Category Archives: Library Journal

One Book, Well Done

What happens when a library system invites all its patrons to read the same book? From Library Journal.

Southeastern Public Library System of Oklahoma had success with events that encourage physical participation, including reenactments of the murder of True Grit character Frank Ross, parades, and a True Grit–themed pie contest that it held in addition to the more traditional book discussion groups, film screenings, and lectures. The novel’s plot also inspired the publication of Crookbook, a collection of campfire-set recipes from residents.

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Desperately Seeking Scanners

Is your library conducting a search for book scanners? Here’s what you need to know. From Library Journal.

Scannx launched its first product—Book ScanCenter—just two years ago, but the company’s patron-focused scanners are already illustrating how cloud-based document capture and document delivery could begin to displace paper-based copiers.

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Librarians on the Move

Whether they’re mentoring future mad scientists or delivering library services in a Nissan Cube, these librarians are shaking things up. From Library Journal.

 

Scholarly communications often involve seasoned academics, but Illinois Wesleyan University’s (IWU) Stephanie Davis-Kahl is more concerned with some less experienced scholars: students.

 

Over the past two years  Amy Holcomb’s Mad Scientists and Math and Science Labs programs have included deconstructing computers and creating chemical reactions with everyday items, like hot sauce packets from Taco Bell.

 

Not every library outreach initiative involves a traveling library housed in a souped-up Nissan Cube with more than $25,000 in audiovisual enhancements, an Xbox Kinect, a custom-built mount with a 37″ LCD screen, tower speakers, and much more. But not every librarian is Sharon “Smitty” Miller.

 

Caris O’Malley is the driving force behind Notes from the Underground, a concert series operated by and for teens. Its first run produced six concerts as well as 10,000 copies of a compilation CD of local teen bands that can be heard at mcldconnect.org/teen; the series won an award from the National Association of Counties.

 

 

 

 

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Your Guide to Scheduling Software

Tired of trawling through scheduling software options? This article can help. From Library Journal.

Flexibility and ease of use: these are the terms that appear most frequently in descriptions of room and event scheduling software. As such, this product spotlight feature highlights software that exemplifies these qualities, from both companies that specialize in providing solutions for libraries and those with a broader client base.

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The Library Is In

Who’s at the library? Nurses, social workers, and health information specialists are helping patrons find information, and improve their wellbeing. From Library Journal.

Library nurses can have a tremendous impact… Daniel Lopez, RN “was referred to a patient who was suffering from urethral pain. The man—homeless, unemployed, and lacking health insurance—had received an indwelling catheter and leg bag at a local hospital. After consulting with the man, Daniel learned that the hospital had been aware of the patient’s diagnosis of metastatic prostate cancer but chose to turn him away.”

Lopez “addressed the patient’s basic needs, including helping him to find shelter in a transitional housing program. Shortly thereafter, the man was approved for housing, sold his vehicle, and moved into his new residence. Daniel also assisted him [in] navigat[ing] the complex health system, getting him an oncology appointment, which was covered once the man turned 65.”

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Fire Destroys Canadian Library, Archive

Read the Library Journal article about the tragedy that wrought havoc in a small Quebec town.

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Tulsa City-County Library Budget Cuts $1 Million

Read the LibraryJournal article, a news story about the Tulsa City-County Library.

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Library Journal article on the “Underground Library”

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Library Journal Ad Students to Bring the Library to Commuters with NFC Technology

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