Author Archive: Sanhita SinhaRoy

Welcoming New Immigrants into Your Library

September 21, 2012

With that data and other Census statistics in hand, Fred Gitner and Wai Sze Chan, librarians at the New Americans Program at Queens Library, talked on September 21 about the changing demographics of US communities and how libraries can analyze information to help create programming and develop collections for these new arrivals. “Welcome, Newcomers! Using … Continue reading Welcoming New Immigrants into Your Library


Ethnic Caucus Presidents Discuss Advocacy at JCLC

September 20, 2012

The Latino community, for example, “is constantly shifting and changing,” said Denice Adkins of Reforma, but the unifying group for advocacy within the Latino community of librarians is the association, she said. Because a variety of cultures make up the community, Adkins emphasized that Latino librarians need to “have a voice in librarianship.” Jerome Offord … Continue reading Ethnic Caucus Presidents Discuss Advocacy at JCLC


Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon

Newsmaker: Brian Bannon

June 14, 2012

Bannon, who earned his MLIS from the University of Washington in 1999, joined CPL in March 2012, succeeding Mary Dempsey, who stepped down after nearly 18 years as commissioner. Now, several months into his new role, Bannon—who says he has “hit the ground running”—took a break from his whirlwind introduction to CPL and the city … Continue reading Newsmaker: Brian Bannon


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8 Tips to Highlight History Using Facebook

March 28, 2012

At the University of Nevada, Reno, Donnelyn Curtis, head of special collections, turned to Facebook to connect the university’s archives with students who care about history and the school’s tradition. She began by creating Facebook pages for Joe McDonald and Leola Lewis—two students who attended the university in the 1910s, married a few years later, … Continue reading 8 Tips to Highlight History Using Facebook




Author Susan Cain

The Value of Quiet in a Loudmouth World

January 21, 2012

Cain began her professional career as a corporate lawyer on Wall Street but quickly realized that she possessed none of those traits. As a lawyer, she often used a constructive tone and thoroughly prepared for negotiations, types of approaches, she said, that were very different from other attorneys she knew. But those skills proved valuable—particularly … Continue reading The Value of Quiet in a Loudmouth World


Emphasis on Ebooks Stirs Community Outcry in Illinois

January 18, 2012

Protesters, who included the local chapter of the NAACP, held a news conference at the main library on January 13 to voice their opposition, stating that the increasing shift toward digital media will leave behind traditional users and those without money or access to new technology. Members of the community-based initiative Save Our Library (SOL) … Continue reading Emphasis on Ebooks Stirs Community Outcry in Illinois


Wide Backlash Greets Internet Antipiracy Bill

November 22, 2011

Introduced October 26 by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, the Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261) has a number of high-profile supporters, among them members of the entertainment industry, pharmaceutical companies, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. These groups claim the internet currently challenges their ability to innovate because of … Continue reading Wide Backlash Greets Internet Antipiracy Bill