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How Libraries Can Turn Energy Into Action

How Libraries Can Turn Energy Into Action

How Libraries Can Turn Energy Into Action

Posted on: November 10, 2019, 11:41 am Category: Uncategorized

 “Why Emma Boettcher’s ‘Jeopardy!’ Win Became a Celebration For Librarians”

 “Why Emma Boettcher’s ‘Jeopardy!’ Win Became a Celebration For Librarians”

“From UChicago News:

For much of Emma Boettcher’s life, “Jeopardy!” had been a mostly private passion—one the University of Chicago librarian rarely brought up in casual conversation. That changed in dramatic fashion this past summer.

She returns to the screen on Nov. 7 as part of the annual “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions, which begins Monday. Both she and Holzhauer, who won more than $2.4 million during his run, are among the 15 competitors in this year’s field. While they aren’t facing off in the opening round, a potential rematch is possible later in the tournament.

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As UChicago’s User Experience Librarian, Boettcher is responsible for improving the ways that faculty and students interact with library resources. That requires her to act as a thoughtful neutral party, one who often observes or asks questions about how library users find research materials.

The information she collects and evaluates has allowed the UChicago Library to adopt more evidence-based changes to the user experience.

Read the Complete Article (approx. 1000 words)”

Stephen

 

Posted on: November 9, 2019, 11:44 am Category: Uncategorized

Physical books still outsell e-books — and here’s why

Physical books still outsell e-books — and here’s why

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/19/physical-books-still-outsell-e-books-and-heres-why.html

Stephen

Posted on: November 8, 2019, 6:57 am Category: Uncategorized

37 modern libraries from around the world

37 modern libraries from around the world

37 modern libraries from around the world

Stephen

 

Posted on: November 7, 2019, 6:55 am Category: Uncategorized

America’s First Banned Book Really Ticked Off the Plymouth Puritans

America’s First Banned Book Really Ticked Off the Plymouth Puritans

The author, known as the “Lord of Misrule,” had the audacity to erect a maypole in Massachusetts.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/americas-first-banned-book

Stephen

Posted on: November 6, 2019, 6:54 am Category: Uncategorized

Movers & Shakers 2020 – Now Accepting Nominations

Canadian Librarians are always on the list – nominate one soon!

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LJ Movers & Shakers 2019

LJ Movers & Shakers 2020: Nomination Period is OPEN

The editors of Library Journal need your help in identifying emerging talents in the library world—both great leaders and behind-the-scenes contributors who are providing inspiration and model programs for others.

Our 19th annual round of Movers & Shakers will profile some 50 up-and-coming individuals from around the world who are innovative, creative, and making a difference. From librarians and non-degreed library workers to publishers, vendors, coders, entrepreneurs, reviewers, and others who impact the library field, Movers & Shakers 2020 will celebrate those people who are moving all types of libraries ahead.

The 2020 Movers & Shakers will be highlighted in the May issue of Library Journal and celebrated at a reception during ALA Annual 2020 in Chicago.

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WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Don’t wait! Tell us about your friends and colleagues who are helping to build their library’s—or all libraries’—future, so we can let the world know.

Deadline to submit: November 15, 2019

Posted on: November 5, 2019, 1:59 pm Category: Uncategorized

How to Handle Your Social Media During a Crisis

How to Handle Your Social Media During a Crisis

How to Handle Your Social Media During a Crisis

Stephen

Posted on: November 5, 2019, 12:35 pm Category: Uncategorized