“The oldest library on Earth was started by a woman, and finally everyone can visit it” – Selina Cheng

“Founded by a Muslim woman, the University of Al Qarawiyyin in Fez, Morroco, opened its doors in 859. Its library has been restored during the last three years by another woman, Canadian-Moroccan architect Aziza Chaouni. A wing will be open Continue reading “The oldest library on Earth was started by a woman, and finally everyone can visit it” – Selina Cheng

Call for Submissions – iSchool Review

The iSchool Review is a new publication designed specifically for work from master’s students in professional degree programs. As we begin to compile content for the second issue, we are seeking submissions related to information management, information design and information policy. From traditional Continue reading Call for Submissions – iSchool Review

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – Friday, July 29 from 10am-5pm

The National Archives Innovation Hub is co-sponsoring a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon with the Center for Legislative Archives, the Law Library of Congress, and Wikimedia DC on Friday, July 29 from 10am-5pm. The topic is Proposed Amendments.  There will also be a tour of the exhibit, Amending America, by curator Christine Blackerby.  Continue reading Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – Friday, July 29 from 10am-5pm

2016 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science

Registration for the 2016 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science (CIDLIS) is now open! You can also submit a proposal to present a paper or a poster at the conference. Proposals are due before July 29, 2016 Continue reading 2016 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science

“When a door closes, a window opens”: Interview with Courtney Young (ALA Immediate Past President)

“When a door closes, a window opens” Interview with Courtney Young, American Library Association Immediate Past President, the youngest President the ALA had in the last 80+ years. Courtney Young graduated with MS in Library Science from Simmons College in August 1997 and Continue reading “When a door closes, a window opens”: Interview with Courtney Young (ALA Immediate Past President)

Breaking News: Carla Hayden Confirmed as 14th Librarian of Congress!

Congratulations to Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to be Librarian of Congress! Hayden was the longtime CEO of Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore and President of ALA from 2003-2004 and a former adjunct faculty member Continue reading Breaking News: Carla Hayden Confirmed as 14th Librarian of Congress!

The Art of Networking: Assisting Job-seekers in Your library – July 29th

Assisting Job-seekers in your Library The Art of Networking (On-line & In-person) Offered from the State Library Resource Center Date: July 29, 2016 (Friday) Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Location:  Orleans Street Branch Credit Hours:  3 Learn tips and Continue reading The Art of Networking: Assisting Job-seekers in Your library – July 29th

Big Data: new roles and opportunities for new librarians – Recording & Slides

On June 15, 2016 IFLA held a free webinar, “Big Data: new roles and opportunities for new librarians,” as part of their New Librarians, Global Connection Webinar Series. Please click here to access the recording in Adobe Connect and find the slides Continue reading Big Data: new roles and opportunities for new librarians – Recording & Slides