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Ways To Watch | Programs That Pop

No matter how audience behaviors ultimately swing in the future, hybrid events will be a pillar of our new normal. We must continue to refine our capability of being anywhere and everywhere for anybody.


Bloomsbury Acquisition of ABC-CLIO To Strengthen Tech, Market Reach

Maggie Knapp, Jan 12, 2022
Bloomsbury Publishing purchased ABC-CLIO in December 2021 for $22.9 million, bringing ABC-CLIO’s four imprints and 32 databases into U.K.-based Bloomsbury’s academic and professional division.

Mocktail Mixology | 22 Resources To Make Drinks for All

Gricel Dominguez, Jan 11, 2022
With increased attention to the needs of sober and sober-curious drinkers, Dry January, and a growing respect for individual dietary restrictions, bartenders and spirit makers alike have taken note of the demand for non-alcoholic cocktails offering the same level of sensory and social experience as their higher proof counterparts. They go by many names, meant to evoke respect and innovation in the drinks and spirits industry: zero-proof, no-proof, alcohol-free, virgin, teetotalers, soft drinks, temperance drinks, neutral, 0% ABV (alcohol by volume), and more.

Rick Pender on the Challenge and Opportunity of Summing Up Stephen Sondheim

Gregory Stall, Jan 06, 2022
With tributes to the late Stephen Sondheim coming thick and fast in the wake of his late November death, Rick Pender, author of The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia (Rowman & Littlefield), discusses his new book, his research process, what it was like corresponding with Sondheim, and the enduring appeal of the Broadway composer.

Best Books 2021

Dec 06, 2021
LJ’s Best Books of 2021 celebrate titles to treasure, indelible works that build and shape collections. They offer reads of solace and community, insight and joy. These 144 titles across 15 categories highlight the essential books of the year

Barbara Hoffert, Feb 04, 2021
COVID shifts drove falling print circ and rising ebooks. But will it last? LJ's 2021 Materials Survey looks at some of the last year's trends.

Keith Curry Lance, Dec 21, 2020
This is the 13th year of the LJ Index of Public Library Service and Star Library ratings. The 2020 scores and ratings are based on FY18 data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Public Library Survey (PLS). Because of that delay, they don’t reflect the impact of the coronavirus; that won’t be reflected in the data until 2022. The big news in this year’s edition is that successful retrievals of electronic information (e-retrievals)—measuring usage of online content, such as databases, other than by title checkout—joins the six other measures that determine the LJ Index.

Mahnaz Dar, Nov 10, 2020
Whether librarians are providing services in-person or virtually, reference has changed with the pandemic.

Suzie Allard, Oct 15, 2020
Library Journal’s annual Placements & Salaries survey reports on the experiences of LIS students who graduated and sought their first librarian jobs in the previous year: in this case, 2019. Salaries and full-time employment are up, but so are unemployment and the gender gap; 2019 graduates faced a mixed job market even before the pandemic.

Gary Price, Jan 24, 2022
From a CC Blog Post: recently allocated $1M to Creative Commons (CC) in honor of CC’s 20th Anniversary. This three-year, general operating support will help foster CC’s commitment to Better Sharing by addressing equity gaps and unequal balances of power in the open ecosystem. The internet has global ownership with people sharing more information and […]
Gary Price, Jan 24, 2022
From the University of California Davis Library: World-renowned celebrity chef Martin Yan’s collection of nearly 3,000 cookbooks, his first wok, thousands of photographs and other media will be the main ingredients in an archive to be established in his name at the University of California, Davis. Yan and his wife, Susan, both UC Davis graduates, […]
Gary Price, Jan 24, 2022
Note: The list of winners is available as a PDF. Note: A video recording of the announcement event is available (also embedded below). From ALA: The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, digital media, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and […]
Gary Price, Jan 24, 2022
North Carolina: 21 Newspaper titles added to DigitalNC! (via Digital NC) Texas State Library and Archives Commission Digitizes and Makes Available Nearly 80,000 Department of Transportation Records (via TSLAC) Two More State Ebooks Bills Move Forward with One Well Underway (via Readers First) University of Arkansas: Libraries’ $5.1 Million Gifts to Result in Endowments and […]
Lisa Peet, Feb 09, 2021
When the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccines began to roll out in mid-December 2020, their distribution was immediately complicated by a shortage of doses and widespread uncertainty about who would be given priority. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued suggested guidelines for phased allocation. When it was not yet clear who would be next, many library workers, leaders, and associations began advocating for public facing library workers to be vaccinated as soon as feasible.

Erica Freudenberger, Feb 02, 2021
In the messy middle of the pandemic, library leaders share how things have changed since March 2020, their takeways, and continuing challenges.

Mahnaz Dar, Nov 10, 2020
Whether librarians are providing services in-person or virtually, reference has changed with the pandemic.

LJ Reviews, Oct 14, 2020
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of books on the subject has been increasing exponentially. This introductory list, which will be updated regularly, is meant to help collection development librarians get started on determining which books work best for their collections.

Jeff T. Dick,  Jan 24, 2022
Ten new and classic films and TV shows now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Joshua Blevins Peck,  Jan 24, 2022
LJ’s documentary film reviewer picks four gripping new works, now available on DVD/Blu-ray. 

Jeff T. Dick,  Jan 24, 2022
LJ’s film columnist picks the month’s top indie and foreign films, now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Kate Merlene,  Jan 24, 2022
Tom Lin and Hanif Abdurraqib are named Andrew Carnegie Medal winners. The 2022 RUSA Book & Media Awards are announced including the Notable Books List, Reading List, The Listen List, The Sophie Brody Medal, Essential Cookbooks: The CODES List, and the Outstanding References Sources List. The 2021 Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards are also announced and the Sheikh Zayed Book Award names four 2022 category longlists. The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis leads holds this week. Six LibraryReads selections and seven Indie Next picks publish this week. People's book of the week is Real Easy by Marie Rutkoski. Plus, the February issue of Entertainment Weekly arrives with a Winter Thriller Guide and more.



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