There are two sides to every business: what the public sees and what happens on the inside. On Friday, October 12, Jeffrey Licht, a partner at Pod Consulting and a part of the Digital Public Library of America’s (DPLA) technical development team, laid out the details of what exactly makes the digital library run and what they hope to do before the April 2013 launch.
Change cannot happen without collaboration, and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) touted such achievements. On Friday, October 12, at its Midwest conference in Chicago, the organization honored those who have turned their concepts into reality.
Libraries need to consistently add content. And finding that content was the focus of the “Content Infrastructure and Digital Hubs Pilot Program” discussion Thursday, October 11, during the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Midwest conference.
Clara Stanton Jones, 99, the first woman as well as the first African American to direct the Detroit Public Library, died September 30. Jones’s 26-year career at DPL culminated in a promotion to the directorship in 1970, where she served until her retirement in 1978.
Diversity, leadership, and community engagement were the three main themes at Thursday evening’s plenary/all-conference session at the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) in Kansas City, Missouri.
By the time ALA Midwinter attendees fly into Seattle’s airport, the bookshelves will be put away for the year. But King County (Wash.) Public Libraries’ Take Time to READ program, which included books and four comfy reading chairs in the Sea-Tac airport through September, continues.