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.
April 11, 2018
The proposed amendment to ALA Policy A.4.1.1, which would require ALA’s next executive director to hold an ALA-accredited master’s degree, was not approved. A minimum of 25% of ALA members was required to vote in order to carry the amendment forward. A total of 10,405 voted on this question, representing 20.79% of the eligible voters—3,890 … Continue reading ALA Announces Election Ballot Measure Results
April 11, 2018
Brown received 6,066 votes, while her opponent, Peter Hepburn, head librarian of College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, California, received 4,066 votes. As ALA president, Brown will be the chief elected officer for the oldest and largest library association in the world. She will serve as president-elect for one year before stepping into her role … Continue reading Brown Wins 2019–2020 ALA Presidency
The E-Content blog provides information about e-publishing, including news and data about ebooks and other forms of digital publishing and technology.
July 22, 2016
Michael Blackwell, director of the St. Mary’s County (Md.) Libraries, urged the library community to demand simplicity from content providers and platform developers by putting the user at the heart of the experience and by providing genuine integration of e-content. The e-content field is dynamic, and just as some standards and practices are implemented, new … Continue reading Digital Content Working Group at Annual Conference
May 16, 2016
Like the United States and Canada, Australia has struggled with ebook prices that are too high, platforms with unpredictable fees, and licenses that are hostile to libraries, users, and authors alike. Inspired by various examples in the US (the Internet Archive, Douglas County [Colo.] Libraries, Califa Group), the good people at New South Wales established … Continue reading Indyreads: Australia’s New