Tag: libraries

Less Is Not More: Rejecting Resilience Narratives for Library Workers By Meredith Farkas

Library workers need to feel comfortable talking about the negative aspects of our work. We

Throwback Thursday: Silly Questions

Still my most popular photo on Flickr with almost 13,000 views.

Is it Copyrighted? Can I Use it?

Copyright! Complicated, confusing, and not clear-cut. What does a librarian need to know? Michael and Laura will present scenarios to discuss, as we all shine a light on the subject and try to figure out what a librarian needs to do. Presented by Michael Sauers and Laura Johnson, Nebraska Library Commission Nebraska Library Association Annual Conference […]

Every Library and Museum in America, Mapped

If you have ever felt overwhelmed by the ubiquity of McDonald’s, this stat may make your day: There are more public libraries (about 17,000) in America than outposts of the burger mega-chain (about 14,000). The same is true of Starbucks (about 11,000 coffee shops nationally). “There’s always that joke that there’s a Starbucks on every corner,” says Justin […]

Ursula K. LeGuin on eBooks, Libraries, and Publishers

While most small presses sell all their books freely and happily to libraries, the “Big

Permission Based Publishing: The New York Publishing Model (and Why It Doesn’t Work)

…Bookish is a great example of this. Bookish took two years to launch and was

Entire Hachette eBook Catalog Will Soon Become Available to All Libraries

Hachette Book Group, which publishes Stephenie Meyer and Malcolm Gladwell among others, announced Wednesday that

James Patterson wants a bookstore bailout

I’m not really sure how I feel about his idea (shown right) but he does