Tuesday, February 21, 2017

ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science

ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science


ODLIS includes not only the terminology of the various specializations within LIS but also the vocabulary of publishing, printing, binding, the book trade, graphic arts, book history, literature, bibliography, telecommunications, and computer science when, in the author's judgment, a definition might prove useful to librarians and information specialists in their work. Entries are descriptive, with examples provided when appropriate. The definitions of terms used in the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules follow AACR2 closely and are therefore intended to be prescriptive. The dictionary includes some slang terms and idioms and a few obsolete terms, often as See references to the term in current use. When the meaning of a term varies depends on the field in which it is used, priority is given to the definition that applies within the field with which it is most closely associated. Definitions unrelated to LIS are generally omitted. As a rule, definition is given under an acronym only when it is generally used in preference to the full term. Alphabetization is letter-by-letter. The authority for spelling and hyphenation is Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition). URLs, current as of date of publication, are updated annually.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Report on the State of Public Libraries in Nigeria By Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria

Report on the State of Public Libraries in Nigeria By Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN)

Access to information is a basic right that people must have for human development and Information Communication Technology (ICT) is the driver of the information economy. It contributes meaningfully to knowledge management; allowing seamless communication of information intelligence; foster increased access to information and enhances faster retrieval and dissemination of information. For Nigeria to be a key player in this global economy, ICT facilities should be effectively and efficiently deployed.

The objectives of the report include:
  • To provide data on the state of Public Libraries in Nigeria
  • To provide data for mapping of Public Libraries in Nigeria
  • Provide data on Public Libraries to enhance decision-making on policy issues

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

How Libraries Help Build a Safer Internet

How Libraries Help Build a Safer Internet..


Libraries have always been about giving people access to the knowledge they need to take on the world. Through promoting literacy, innovation and creativity, they empower users to discover new perspectives for themselves, find better jobs, and generate new ideas. These are the foundations of a strong society.

Library Training Rooms..Klaus U. Werner

The (Nearly) Perfect Training Room...Klaus U. Werner


Library space, where librarians teach information literacy, should not look like an old-fashioned classroom or a computerized training room which might be found in a computer centre. In a traditional information technology  training room or a computer laboratory.  The furniture and its arrangement convey messages to occupants: don’t move, don’t discuss, don’t feel comfortable! Tables are usually placed in rows. There are rarely windows that allow views of the outside world. The computers dominate. There might be some digitized displays – but there is limited space for the learners. The students using the facility will become tired very quickly. 


Monday, February 13, 2017

Budgetary allocations for books, newspapers, other reading materials and library accessories..Nkemdilim Osigwe Ph.d

Budgetary allocations for books, newspapers, other reading materials and library accessories...Nkemdilim Osigwe Ph.d



Budgetary allocations of a government are clear pointers of its policy thrusts and interests. Obviously, the Nigerian government is enamoured with books, newspapers, other reading materials and library accessories as can be seen in the allocations to different offices in the 2016 budget (/http://www.slideshare.net/statisense/library-books-and-library-accessories). However, the Library, especially, the National Library that is statutorily empowered to acquire, process, organize and keep books and other reading materials for the general public seems to be somehow shortchanged. A cursory look at the analysis shows that what offices receive for books, newspapers and library accessories appear to be higher than what is given to the National Library for the same purpose! This is a trend. It is also a signpost of the misunderstanding of roles of libraries in communities. A government that starves a National Library of adequate funds for acquisition of reading materials and modern technologies for information creation, storage, organisation and dissemination does not understand that the national/public library is the common man's university. Well funded libraries help to squelch rumours and false news as they stock newspapers, magazines, reference books and textbooks as well as technologies that will help people access accurate information online. When those in authorities allocate huge sums for newspapers, books, magazines, shelves and computers without allocating a higher percentage of such to the national/public library it is a sure sign that the nation will become top heavy and 'thin down' in accessing of accurate information. For a nation with demographics such as ours in Nigeria where those in high posts and offices are not up to 10% of the population, that is borrowing and courting trouble. When the masses do not have free access to newspapers, news magazines, books and internet in libraries, then conjectures and half truths will rule! Every nation needs information for development purposes. Libraries provide access to accurate, relevant and timely information. A nation at whatever level of governance that starves the library of funds for acquisition of information materials and technologies is fighting itself and promoting stunted economic, educational and social growth.

12 Leadership Lessons Everyone Should Learn From Jesus

12 Leadership Lessons Everyone Should Learn From Jesus....Paul Sohn


Jesus is the quintessential leader. During His life on earth, he turned three years of ministry into a worldwide movement that changed history. Today, more people follow Him than any other leader in the world. As a model leader, Jesus practiced the most vital principles of leadership—and he provides an example for us to imitate. In the spirit of Christmas, I’d like to share 12 powerful life lessons every leader must emulate:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Scholarships and Grants

