Free of Charge

Set the knowledge free.<p>Knowledge is power, the old saying goes, but it isn't much use if it's hidden away – so we're excited to learn that the US …

Library of Congress

Venetian physician had a key role in shaping early modern chemistry

Newly discovered notes show for the first time the Venetian doctor who invented the thermometer and helped lay the foundations for modern medical …

British Library

Aaki Consultants designs Kenya’s National Library, inspired by the Iconic African Drum

<b>Standing on Ngong road in Nairobi’s Upper Hill area, right ahead of you is the African-inspired Library. It is easy to work your eyes up the widening</b> …

National Libraries

New Workshop: How to Transform Your Library on a Shoestring Budget

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Transform Your Library on a Shoestring Budget with Julia …

Alabama Executes Inmate Who Had Avoided 7 Earlier Dates

ATMORE, Ala. — An Alabama inmate who avoided seven execution dates was put to death early Friday, capping years of litigation challenging the humaneness of lethal injection.<p>The inmate, Tommy Arthur, 75, was pronounced dead after receiving an injection at the state prison in Atmore, Ala., the …

Librarianship

A Manhattanhenge Reading List

Manhattanhenge 42nd st. Photo by SevtibidouManhattanhenge is coming next week, and we’ve made a reading list to celebrate! On two days of every year, …

New York Public Library

Announcing ProPublica’s 12 Diversity Scholarship Recipients

We’re excited to announce the 12 recipients of the 2017 ProPublica Diversity Scholarship. Each of these talented journalists will receive a $500 …

Journalism

From the archives: Future a mystery for libraries

<i>This story was published Dec. 8, 2000. Eleanor London of the Côte-St-Luc Library that now bears her name died in May 2017.</i><p>Every morning when the Cote …

Canadian News

June webinar features lessons learned from early adopters of PLA performance measurement program

CHICAGO – Through a panel-style webinar next month, the Public Library Association’s (PLA) will provide an overview of the Association's …

Visionary librarian Eleanor London dies

There was no library, no books, and no staff when Eleanor London was first interviewed for the position of chief librarian for Côte-St-Luc.<p>“When I …

Canadian News

Lisa Rice, Library Director at the Warren County Public Library, Wins 2017 Sullivan Award

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the 2017 Peggy Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to …

Education

12 signs you desperately need a vacation from work

We're all terrible at taking vacations.<p>A recent Glassdoor report found that, on average, Americans don't use half of their vacation time or paid time off.<p>And once we're actually on vacation, we have trouble kicking back and relaxing.<p>According to the same Glassdoor report, 66% of Americans say that …

Library of Congress

How to start tracing your ancestry

Norwegian immigration to North America<p>The very first Scandinavians in America were Leif Eriksson and his crew of 35 men and women, who wintered in …

National Libraries

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Now Online

The Library of Congress has placed online nearly 25,000 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, which depict the structure and use of buildings in U.S. cities …

Library of Congress

Ala. Restores Voting Rights for Thousands With Felony Convictions

In a move that’s sure to get people’s underwear in a bunch among those who are already against granting people the right to vote, Alabama Gov. Kay …

Rights & Freedoms

Trend Analysis: San Francisco Is Losing Its Laundromats

Whether you love it or hate it, you need to do your laundry.<p>If you’re not lucky enough to have an in-unit washer and dryer or a laundry hook-up in …

San Francisco

Volunteer Now to be a Live Blogger at the ALA Annual Conference - ALSC Blog

In just a few short weeks, librarians will head to Chicago for ALA’s Annual Conference. This event includes a full line-up of ALSC programs, …

Librarianship

The rise of the Indie Author in Libraries

This is the first article in an ongoing series that will examine every aspect of indie authorship and how developing relationships with indie authors …

Publishing

Library services corporations push back on federal budget cuts

80 companies unite to prevent elimination of Institute for Museum and Library Services<p>By Liisa Rajala<p>Published: May 25, 2017<p>Approximately 80 …

WWII veteran recounts his experience in Okinawa for Library of Congress

EASTON -- John “Jack” Hurley joined the Navy in 1944 because he loved playing in the water as a boy in Dorchester.<p>Yet when asked Friday what he …

Library of Congress

Kevin Hart’s speaking date becomes photo op, moves to Parkway Central Library

The Kevin Hart speaking date at Temple University announced last month is now a photo op and meet-and-greet that’s been moved to the Parkway Central …

Philadelphia

Spotted: Children's Book Illustrations Pop Up In Lands End

Locals and visitors to Lands End might notice a delightful new addition to the area.<p>According to Hoodline tipster Pawel D., who was out in the area …

San Francisco

Before the White House, Kennedy was a high-school prankster

BOSTON (Reuters) - Years before he captained the torpedo boat PT-109, ran for office or set the United States on a path to put a man on the moon, President John F. Kennedy was a troublesome teen whose hijinks nearly got him kicked out of his prestigious boarding school.<p>The scion of a wealthy Boston …

History

Do not publish

Biologists have long valued publishing detailed information on rare and endangered species. Until relatively recently, much of this information was …

Endangered Species