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Read -- 2014/04/18

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Cost of Treatment May Influence Doctors“, by Andrew Pollack (NY Times). Medical experts and practitioners debate whether doctors should weigh the social cost of treatment in decisions about individual care.
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ALIA E-lending Report 2014

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has released the E-lending Landscape Report 2014. ALIA commissioned Brussels-based Civic Agenda to produce a worldwide elending landscape report, identifying public library-led initatives to secure ebooks for borrowers. 116 more words

Position Statements

A book I know I'll enjoy before I even read it

Starting back in January, I took up the awesome hobby of reading. Reading is a neat little hobby, and what makes it neater is having a library card, which turns it into a free hobby–as far as hobbies go, the free ones are pretty scarce.  146 more words

Accessibility in the library for people with visual impairments

This past semester I wrote a paper for my public libraries about library accessibility. In the paper I looked more specifically at accessibility for people with visual impairment. 229 more words

Green locust

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The Merritt Public Library has a new tree to replace the Pine Tree removed from the entrance of the building. A green Locust tree was planted by a landscaping contractor this morning and is to be “complementary of the trees on the front that are sunburst locus.” 12 more words

Vegtable Soup

National Bookmobile Day

It’s National Library Week!  And National Bookmobile Day!  National Library Week began in 1958 and is usually celebrated the second week of April.  How has the library helped you – public, school, or any other library?  177 more words

Public Libraries

From the ALA Director 4/4: Public Library Association (PLA)

Public Library Association  (PLA)

New IMLS Grant

PLA has just received word that it is the recipient of a 2014 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant for the project, “Navigating Change, Building Community: Outward-focused Public Library Leadership Training.”  This three-year grant will allow PLA to further refine and implement the PLA Leadership Academy (originally presented in 2012) and measure the impact on participants and their libraries.  151 more words