2017 Scholarships and Grants

http://scholarship-positions.com/


Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s Courses in UK, 2017
Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) in partnership with UK universities
Application Deadline: March 29, 2017
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University of Queensland Online Course on English Grammar
University of Queensland
Course Starts on February 27, 2017
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15 Doctoral Positions for International Scholars at University of Bern in Switzerland, 2017
University of Bern, Switzerland
Application Deadline: May 17, 2017
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Shari’ah Scholarship Awards for International Students, 2017
The International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA)
Application Deadline: February 20, 2017
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2017 Transatlantic Postdoctoral Fellowship for International Relations and Security (TAPIR), USA
Rand Corporation
Application Deadline: February 27, 2017
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Free Online Course on Working in Teams: A Practical Guide
University of Queensland (UQ)
Course Starts on February 23, 2017
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MΓ€lardalen University Scholarship Programme for International Students in Sweden, 2017-2018
MΓ€lardalen University, Sweden
Application Deadline: February 1, 2017
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PhD Position in Computational Biophysics at Forschungszentrum Juelich in Germany, 2017
Forschungszentrum Juelich in Germany
Application Deadline: Until the position is filled
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ASC-IIAS Joint Fellowship Programme in Netherlands, 2017
IIAS (International Institute for Asian Studies
Application Deadline: 15 March and 15 September of each year.
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International Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships at Aberystwyth University in UK, 2017
Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017
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Sodertorn University Tuition Fee Waiver in Sweden, 2017-2018
Sodertorn University, Sweden
Application Deadline: March 10, 2017
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OAS Galilee International Management Institute Scholarships in Israel, 2017
Galilee International Management Institute, Israel
Application Deadline: February 1, 2017, April 2, 2017 and June 4, 2017
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TGGS Scholarships for International Students at KMUTNB in Thailand, 2017
King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thailand
Application Deadline: May 15, 2017
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50 Singapore Management University Lee Kong Chian Scholars’ Programme in Singapore, 2017
Singapore Management University, Singapore
Application Deadline: March 19, 2017
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Wallace Studentship for Masters Programme at Birkbeck, University of London in UK, 2017
Birkbeck, University of London
Application Deadline: April 30, 2017
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Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarships and Other Travelling Awards, 2017
McGill University, Canada
Application Deadline: February 1, 2017
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NPUST Undergraduate Scholarships for Excellent Foreign Students in Taiwan, 2017
National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST), Taiwan
Application Deadline: April 30, July 20 and August 5, 2017
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2017 ARPPIS-DAAD Doctoral Scholarships for Study at ICIPE, Kenya
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners
Application Deadline: February 12, 2017
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University of Auckland Data Analysis Online Course
University of Auckland
Course starts on March 27, 2017
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Spanish Language MOOC For Preparing AP Spanish Exam
Boston University
MOOC starts on January 31, 2017
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University of Laval International Scholarships in Canada, 2017
University of Laval, Canada
Application Deadline: February 1, 2017
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University of West London Scholarships in UK, 2017
University of West London, United Kingdom
Application Deadline: July 16, 2017
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Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellowships in USA, 2017
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), USA
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017
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PhD Scholarship Improving Landfill Methanogenesis Efficiency Using Chemical Additives, New Zealand
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Application Deadline: Contact Employer
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PhD Fellowship in Mathematical Statistics at NTNU, Norway
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Application Deadline: February 5, 2017
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PhD Position at University of Twente in Netherlands, 2017
University of Twente, Netherlands
Application Deadline: February 23, 2017
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Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research at Loughborough University in UK, 2017
Loughborough University in United Kingdom
Application Deadline: July 31, 2017
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2017 UEA Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Social Sciences: Economics, UK
University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Application Deadline: January 30, 2017
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Izard Scholarship for Masters Students in New Zealand, 2017
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Application Deadline: October 1, 2017
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American College of Surgeons International Guest Scholarships in USA, 2017
American College of Surgeons, United States of America
Application Deadline: July 1, 2017
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Information Impact: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management

Information Impact: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management

Information Impact is a journal of information and knowledge management for librarians and information practitioners. Open access publishing system whereby all articles are freely accessible.

http://informationimpact.org/

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Ten Stories That Shaped 2016


http://lisnews.org/ten_stories_that_shaped_2016


10. Google Books Case Finally Ends
In April, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the last appeal of the Authors Guild in the nearly decade-old Google Books copyright case.

9. Open Data Initiatives
This year saw continued growth of efforts to make research data freely available.

8. Libraries Catch PokΓ©mon Go Fever
Many libraries got on board with the latest augmented reality app based on collecting and fighting with other PokΓ©mon creatures.

7. Intellectual Property Disputes Aplenty
Legal cases involving everyone from Anne Frank to the NFL made headlines this year.

6. Libraries Fund Open Access
More libraries now offer to pay author fees for open access publications.

5. Welcome, Robot Overlords
This year AI agents won a game against a grandmaster of Go, made medical diagnoses, and drove a truck across the highway. Time will tell how these advances impact libraries.

4. Sci-Hub
Piracy of academic research became a big league success via the website Sci-Hub, raising many questions and discussions about the need for such a clandestine distribution of knowledge.

3. "Illegal Aliens"
After the U.S. Library of Congress announced the Subject Heading "Illegal Aliens" would be replaced with the terms "Noncitizens" and "Unauthorized immigration," Congress legislated a halt to the renaming process.

2. Carla Hayden becomes the new Librarian of Congress
In September, Dr. Hayden was sworn in as the successor to James Billington, giving many hope about the future of the nation's library.

1. Our "Post-truth" Era
The circumstances resulting in the naming of OED's word of the year, namely the rise of fake news and our current political climate, make librarians and other educators as important as ever.

Why do we need Libraries in communities? Nkem Osuigwe

Why do we need Libraries in communities?.......Nkem Osuigwe


Librarians, academicians and a few might understand and appreciate the importance of Libraries in the society. However there are so many that do not recognize that or probably they've forgotten! That's what advocacy is all about- pointing out to people, reminding those that have forgotten of the exclusive niche that libraries have in education, literacy and in promoting democratic, sustainable and progressive societies.

Libraries help build reconciliation in societies ravaged by hate and animosity. How? Misinformation breeds misunderstandings and hatred. Libraries always have information that disproves rumours and half-truths. Libraries give access to information that helps to understand and place the diversities in the world in clearer perspectives. Libraries serve as neutral gathering places in so many societies where people come from 'different sides of the track'.

