Steve Campion writes:
I was building a library card gallery (scroll down the page: http://www.wa-list.com/?p=418) and decided to gather them together in one image. The mosaic came from that. I think the gallery is pretty cool. It shows off the individual cards and the variety and vitality of the public libraries across the [...]
I thoroughly enjoy Brian’s columns at Publisher’s Weekly:
Let’s get the bad news out of the way first: if you want to be hired as a librarian, get ready to move. Many of you are probably already in a large city or a university town with a library school, plenty of recent [...]
Yesterday morning (Tues 17th June 2013) I found myself at the Urbana Free Library, which is the focus of a lot of attention in library land at the moment. I count it as a professional privilege to have spent two hours with some of the most inspirational public library staff I have ever met. Here I [...]
The Smile Politely blog has posted Freedom of Information Act documents related to the Urbana free Library weeding kerfuffle.
A snippet: ”She also reminded me that our mission was no longer lifelong learning.” I am having trouble processing such a statement. What will happen next?
Also, see: http://www.smilepolitely.com/culture/voices_from_urbana_city_council/
Note: This post has been updated with Carol’s updated percentages!
Please follow LIS professor Carol Tilley for more on what’s been weeded at The Urbana Free Library! https://twitter.com/CarolGSLIS
Follow #bookgate too!
Barbara Fister writes about the kerfuffle at Insider Higher Ed: http://www.insidehighered.com//blogs/library-babel-fish/throwing-books-each-other
This blows my mind!
Both UFL staff and the public (who were alarmed at the rapidly emptying shelves) spoke out, but the weeding continued until a library board meeting (and Mayor Laurel Prussing) was called. JP Goguen, a university library employee, was at the meeting, recorded it, and sent the recording to me (the [...]
Johnson County Library contracted the services of Mindmixer for their strategic plan in March of 2013 and by April 9, 2013; the www.jocolibraryconversation.com site was live and active with input from members of the community. The goal was to expand the number of Johnson County citizens the library would be able to engage with during [...]
Nice post by recent SLIS grad Lisa Hubbell about the interview process at the Two Librarians and a Blog blog:
The last assignment for library school is complete, and I am waiting for graduation ceremonies in a week, and a diploma in the mail in the coming months. I am applying for jobs, as [...]
Note from Michael: Elaine takes us through her work on the #transtech group project for Huntington Beach Public Library and connects to our course texts. i am happy to share this insightful reflection!
This report outlines the unique experiences, challenges, and opportunities in developing a Learning 2.0 program for the diverse community served by [...]