Jesse Shera on Library Education

Over at the Library Juice Academy Updates blog I have posted a paragraph by Jesse Shera about the importance of continuing education in librarianship. It’s from a 1967 lecture that was published as Sociological Foundations of Librarianship in 1970. Have I mentioned that I hope we can bring Shera back?

Library Professional Development Blog is Back

Courtney Mlinar has taken over the Library Professional Development Blog from its founder Ellie Collier, who left it idle when she left her previous institution, which was the blog’s original sponsor. Courtney will continue to use the blog to share information about a wide range of professional development opportunities available to librarians and other library … Read more Library Professional Development Blog is Back

New international trade agreements undermining copyright balance

This is a couple of months old now but has just reached my attention. It is a statement from IFLA, cosigned by some of its member associations, including ALA and ARL, raising alarm about a new multi-lateral trade agreement that establishes new intellectual property rules that bypass essential balancing user rights such as Fair Use. … Read more New international trade agreements undermining copyright balance