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Toledo Lucas County Installs News Literacy Browser Extension

Matt Enis, Apr 08, 2019
As part of its broader information literacy efforts, Toledo Lucas County Public Library recently installed NewsGuard, a free web extension, in the Firefox, Chrome, and Edge browsers on all of the library’s 750+ public and staff computers.

Innovative, Sustainable Design Earns Six Libraries 2019 AIA/ALA Building Awards

Lisa Peet, Apr 08, 2019
On April 4 the American Institute of Architects (AIA), in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA), announced the winners of the 2019 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards, spotlighting public and academic library construction, renovation, and restoration projects completed no earlier than 2014. The six featured libraries range from Toronto to Kentucky, from the 22,000 square foot Half Moon Bay Library in California’s San Mateo County to the Calgary Public Library’s 240,000 square foot Central Library.

Deal or No Deal | Periodicals Price Survey 2019

For the past decade, libraries have battled declining university budgets and increasing serials expenditures. With each Big Deal package renewal or cancellation, librarians and publishers have asked themselves: Did I make the best deal? Did I make the right deal? Recent developments in open access promise to bring major reform to academic publishing and, with that, new challenges and opportunities to the way that librarians and publishers choose to deal.

All About the Brand | Best Magazines 2018

Peter Koonz, Apr 10, 2019
With magazines going online-only, some publishers are emphasizing the brand rather than the print product. Nonetheless, new journals continued to debut in that format in 2018. Here are ten of the best. 

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, Apr 26, 2019
The following article was published today by the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communications. Title Whose Research is it Anyway? Academic Social Networks Versus Institutional Repositories Authors Nicole C. Eva University of Lethbridge Tara A. Wiebe University of Lethbridge Source Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 7(1) DOI: 10.7710/2162-3309.2243 Abstract Introduction Looking for ways to […]
Gary Price, Apr 25, 2019
From the Google Blog: Today we’re introducing several updates to Google Earth Timelapse, a global, zoomable time-lapse video that lets anyone explore the last 35 years of our changing planet’s surface—from the global scale to the local scale. This update adds two additional years of imagery to the time-series visualization, now spanning from 1984 to 2018, […]
Gary Price, Apr 25, 2019
From UC Berkeley Library News: “We have easier access to all of this information, derived from all over the world,” says Anthony Suen, director of programs at Berkeley’s Division of Data Sciences. “But there needs to be a central place where people can be interactive and think about these issues on a deeper level. The […]
Gary Price, Apr 25, 2019
From the JISC Scholarly Communications Blog: [Clip] (Posted on behalf of Andrea Chiarelli (Consultant) and Rob Johnson (Director) of Research Consulting): [Clip] A number of OA discovery tools are available today and libraries and researchers themselves are making important decisions as to how to engage with and use such products. In this context, Jisc asked Research […]
Neal Wyatt,  Apr 25, 2019
Redemption by David Baldacci leads 12 new books onto the bestseller lists. Paperbacks get some buzz. Nora Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for plagiarism. There are two stories today about lost books and a watching guide to get ready for Avengers: Endgame.

BOOKLISTS PREMIUM
LJ Reviews,  Apr 25, 2019
For readers who love novels that address what happens after the happily ever after; Evans’s story is much more interesting when it focuses on the hero and heroine’s growing relationship; lovers of holiday romance will especially enjoy this story of two people destined to find each other

LJ Reviews,  Apr 25, 2019
April 2018 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

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LJ Reviews,  Apr 25, 2019
For readers involved in prison educational programs; a must-read for anyone interested in the Holocaust; a wonderful defense of free will; highlighting 200-plus women authors of African descent; for readers attraced to medical mysteries; ten interviews with the late musician Prince; for Tchaikovsky students

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