By: Naomi Bates It has happened to me in the library…coming in fresh from another library or just being a new librarian, you may experience the same thing I have. […]
Ten thought-provoking questions test your knowledge of US and international laws on music performance and downloads.
As a specialist in intellectual property, I already knew that research articles were being compromised at an alarming rate. But the bad news has just kept on coming. R. G. Steen found that retractions have increased 10-fold in the last decade, most of them in medical journals.
Discussing intellectual freedom is a gift. Having the time to consider options and weigh exactly how a decision is going to play out is a gift. And it’s one of that often times, libraries simply don’t believe that they have the luxury of giving themselves. With staff stretched so thin, with money so tight, with so many programs going on, and with so little time in the day, many days (heck, many months) the goal is simply making it through while providing good service to the communities we serve.
A few years ago, after the disclosure that Amazon was collecting and storing user data associated with the loan of library e-books to Kindle users, I wrote an article briefly […]
Here’s your daily list of must-do events at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas! Sunday, June 29 Read A Banned Book at the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out (Day […]
We’re halfway through what’s been a fun, provocative, and invigorating 2013 ALA Annual Conference – and there’s tons more on the schedule. After 5 for Friday and 6 for Saturday, today we […]
The ALA Committee on Professional Ethics invites you to join a half-day preconference offered during the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago this summer! “Ethics Matters: Ethical Decision-Making for Librarians […]
Is your library considering a move to self-service holds (also known as open-shelf holds)? Such systems have enabled many libraries to successfully continue user hold services despite staff cuts and […]
On August 12, the Governing Board of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) endorsed a new International Code of Ethics for Librarians and Information Workers. A working […]