Advocating for school library services is a year-round necessity that becomes particularly pressing as spring approaches.
American Libraries Magazine
On March 4, the Ukrainian Library Association released this statement on the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) website regarding the unrest in the region.
How would you like 100 free ebooks for children, ready for immediate MARC upload to your catalog?
Academic libraries have a big hairy problem: Over the past decade or so, their budgets have shifted from buying materials to leasing them. Journals are the main budget killers, with some subscriptions—so vital to the scholarly life—costing $30,000 annually per title.
The Connecticut library community has engaged its legislators in the ebook-availability debate.
Here’s the problem: To compete in today’s economy, you have to be wired. And of course, more and more of our library services are digital. But in many communities across the United States, the communication carriers just don’t provide the service citizens seek.
It’s been almost two months. That’s how long I’ve been living in the future this latest time. My Google Glass arrived in December, and I’ve been playing with it in fits and starts since then, in part because winter in Chicago isn’t the best time to fully test it.
Eric Hellman has the best-named blog ever.
As I often say, this is a time of experimentation. (If you know something’s going to work, it’s not an experiment.) But it’s not enough to try and fail, or even try and succeed. Either way, we have to report out to our colleagues.
This month’s list from Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries features the top 20 titles from Amazon (PDF file). I have just two observations: