The backlash against Literary Citizenship is underway, and perhaps it was inevitable.
For those unaware of term, it’s widely used in the literary, bookish community to refer to activities that support and further reading, writing, and publishing, and the growth of your professional network. In some ways, it’s a more palatable (or friendly) way to think of platform building.
For previous posts in this series, please see The Awesomeness of My Little Free Library and 5 Tips for Running a Little Free Library By now you all have probably realized that I’m pretty much obsessed with my Little Free … Continued
This article explores the 12 core elements of an ideal corporate information center and how they compare and contrast with those of an academic library. The author aso provides insight into librarians' skill sets and ideas for communicating information management tools and services.This article is based on Oliver Renn’s Library Connect webinar presentation Compare and contrast: The evolution of academic and corporate library services.
Technology changes that are impacting information flow, content, and communication with opportunities in academic and research libraries. By revealing directions in social, mobile, consumer, messaging, and publishing technology we can predict how technology and libraries are designing the future.I
Julie Robinson is the manager of the Ruiz branch of the Kansas City Public Library. Robinson is heading up a new seed library program that allows patrons to “check out” packets of flower, herb and vegetable seeds and, at the end of the growing season, “return” seeds collected from the plants they grew.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Public Library (CPL) today launched a new online experience for all library patrons, including a redesigned website, an improved library catalog and greater accessibility and convenience. After several months in beta format to complete testing and allow patrons to become accustomed to new features, the new online platform is now live at www.chipublib.org.
“This new online platform by the Chicago Public Library enhances community interaction and engages patrons and residents across the city through the most modern technology.
Funded by a $1 million grant [includes funding for three years of development] from the Chicago Public Library Foundation, the new website will serve as the model public library website.
CPL has partnered with software company BiblioCommons to re-envision the library’s online experience which included the site’s development, research, design, and ongoing enhancements that will be rolled out over th next three years.
The last of a series of Pew Research Center studies examining the changing face of library service in the 21st century was released in March, offering a look at library use that breaks Americans down into nine different groups of library users. The report, “From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers,” caps three years of Pew research on libraries funded by the Gates Foundation, and looks to identify what users—and some non-users—value about library service, and where they may see room for improvement.
We have a very, very cool program to highlight today that is straight from our good friends (and the publisher of our upcoming book, The Artist’s Library) at Coffee House Press. Several months ago, staff at Coffee House, in partnership with individuals and organizations in the Twin Cities, started a program called CHP in the Stacks.
Here’s the program rundown:
As part of its continuing effort to put books into action, Coffee House Press has launched an initiative to place writers and readers in residencies at various area institutional and community libraries.
BookTube may sound like a root vegetable, but it’s actually an incredibly vibrant community of people who vlog (that’s video blog for those of you who are unfamiliar with the lingo) about books on YouTube.
Now that the world of self-publishing has become more commonplace and tools are in place to help authors from a variety of skill levels complete their works for publication, one of the chief hurdles that authors still seek help for is marketing. Book promotion continues to be a huge obstacle to success for authors, regardless of publishing mode. A panel at the recent PubSmartCon, chaired by Shari Stauch, CEO of Where Writers Win, discussed the merits of professional book reviews and book clubs as avenues for book discovery.
Think of two trends in the development of the library's network presence. These have emerged successively and continue to operate together.
A centripetal trend producing a library network presence centered on the institutional website, as the library wants to offer an integrated service.A centrifugal trend, unbundling functionality and placing it in a variety of decentered network presences, as the library wants to be in the flow of its users (think of how communication has been unbundled to social networking sites for example, or of how metadata may be shared with various aggregation sites, or of how a resolver may be configured for use with a third party site).
The decentered library network presence is an important component of library service although it still appears to be an emergent interest in strategic or organizational terms.
Like most library students, I learned about the Dewey Decimal System, the Library of Congress, and the father of the American public library, Andrew Carnegie. But I also learned about the necessary transformation of the library in the 21st century. In order to survive, it was hammered into our brains again and again, a library...
Congratulations to the Jiří Mahen Library in Brno, Czech Republic, represented by Libuše Nivnická who have been awarded first place in the 12th IFLA International Marketing Award for 2014., for its innovative partnership program, Library in the Tram – Tram to the Library.
We believe what starts at the library can transform an entire community! Following oursuccessful pilot program, we are thrilled to announce another year of Outside the Box – a partnership between library service non-profit OCLC and Redbox – to provide free, fun entertainment events in local communities across the United States centered around public libraries and their public spaces. This year, up to 20 communities will be selected for Outside the Box, with the local library driving community brainstorming and planning sessions and hosting events.
Like so many of us, you love books — physical, paper books. You get all hot and bothered over a good used bookstore, its shelves crammed tight with ancient volumes, their spines cracked with aging glue.
With libraries shutting their doors up and down the country, could York have found a novel way to safeguard the service? Sarah Freeman reports.
What we are doing is setting up an Industrial and Provident Society, which is a little bit like the John Lewis mutual model,” says Fiona Williams, shadow chief executive of Explore York Libraries and Archives. “In effect it will be a third owned by staff and two thirds owned by the community.
Membership of the new organisation, which will in effect be run like a social enterprise, will be open to anybody over 16 and once signed up they will be entitled to vote on the future running of the service and have the opportunity to join its board as one of two community director"