Many voters in African democratic societies do not understand issues at stake in elections. They are swayed by ethnic and religious affiliations & bonds. Illiteracy and a surfeit of 'fake news' enables this situation. Libraries in communities encourage adults to learn, they have newspapers that the citizenry can read to get information instead of over-reliance on rumours. Most importantly, I believe that African Libraries need to explore avenues of holding 'citizenship education' classes in all public and community libraries across the continent. People will be taught and given access to resources that will help them understand the importance of the 'office of the citizen' in democratic settings. Young people will understand why having a voter card and using it, determines their future, the different communities will be taught why voters apathy is a silent but fast and efficient kill her of democracy. Citizens will be taught how elections are all about 'our country' first before personal gains.

Equity and equality are core issues for the female gender in Africa. Libraries in our different communities assist the girl-child, the young mother, the mature wife, the elderly women to learn, to further their education, to acquire new skills, to have access to health information, to understand the place of hygiene in child rearing amongst other important things.

These amongst so many other reasons is why I advocate -to create awareness and perhaps lead to policy changes that will reposition Libraries. Again, the Advocacy is to draw people to Libraries. Many give the excuse that we are an 'oral people' and not a reading people. That is most inconsequential. Why? Libraries are not all about books and reading. Libraries in different societies are for building communities, for helping people create a 'better life' for themselves.

I call on librarians to talk about libraries. It is our duty as librarians to always let the citizenry know what libraries stand for. I call on all Library users to promote libraries. We need Libraries to survive, to thrive and blossom in our different communities.
#PublicLibraryLove #ProudlyLibrarian Osarome Ogbebor Ngozi Aghadinuno Osuchukwu Igbinovia Magnus Juliet Alex-nmecha Ezemba Nwabu Adachukwu Onwudiwe Obaseki Tony Ikponmwosa Nkechi Ekwuagana Nkechi Amaechi Nelson Edewor John Oluwaseye Adebayo Ayodele John Alonge

Public Library Love Month #PublicLibraryLove

Public Library Advocacy #publiclibrarylove (3rd & 4th February 2016)


Baba Mohammed Nma ‏@baba_nma
F O R    L I B R A R Y   I HAVE AN UNDYING LOVE. #iamalibrarian #publiclibrarylove @librarian_nkem @Ngostary2k

@Adukuru @librarian_nkem @baba_nma Indeed public libraries' roles are unending with long lists of beautiful concepts #publiclibrarylove

The importance's of public Libraries cannot be over emphasized... I stand with #publiclibrarylove the month of love #febuarary

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe Retweeted Magnus Igbinovia
Democratic space for learning, interacting, meetings & just for hanging out with great minds. #publiclibrarylove  πŸ’•πŸ’• Dr.Nkem Osuigwe added,

Magnus Igbinovia @moigbinovia
Public libraries serve the entire members of its locality. It is open to all and sundry without discrimination. #publiclibrarylove

Jan Holmquist ‏@janholmquist  Libraries actively support learning #publiclibrarylove

Victor Ejechi ‏@VsixEjechi
In conclusion, Until we get our priorities right we will be moving in cycles. I stand with Public Library in Nigeria. #publiclibrarylove

 Victor Ejechi ‏@VsixEjechi
 Yesterday @WaleMicaiah shared this πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ infographics. But where are this books in real life? #Publiclibrarylove

 Magnus Igbinovia ‏@moigbinovia 
Public libraries are our trophy of intellectual excellence, moral decency and sound priorities. #publiclibrarylove

 Ngozi Osuchukwu CLN ‏@Ngostary2k  
Love your library & it will love you right back #publiclibrarylove. A library never hates nor rejects. It's forever accommodating @anambra4

 Magnus Igbinovia ‏@moigbinovia
 closing public libraries in times of recession is like avoiding the hospital when you are sick. #publiclibrarylove

 Magnus Igbinovia ‏@moigbinovia
 When the prices for everything are on the increase, only in public libraries you will get lend books free . #publiclibrarylove

 Ngozi Osuchukwu CLN ‏@Ngostary2k
 Yes! Reading children #publiclibrarylove go to writing competitions and spelling bees, carting away prizes like no man's business.

Ngozi Osuchukwu CLN ‏@Ngostary2k
Oh! Come in and stretch your tired legs #publiclibrarylove. Have a free seat and feast your eyes on the wonders of learning @SDGsNGA

ADACHUKWU ONWUDIWE ‏@JUSTADACHI
 Do not underestimate the power of literacy. Do not underestimate the power of books in changing lives. #PublicLibraryLove

 ADACHUKWU ONWUDIWE ‏@JUSTADACHI
 ❤As a book addict for life,  I support #PublicLibraryLove.

Victor Ejechi ‏@VsixEjechi
 I stand with #PublicLibraryLove in this month of Love as we advocate 4 proper maintenance, structuring N investment in πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬ public libraries.

 Baba Mohammed Nma ‏@baba_nma
 SOMETHING THAT IS BEYOND MONEY....#PublicLibraryLove
@OsaromeOgbebor @Librarygovng


 Dr.Nkem Osuigwe ‏@librarian_nkem
 In uncertain economic times, public libraries provide resources 4 IT & soft skills training, job searches etc #publiclibrarylove

 Baba Mohammed Nma ‏@baba_nma
Good one! #PublicLibraryLove #SaveNigerianLibraries #SaveLibraries
@OsaromeOgbeborBaba Mohammed Nma added,
#AfricansRising @AfricansRising

Hey @itgsola #AfricansRising could get copies of the #KilimanjaroDeclaration to #libraries for #PublicLibraryLove

 Chiduzie Ihuoma ‏@ChiduzieI
 #PublicLibraryLove... Please, let's show some love to Public Libraries in Nigeria...

