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Friends of the Library Quarterly Membership Meeting

Public libraries are undergoing tremendous changes and will continue to do so. Navigating these changes is a key role of the librarian. Come listen to a panel of Cache Valley librarians discuss 21st-century librarianship at the quarterly general membership meeting of the Friends of the Logan Library.When: Wednesday July 8th at 7 p.m.Where: Lake Bonneville Room of the Logan LibraryLogan City Poet Laureate Star Coulbrooke will open the program with poetry for the occasion. Light refreshments will be served.The Friends of the Logan Library meet on the second Wednesday of every month. Please come to share your passion and ideas for helping our library be the best it can be. For more information visit Friends of the Logan Library Facebook Page.

Library Closed for Independence Day

The library will be closed Friday, July 3rd and Saturday July 4th in recognition of Independence Day. We will resume normal hours on Monday, July 6th. Enjoy your holiday!

Get the "Check Logan Library" Bookmarklet

Check whether the library has a book from anywhere on the web.The "Check Logan Library" bookmarklet lets you know whether a title is available at our library from bookstores and other websites across the web.How do I get it?Get the bookmarklet here, and follow the directions to add the bookmarklet to your browser.How do I use it?To use it, go to any book webpage and click the bookmarklet that is now in your browser's bookmarks bar.

100 Years of Baseball at Whigley Field

WordSalad: Brigham City Library Blog - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:15am
A Nice Little Place on the North SideA History of Triumph, Mostly Defeat, and Incurable Hope at Wrigley Fieldby George F. Will
“George Will on baseball. Perfect.”—Los Angeles Times

In A Nice Little Place on the North Side, leading columnist George Will returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago Cubs and their often beatified home, Wrigley Field, as it turns one hundred years old. Baseball, Will argues, is full of metaphors for life, religion, and happiness, and Wrigley is considered one of its sacred spaces. But what is its true, hyperbole-free history?

Winding beautifully like Wrigley’s iconic ivy, Will’s meditation on “The Friendly Confines” examines both the unforgettable stories that forged the field’s legend and the larger-than-life characters—from Wrigley and Ruth to Veeck, Durocher, and Banks—who brought it glory, heartbreak, and scandal. Drawing upon his trademark knowledge and inimitable sense of humor, Will also explores his childhood connections to the team, the Cubs’ future, and what keeps long-suffering fans rooting for the home team after so many years of futility.

In the end, A Nice Little Place on the North Side is more than just the history of a ballpark. It is the story of Chicago, of baseball, and of America itself.

2014 Nebula Awards Announced

The 2014 Nebula Awards were presented June 4, 2015 in a ceremony at SFWA's 50th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend, held in Chicago, IL. Larry Niven was honored with the 2014 Damon Knight Grand Master Award for his lifetime contributions and achievements in the field.WinnerNovel: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeerAll Nominees:The Goblin Emperor by Katherine AddisonTrial by Fire by Charles E. GannonAncillary Sword by Ann LeckieThe Three-Body Problem by Cixin LiuComing Home by Jack McDevittRay Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation:Guardians of the GalaxyAndre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy:Love Is the Drug by Alaya Dawn JohnsonSee other winners and nominees.

Friends of the Library Special Book Sale - LAST DAY

Today is the last day of the Friends of the Logan Library Special book sale. Hours today are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. New today is a large box of Louis L'Amour books - mass market hardbound and regular hardbound and more wildlife and world history books.The book sale is being held at the bookstore located just inside the west entrance of the Logan Library.Bring grocery size plastic bags and fill them with books for $5.00 a bag.Regular bookstore hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Come and stock up on some good books for the summer. We look forward to seeing you!

