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- Library Systems Report 2019 May 1, 2019Outdated automation systems can reinforce work patterns that no longer reflect priorities as core library activities change. Bursts of innovation can create new products better aligned with current library realities. The products that emerge out of these creative booms then become mainstays that support the next phase of library operations. The academic libr […]Phil Morehart
- 2019 Emerging Leaders May 1, 2019Initiated in 1997 as a one-year program under former ALA President Mary R. Somerville and revived in 2006 under former ALA President Leslie Burger, Emerging Leaders recognizes the best and brightest new leaders in our profession. It’s open to librarians of any age who are new to the profession and who have fewer than five … Continue reading 2019 Emerging Lea […]Phil Morehart
- Get the Word Out May 1, 2019Know your audience Who do you want to know about summer learning? Parents and caregivers? Teachers? The teens themselves? Other organizations serving youth in the community? While the answer is undoubtedly all four, think about your library and community. How does word get around about your events? Maybe it’s from parents reading your quarterly newsletter … […]Phil Morehart
- By the Numbers: Library School May 1, 20191887 Year that the first library school in the world was established. It was founded at Columbia College—now Columbia University—in New York City by Melvil Dewey. 61 Number of American Library Association (ALA)–accredited MLIS programs in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. 64% Percentage of ALA-accredited MLIS programs that offer completely online d […]Terra Dankowski
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- Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson review – an inventive reanimationThis reimagining of a classic shifts our view of humanity in a darkly entertaining styleAt an advanced stage of a prolific career, Jeanette Winterson has had a surge of inventiveness. Frankissstein, her playful reanimation of Mary Shelley’s 1818 classic, gamely links arms with the zeitgeist. It’s a book about artificial intelligence and gender fluidity that […]Johanna Thomas-Corr
- Michael Donkor on West Brompton: ‘The cemetery gave me a glimpse of something rural’The novelist reflects on a childhood in London, where car park markets have made way for luxury apartments and peace can be found in a burial groundPressed between noisy Fulham and twinkly Chelsea, West Brompton is the unassuming place I called home throughout my childhood. My mum still lives there in that sliver of a district on the District Line. It’s a pl […]Michael Donkor
- No Win Race by Derek A Bardowell review – a painful reflection of racism in British sportA new history confirms sport as an arena of both triumph and trial for black competitors“It’s hard being black. You ever been black?” Larry Holmes, a former heavyweight world boxing champion, once asked his interviewer. “I was black once – when I was poor.”That most tragic of sports always held out transformative potential for impoverished pugilists. Other a […]Colin Grant
- Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson review – an inventive reanimation
- Adam Matthew Debuts New WWII CollectionAdam Matthew unveiled a new primary source collection, America in World War Two: Oral Histories and Personal Accounts.
- New TrademarkNow Tools Enhance Trademark SearchingTrademarkNow introduced three self-service pay-per-search resources to help trademark professionals clear new brands and bring them to market quickly.
- NoveList Select Dashboard Shares Usage DataNoveList Select has a new analytics dashboard that allows libraries to access their NoveList Select usage data online from any device, showing how patrons are viewing and interacting with their catalog.
- Adam Matthew Debuts New WWII Collection