November 25, 2014

Wanted: Presentations for LJ/SLJ October 1 Virtual Event “The Digital Shift”

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If you have a compelling story to share about innovation in libraries—from new takes on curation and content creation, to great examples of collaboration and programs that enhance learning—we’d like to hear from you. But hurry, proposals are due by May 2.

Start-Ups Take Library Jobs | Reinventing Libraries

Start-Ups Take Library Jobs | Reinventing Libraries

Three years ago, I wrote in LJ that “libraries are so valuable that they attract voracious new competition with every technological advance.” At the time, I was thinking about Google, Apple, Amazon, and Wikipedia as the gluttonous innovators aiming to be hired for the jobs that libraries had been doing. I imagined Facebook and Twitter to be the sort of competitors most likely to be attracted by the flame of library value. But it’s the new guys that surprise you. To review the last three years of change in the library world, I’d like to focus on some of the start-ups that have newly occupied digital niches in the reading ecosystem. It’s these competitors that libraries will need to understand and integrate with to remain relevant.

SLJ’s Kathy Ishizuka Promoted to Executive Editor, Technology and Digital Projects

Kathy Ishisuka, Executive Editor

Kathy Ishizuka has been named executive editor, technology and digital projects for School Library Journal. The announcement was made Tuesday by SLJ Editor-in-Chief Rebecca T. Miller.