The Scoop

The Scoop is the American Libraries blog and covers a wide range of issues related to libraries and librarians, including conference posts about ALA Midwinter Meeting and ALA Annual Conference. The section also provides news, features, Q&As, photos, videos, slide shows, and other coverage of the industry.

  • Poster session on Growing a Sustainable Workshop Series

    ARCL 2015 Conference Focused on Community

    | March 27, 2015

    The theme of the 75th anniversary ACRL Conference in Portland, Oregon, is “Creating Sustainable Community,” and with nearly 1,300 first-timers at the event and numerous new sessions and activities, it was also about change and growth. The session “Saving Our Students: Higher Education Affodability Issues and the Expanding Role of Libraries with Open Educational Resources” … Continue reading ARCL 2015 Conference Focused on Community

  • G. Willow Wilson at the ACRL 2015 conference

    ACRL 2015 Conference Record Opening

    | March 26, 2015

    The ACRL 2015 conference in Portland, Oregon, opened Wednesday, March 25, with an all-time attendance record of nearly 3,400 attendees. G. Willow Wilson, creator of the Ms. Marvel comic series starring a Muslim superhero named Kamala Khan, headlined the opening session. A prize-winning fantasy author and journalist, Wilson is an American convert to Islam who … Continue reading ACRL 2015 Conference Record Opening

E-Content

The E-Content blog provides information about e-publishing, including news and data about ebooks and other forms of digital publishing and technology.

  • DCL Ebook Report, March 2015

    | March 12, 2015

    The Douglas County Library ebook price comparisons for March have been released (PDF file). This month’s are based on the New York Times Bestseller Lists. Of 30 titles, all 30 are available as library ebooks from OverDrive and 29 are available through 3M. So availability is not the issue, but cost remains the big concern. … Continue reading DCL Ebook Report, March 2015

  • Douglas County Libraries Report, pricing comparison as of February 3, 2015

    DCL Ebook Report, February 2015

    | February 10, 2015

    The Douglas County Library ebook price comparisons for February have been released (PDF file). This month’s are based on the Top 25 USA Today Bestselling Books. Of 25 titles, all 25 are available as library ebooks from OverDrive, and 24 are available through 3M. So availability is not the issue, but cost remains the big … Continue reading DCL Ebook Report, February 2015