On 2 April 2014, ALIA, in conjunction with the Australian Law Library Association, Health Libraries Inc (HLInc) and Health Libraries Australia (ALIA HLA, a national group of the Australian Library and Information Association), released a study which suggests law firms, government departments, associations and other organisations involved with special libraries gain over $5 in return for every $1 they invest in special libraries. The partners commissioned award-winning firm SGS Economics and Planning to survey special libraries across the nation and from this to assess the return on the annual investment in these services to their organisations. To view the full report, please click here. The full report from SGS is available here. Click here to view the press release. Email banner.
LexisNexis — 2013 Best Practices for Government Libraries Via Gary Price at FullTextReports 2013 Best Practices for Government Libraries Source: LexisNexis From blog post: The 2013 Best Practices for Government Libraries: Managing Evolving...
Did an elephant really swim from Brooklyn to Staten Island? That was one of the 3.5 million often funny and poignant questions visitors to 60 Brooklyn Public Library branches had for 100 librarians in 2013, records show.
Medina County is lagging behind the nation in parents reading daily to their young children. And that could cause a literacy problem down the road as today’s toddlers enter grade school. In a survey commissioned by Living Well Medina County, only 35 percent of Medina County parents reported reading to their children under 5 years. Medina County District Library has taken steps to improve early reading readiness by hiring Dawn Roginski, an early childhood outreach librarian.
We have a reading problem in the United States. It’s not that people aren’t reading: in fact the Pew Research Center reports that 76% of adults have read a book in the past year. Even kids are reading – and some studies suggest that millennials are more likely to read [...]
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February 23rd to March 1st is Freedom to Read week in Canada, an opportunity to remind us that not only are we fortunate to have at our fingertips (literally, in the age of e-books) 47.63 gagillion books, but we are free to read any of them. Well, almost any.
Despite the battle for free range reading, there are still, even in Canada, dust-cover-ups at the border, the results of which are decided behind closed doors in government offices. Schools and libraries continue to receive requests to remove books from reading lists and shelves.
Libraries Without Borders will unveil its latest project at the New York Public Library: The Ideas Box, a library in a box designed by Philippe Starck to be packed onto shipping pallets and sent to refugee camps.
I was sitting in the audience at an event for the paperback release of Justin Cronin’s The Passage when he talked about the book’s connection to Houston. Since we were sitting in a Houston bookstore for the event, this was of particular … Continued
Library foundations supporting presidential and public libraries have an estimated combined $2.5 billion.
The total represents the assets of 1,300 library investment portfolios in the U.S., although the bulk of the assets is concentrated in the 25 largest, accounting for $2.2 billion.
The segment is a fertile area for growth as municipal libraries, facing government budget restraints, look to build their foundation’s source of funding, Mr. [Walter J.] Dillingham [New York-based managing director-endowments and foundations and co-author of the study] said in an interview.
An animated discussion on the future of publishing was on at a literary conference being hosted by The New Indian Express in Bhubaneswar.
The common belief is that the reading habit has declined and the easy availability of books on the Net has reduced the relevance of libraries. The theory is much bandied about even in India, where Internet penetration in 2012 was just 11.4 per cent. But I refuse to believe that it’s the reason why over 50,000 public libraries in India tell such sorry stories of neglect. Because, man’s innate instinct to learn, ruminate and exchange ideas has not changed. And libraries offer the possibility—and freedom—to do them all. A library is a place where history comes to life as easily as a potential world of possibilities. It is the go-to place for personal growth and reinvention, to both look back and ahead, to preserve old cultures and formulate new traditions.
Currently, in India, the only libraries that are super-active seem to be housed in jails
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