Tuesday, April 24, 2012

CCLA and FCLA Update

I attended a session at the FLA Conference which provided an update on the upcoming merger of these two organizations (and as I learned four total orgs will merge). This detailed handout provides everyone you would want to know.

Friday, April 13, 2012

How to participate in e-book study

Pew Internet received a $1.4 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to study the role of libraries in users’ lives and in their communities. So far, we’ve released reports chronicling the adoption of e-readers and tablet computers and the rise of e-reading — but we’re just getting started.

How you can participate
While our phone surveys are random to ensure statistical accuracy, we are actively looking for e-book borrowers to volunteer to take our online surveys. So if you ever check out or download e-books from a public library — or if you’re a librarian at a library that has e-books available for check-out — please sign up.
Not an e-book borrower? We’d still love to hear from you. Some of our future online surveys will cover a lot of ground, so take a look to see which groups apply to you. Once you sign up (and click on the confirmation link that we send you), you’ll be notified whenever relevant online surveys are in the field.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

E-book Price Fixing

The Justice Department is about to sue Apple and five (of the Big Six) publishers for conspiring to raise the price of e-books. The warning is a game-changer in the government’s long-running anti-trust investigation.  

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

NEFLIN Members win FLA Awards

The following individuals and organizations were selected by the FLA Awards Committee for awards to be presented at the conclusion of the annual conference on April 20 in Orlando: 

Librarian of the Year, Jim Morris, Florida Gateway College 

Friends, Foundations, and Boards Outstanding Member, Bill Flynn, Fernandina Beach 

Library Innovation, Luis Flores, Assistant Director Facilities Planning & Management, Jacksonville Public Library

Libraries Change Peoples' Lives, Sharon Jaskula, JPL

Outstanding Program Award - Friends of the Ocala Public Library