1. IMLS Holds Hearing on the Need for Broadband in Libraries →

    Though broadband Internet access has become more common in U.S. households during the past decade, the digital divide has not yet been bridged. In fact, challenges now loom larger than ever for households without broadband, said Richard Reyes-Gavilan, Chief Librarian for the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) during his opening remarks at the “Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact,” public hearing hosted by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) on April 17. According to IMLS estimates, about 100 million Americans don’t have access to high-speed Internet at home, while 19 million don’t have any Internet access at home.

    (Source: addtoany.com)

  2. I kind of hate to say it, since I am a librarian. We pay a lot of money for discovery tools. And then I go off and just use Google Scholar.

    — As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education (via thelifeguardlibrarian)

  3. chicagopubliclibrary:

Batman Returns…
His books to the library!
Happy Friday from your friends at the CPL!

I wonder if his alter-ego, Bruce Wayne, sits on his local library board..

    chicagopubliclibrary:

    Batman Returns…

    His books to the library!

    Happy Friday from your friends at the CPL!

    I wonder if his alter-ego, Bruce Wayne, sits on his local library board..

  4. The Roof of This Sloped Library Doubles as an Awesome Slide →

  5. todaysdocument:

In Vermont, even dogs get excited for the Bookwagon!
Happy National Bookmobile Day!

From “The Day the Books Went Blank”, a 1961 educational film intended to show the importance of maintaining quality libraries, from The Library Extension Agencies of the six New England States.

    todaysdocument:

    In Vermont, even dogs get excited for the Bookwagon!

    Happy National Bookmobile Day!

    From “The Day the Books Went Blank”, a 1961 educational film intended to show the importance of maintaining quality libraries, from The Library Extension Agencies of the six New England States.

  6. When a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too.

    — Bill Moyers in the foreword to this beautiful photographic love letter to libraries (via explore-blog)

  7. The New Age: Leaving Behind Everything, Or Nothing At All →

    Don’t toss out your old VCRs or Macs just yet.

    Among those grappling with this challenge are archivists at the . The organization at the University of Maryland advises universities on how to handle archives and keeps a large collection of antiquated technology — from floppy disk drives to film reels and to VCRs.

    The archivists of today need to stock those machines in order to read, copy and generally access all sorts of historical records. MITH Associate Director Trevor Muñoz says that means researchers often troll eBay for long-forgotten electronic equipment to make things work.

  8. If you have a Twitter account or a blog, I’d like to challenge you to join me in blogging or tweeting about your local library system every day of National Library Week April 13-19. Highlight some aspect of your local library that you enjoy or think other people ought to know about. If you maintain both a general blog and a library blog, I’d like to suggest that your #nlw14 posts go on your general blog so we’re not all talking to each other during NLW. But any blog or social media feed will do. Let’s demonstrate the advocacy and promotion we’d like to see people do.

    — National Library Week: Lend Me Your Blogs and Twitter Feeds! | Librarian From Alaska (via librarianbyday)

  9. What this world needs is some more boxed library » MobyLives →

    We don’t just need bread, we need roses too.

  10. Wanted: Presentations for LJ/SLJ October 1 Virtual Event “The Digital Shift” →

    Library Journal and School Library Journal are looking for a few good presentations to enhance our annual virtual program “The Digital Shift” on October 1, 2014. This year’s theme: “Libraries @ the Center.” If you have a compelling story to share about innovation in libraries—from new takes on curation, workforce development, and content creation, to great examples of collaboration and programs that enhance learning—we’d like to hear from you.

    But you’d better hurry, proposals are due by May 2.

    (Source: addtoany.com)

  11. schoollibraryjournal:

(via Twitter / ALAJenna: @RepPaulRyan I found this in …)

    schoollibraryjournal:

    (via Twitter / ALAJenna: @RepPaulRyan I found this in …)

  12. Your Sunday morning inspiration!

    Your Sunday morning inspiration!

    (Source: pinterest.com)

  13. ALA Responds to Rep. Paul Ryan’s Budget Proposal That Recommends Elimination of IMLS →

    Rep. Ryan recommends that the federal government not have a role in libraries and that Congress shift the federal agency’s responsibilities to the private sector in his 2015 fiscal year budget resolution.

    Really Paul Ryan, is privatization your answer to everything? Why don’t we send you back to the private sector!

    (Source: addtoany.com)

  14. HAPPY FRIDAY PICKS: THINK GREEN

    mgpl:

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  15. boonelibrary:

The ABCs of Information Literacy.
Via easybib

Do you know your ABCs?

    boonelibrary:

    The ABCs of Information Literacy.

    Via easybib

    Do you know your ABCs?