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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Internet Librarian Oct 23-25 Monteray, CA Save the Date

Internet Librarian 2017
ROI Magic Sauce: Communities, Collections, Collaboration

There IS a winning combination for Internet Librarians and their communities where the return on investment (ROI) is substantial. The magic includes our communities, our collections and how we work with both of those – close collaboration!

Today’s Internet Librarians extend their reach, partner with traditional and non-traditional colleagues and agencies, build global networks, and enable their members and customers to thrive in a digital world.

Learn more here

NewsBreaks
NASIG Races to the Crossroads
by Marydee Ojala
NASIG brought its annual conference to Indianapolis June 8-11, 2017. Capitalizing on the city's racing heritage and its "crossroads of America" motto, NASIG chose a conference theme of Racing to the Crossroads. Touching on both concepts, presenters positioned their talks around either what librarians are racing toward or which crossroads concern them.

Weekly News Digests
Companies Band Together to End Gender Stereotyping in Ads
The Independent reports that Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and other companies are working with the United Nations (UN) to remove gender stereotypes from global advertising.
Bloomberg Businessweek Changes Its Access Model
According to Digiday, Bloomberg Businessweek "is introducing a two-tiered membership model … joining other publishers that are trying to offset declining print advertising by pushing subscriptions and other reader benefits."
OCLC Prepares Librarians for Wikipedia Editing
On Sept. 13, 2017, OCLC's WebJunction will launch a free, 10-week online training program for public library staffers who want to learn about Wikipedia editing, designed to help them become comfortable with contributing to the site.
OverDrive Rolls Out New App for Streamlined Reading Experience
OverDrive launched Libby, a one-tap reading app that is designed to help users easily start reading and discovering digital library content from around the world.
SAGE and EBSCO Provide Broader Journal Availability
SAGE expanded its partnership with EBSCO Information Services to make SAGE's humanities, social sciences, and science journals available to more North American public, corporate, medical, and other special libraries. ...

NewsLink Spotlight
The Avengers in the Stacks
by Brandi Scardilli
Which comic book adaptations are you planning to see at the movies this summer? There's usually at least one, and this year, you've got DC's Wonder Woman and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming. If any of those options appeal to you, you're the perfect candidate to get hooked on comic books--if you aren't already, that is. After all, comics are a mainstream form of entertainment these days, and libraries have taken notice.

How to Stay Focused When Searching

How to Stay Focused When Searching (3:47)

Super-Searcher Mary Ellen Bates of Bates Information Services explains how to separate the incidental from the integral in search in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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CLOSED CAPTIONING IS NOW AVAILABLE. 

Bookshelf
The Carousel Carver The Carousel Carver
by Perdita Buchan

This evocative historical novel tells the story of Giacinto, who emigrates from Italy in 1912 and becomes a carousel carver during the golden age of the craft in America, and Rosa, the eight-year-old orphan girl thrust into his care.

The Carousel Carver vividly recreates the world of the immigrant carvers—from the inspiration found in fiery horses, big cats, and children's laughter to the clatter, sawdust, and politics of Philadelphia's bustling multicultural workshops. This is an engaging and insightful tale of tolerance, second chances, and what it means for those once adrift to call America home.

May 2019/144 pp/hardcover/ISBN 978-1-940091-04-4
Regular Price $16.95 | Preorder Price $10.17

Trade Paperback | ISBN 978-1-940091-03-7
Regular Price $13.95 | Preorder Price $8.37

The ebook is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

 
 
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