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 14, 2019
From The University of Florida has thrown the books at English professor Richard Burt. Burt, 65, who contested the university library book check-out limit of 350, was made to sign a written letter of reprimand by his chair, Sid Dobrin, and associate dean, Mary Watt. They met Monday, one day before The Sun published a […]
Gary Price, Oct 14, 2019
From the Wikimedia Foundation: We are pleased to announce a new $1 million gift to the Wikimedia Endowment from Amazon to support greater access to information for everyone. This is Amazon’s second gift to the Wikimedia Endowment, a permanent fund dedicated to ensuring the long-term sustainability of Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. […]
Gary Price, Oct 14, 2019
From Penn. State University: Penn State has announced that Barbara I. Dewey, Penn State’s dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications, will retire in August 2020 after a 45-year career in librarianship. [Clip] During her tenure as dean, Dewey oversaw the transformation of spaces in the Pattee and Paterno Libraries, including the award-winning Knowledge Commons, […]
Gary Price, Oct 14, 2019
Apple Safari Browser Sends Some User IP Addresses to Chinese Conglomerate Tencent by Default (via Reclaim the Net) How to Stop From Trying to Run on Your Mac (via iMore)
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.

Penguin Random House,  Oct 14, 2019
Penguin Random House spoke with author Afia Atakora about her novel Conjure Women, a dazzling debut that sweeps across eras and generations to tell the story of a mother and daughter with a shared talent for healing—and the conjuring of curses.

Neal Wyatt,  Oct 14, 2019
The Guardians by John Grisham leads holds this week. People’s “Book of the Week” is Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout. Ronan Farrow, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators gets focused coverage. Dolittle, now renamed from the original title The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle and based on the books by Hugh Lofting, gets a trailer. Earthquake Bird, based on the book by Susanna Jones, does as well.

Lisa Peet,  Oct 14, 2019
John Rothman, director of the New York Times’ corporate archives and creator of the New York Times Information Bank, an early electronic news repository, died on September 26 of a stroke at the age of 95.

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