E.J. Josey: Transformational Leader | Excerpt

E.J. Josey: Transformational Leader | Excerpt

During the pinnacle of E.J. Josey’s leadership in the American Library Association (ALA), he fought two systems of institutionalized racism through democratizing librarianship: segregation in the United States and apartheid in South Africa.


$166 Million Invested in U.S. Libraries Via IMLS

Gary Price, Feb 20, 2020
The Institute of Museum and Library Services released its FY 2020 allotment table for 59 State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs), totaling $166,803,000.

Music City Meetup | PLA 2020 Preview

This year’s Public Library Association (PLA) Conference will be held in Nashville, from February 25–29—the first time PLA has been held in the Southeast in 20 years. Nashville Public Library (NPL) was LJ’s 2017 Library of the Year; the library—and city—have continued to grow and evolve.

Preliminary FY21 Budget Once Again Targets IMLS, Cultural Agencies, Education

Lisa Peet, Feb 11, 2020
In the first step of a now-familiar process, the Trump administration’s preliminary FY21 budget , submitted on February 10, calls for drastic cuts and eliminations of cultural and educational agencies, including—for the fourth year in a row—zeroing out the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), among others “as part of the Administration's plan to move the Nation towards fiscal responsibility and to redefine the proper role of the Federal Government.”

What Public Libraries Need To Know About the Coronavirus

Stephen Buss, Feb 05, 2020
Anxiety around the coronavirus is high, stoked by media coverage, making authoritative information on health and infectious diseases more important than ever.

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, Feb 20, 2020
The case study linked to below was recently published by Insights. Title Open Access+ Service: Reframing Library Support to Take Research Outputs to Non-Academic Audiences Author Scott Taylor The University of Manchester Library Source Insights 33 (1): 7. Abstract The University of Manchester Library has established a key role in facilitating scholarly discourse through its […]
Gary Price, Feb 20, 2020
From Hampshire College: Plan Maestro Office was created in 1994 with the mandate to create a master plan for the renovation and preservation of historic Havana and for the visual documentation of the city as the planning authority of the Oficina del Historiador. Listed in 1982 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Old City […]
Gary Price, Feb 20, 2020
February 20, 2020 American Chemical Society Signs ‘Read and Publish’ Agreement With Bibsa Consortium In Sweden February 19, 2020 PLOS and the University of California Announce Open Access Publishing Agreement X-Posted by PLOS Rockefeller University Press is First US Based University Press to Sign JISC Transitional Open Access Agreement for UK Higher Education University Of […]
Gary Price, Feb 20, 2020
From IMLS: The Institute of Museum and Library Services released its FY 2020 allotment table for 59 State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs), totaling $166,803,000. These annual grants to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories represent the largest source of federal funding support for library services in the United States. This year, IMLS […]
Severn House Publishing,  Feb 20, 2020

A conversation with Tarquin Hall about hypnosis, arranged marriage, and global drama.

Neal Wyatt,  Feb 20, 2020
More spring book shortlists and nominees are announced. The PLA Galley guide is here. The Authors Guild has a grim report on “The Profession of the Author in the 21st Century.” Elle fires author E. Jean Carroll.

Meredith Schwartz,  Feb 20, 2020

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America today announced the finalists for the 55th Annual Nebula Awards, which will be presented in Woodland Hills, CA, on May 30th.

Lisa Peet,  Feb 20, 2020
On February 19, the Public Library of Science and the University of California announced a two-year pilot, in which UC Libraries will pay the first $1,000 of any article processing charge for UC researchers choosing to publish in a PLOS journal.

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