libraries and e-books

Libraries and Readers Wade Into Digital Lending

A recent article in the New York Times highlights ways that libraries are providing access to e-books and digital audio books for their patrons. E-books are certainly gaining in popularity at my institution. Most students actually seemed relieved when a book is online because that means they won’t have to brave the stacks at a large university library!

Booklist Online's Spotlight on the Arts


It’s hard to hold back the Booklist editors when it comes to the arts, perhaps because it’s so broad a category that we all have our favorite subjects within it—some of us are jazz buffs, others “gotta dance,” and still others never met a museum they didn’t love. So when it comes time to gather features for our annual Spotlight on the Arts, there are always more good ideas than there are available pages. read more…

Art in School and Public Libraries

Picturing America℠ is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA). The goal of Picturing America℠ is to enhance the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture by bringing some of America’s greatest works of art into school classrooms and public libraries.

Picturing America℠ will provide K-12 schools and public libraries with 40 images of American art, an illustrated teachers resource book, and a web site containing additional information including lesson plans. Educators and librarians are invited to apply online from January 7 through April 15, 2008.