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?
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET Libraries share many common challenges: scarce resources, increased user demand and ever more complex collections, systems and workflows. To help manage these challenges, today’s cloud-based library management services are offering workflows that save time and discovery solutions that meet users’ expectations. Libraries using these services are seeing drastic reductions in the time it takes for routine tasks because of the integration in the cloud between libraries, applications, partners and data. Not only can information be shared between departments, but between libraries, improving quality and relevance as it’s enhanced along the way. Register Now!
From the Miami Herald: Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s administration has come up with a task force and a timeline to tackle challenges faced by the county’s cash-strapped public libraries. [Clip] His [the Mayor Gimenez] memo outlined a blue-ribbon task force that he would chair to study the libraries’ programs, operations and funding. The task force’s [...]
For the last triathlon of the season my buddy Ray and I rented a little 280 square foot cabin in the Alleghenies. I loved it, and said so. “I love it,” I said. With a nod to the simple construction, I added, “this is all I need. I think I could build me one of [...]
I read the 100% Win! that is, How Not to be a Dick and was fortunate enough to score some As to my Qs from the book’s author, Meghan Doherty. How Not to be a Dick is manageable, fun, and engaging—in other words, “dude-friendly.” Did you write this for dudes in particular? I use the [...]
I return once or twice a year to the first statement of our mission in Upon the Objects to be Attained by the Establishment of a Public Library, the 1852 Report of the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston. Possibly the most important document in the history of the free public library in the United States, the report spells out the justifications for the establishment of such a library in that city.
With school back in session and students returning to the library—sometimes of their own free will, sometimes grudgingly—the library can seem quite full again after the late summer lull. This is a great time to think about the different demands that are placed on library spaces and how to manage these demands to ensure that everyone can use the library to do what they want to do.
Alaska Kodiak Library Sheds Books Ahead of Move (AP via Juneau Empire) Audio report from KMXT also available. Indiana Kendalville: Library trustees question building project cost, scope (via KPCNews.com) Kansas Topeka And Shawnee County Library Opens New Kids Library (via WIBW) Includes video! Kentucky Carter County: Library bids much too high Maine Lending traffic at Maine libraries [...]
An interview with author Alexander McCall Smith and Edward Mendelson, W.H. Auden's literary executor.
From Ingram: The Chicago Public Library received a $300,000 grant from the Illinois State Library to conduct the PDA pilot over two years. The library selected Ingram to manage the innovative program. To launch the PDA pilot, Ingram created hand-tailored lists for adult fiction, non-fiction, and youth titles, and the bibliographic records for these books [...]
Just after Labor Day, Amazon announced the October debut of Kindle MatchBook. “For thousands of qualifying books,” purchased new in print going back to 1995, said the company website, customers can get “the Kindle edition for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free.” Publishers and authors can opt in to the program, but currently only a tiny fraction of Amazon titles are available.