Six weeks after cautioning it could shutter 22 public libraries, Miami-Dade County has found a way to keep all 49 facilities open at least some of the time, offering stripped-down services. In all, 169 librarians would lose their jobs by Oct. 1, and libraries would operate about three-quarters of the hours they do now, according to The Miami Herald. INFOdocket editor Gary Price shares the latest developments.
Reviews of The Arrangement, Breath of Iron, and Sometimes a Rogue, plus a full list of Romance reviews from the August 2013 issue.
Review of Libraries and the Reading Public in Twentieth-Century America.
A roundup of recent football-related titles.
A woman fights for her rights in 19th-century New York City; a horrific murder in Iceland, 1829, sends the accused to a remote farm; the Emerald city meets the Depression; Austen's Darcy and Elizabeth are recast; a young slave's narrative revives the journey of John Brown to Harpers Ferry
A look back at other actors who've played Batman
Eight prizes awarded to poets, critics, essayists and photographers featured in Poetry over the past year
NovoEd, a privately held Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform, has announced a new entrepreneurship curriculum in partnership with several institutions, including Stanford University, where NovoEd was developed before being taken private in April. The new series of 12 courses begins this fall. Most courses are free, though some are priced at $250, and one course, on venture capital, is priced at $999.
An impressive commitment from CEO Pat Losinski and the entire team at CML. Kudos! From 10TV.com: On the same day the state released school report card data, the Columbus Metropolitan Libraries announced a new position designed to “help ensure that students have the resources to succeed outside of the classroom.” CML officials announced Thursday the [...]
Shahrazad talked her way out of death, transformed a king, and still inspires storytellers who continue to follow the tradition
A few months ago I suggested that one of the things preventing librarians from working at web scale might be “a lingering emphasis on collections over users.” I and others have argued that the evolution of libraries and library service will include a pronounced shift from libraries as book warehouses to libraries as centers for discovery, learning, and creation via any number of platforms. I might have been guilty of a bit of collection bashing in these discussions, and recent occurrences of collection trashing have given me pause.
Inspirational stories of Sunday dinners, insights into the suicidal mind, an engaging book for readers interested in gay studies, and a vision of life filled with prayer, by Alice Walker
Already hobbled, Philadelphia schools are facing their first day with fewer school librarians—continuing a trend in the metropolitan school district and the state of Pennsylvania as well. Of the approximately 22 remaining certified school librarians working in the Philadelphia school district, some are not returning to their school librarian positions.
The story behind TWIL. The most interesting libraries around the world. Fanmail and the potential of podcasting. This and much more in this week’s episode of TWIL: your weekly dose of library innovation! thisweekinlibraries.com
Here’s our latest weekly roundup featuring a selection of news items about public libraries from around the country. All of the stories were published in the past week. Our roundup from last week (19 stories/15 states) is available here. Arkansas Fayetteville Library Board Celebrates Potential Sale (via NWA Online) California Video: New Santa Clara Library Built, [...]
Librarians always seem to believe they’re living through revolutionary times, and perhaps they are. The world of libraries, like the world in general, is constantly in flux. But let us assume revolutionary change has been the norm in libraries for the last few decades. It’s actually pretty easy to point to historical moments of significant change, analyze their motives, and see how things turned out. We have at least two technological revolutions in libraries that are now distant enough for us to gain some historical perspective.
A new erotic "choose your own adventure" from d'Abo, a "perfect" follow-up from Gary, a fresh debut from Latham, and a welcome short story from Miller
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Cabot misses the mark with a religious conspiracy, while Reichs keeps readers guessing with a new Temperance Brennan adventure
Cooking reviews from the August 2013 issue.