Latest Library Links, November 19, 2014

News from ALA and the profession

November 19, 2014

ALA News

Libraries to fight for surveillance law reform in next Congress

Midwinter Meeting News

The Midwinter Scheduler is open

Open House at the Midwinter Placement Center

Placement Center: Have a professional photo taken

How not to look like a tourist in Chicago

Division News

2015 Teen Tech Week website goes live

ALSC selects its 2015 Emerging Leader

Webinar: Tips and tricks for creating a Google site

Awards & Grants

Apply for a $3,000 grant to promote your library

Libraries in the News

North Carolina librarian saves choking 5th-grader

Ferguson library staffer has spent 102 days demanding change

Bronx library fills in the void of a closed community center

Blinds reduce bird deaths at Loyola's glass-windowed Information Commons

Forensic archaeologists begin work on the Mackintosh Library

Student uses University of Newcastle library for webcam sex show


The failure of the USA Freedom Act

A field trip to America's public libraries

Updated WIPO study on copyright exceptions for libraries

White paper: The use of social media by libraries

Tech Talk

Cellphone ergonomics

10 noob mistakes Android users make

The best portable battery pack for daily use

The best laptops under $500

How to stop SMS spam

10 facts about the internet's undersea cables


Downloading JSTOR ebooks

Nook audiobook app for Android

Germans call for reduced taxes on ebooks

Books & Reading

Why read new books?

Reaching reluctant readers

Top 10 religion reference resources

PW's best books of 2014

Found poetry in street art

10 famous writers' houses worth visiting

Tips & Ideas

The benefits of attending local conferences

Google to highlight mobile-friendly sites in web results

Google, Bing, and DuckDuckGo compared

Twitter will let you search for every tweet

The upcoming season of TLVirtual Café

Oregon State University puts its yearbooks online

Cataloging board games

Classes in RDF

Archiving the 2014 Ebola outbreak

The Magna Carta's legal legacy



Latest Library Links, November 18, 2014

News from ALA and the profession