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2014-09-26 23:08:36

High Point University now offers free access to BiblioBoard Library to its faculty as well as undergraduate and graduate students. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 High Point University now offers free access to BiblioBoard Library to its faculty as well as undergraduate and graduate students. A single login provides easy access to thousands of eBooks and primary source materials through all major web browsers and native apps on the iPad®, iPad® mini, Kindle Fire...

2014-09-24 23:14:44

BiblioBoard now offers over two thousand LGBTQ+ books from Riptide Publishing and Dreamspinner Press, including Dreamspinner’s Young Adult imprint, Harmony Ink Press, and nearly 300 Dreamspinner books in Spanish, Italian, French and German. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 BiblioBoard now offers over two thousand LGBTQ+ books from Riptide Publishing and Dreamspinner Press, including Dreamspinner’s Young Adult imprint, Harmony Ink Press, and nearly 300 Dreamspinner books in...

2014-09-05 23:08:17

Ms. McClintock Miller to lead Library and Educational Services for the Popular Children’s Social Reading Network New York, NY (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 BiblioNasium, the largest COPPA certified digital social network, dedicated to supporting the independent reading activities of young readers, today announces the addition of Ms. Shannon McClintock Miller as its Executive Director of Education and Library Services. Ms. McClintock Miller is an award winning Educator and Technology...

2014-09-03 08:30:34

Library Media Specialist Michelle Colte is recognized for her innovative use of technology and exceptional community engagement at Hale Kula Elementary School NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- School Library Journal today announced the winners of the first annual School Librarian of the Year Award, which honors K-12 school library professionals for outstanding achievement and the exemplary use of 21st- century tools and services to engage students toward fostering multiple literacies....

2014-08-28 12:25:13

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of the exceptional public, school, college, community or university librarians. Nominations will run through September 12 and are being accepted online at http://atyourlibrary.org/ilovemylibrarian. Up to...

2014-07-16 12:25:52

CONTOOCOOK, N.H., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- YBP Library Services (YBP), the academic division of Baker & Taylor, is proud to announce that the University of Toronto Libraries has selected YBP as its primary supplier of academic titles published in the United States and United Kingdom. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140716/127667 The University of Toronto Libraries, one of the largest research libraries in North America and the largest library in Canada, selected YBP...

2014-07-15 12:26:06

Career Online High School Program Launches this Summer SACRAMENTO, Calif. and FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sacramento Public Library will offer qualified community members the opportunity to earn accredited high school diplomas and credentialed career certificates through Career Online High School, a program brought to public libraries by Gale, part of Cengage Learning. Currently, more than 50,000 adults in Sacramento, nearly 20 percent of the local...

2014-06-25 23:16:46

In advance of the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, Library Journal (LJ) and BiblioBoard are pleased to announce the launch of beta versions of the LJ SELF-e platform and curation service at the following library systems: Los Angeles Public Library, San Diego County Public Library, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Arizona State Library through Reading Arizona; and statewide in Massachusetts through the Massachusetts eBook Project. Charleston, South Carolina (PRWEB)...

2014-06-25 23:07:27

LEID Products to showcase the iLibrary System – an innovative self-service express library solution - to show librarians how to maintain budget while expanding library services and hours to patrons in bordering communities. Auburn Hills, MI (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 LEID Products, LLC, the leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, today announced it will attend the 2014 American Libraries Association Annual Conference, taking place June 26...

2014-06-25 12:25:36

ProQuest extends library services platform with industry-first capabilities SEATTLE, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Libraries struggling with the challenges of managing e-resources now have a flexible solution that streamlines their workflows. ProQuest today announced availability of Intota((TM)), a transformative Library Services Platform (LSP) that integrates market-leading management, discovery and assessment capabilities into a single solution. Unlike other library management...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'