Centennial Celebration at Logan Library - 1920

The Logan Library is hosting a 1920's extravaganza and everyone is invited! As part of the Logan Library Centennial celebrations we are holding a "Roaring 20's" event.When: June 18, 2015 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.Join us for a showing of 'The Great Gatsby' starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Virginia Hanson Special Collections room.Or discover our speakeasy club called 'The Banned Book' hidden in the library, and join in the dancing and craziness!Learn how to dance the Charleston with 20-minute lessons given at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.! You can even enjoy a mocktail! Remember the password 'blind pig' to get into this exclusive club.Come dressed in your finest 1920's attire (though you are still welcome to come and participate if you aren't dressed up).More Information

Friends of the Library Special Book Sale

The Friends of the Logan Library Bookstore is having a special week-long book sale, June 15 - 19, 2015. The book sale will be held at the Bookstore located just inside the west entrance of the Logan Library.Bring grocery size plastic bags and fill them with books for $5.00 a bag.Hours: Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Come and stock up on some good books for the summer. We look forward to seeing you!

Mintel Trends: Spot Innovations

Harold B. Lee Library News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 4:42pm

The Library is happy to announce the acquisition of Mintel Trends.

Mintel’s researchers examine 80 trends affecting consumers today, swapping out old trends for new ones.

Mintel Trends is a great way to spot innovations and opportunities. We’re pleased to add it to the in-depth market research we already get through Mintel Reports.

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Nauvoo Temple exhibit

Harold B. Lee Library News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 4:17pm

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections recently installed a new exhibit on the Nauvoo Temple titled “’Sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven’: understanding the Nauvoo Temple.” This exhibit is curated by Annie Kirkpatrick, an intern for Curator Ryan Lee, and showcases documents and images housed in Perry Special Collections related to the Nauvoo Temple. From construction, to introducing new ordinances, to eventual abandonment and destruction, this exhibit examines the sacrifices made by those who gave their time, talents, and substance to the building of this glorious edifice, and the eventual blessings of ordinances of eternal significance.

Also shown are items that reflect on how the temple was viewed by others around the nation, and witnesses to its eventual demise at the hands of mobs. The exhibit will hopefully help the viewer understand the sacrifices made for the early temples of the Restoration, and cause one to reflect on the types of sacrifices made for temples in our day.

Do You Need Some Summer Reading Suggestions?

The Library maintains several lists that will help you find good reading suggestions. Our Books & Reading pages are always a good place to start. Here you will find links to our Booklists, lists of recommended Websites about books and plenty of staff reviews of Fiction, Nonfiction and Children's books. Booklists:ChildrenTeenAdult fictionAdult nonfictionIf you still can't find anything to read, we have a form to fill out to get a Personalized Reading Suggestion. Happy Reading!

Thoughts on the American Fork Public Library, in Utah

Utah Libraries - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 7:47am
By Colleen B. Eggett, American Fork Public Library Director Sperling’s Best Places describes American Fork, Utah as a wonderful, happening place. The growth rate is rapid and it’s a marvelous place to raise a family.  There is room to grow. There are two major universities nearby, outstanding natural resources, and it’s close to absolutely everything while remaining … Continue reading Thoughts on the American Fork Public Library, in Utah

eBooks and eAudiobooks: What the Vendors Didn’t Tell Us

Utah Libraries - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 9:33am
By Colleen B. Eggett What should librarians teach their customers about the eBooks and eAudiobooks that they provide through various vendors such as OverDrive, OneClick Digital, 3M Cloud Library, Axis 360, and others? I recommend that you teach That you have the eBooks The details of your library’s program: How many items can be checked … Continue reading eBooks and eAudiobooks: What the Vendors Didn’t Tell Us

OITP developing digital literacy portfolio, engaging with NTIA on Digital Literacy Portal

ALA Direct Dispatch - Thu, 02/03/2011 - 3:29pm

The ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) is in the process of developing a digital literacy portfolio.  During Midwinter, OITP staff began meeting with a range of ALA member groups to learn more about current efforts and to help inform the portfolio development.  One outcome of the Midwinter meetings is that OITP’s Advisory Committee is supporting an OITP task force that would delve into digital literacy issues and include representatives from interested ALA units.  A formal proposal to the Advisory Committee is forthcoming, after which time OITP will connect with other ALA units to establish task force membership.

