Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Noted & Quoted

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

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'The internet promised to feed our minds with knowledge. What have we learned? That our minds need more than that.... "How can any kid be bored when they have Google?'"

-'What Is Good Information?' Aeon Magazine, Dougald Hine, March 6, 2014.

The United for Libraries board voted Patricia Glass Schuman to be a lifelong member of its board of trustees. Her position will be board member at large. She co-founded Neal-Schuman Publishers in 1976, and in 2011, it became part of ALA (American Library Association) Publishing. She also founded ALA's Library Advocacy Now! effort, which has trained more than 30,000 librarians, supporters, and trustees in advocacy. She is a former president of ALA and has served on many ALA committees.

Cory Eckert was named a Mover & Shaker for 2014 by Library Journal. She is a branch manager at Houston Public Library.

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) announced that Beth Bidlack, Kelly Campbell, Jennifer Bartholomew, and Matthew Ostercamp were elected to serve on its board of directors for the 2014 to 2017 term.

Jon E. Cawthome was named dean of libraries at West Virginia University. Previously, he was associate dean for public services and assessment at Florida State University Libraries. He is co-principal investigator for two Andrew Mellon Foundation grants. One explores new library models and the other investigates the competencies needed to support digital scholarship in international universities. Additionally, he held positions at Boston College University Libraries, San Diego State University, and Detroit Public Library. He participated in Association of Research Libraries' (ARL) Research Library Leadership Fellows program, UCLA (University of Califomia-Los Angeles) Senior Fellows program, and the Frye Leadership Institute.

The Depository Library Council (DLC) appointed five new members. …

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