Columbia University’s Undergraduate Writing Program (UWP) is a first-year seminar-style course that challenges new students to read, write, and think as critically as established academics. Graduate students teach the course, and librarians supplement that presentation with an introduction to research skills and methods.
Grand Rapids (Mich.) Public Library has launched a radio frequency identification system (RFID) that was installed in its eight branches in late November 2012. The library is the first in North America to adopt an ultra-high-frequency (UHF) RFID system.
StarWalk Kids Media has launched its new children's ebook platform with a catalog of 148 ebooks. The collection emphasizes nonfiction and includes 53 books by Seymour Simon, award-winning children’s science author and cofounder of StarWalk Kids Media.
Hamilton Buhl has released the HygenX UVC Automatic Headphone Sanitizer for schools, libraries, museums, and other facilities that use shared headphones. The equipment can be wall-mounted or supplied in a hand-carry case with a built-in racking system that holds up to eight large or 16 regular headphones at one time.
The main library at Texas Tech University, a public research university in Lubbock, has integrated Steelcase media:scape units in its study area. Each setting features a desk, rolling chairs, monitors, and technology designed for sustaining collaborative group work.
In July EBSCO Publishing and the creators of the readers’ advisory service NoveList announced the launch of LibraryAware, a new online marketing program designed to meet the growing needs of libraries to create, deliver, and measure promotional messages that extend outreach into communities and bring patrons into libraries.