Latest Library Links, December 1, 2014

News from ALA and the profession

December 1, 2014

American Libraries Online

Rolling the dice in an academic library

Newsmaker: Ursula K. Le Guin

ALA News

For LIS students: Southern Miss offers British Studies summer program

Copyright for teachers and librarians

Putting the "pop" in information literacy

Teaching information literacy to college students

Reinventing information literacy as metaliteracy

Awards & Grants

Sari Feldman and Robert Wolven: Notable Publishing People of 2014

NEH creates new Public Scholar grant program

Waterstones Book of the Year

2014 William Hill Sports Book of the Year

2014 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards

Libraries in the News

Ferguson Public Library director does an AMA on Reddit

Woman writes NaNoWriMo novel in Seattle PL as patrons watch

Duluth library's seed program hits a hurdle

Rare books stolen from Reading Public Library

Salt Lake City Public Library considering 24/7 hours

Former volunteer leaves Lighthouse Point Library $500K

Fresno County's Library Without Walls program

North Monmouth Library to close; will become museum outlet

Lithuania launches campaign to restore banned LGBT book

Manga library opens at Peking University


The role of libraries as publishers

Tech Talk

The web is getting slower

Teenage girls better at designing story-based computer games

How to set up a wireless printer

Firefox 34 has an instant video chat feature

Mistakes that make your passwords more hackable


Fee-based libraries were like Netflix for books, 200 years ago

Penguin makes some Pelican titles available as ebooks

Books & Reading

8-year-old gives inspiring speech about books

Top 10 science and health books for 2014

Kirkus: Best teen books of 2014

Sylvia Plath and YA literature

10 contemporary Native American poets

Taiwanese novels in translation

The five best yoga poses for reading

Tips & Ideas

What students want from the MIT Libraries

Rare bookbindings from the library of George Washington

Finding books in the medieval library

Orkney Library's humorous Twitter feed



Latest Library Links, November 26, 2014

News from ALA and the profession

The 10 winners of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award

The prestigious Carnegie Corporation of New York / New York Times award highlights the role librarians play in transforming communities