 Magnus Igbinovia ‏@moigbinovia
 Make it a date on the 3rd&4th of February using #publiclibrarylove as we stand up for what we believe & what count.

 Magnus Igbinovia ‏@moigbinovia
Magnus Igbinovia Retweeted Nelson Edewor
#publiclibrarylove show some love for public libraries. They are the lay man's university and the hope for all men.

Nelson Edewor @nedewor
Join the discussion on 3rd & 4th February to talk about the plight of public libraries in Nigeria. #publiclibrarylove

 Nelson Edewor ‏@nedewor
 When we build a public library, we don't have to pay to get in... #publiclibrarylove  3rd & 4th February, 2017

 Dr.Nkem Osuigwe ‏@librarian_nkem
Dr.Nkem Osuigwe Retweeted #AfricansRising
#PublicLibraryLove We need research findings, literary works, writings of our great minds to be available in our #publiclibrariesDr.Nkem Osuigwe added,#AfricansRising @AfricansRising
@librarian_nkem @SDGsNGA @WaleMicaiah @VsixEjechi @JaliyyahBello
#AfricansRising #25May2017 for #peace, #justice & #dignity

 Dr.Nkem Osuigwe ‏@librarian_nkem
Dr.Nkem Osuigwe Retweeted #AfricansRising
Thank you. #PublicLibraryLove Dr.Nkem Osuigwe added,
#AfricansRising @AfricansRising
Hey @itgsola #AfricansRising could get copies of the #KilimanjaroDeclaration to #libraries for #PublicLibraryLove
We can print #locally https://twitter.com/librarian_nkem/status/827079910674014208 …

 Public Libs Nigeria ‏@publiclibsng
Public Libs Nigeria Retweeted Liz McGettigan
#PublicLibraryLove πŸ’•πŸ’• Public Libs Nigeria added,

Liz McGettigan @lizmcgettigan
Public libraries at their core humanize us all. By providing free access to everyone, they embody equity in access a…https://lnkd.in/gt3b3Ey

Public Libs Nigeria ‏@publiclibsng
Public Libs Nigeria Retweeted Magnus Igbinovia
Let's all support Nigerian public libraries. Show some love! #PublicLibraryLove Public Libs Nigeria added,

Magnus Igbinovia @moigbinovia
https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/11/18/maya-angelou-library/ …
Libraries are life savers @librarian_nkem @lib_advocacyng @Ngostary2k

 #AfricansRising ‏@AfricansRising
#AfricansRising Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
Hey @itgsola #AfricansRising could get copies of the #KilimanjaroDeclaration to #libraries for #PublicLibraryLove
We can print #locally#AfricansRising added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
Do join us on 3rd &4th February to talk about public libraries in Nigeria #PublicLibraryLove @WaleMicaiah @VsixEjechi @JaliyyahBello

 NigBkFoundation ‏@nig_bkfoundatio
NigBkFoundation Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
Public Libraries have almost limitless possibilities in ways they can serve communities. #PublicLibraryLove NigBkFoundation added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
Do join us on 3rd &4th February to talk about public libraries in Nigeria #PublicLibraryLove @WaleMicaiah @VsixEjechi @JaliyyahBello

 NigBkFoundation ‏@nig_bkfoundation
NigBkFoundation Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
We support public libraries. #PublicLibraryLove NigBkFoundation added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
To build a knowledge society, we need functional #Publiclibraries Nigeria must not be left behind! Show some love to public libraries!


Libraryfied ‏@EkeneOsui
Libraryfied Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
Functional public libraries will help students in these austere times #PublicLibraryLove Libraryfied added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
Do join us on 3rd &4th February to talk about public libraries in Nigeria #PublicLibraryLove @WaleMicaiah @VsixEjechi @JaliyyahBello

 Book Fair Trust Nig ‏@BookFairTrustNg
Book Fair Trust Nig Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
Public Libraries are community spaces for learning. πŸ“•πŸ“’πŸ“– #PublicLibraryLove Book Fair Trust Nig added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
Do join us on 3rd &4th February to talk about public libraries in Nigeria #PublicLibraryLove @WaleMicaiah @VsixEjechi @JaliyyahBello

 Book Fair Trust Nig ‏@BookFairTrustNg
Book Fair Trust Nig Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
Public Libraries are the common man's open university. Let's support our public libraries to be there for the common man. #PublicLibraryLove Book Fair Trust Nig added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
To build a knowledge society, we need functional #Publiclibraries Nigeria must not be left behind! Show some love to public libraries!

 Anambra SDGs ‏@sdgs_anambra
Anambra SDGs Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
Public Libraries are free democratic spaces for everyone to access information for achieving #SDGs #PublicLibraryLove Anambra SDGs added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
Do join us on 3rd &4th February to talk about public libraries in Nigeria #PublicLibraryLove @WaleMicaiah @VsixEjechi @JaliyyahBello

 Anambra SDGs ‏@sdgs_anambra
Anambra SDGs Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
Public Libraries enhance literacy in communities for achieving #SDGs #PublicLibraryLove Anambra SDGs added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
To build a knowledge society, we need functional #Publiclibraries Nigeria must not be left behind! Show some love to public libraries!

