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- Pounce into the Spotlight with a Library Introduction Video August 10, 2018There was only one problem: We had never created a library video before. The process was as much an introduction to video making for us as the finished product was an introduction to the library for our students. Assembling the cast and crew As with any Hollywood blockbuster, a team had to be assembled to … Continue reading Pounce into the Spotlight with a L […]Amy Carlton
- A Conversation with Author Cindy Mediavilla August 3, 2018What made you want to write this book? ALA Editions published the first version of the book, Creating the Full-Service Homework Center in Your Library, in 2001 after I went around the country researching public library homework centers—something that no one had done before. I thought once the original book came out, nobody would ever … Continue reading A Con […]Amy Carlton
- 2018 Annual Wrap-Up July 18, 2018Among the many big-name speakers in the Big Easy was former First Lady Michelle Obama, who opened the conference with an inspiring talk about work ethic, raising children, being a woman, striving for work/life balance, and the importance of remembering one another’s humanity. “I know that there are so many people in this country, in … Continue reading 2018 A […]Terra Dankowski
- Tech in the Exhibit Hall July 18, 2018The conference brought together more than 750 companies and organizations in the world’s largest exhibition of library-oriented technology. This roundup describes a few of the products that caught my eye. It’s not a comprehensive report; there were just too many interesting items on hand to write about them all. Seeking synergies ProQuest is a good … Continu […]George Eberhart
- Pounce into the Spotlight with a Library Introduction Video August 10, 2018
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- Irvine Welsh: ‘I thought Trainspotting would be a cult book, but not generation-defining’The Scottish author on 25 years of his landmark novel, Brexit as a catalyst for democratic change and the exhilarating effects of boxingTrainspotting is 25 years old. Did you have any idea when you were writing it that it would become such a phenomenon, culturally and commercially?Not really. The initial buzz it generated was among a certain section of the L […]Sean O'Hagan
- Best job in the world? Luxury resort in Maldives seeks booksellerPay derisory. Fringe benefits unparalleledWanted: barefoot bibliophile willing to punt Daniel Defoe to rich, modern-day Robinson Crusoes at a luxury desert island resort.Philip Blackwell, scion of the bookseller family, needs a Man Friday for possibly the world’s most remote bookshop, based in the luxury eco resort of Soneva Fushi in the Maldives. Continue r […]Sarah Butler
- Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America – reviewBeth Macy’s complex, moving account of America’s battle with opioid addiction rips along with the pace of a thrillerIn February 2001, Ed Bisch, a middle-aged American IT worker, received a frantic call from his daughter. She had just found her 18-year-old brother, Eddie, unconscious and turning blue in the bathroom of their house in suburban Philadelphia. By […]Sean O'Hagan
- Irvine Welsh: ‘I thought Trainspotting would be a cult book, but not generation-defining’
- NFAIS Seeks Presenters for 2019 Humanities RoundtableThe National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) issued a call for presentations for its next Humanities Roundtable, Evaluation of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities and Its Impact, which will be held on March 10, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
- Thomson Reuters Debuts Accounting Tool for Small BusinessesThomson Reuters introduced OnBalance Express, a cloud-based accounting application for small businesses. Available as a web and mobile app, the new solution's dashboard simplifies day-to-day accounting activities. ...
- W3C Updates Roadmap of Web Applications on MobileThe World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) rolled out a new version of the Roadmap of Web Applications on Mobile. It provides an overview of W3C technologies that increase the capabilities of web applications and how they apply on mobile. ...
- NFAIS Seeks Presenters for 2019 Humanities Roundtable