Wine, from grape to glass; ultimate adventures via Lonely Planet; Paleo Sweets and Treats; more on Whitey Bulger; The Modern Art Invasion; loving medical fiction; as told by Roger Rosenblatt; the evolution of slavery in America; Why Photography Matters
Briggs is a hot commodity in urban fantasy, and Frost Burned will satisfy fans for another year; The Marseille Caper from Mayle sports a delightful reading from the late Robin Sachs
Thursday, November 14th, 2013, 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET Now that you’ve bought your big fall titles, it’s time to preview what will be in demand next spring. Library Journal’s Barbara Hoffert will lead a discussion with editors as they highlight their top spring books that will be flying off of your shelves in LJ’s second Editors’ Picks webcast. Ellen Edwards will debut CBA top-selling Susan Meissner’s A Fall of Marigolds (NAL/Penguin Random); Amy Einhorn will discuss Carol Wall’s affecting memoir of black-white friendship in Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening (Amy Einhorn Bks/Penguin Random); Carrie Feron will unveil Laura Lippman’s next blockbuster standalone, After I’m Gone (Morrow/Avon); David Highfill, will discuss Wiley Cash’s This Dark Road to Mercy (Morrow/HarperCollins), Cash’s follow-up breakout debut; and Zachary Wagman will reintroduce Chris Pavone, author of The Expats with his upcoming The Accident (Hogarth/Crown). And that’s just a taste of the titles to be discussed. Register Now!
Decision Center, the collection management solution developed by Innovative Interfaces Inc (iii), released new features that will help users manage floating collections across multiple branches and, separately, anticipate demand for new titles. Decision Center, which replaced iii Reporter when it went into general release in June, is designed to work with iii’s Millennium ILS or its Sierra Services Platform.
Eagerly awaited: the new Eggers and a self-published effort from Scotch that will appeal to fans of smart women's fiction
Less than a year after purchasing the struggling textbook, reference, and professional business of McGraw-Hill (now known as McGraw-Hill Financial), the private equity firm Apollo Global Management (AGM) may be looking to slim down its purchase. Reports indicate the management group is shopping the professional components of McGraw-Hill Educational (MHE), which focuses on publications and digital resources for workers looking to improve their skills and continue their education.
From Andrew Albanese at Publisher’s Weekly: Less than a year after launching a pilot with its Minotaur Press imprint, Macmillan officials today confirmed that it will expand its library e-book offerings to include its entire e-book backlist, more than 11,000 titles. [Clip] Frontlist titles will not be included in the program at this time. Titles will [...]
Holding steady. That’s the overarching picture of salaries for new graduates from MLIS programs, as captured by LJ’s annual Placements & Salaries Survey. Every year, LJ takes the pulse of the profession through this national survey, and each year we suss out the significant issues conveyed by the numbers and the respondents’ verbatim replies. Steady, of course, can be relatively good news in a challenged economy. Still, I don’t like it. I want to see salary growth in this evolving and crucial profession. More important, the bulk of our new graduates need better salaries to survive and thrive—and the profession needs those wages to retain, and continue to attract, the best and the brightest.
The real achievements for the 2012 library and information science graduating class came in the form of emerging jobs and new responsibilities, according to the approximately 1,900 graduates who responded to LJ’s annual Placements & Salaries survey, representing 30.7 percent of the 2012 graduates from the 41 participating programs.
While new roles offered higher compensation opportunities as well as excitement, that growth did not extend to the full range of new librarians. Overall, starting salaries were flat, and placements decreased in school libraries. The overall average starting salary growth was lackluster, holding steady at $44,503, $62 less than in 2011. (Though this varied widely by region.)
Geography continues to play a key role in determining the level of salary new graduates can anticipate. Graduates landing jobs in the West fared the best: 2012 grads working in the West saw the average salary of $54,454 climb 8.5 percent above 2011 levels ($49,819) and seven percent beyond those achieved in 2010 ($50,792). This included healthy increases in salaries for public librarians (up 11.5 percent), academic librarians (up 6.8 percent), and school librarians (up 6.4 percent). Not surprisingly, many jobs in the West had an information technology industry focus, especially in the areas of user experience design and software engineering.
After sifting through the numbers, the real stories of expectations are told through the words of the graduates. Many of their responses read like fortune cookies.
Details on jobs and pay for 2012 LIS grads, broken down by region, type of role, school, and more. Dig through these tables to discover the details about where 2012 LIS grads are landing jobs, at what salaries, and in what kinds of roles, or see the full feature for all the analysis. Also [...]
Knox wraps her intricate sf trilogy, Bruce offers a contemporary British police procedural, Fyfield is one of the best at understanding the human psyche, Helm delivers likable characters and a solid plot, Witt's trilogy closes with an action-packed finish
A few weeks ago I was talking to a friend about hiking. He asked me in both a rhetorical and whimsical manner why it is that humans feel the need to summit mountains. While giving him my own theory (it involves the mystery of Mother Nature, the accomplishment felt after reaching a set goal, and [...]
Tantorious is a semi-monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio. Oliver Horovitz is a writer, filmmaker, and caddie on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland. His New York Times bestselling book, An American Caddie in St. Andrews: Growing Up, Girls, and Looping on the Old [...]
January 2013 to date as identified by YBP Library Services
This month’s selections range from hard-core street lit and a PI-type mystery to a more gentle romance. Just as varied are these novels’ settings. Not settling for the same old same old inner-city backdrop, authors have picked more exotic locations, from the dazzling lights of Vegas to the Caribbean island of Haiti. Pick of the [...]
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013, 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET The ability to prove library value enables institutions to maximize budget dollars, properly allocate their spend, and improve user satisfaction. We have come a long way in the types and quality of data as well as methods for collecting and analyzing that information. Join our webinar to discuss how metrics have evolved to their current state and what direction we can take with new and alternative metrics in the future. Our panelists will address their methods for measuring library value from the data they choose to evaluate, to the tools they utilize, and how they perform their analysis and utilize it in real practice. Register Now!
The new AAUP Draft Intellectual Property Statement has nothing to say about works of scholarly publication. Are they not intellectual property? Or does some property count more than others?