LibInfosci Digest ‏@nla_anambra
LibInfosci Digest Retweeted Nelson Edewor
Functional Public libraries are needed in Nigeria #PublicLibraryLove LibInfosci Digest added,

Nelson Edewor @nedewor
Join the discussion on 3rd & 4th February to talk about the plight of public libraries in Nigeria. #publiclibrarylove

Public Libs Nigeria ‏@publiclibsng
Public Libs Nigeria Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
Let's build up our public libraries #PublicLibraryLove Public Libs Nigeria added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
Do join us on 3rd &4th February to talk about public libraries in Nigeria #PublicLibraryLove @WaleMicaiah @VsixEjechi @JaliyyahBello

Public Libs Nigeria ‏@publiclibsng
Public Libs Nigeria Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
#PublicLibraryLove Public Libs Nigeria added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
To build a knowledge society, we need functional #Publiclibraries Nigeria must not be left behind! Show some love to public libraries!

anambra libraryBoard ‏@anambra4
anambra libraryBoard Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
#PublicLibraryLove anambra libraryBoard added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
To build a knowledge society, we need functional #Publiclibraries Nigeria must not be left behind! Show some love to public libraries!

 Dr.Nkem Osuigwe ‏@librarian_nkem
 Do join us on 3rd &4th February to talk about public libraries in Nigeria #PublicLibraryLove @WaleMicaiah @VsixEjechi @JaliyyahBello

 Ada Obuezie CLN ‏@AdaObuezie
 #publiclibrarylove #cpdstudents8 #iamalibrarian #awesomelibrarian library enhances an information literate society https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1432245483511943&id=100001795154673 …

 Baba Mohammed Nma liked
 Baba Mohammed Nma ‏@baba_nma
 I     L O V E     P U B L I C     L I B R A R I E S!
#publiclibrarylove #iamalibrarianTranslate from French

 Ngozi Osuchukwu CLN Retweeted
 Juliet . Alex-Nmecha ‏@Adukuru
 @Ngostary2k That is my home...the library,#PublicLibraryLove

 Chiduzie Ihuoma ‏@ChiduzieI
 Even some of world's greatest minds agree that the library is an invaluable asset

Do you acquiesce to that fact?
#publiclibrarylove


 Mr. Terborg ‏@mrterborg
Mr. Terborg Retweeted Neil Gaiman
And if you cannot buy books, visit your local #publiclibrarylove or #schoollibrariansMr. Terborg

Neil Gaiman @neilhimself
I do not believe there is a wrong way to buy books. I think that the BEST way to buy books is from a local indie bookshop, if you have one.

 Chiduzie Ihuoma ‏@ChiduzieI
 'Library is a growing organism'
        --- S. R. Ranganathan...

The library needs nurturing, not destruction...
#publiclibrarylove

 Nelson Edewor and 2 others Retweeted
 Chiduzie Ihuoma ‏@ChiduzieI
 Food for thought...
#publiclibrarylove ...

 Footnotes Initiative ‏@Footnotes_L_I
 @Footnotes_L_I stands in total support of #publiclibraries in #Nigeria and Africa. #PublicLibraryLove

 The Reading Mums 2.0 ‏@ReadingmumsNG
 @ngostary2k @thecgirlp our #Libraries & #Librarians are significant part of today's Knowledge economy #PublicLibrarylove

 Margo Roen ‏@MargoRoen
 Beautiful FREE exhibit at Benjamin Hooks Central Library. #breakthrough #publiclibrarylove @ilovememphis

 Magnus Igbinovia ‏@moigbinovia
 There are so many reasons for #publiclibrarylove &u can find some here.
https://plus.google.com/115037413827766932484/posts/B2p2pDr79gN …
Libraries are indispensable for development

 Purva Jain ‏@purva_epi
 Nothing gets you to read faster than a library return date that's 2 days away #librarycard #publiclibrarylove πŸ“š

 Dr.Nkem Osuigwe ‏@librarian_nkem
Dr.Nkem Osuigwe Retweeted Magnus Igbinovia
All are welcome to use public libraries. Can we help make Nigerian public libraries better? #publiclibrarylove  πŸ’•πŸ’• Dr.Nkem Osuigwe added,

Magnus Igbinovia @moigbinovia
Public libraries are open to all and sundry, doesn’t discriminate rather it unites people regardless of demographics. #publiclibrarylove

 Dr.Nkem Osuigwe ‏@librarian_nkem
Dr.Nkem Osuigwe Retweeted Magnus Igbinovia
For formal &informal education #lifelonglearning
acquisition of new skills resources 4 economic opportunities& #Startups #publiclibrarylove

Magnus Igbinovia @moigbinovia
Public libraries are social & information based institution that bridges the gap in people’s state of knowledge. #publiclibrarylove

 Ezemba ‏@Ezemba7
Ezemba Retweeted Nelson Edewor
Without which Democracy suffers
#PUBLICLIBRARYLOVE Ezemba added,

Nelson Edewor @nedewor
"public libraries serves democracy by providing a neutral forum in which all types of information and all points of view find equal voice

 Juliet . Alex-Nmecha ‏@Adukuru
 Libraries carries the garment that decorates a NATION, #publiclibrarylove @nedewor @OsaromeOgbebor @moigbinovia @isahibrahim @JUSTADACHI

 FINALIZER ‏@FINALIZER1
 #publiclibrarylove we will make public library work again, we will restore its past glory

 Ngozi Osuchukwu CLN ‏@Ngostary2k
 @Adukuru @librarian_nkem @baba_nma Indeed public libraries' roles are unending with long lists of beautiful concepts #publiclibrarylove

 Baba Mohammed Nma ‏@baba_nma
 F O R    L I B R A R Y   I HAVE AN UNDYING LOVE. #iamalibrarian #publiclibrarylove @librarian_nkem @Ngostary2k

 Librarianphyleep ‏@LibrarianPhil
 The importance's of public Libraries cannot be over emphasized... I stand with #publiclibrarylove the month of love #febuarary

 Jan Holmquist ‏@janholmquist
 Libraries actively support learning #publiclibrarylove

