Magazine article Computers in Libraries

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Magazine article Computers in Libraries

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'Libraries everywhere are under threat.'

-'Do We Need Libraries,' Steve Denning, Forbes, April 28, 2015

AWARDS

NASIG awarded Adele Fitzgerald from St. Joseph's College its 2014 Horizon Award. The award, sponsored by EBSCO Information Services, recognizes a new information professional and covers expenses to attend NASIG's annual conference.

The winners of the 2015 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award are Contra Costa County Library, Columbus State Library, Durham County Library, Flathead County Library (rebranded as ImaginelF Libraries), 12 Illinois libraries and library organizations, Loyola University Chicago Libraries, University of Maryland's University Libraries, and University of Notre Dame's Hesburgh Libraries. The award, sponsored by the H.W. Wilson Foundation and EBSCO Information Services, consists of $10,000 and recognizes library public relations. For more information, see ala.org/news/press-releases/2015/04/announcing-2014-winners-johncotton-dana-library-public-relations-awards.

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) named Jonathan Bloom and James G. Neal recipients of the FTRF's Roll of Honor award. Bloom is an attorney specializing in media and First Amendment and intellectual property law. He is also a former trustee of the FTRF. Neal, the former VP for information services and university librarian at Columbia University, is an advocate for intellectual freedom and the role of libraries in First Amendment and freedom of information issues. At the university, he concentrated on the development of the digital library, special collections, global resources, instructional technology, library facility construction and renovation, electronic scholarship, and fundraising programs. The Roll of Honor recognizes individuals who have contributed substantially via adherence to its principles and/or considerable monetary support. The awards were presented at the Opening General Session at ALA's annual conference.

The American Library Association (ALA) announced that Julie Todaro was elected president. She is the dean of library services at Austin Community College in Texas and has been a member of ALA since 1972. She was co-chair of the Libraries From Now On: Imagining the Future summit and cochair of Frontline Advocacy Initiative. She was also a member of the Information Literacy Partnerships initiative and a member of the Kids Can't Wait initiative. …

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