Latest Library Links, February 18, 2015

News from ALA and the profession

February 18, 2015

Newly revealed email details Chicago Public School's Persepolis decision.
Newly revealed email details Chicago Public School's Persepolis decision.

ALA News

Newly revealed emails detail Chicago Public Schools’ Persepolis decision

19 public libraries selected to host Exploring Human Origins

Feminist Task Force invites submissions to Women of Library History tumblr

Division News

Travel to Scotland with ASCLA this fall

Online course: An introduction to correctional librarianship

Awards & Grants

The 2014 Cybils winners

2015 American History Book Prize

Apply for an Ezra Jack Keats mini-grant

Libraries in the News

What the Obama library might look like if Chicago is chosen: Two designs

Large Lilly grant to Purdue includes $5 million for Active Learning Center

Two teens accused of setting fire at Wake County Library branch

Burst pipe damages 1,500 books at Schlow Centre Region Library

Tech Talk

How Maker culture builds stronger learning communities

What librarians need to know about Nintendo’s new 3DS XL

The 10 best Windows tablets

SSD vs. HDD hard drives: The differences

HTTP/2 specifications coming to browsers soon


Audubon’s Birds of America plates available for free download

W. E. B. Du Bois in cyberspace

What DPLA and DLF can learn from Code4Lib

Books & Reading

A new book by Dr. Seuss coming in July

Wash away the winter blues with YA lit

Tips & Ideas

How the British Library found 50,000 maps

Google Street View arrives in Greenland

Need help identifying a song? Here’s one way to find it

Prepare for a career as a data librarian

A handbook for library trustees, 1902

The Urban Dictionary’s definition of “Librarian”

Columbus (Ga.) Public Library’s circulation video


Princeton receives bequest of rare books worth $300 million.

Latest Library Links, February 17, 2015

News from ALA and the profession


Persepolis Rising

FOIA request reveals depth of graphic novel's banning