 Dr.Nkem Osuigwe ‏@librarian_nkem
Dr.Nkem Osuigwe Retweeted Magnus Igbinovia
Democratic space for learning, interacting, meetings & just for hanging out with great minds. #publiclibrarylove  πŸ’•πŸ’• Dr.Nkem Osuigwe added,

Magnus Igbinovia @moigbinovia
Public libraries serve the entire members of its locality. It is open to all and sundry without discrimination. #publiclibrarylove

 Victor Ejechi ‏@VsixEjechi
In conclusion, Until we get our priorities right we will be moving in cycles. I stand with Public Library in Nigeria. #publiclibrarylove

 Victor Ejechi ‏@VsixEjechi
 Yesterday @WaleMicaiah shared this πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ infographics. But where are this books in real life? #Publiclibrarylove

 Magnus Igbinovia ‏@moigbinovia
 Public libraries are our trophy of intellectual excellence, moral decency and sound priorities. #publiclibrarylove

 Ngozi Osuchukwu CLN ‏@Ngostary2k
 Love your library & it will love you right back #publiclibrarylove. A library never hates nor rejects. It's forever accommodating @anambra4

 Magnus Igbinovia ‏@moigbinovia
 closing public libraries in times of recession is like avoiding the hospital when you are sick. #publiclibrarylove

 Magnus Igbinovia ‏@moigbinovia
When the prices for everything are on the increase, only in public libraries you will get lend books free . #publiclibrarylove

 Ngozi Osuchukwu CLN ‏@Ngostary2k
 Yes! Reading children #publiclibrarylove go to writing competitions and spelling bees, carting away prizes like no man's business.

 Ngozi Osuchukwu CLN ‏@Ngostary2k
Oh! Come in and stretch your tired legs #publiclibrarylove. Have a free seat and feast your eyes on the wonders of learning @SDGsNGA

 ADACHUKWU ONWUDIWE ‏@JUSTADACHI
 Do not underestimate the power of literacy. Do not underestimate the power of books in changing lives. #PublicLibraryLove

 ADACHUKWU ONWUDIWE ‏@JUSTADACHI
 ❤As a book addict for life,  I support #PublicLibraryLove.
Do you?

 Victor Ejechi ‏@VsixEjechi
 I stand with #PublicLibraryLove in this month of Love as we advocate 4 proper maintenance, structuring N investment in πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬ public libraries.

 Baba Mohammed Nma ‏@baba_nma
 SOMETHING THAT IS BEYOND MONEY....#PublicLibraryLove
@OsaromeOgbebor @Librarygovng

 Dr.Nkem Osuigwe ‏@librarian_nkem
 In uncertain economic times, public libraries provide resources 4 IT & soft skills training, job searches etc #publiclibrarylove

 Baba Mohammed Nma ‏@baba_nma
Baba Mohammed Nma Retweeted #AfricansRising
Good one! #PublicLibraryLove #SaveNigerianLibraries #SaveLibraries
@OsaromeOgbeborBaba Mohammed Nma added,
#AfricansRising @AfricansRising

Hey @itgsola #AfricansRising could get copies of the #KilimanjaroDeclaration to #libraries for #PublicLibraryLove
We can print #locally https://twitter.com/librarian_nkem/status/827079910674014208 …

 Chiduzie Ihuoma ‏@ChiduzieI
 #PublicLibraryLove... Please, let's show some love to Public Libraries in Nigeria...

 Magnus Igbinovia ‏@moigbinovia  
 Make it a date on the 3rd&4th of February using #publiclibrarylove as we stand up for what we believe & what count.

Magnus Igbinovia Retweeted Nelson Edewor
#publiclibrarylove show some love for public libraries. They are the lay man's university and the hope for all men.  Magnus Igbinovia added,

Nelson Edewor @nedewor
Join the discussion on 3rd & 4th February to talk about the plight of public libraries in Nigeria. #publiclibrarylove

 Nelson Edewor ‏@nedewor  
 When we build a public library, we don't have to pay to get in... #publiclibrarylove  3rd & 4th February, 2017

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe ‏@librarian_nkem 
Dr.Nkem Osuigwe Retweeted #AfricansRising
#PublicLibraryLove We need research findings, literary works, writings of our great minds to be available in our #publiclibrariesDr.Nkem Osuigwe added,
#AfricansRising @AfricansRising
@librarian_nkem @SDGsNGA @WaleMicaiah @VsixEjechi @JaliyyahBello
#AfricansRising #25May2017 for #peace, #justice & #dignity

 Dr.Nkem Osuigwe ‏@librarian_nkem  
Dr.Nkem Osuigwe Retweeted #AfricansRising
Thank you. #PublicLibraryLove Dr.Nkem Osuigwe added,
#AfricansRising @AfricansRising
Hey @itgsola #AfricansRising could get copies of the #KilimanjaroDeclaration to #libraries for #PublicLibraryLove
We can print #locally https://twitter.com/librarian_nkem/status/827079910674014208 …

 Public Libs Nigeria ‏@publiclibsng  
Public Libs Nigeria Retweeted Liz McGettigan
#PublicLibraryLove πŸ’•πŸ’• Public Libs Nigeria added,

Liz McGettigan @lizmcgettigan
Public libraries at their core humanize us all. By providing free access to everyone, they embody equity in access a…https://lnkd.in/gt3b3Ey

Public Libs Nigeria ‏@publiclibsng  
Public Libs Nigeria Retweeted Magnus Igbinovia
Let's all support Nigerian public libraries. Show some love! #PublicLibraryLove Public Libs Nigeria added,

Magnus Igbinovia @moigbinovia
https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/11/18/maya-angelou-library/ …
Libraries are life savers @librarian_nkem @lib_advocacyng @Ngostary2k

