January Library News Roundup

What happened in the world of libraries last month? The wider world recognized we still need public libraries, Wikipedia leans on librarians for content, and math kiddies get a literature boost. Read on for more …

General library news and events

2016 Mathical Youth Prize winners announced

Hiring Librarians blog goes dark after three busy years

EveryLibrary releases its 2015 Annual Report, detailing work on 10 library elections in 9 states, and the launch of its Political Librarian online journal

Librarian historian Wayne Wiegand discusses his new book, “Part of Our Lives: A People’s History of the American Public Library,” and why America’s public library system will survive

American Libraries magazine digs into efforts to archive digital ephemera

 

Professional Involvement

Register for the 2016 Urban Librarians Conference!

Post your inspiring library stories here, and maybe be famous in a book?

Apply to be a DPLA Community Rep (DUE FRIDAY FEB 19)

Join Wikipedia’s #1Lib1Ref campaign by adding a single authoritative citation to an article

Registration for the Long Island Libraries and Pop Culture Conference (LIPopCon) is open

 

Miscellaneous

In honor of Black History Month: 28 Black Picture Books That Aren’t About Boycotts, Buses or Basketball

Rad Librarian Reference #1 – A map of all the underwater cables that connect the internet

Rad Librarian Reference #2 – American Cancer Society launches Cancer Statistics Center website

Rad Librarian Reference #3 – The Museum of Endangered Sounds