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.
March 28, 2015
Blue skies, temperatures in the high 60s, and food trucks on the third day of ACRL 2015 conference in Portland, Oregon, on March 27 brought attendees outside for lunch. Afterwards, contributed and invited papers, panels, and poster sessions—as well as a bustling exhibit hall—kept participants at sessions until 5 p.m. Safiya Umoja Noble, assistant professor … Continue reading ACRL 2015 in Portland: Sunny Skies, Serious Conversation
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
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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
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