 #AfricansRising ‏@AfricansRising  
#AfricansRising Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
Hey @itgsola #AfricansRising could get copies of the #KilimanjaroDeclaration to #libraries for #PublicLibraryLove
We can print #locally#AfricansRising added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
Do join us on 3rd &4th February to talk about public libraries in Nigeria #PublicLibraryLove @WaleMicaiah @VsixEjechi @JaliyyahBello

NigBkFoundation ‏@nig_bkfoundatio  
NigBkFoundation Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
Public Libraries have almost limitless possibilities in ways they can serve communities. #PublicLibraryLove NigBkFoundation added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
Do join us on 3rd &4th February to talk about public libraries in Nigeria #PublicLibraryLove @WaleMicaiah @VsixEjechi @JaliyyahBello

 NigBkFoundation ‏@nig_bkfoundatio 
NigBkFoundation Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
We support public libraries. #PublicLibraryLove NigBkFoundation added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
To build a knowledge society, we need functional #Publiclibraries Nigeria must not be left behind! Show some love to public libraries!

 Libraryfied ‏@EkeneOsui 
Libraryfied Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
Functional public libraries will help students in these austere times #PublicLibraryLove Libraryfied added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
Do join us on 3rd &4th February to talk about public libraries in Nigeria #PublicLibraryLove @WaleMicaiah @VsixEjechi @JaliyyahBello

 Book Fair Trust Nig ‏@BookFairTrustNg 
Book Fair Trust Nig Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
Public Libraries are community spaces for learning. πŸ“•πŸ“’πŸ“– #PublicLibraryLove Book Fair Trust Nig added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
Do join us on 3rd &4th February to talk about public libraries in Nigeria #PublicLibraryLove @WaleMicaiah @VsixEjechi @JaliyyahBello

 Book Fair Trust Nig ‏@BookFairTrustNg  
Book Fair Trust Nig Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
Public Libraries are the common man's open university. Let's support our public libraries to be there for the common man. #PublicLibraryLove Book Fair Trust Nig added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
To build a knowledge society, we need functional #Publiclibraries Nigeria must not be left behind! Show some love to public libraries!

 Anambra SDGs ‏@sdgs_anambra  
Anambra SDGs Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
Public Libraries are free democratic spaces for everyone to access information for achieving #SDGs #PublicLibraryLove Anambra SDGs added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
Do join us on 3rd &4th February to talk about public libraries in Nigeria #PublicLibraryLove @WaleMicaiah @VsixEjechi @JaliyyahBello


 Anambra SDGs ‏@sdgs_anambra  
Anambra SDGs Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
Public Libraries enhance literacy in communities for achieving #SDGs #PublicLibraryLove Anambra SDGs added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
To build a knowledge society, we need functional #Publiclibraries Nigeria must not be left behind! Show some love to public libraries!

 LibInfosci Digest ‏@nla_anambra 
LibInfosci Digest Retweeted Nelson Edewor
Functional Public libraries are needed in Nigeria #PublicLibraryLove LibInfosci Digest added,

Nelson Edewor @nedewor
Join the discussion on 3rd & 4th February to talk about the plight of public libraries in Nigeria. #publiclibrarylove

 Public Libs Nigeria ‏@publiclibsng  
Public Libs Nigeria Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
Let's build up our public libraries #PublicLibraryLove Public Libs Nigeria added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
Do join us on 3rd &4th February to talk about public libraries in Nigeria #PublicLibraryLove @WaleMicaiah @VsixEjechi @JaliyyahBello

 Public Libs Nigeria ‏@publiclibsng 
Public Libs Nigeria Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
#PublicLibraryLove Public Libs Nigeria added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
To build a knowledge society, we need functional #Publiclibraries Nigeria must not be left behind! Show some love to public libraries!


 anambra libraryBoard ‏@anambra4 
anambra libraryBoard Retweeted Dr.Nkem Osuigwe
#PublicLibraryLove anambra libraryBoard added,

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe @librarian_nkem
To build a knowledge society, we need functional #Publiclibraries Nigeria must not be left behind! Show some love to public libraries!

Dr.Nkem Osuigwe ‏@librarian_nkem  
 Do join us on 3rd &4th February to talk about public libraries in Nigeria #PublicLibraryLove @WaleMicaiah @VsixEjechi @JaliyyahBello

 Ada Obuezie CLN ‏@AdaObuezie  
 #publiclibrarylove #cpdstudents8 #iamalibrarian #awesomelibrarian library enhances an information literate society https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1432245483511943&id=100001795154673 …




Stressors and librarians: How mindfulness can help

Stressors and librarians :How mindfulness can help....Richard Moniz, Jo Henry, Joe Eshleman, Lisa Moniz, and Howard Slutzky


Mindfulness has many definitions, depending on context, but most of these focus on maintaining awareness in the present moment and treating ourselves and others with patience and kindness. Librarians seem to be naturally acquisitive and persistent (especially when seeking information) and demonstrate a desire to help others. In fact, one recent review of the literature exploring why individuals pursue an MLIS determined, “The most influential factors were love of books and reading, nature of library work, interesting job, and desire to help people [emphasis added].”1 It was this emphasis on helping others that influenced us to write The Mindful Librarian: Connecting the Practice of Mindfulness to Librarianship.2 Throughout the text we drew upon what we felt were numerous natural connections between the practice of mindfulness and the everyday work of librarians.

Ten Stories That Shaped 2016

Ten Stories That Shaped 2016....LISNews

10. Google Books Case Finally Ends
In April, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the last appeal of the Authors Guild in the nearly decade-old Google Books copyright case.

9. Open Data Initiatives
This year saw continued growth of efforts to make research data freely available.

8. Libraries Catch PokΓ©mon Go Fever
Many libraries got on board with the latest augmented reality app based on collecting and fighting with other PokΓ©mon creatures.

