Sunday, June 26, 2011

Weekly News Roundup

Summer stole me away for a week, but I'm (almost) back on schedule!

Librarians in the U.S. from 1880-2009
Click through to see the whole study!

A local example of innovative librarianship.
Meet Meg, our new coworking librarian
Check out her blog too:

More social networking statistics:
Social Networking Sites and Our Lives

I’m interested in this because I use Goodreads. Do you?
Reader Ratings and Book Reviews from Goodreads Being Added to NoveList Products

And for something a little less serious:
5 Reasons Why Lady Gaga is NOT a Librarian

Finally, this isn’t really library related but I know quite a few of us like Neil Gaiman and Public Radio. Here’s a link to a recent show involving both!

As always, please let me know if you find any interesting library news articles. Also, if you have any feedback about these posts, or if you have a certain area of library news you would like me to include more, email me at

Thursday, June 16, 2011

MLA/MEMO Library Legislative Forum

Free for MLA/MEMO members including food! $25 for anyone else (but I think the student MLA annual fee is $25, so you might as well join).

I'm already registered and would be happy to give anyone else a ride.

Library Legislative Forum
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
St. Cloud, MN
"A forum to discuss what happened in 2011 and what should happen in 2012"

Friday, June 10, 2011

Weekly News Roundup

The Merger of the Century: EBSCO Acquires H. W. Wilson

Digital Textbooks slow to catch on

Learning to Read on Zero Dollars a Day
(This isn’t news to us librarians but it is libraries in the new)

Epub really IS a Container

As always, email me with any exciting stories you find at

Friday, June 3, 2011

Weekly News Roundup

Hello everyone and welcome to the first weekly news roundup!
Just a few stories for your perusal this week. Please drop me a line at if you have any articles or events you think should be included.

Patriot Act Renewal Renews Reformers’ Determination

Keeping Our Message Simple
By James LaRue
Here's the fundamentally different approach to advocacy we need to adopt—yesterday.

Amazon e-books now outselling print books

Enjoy, and I'll see you next week!