School, public librarians: Please participate in our ebook survey
Calling all school and public librarians:
We invite you to participate in our 2014 ebook survey for school and public libraries throughout the United States. This is our fifth year trending library ebook usage information, which benefits libraries, advocacy groups, and publishers in navigating and serving this essential market.
All respondents will have the opportunity to receive a summary of the overall results AND be entered into a drawing to win a new Apple iPad mini
“When people can’t apply for jobs or access government services because they don’t have access from home, public libraries must be there for them,” said Linda Lord, a librarian in Maine. “Where else are they going to go? Police station? Town hall? I don’t think so.”—Libraries Seek High-Speed Broadband - NYTimes.com
“It’s nice to know that age discrimination is alive and well in St. Paul. So only young, radical librarians are welcome to apply for these school media positions. Because obviously, only the young, newly graduated librarians could possibly be looking to make a difference. Older librarians who might have some experience in the field couldn’t possibly be the best. And certainly, older librarians who have recently graduated from library school would neither be looking to make a difference in the world, nor would they have any chance to be the best. Shame on you for these offensive comments, Mr. Rohlfing.”—
“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.”—Wanted: Presentations for LJ/SLJ October 1 Virtual Event “The Digital Shift” - The Digital Shift
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