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17 Sep 14 - Reference Libraries News

Radical Librarianship: how ninja librarians are ensuring patrons' electronic ...
One of the authors of this article, Alison Macrina, is an IT librarian at the Watertown Free Public Library in Massachusetts, a member of Boston's Radical Reference Collective, and an organizer working to bring privacy rights workshops to libraries ...

Libraries Report Circulation on the Increase
Library director Sondra Murphy said the increase is due to the fact that the library has begun to host more events and regular programs, along with hiring key staff members, including a reference librarian and a children's librarian. Also down-Island ...

Using the EHR to dive into data mining, clinical analytics
Given the extensive variations in patient data, it is critical to develop a reference library of mappings, code-sets, and translations that identify structured and unstructured elements for every connected system.

Anyone Can Pivot: What The Changing Role Of Librarians Means For You
There has also been a misperception that Google Google has obviated the need for a reference librarian, which is hardly the case.

NYRblog : Roving thoughts and provocations
In the age of the Internet, do we really need footnotes to reference quotations we have made in the text? For a book to be taken seriously, does it have to take us right to the yellowing page of some crumbling edition guarded in the depths of an ...

Darlington County Library Notes: More on E-Books
If you didn't realize we had electronic books or audio books you could put on your iPod or tablet, come by the reference desk and we'll help you explore Overdrive and get started. The beautiful thing about electronic items is you never need to worry ...

Frederick G. Ruffner Jr., titan of reference books, dies at 88
Frederick G. Ruffner Jr., an inveterate collector of information who founded the Gale Research Co., an empire of directories, dictionaries, biographies and bibliographies that stocked reference libraries for decades, satisfying urgent curiosity and ...

Encyclopaedia Britannica sees digital growth, aims to draw new users
Once the undisputed king of reference libraries, with armies of door-to-door salesmen peddling the expensive multivolume sets to families across the globe, Britannica has struggled to find its place in the digital age, where user-generated Wikipedia ...

The 6 Worst Things About iTunes
While there are third-party services that allow you to sync all of your media libraries, iTunes itself won't allow it. Apple ties all downloads and purchases to one account, and doesn't let you sync an iOS device with multiple libraries. This becomes a ...

EU court rules libraries can digitize books without permission
Specifically it says that publicly accessible libraries may make works available at "dedicated terminals... for the purpose of research or private study.

New Florida College Opens A Library Without Books
Without stacks to organise, librarians staffing the main reference desk, which is called a success desk, will steer students to tutoring resources and train them in managing digital materials.

Cavium to Demonstrate Multiple OpenDataPlane™ (ODP) Applications at Linaro ...
ODP embraces and extends existing proprietary, optimized vendor-specific hardware blocks and software libraries to provide interoperability with minimal overhead.

Pew Report Finds Millennials Are Readers, Library Users
Laureen Cantwell, Reference and Distance Services Librarian at Colorado Mesa University and a Millennial herself, serves a range of young people from dual-enrolled high-schoolers to older college students.

Berkeley Heights Public Library Launches Self-Publishing Platform
You can also use the free tutorials if you need help creating your book, or stop by the library reference desk for a quick demonstration of how FastPencil can get you published quickly.

Views from the Right
So this pension policy seems designed to either encourage all librarians to be reference librarians, or at least to make sure that reference librarians end with higher pensions than catalogers or systems librarians. No doubt this clause was added ...

Banned Isn't Bad: Yuma libraries celebrate freedom to read
“Jim Patrick is a reference librarian at the Main Library and is an aficionado of music and music history,” Wisdom said.

Libraries Are a Center for Lifelong Learning
Public libraries have always been about finding and making available books for reading. In Polk County, public libraries were advocated for and built with the support of civic-minded individuals and groups (particularly the various women's clubs in our ...

Boulder development 'strategy' rejected in 5-4 vote
Weaver said the city needs a much more robust public process to engage the public and that the city needs to come up with "metrics" to look at the impact of development, whether that is on services such as parks and libraries, on traffic, on carbon or ...

The new college library: Fewer books, more noise, more space
Here, books that were previously available for checkout or reference are being given away by the thousands. In all, Stetson University's library has parted ways with 150,000 books in the past two years. “It's painful,” said Ryan, dean of the Dupont ...

City Council candidates voice their opinions
I will argue in favor funding for the Pacifica Resource Center ($83,000 per year), funding for 14 extra hours a week for our two libraries ($75,000 per year), and funding for the Pacifica Beach Coalition ($3,000 per year). These are very small amounts ...

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