From an EveryLibrary Blog Post by John Chrastka: Through last week’s Election Day, over 530,000 Americans cast a vote for – or against – libraries in elections all across the county. From the 47 voters in Athens, New York who punched a ballot about the D.R. Everts Library budget to the almost 160,000 people in [...]
This year’s listing of library building projects completed between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013, expands on the concept of all-purpose spaces to suit a variety of patrons and needs. There are 77 public efforts, and among the 14 academic buildings is the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI (above), which allows students to invent their own environments. A banquet of libraries with that all-important, all-purpose ingredient.
Though many video games do ignore the grim realities of armed conflict, games have the potential to provide some insight into the intensity of war.
Transformational Libraries include the Polk Wisdom Branch Library, Dallas; the Ladd Library, Cedar Rapids Public Library, IA; the Duvall Library, King County Library System, WA; East Rancho Dominguez Library, County of Los Angeles Public Library, CA; the Teton County Library, Jackson, WY; the new Boca Raton Downtown Library, FL; Jasper Place Branch Library, Edmonton, Alta., Canada; and the Queens Library at Glen Oaks, NY.
A Lot of Learning To Do libraries include the new Collin College Spring Creek Campus District Library, Plano, TX; the Claire T. Carney Library, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in North Dartmouth, MA; and the Lane Library & Learning Commons, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA.
Opening Doors to Collaboration libraries include Northwestern University’s Deering Library, Evanston, IL, and the Robarts Library Center for Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI) at the University of Toronto.
Wide Open Spaces include the Andrew G. Truxal Library at Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD; The Brody Learning Commons at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University, MD; The new James B. Hunt Jr. Library, North Carolina State University, Raleigh; and the Clark Library, University of Portland, OR.
Destination libraries include the new Centennial Library, Midland County Public Library, TX; the Glenvar Branch Library, Roanoke County Public Library, Salem, VA; the Storytime Room at the Mission Viejo Library, CA; the Mall Library Connection, Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, Vancouver, WA; and Mesa County Libraries Central Library, Grand Junction, CO.
Fabulous and functional libraries include the Central Library of Brownsville Public Library System, TX; Newcastle County Bear Library, DE; the Children’s Library at the Beverly Hills Public Library, CA; the Teen Place at Schaumburg Township District Library, IL; and the Hillcrest Heights Branch Library, Temple Hills, MD.
High, wide, and handsome libraries include the Fairwood Branch Library, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, LA; the Smithtown Main Library, NY; the Lemon Grove Branch, San Diego Public Library, CA; The Gum Spring Library, Aldie, VA; and Denver Public Library’s Sam Gary Branch.
Worlds To Explore libraries include Pendleton County Public Library, Falmouth, KY and the Woodneath Library Center, Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City, MO.
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In what analysts are describing as a big win for scholars and libraries, federal circuit court judge Denny Chin today dismissed a lawsuit against Google brought by the Author’s Guild claiming that the company had violated copyrights by digitizing millions of books and making short samples of the works available via its Google Books service. In the decision, Chin stated that Google Books provided “significant public benefits,” and that the digitized works were protected by the principle of fair use.
A new adult offering with a much more serious tone, a sexy Fholiday romance with a side of kink, Porter brings the drama and the heat in this short story about love, families, and cowboys, while fans of over-the-top romance will love Thomas's latest
A valuable introduction to the year’s most influential graphic works, Delisle's latest is a great graphic novel, especially for parents, Fables Encyclopedia is a colossal bonus to the series
A hard-rockin’ look at Metallica, The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem, a visually appealing guide for accomplished bartenders and newcomers alike, a firsthand account from Jawhariyyeh, a Paleo primer, read smarter and enjoy reading more, a historical framework of the Native American literary struggle
Brown's Red Rising, Capp's easy cookbook, conspiracy to murder the Queen, vanished men from World War II, and more
A final volume from the late Arjouni, a clear-eyed and tender family drama from Borders, Frame reveals Miss Havisham, debut author Ponsor ask you to judge his legal thriller, a very long ride with best-selling author Schätzing
Here’s an issue about which I’ve been hearing from colleagues quite a lot lately—that of libraries undertaking and carrying out assessment methods and then ignoring or “trumping” the findings by doing what they wanted to do in the first place, but putting a “check mark” next to assessment in their mental (or literal) to do lists, indicating, “yep, did that!” My thought in such cases is: well, no, you didn’t do that!
Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) ranks as one of the nation’s best and busiest public library systems. And it’s no wonder—the staff at CCPL strives to create an atmosphere where readers can enjoy fantastic collections and services. In keeping with this column’s tradition of asking librarians to discuss the books that meant the most to [...]