Denise Stephens, university librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), has been appointed vice provost and university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, effective July 1, according to Provost Holden Thorp. Stephens succeeds Jeffrey G. Trzeciak, who left the university last July.
Fontbonne librarians Peggy Ridlen and Jane Theissen explore the evolution of Fontbonne University’s online General Education Information Literacy course, LIB199 Information Literacy in Higher Education in a new book. Their chapter, “Adapting to the Evolving Information Landscape: A Case Study” was recently released in a new monograph in the Chandos Information Professional Series entitled Distributed Learning: Pedagogy and Technology in Online Information Literacy Instruction edited by Tasha Maddison and Maha Kumaran.
Missouri River Regional Library Director Claudia Schoonover wants patrons of both branches to know their voice matters.
Last year, both library users, non-users and staff participated in a survey and attended monthly community meetings to voice their opinions on what they would like to see in their local library. In turn, that feedback was used as a guide in Saturday's MRRL strategic planning session.
Did you receive an e-reader, tablet, or smartphone for Christmas? The Christian County Library can help you get the most out of your device, whether you are a technology novice or just looking for new ways to enjoy your device.
John Hunter has plenty of blessings to count this time of year.
He survived the May 2011 tornado and beat a subsequent fungal infection that many have assumed was caused by the storm. He also is a survivor of thyroid cancer.
But Hunter, director of the library at Ozark Christian College, has a new reason to be thankful this year. It's a painting that he has desired in the 47 years since he starred in his high school's fall show, and although it's a minor blessing compared with others, it's no less meaningful to him.
"The painting was just kind of a relic, memorabilia from that play," he said.
Since joining the UMSL Libraries team earlier this year, Lena Marvin has launched the university’s Institutional Repository Library, nicknamed IRL. It’s set to become a digital showcase of research by UMSL scholars. (Photo by August Jennewein)
New York Times-bestselling author April Henry knows how to kill you in a two dozen different ways. She makes up for a peaceful childhood in an intact home by killing off fictional characters. There was one detour on April’s path to destruction: when she was 12 she sent a short story about a six-foot tall frog who loved peanut butter to noted children’s author Roald Dahl. He liked it so much he showed it to his editor, who asked if she could publish it in an international children’s magazine.
After a two-hour executive session on Tuesday, the commission overseeing the Tulsa City-County Library unanimously approved naming the system’s second-in-command to lead the public agency starting Jan. 1.