YA Crossover Tops Inaugural LibraryReads List


The inaugural LibraryReads lists ten titles (published this month and forthcoming) nominated as “favorites” by librarians from around the country.

No Fooling Terry! LJ Mystery Columnist Picked a Winner


J.K. Rowling is a dark horse. While we thought she was enjoying a post-Harry-and-Casual-Vacancy tea break, she was writing a mystery, The Cuckoo’s Calling, under the name Robert Galbraith. Although Galbraith was a ruse, there was no fooling our mystery reviewer, Teresa L. Jacobsen, about the book’s quality: she named it a debut of the […]

Fleeing the Reference Desk | ALA 2013

New reference program

Librarians gathered for what was billed “a refdesk-shattering event.”

“We Will Not Be Shushed”

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Budgets for New York’s public libraries are facing a proposed $106 million cut. Urban Librarians Unite, an advocacy group of librarians from throughout the city, explains that, “Should these cuts go through, more than 60 neighborhood libraries across the city will be forced to close, and services and hours at the remaining libraries will be […]

Collection Development 2020 | Library Journal’s Day of Dialog


Ebooks. Self publishing. Platforms, platforms, platforms. It’s hard enough to keep up now; what will collection development librarians’ jobs look like in 2020? At LJ’s Day of Dialog, held May 29 at the McGraw-Hill auditorium in New York City, Christopher Platt, Director, Collections and Circulation Operations, New York Public Library, put that question to a panel of librarians and a publisher.

Reference: Short Takes | May 1, 2013


Reference reviews from the May 1 issue.

BackTalk: 20 Years, One Assistant, 70,000 Words | May 1, 2013

An analysis of the various incarnations of the Merriam-Webster dictionaries.

Reference Reviews | April 15, 2013


Reviews of First Amendment Rights: An Encyclopedia,Operas in English: A Dictionary, and The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing, plus a full list of reference reviews in the April 15 issue.

Reference Reviews | April 1, 2013


Reviews of Ghada Talhami’s Historical Dictionary of Women in the Middle East and North Africa, Justine Reel’s Eating Disorders, and Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, plus a full list of reference reviews in the Apr. 1 issue.

Gale Announces Artemis Digital Humanities Database


On Tuesday Gale, part of Cengage Learning, announced a new database product, Gale Artemis. Named by the company “for the Greek goddess who symbolizes new ideas, discovery, power and ‘the hunt’,” Artemis will combine several existing Gale databases to create what the company claims is the world’s largest offering of digital humanities scholarship.

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