Placements & Salaries 2019

Placements & Salaries 2019

Recovery from the 2008 recession continues: LJ’s 2019 Placements & Salaries survey indicates that graduates from LIS programs have more options and better opportunities in the field.


Time for a New Position in the Academic Library? | From the Bell Tower

Steven Bell, Oct 09, 2019
As academic libraries open their doors to the public, they’ll experience some of the same challenges as public libraries. Should we follow their lead when it comes to staff social workers?

Using the Dark Web in Libraries | Field Reports

Brady Lund, Oct 02, 2019
The dark web offers something that few online platforms can or will: a very high level of anonymity. Many people use the dark web for legitimate, anonymous information seeking purposes: those who live in high-censorship countries, who identify as transgender, and who are undocumented immigrants. These people have a right to access information and need privacy protections.


Next Gen Librarians | LIS and Careers

April Witteveen, Oct 03, 2019
There will always be a place in libraries for people to fill traditional roles in programming, collection development, and working with children or teens. But many recent graduates earning their MLS (or equivalent degree) have learned new competencies that are increasingly in demand.

Palatine Public Library's Clear and Simple Message | Marketer of the Year 2019

Meredith Schwartz, Oct 01, 2019
To pass an essential funding measure, Palatine Public Library District’s marketing team made the case with transparency, community feedback, and streamlined messaging—earning it LJ's 2019 Marketer of the Year Award.

Alexandra Chassanoff, Apr 12, 2018
During the week of March 19–23 MIT Libraries convened experts from across disciplines and domains to identify and address grand challenges in the scholarly communication and information science landscape.
Mirco Tonin, Jan 03, 2018
Suppose a librarian receives an email from a man named Greg Walsh, wanting to become a cardholder or simply inquiring about the open hours. Would the librarian reply? And, if so, would the reply be polite, including for instance some form of salutation, such as “Hello” or “Good morning”? Does your answer change if the guy is called Tyrone Washington? Is a librarian treating Jake Mueller differently from DeShawn Jackson?
LJ Reviews, Apr 11, 2018
A detailed look at pain management implementing the use of medical cannabis rather than opioids; A complex look at the issue of opioid abuse backed up with research and first hand stories; A valuable addition to the conversation about addiction filled with case studies illustrating the complexities of the disease
Mahnaz Dar, Jan 20, 2018
Editor Sarah Janssen discusses editing The World Almanac in an age where being attuned to "fake news" is especially vital.
Gary Price, Oct 16, 2019
From CRL: CRL has partnered with JSTOR to make collections from the South Asia Open Archives openly available on JSTOR at The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) is a rich and growing collection of historical and contemporary sources covering the arts, humanities, and social sciences, in English and South Asian languages, from and about […]
Gary Price, Oct 16, 2019
From The Citizen Lab/University of Toronto: In 2014, the Citizen Lab and Open Effect started Access My Info (AMI) a research project that uses data access requests and complementary policy, legal, and technical methods to learn about how private companies collect, retain, process, and disclose individuals’ personal data. Accompanying the research methodology is a web-based […]
Gary Price, Oct 16, 2019
From an Internet Archive Blog Post by Lila Bailey: The Hamilton Public Library in the Canadian province of Ontario has nearly two dozen branches. Providing digital content to users in geographically remote areas is one of many reasons that the library has recently embraced Controlled Digital Lending, the digital equivalent of traditional library lending.   […]
Gary Price, Oct 16, 2019
The book chapter (full text) linked below is published in the book Teaching Students to Critically Evaluate Textbooks. The Open Organization Guide for Educators: Transformative Teaching and Learning for a Rapidly Changing World, Red Hat, 2019. Title Teaching Students to Critically Evaluate Textbooks Authors Christopher McHale CUNY La Guardia Community College Ian McDermott CUNY La […]
Neal Wyatt,  Oct 16, 2019
Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo, Ben Lerner and Ocean Vuong, and Ann Patchett and Elizbeth Strout feature in conversations. Venom two is reportedly set for Oct. 2, 2020, and will introduce another Marvel character, Shriek. The November LibraryReads list is out. Tiger Woods plans a memoir.

Lisa Peet,  Oct 16, 2019
This year’s National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities was delivered on October 7 by Father Columba Stewart, OSB—a Benedictine monk, scholar of early religions, and executive director of the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library (HMML) at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. Stewart has spent the past 15 years working to digitize documents at risk of theft, damage, and destruction due to war, regime change, or climate instability in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and South Asia.

Matt Enis,  Oct 15, 2019
The American Library Association and Public Library Association last month launched a public outreach campaign to mobilize opposition to Macmillan’s new eight-week embargo period for library ebook purchases. The campaign has gained traction online, with an petition demanding the cancellation of the embargo garnering more than 103,000 signatures at press time.

Neal Wyatt,  Oct 15, 2019
Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo both win the Booker Prize. Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow continues its buzzy reign across print and broadcast media, coverage is wide-spread and seemingly everywhere. Lists for “The 40 Best Novels of the 2010s" and “The 10 Best Poetry Collections of the Decade" come out. Zoë Kravitz is set to play Catwoman in the new Batman movie.

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