7. Intellectual Property Disputes Aplenty
Legal cases involving everyone from Anne Frank to the NFL made headlines this year.

6. Libraries Fund Open Access
More libraries now offer to pay author fees for open access publications.

5. Welcome, Robot Overlords
This year AI agents won a game against a grandmaster of Go, made medical diagnoses, and drove a truck across the highway. Time will tell how these advances impact libraries.

4. Sci-Hub
Piracy of academic research became a big league success via the website Sci-Hub, raising many questions and discussions about the need for such a clandestine distribution of knowledge.

3. "Illegal Aliens"
After the U.S. Library of Congress announced the Subject Heading "Illegal Aliens" would be replaced with the terms "Noncitizens" and "Unauthorized immigration," Congress legislated a halt to the renaming process.

2. Carla Hayden becomes the new Librarian of Congress
In September, Dr. Hayden was sworn in as the successor to James Billington, giving many hope about the future of the nation's library.

1. Our "Post-truth" Era

The circumstances resulting in the naming of OED's word of the year, namely the rise of fake news and our current political climate, make librarians and other educators as important as ever.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Inside the Design Library, a vast archive of patterns and textiles

Inside the Design Library, a vast archive of patterns and textiles..... Eliza Williams 



Where do you look for inspiration? If you’re in the fashion or home interiors industries, it might be at the Design Library, a vast archive of patterns and textiles dating from the 1750s to the present that is held across two venues, in New York’s Hudson Valley and central London. A new book by Phaidon takes readers inside its many treasures, while we have a rummage through the shelves.

One of fashion’s best-kept secrets is revealed to a wider audience this month, via a new book from Phaidon. The Design Library has been in existence since 1972, and is used by major names across fashion, high and low, from Oscar De La Renta and Calvin Klein to Nike and Target.

It’s easy to see why: the Design Library is a real treasure trove. Its US collection is vast, held across a 12,000 square foot loft in a converted fabric mill in New York’s Hudson Valley, where over 7 million examples of textiles, wallpapers, pattern books and embroideries are stored. In London, its building is more modest, situated just off Oxford Street, but its collection is still eye-popping, including samples of designs stretching back to the 18th century and from all over the world.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Information for national development, libraries as major stakeholders

Information for national development, libraries as major stakeholders....Nkemdilim Osigwe Ph.d


Information has become a key resource for national development. Nations without income yielding natural resources can thrive profitably on the creation and transfer of information. Increasingly, nations are using and relying on information to gain competitive edge rather than just natural resources and cheap labour. However, a nation requires literate, educated and skilled manpower in order to generate, transfer and use information as the main grid of it’s economy. Literacy is central to most human, technological, economic and political developments. Literacy helps to give expression to creativity and innovations and is the main key to generating, applying and spreading knowledge. No country can foster development without a literate population. Multinational bodies are most unlikely to invest heavily in any country with low literacy levels anyway!

Libraries are all about literacy – reading, writing, gaining competence, skills and knowledge in every field. Whether the Libraries are in schools or in communities or in offices, prisons, hospitals, homes or in factories, the institution stands for information, knowledge and lifelong learning. For any nation to participate fully in the knowledge economy, adequate attention must be paid to libraries. Libraries most often signify that ‘thin line between civilization and barbarism’. Continuously evolving technologies have placed libraries on their toes as librarians now not only have to use these tools to disseminate information but also have to teach their user communities how to use them thereby inculcating inclusiveness and mass ‘education’.

Investing in libraries now will give communities and nations the backbone to learn, be literate, create, transfer and use information. This would grow the economy, create jobs and attract investments – national development! Ignoring libraries – leaving them dilapidated; underfunded and unrecognized is a sure step to retrogression and stunted national development! #libraries #literacy #informationfornationaldevelopment


Friday, February 3, 2017

Library as Infrastructure

Library as Infrastructure....SHANNON MATTERN


Melvil Dewey was a one-man Silicon Valley born a century before Steve Jobs. He was the quintessential Industrial Age entrepreneur, but unlike the Carnegies and Rockefellers, with their industries of heavy materiality and heavy labor, Dewey sold ideas. His ambition revealed itself early: in 1876, shortly after graduating from Amherst College, he copyrighted his library classification scheme. That same year, he helped found the American Library Association, served as founding editor of Library Journal, and launched the American Metric Bureau, which campaigned for adoption of the metric system.

For millennia libraries have acquired resources, organized them, preserved them and made them accessible (or not) to patrons. But the forms of those resources have changed — from scrolls and codices; to LPs and LaserDiscs; to e-books, electronic databases and open data sets. Libraries have had at least to comprehend, if not become a key node within, evolving systems of media production and distribution.

US Museums, Libraries Collect Signs From Women's Protests

US Museums, Libraries Collect Signs From Women's Protests


The National Museum of American History in Washington and smaller institutions said they were collecting and sorting through protest signs they now considered records of nationwide protests of historic proportions.


Women activists, outraged by Trump's campaign rhetoric and behavior they found to be misogynistic, spearheaded scores of marches in the United States and sympathy rallies around the world on Saturday.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Using Libraries To Support National Literacy Efforts


Using Libraries To Support National Literacy Efforts

A network of libraries exists in almost every country: there are around 320,000 public
libraries worldwide, of which about 230,000 are in developing and transitioning
countries. In addition, there are more than a million school, community, research,
university, national and special libraries (IFLA, 2016). Although literacy is at the core
of most library activities, too often local, regional and national literacy goals and
efforts are not systematically connected to libraries. As a result, these efforts fail to
benefit from working closely with institutions that often have the long-standing trust of
communities and already provide useful literacy services to children, youth and adults.