OITP also is in communication with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), one of the government agencies working on digital literacy issues as an outgrowth of recommendations made in the National Broadband Plan.  The Digital Literacy Portal is one of the initiatives underway at NTIA.  NTIA has issued a request for organizations – including libraries – that are engaged in digital literacy projects to submit content to be considered for inclusion in NTIA’s Digital Literacy Portal.  A description of the Portal may be found here (pdf) and the content and comment policy is described here (pdf).

OITP will be coordinating with NTIA staff in the collection of library content for the Digital Literacy Portal.  As we are confirming the details of this collaboration, we encourage members to copy us on any submission to the portal and send any comments or other questions you may have to oitp@alawash.org.

The Digital Literacy Portal is a complex undertaking, and staff at NTIA are working diligently to make sure that content on the portal is collected from a wide range of community-based organizations – including libraries.

Save the date! National Library Legislative Day to be held on May 9 and 10

ALA Direct Dispatch - Thu, 02/03/2011 - 2:57pm

The 2011 National Library Legislative Day is quickly approaching and will be held on Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10, at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Many changes in Congress now contribute to a new political climate in both the House and the Senate.  New members need to hear from their constituents. Be sure to register early – the American Library Association has reserved a block of rooms at the hotel, but they always go quickly!

The American Library Association, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies and the District of Columbia Library Association sponsor National Library Legislative Day.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

ALA urges library supporters to push for passage of USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act of 2011

ALA Direct Dispatch - Wed, 02/02/2011 - 2:00pm

The ALA Washington Office is urging all library supporters to ask members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to pass S. 193, the USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act of 2011.

Click here for background information and talking points.

Library Copyright Alliance releases paper on Costco v. Omega non-decision

ALA Direct Dispatch - Wed, 02/02/2011 - 12:58pm

The ALA as part of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) has released a paper exploring the Costco v. Omega non-decision. The document, titled “The Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Costco v. Omega on Libraries” prepared by Jonathan Band details legal options in the copyright law that support libraries who lend foreign-made copies in their collections.

ALA seeks nominations for 2011 L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award

ALA Direct Dispatch - Mon, 01/31/2011 - 11:19am

Contact: Jenni Terry
Press Officer
ALA Washington Office
(202) 628-8410
For Immediate Release

Washington, D.C. – The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) is calling for nominations for the 2011 L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award. This annual award honors individuals or groups who embody the spirit of the U.S. copyright law as voiced by the framers of our Constitution: “to advance the knowledge of science and useful arts” (U.S. Constitution, art 1, sec 8). 

Please send letters of nomination outlining a candidate’s qualifications for this award to Carrie Russell, Director, Program on Public Access to Information, ALA OITP, 1615 New Hampshire Avenue NW, First Floor, Washington, DC 20009, or to crussell@alawash.org.  Include examples of how the nominee has contributed to the pursuit of the fundamental tenets of copyright law. Nominees who have worked or collaborated with libraries will be given special consideration. Nominations will be accepted through March 15, 2011. 

Patterson was a foremost legal thinker, writer and champion of users’ rights. He was a pioneer who exposed the restrictive nature of new interpretations and unnecessary expansions of contemporary copyright law. For librarians, Patterson was a key legal figure who articulated how corporate interests have sidetracked the true purpose of copyright – to advance learning and to ensure that knowledge is broadly disseminated to the public.  Through numerous books, articles, and briefs, Patterson highlighted and justified the importance of the public domain and fair use. 

The award was founded by the ALA in 2002; a list of past awardees can be found on OITP’s Web site.

ALA Washington Office seeks nominations for 2011 Madison awards

ALA Direct Dispatch - Thu, 12/09/2010 - 9:46am

Contact: Jenni Terry
Press Officer
ALA Washington Office

For Immediate Release
December 9, 2010 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office is calling for nominations for two awards to honor individuals or groups who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know. 

The James Madison Award, named in honor of President James Madison, was established in 1986 to celebrate an individual or group who has brought awareness to these issues at the national level.  Madison is widely regarded as the Father of the Constitution and as the foremost advocate for openness in government. 

The Eileen Cooke State & Local Madison Award honors an extraordinary leader who has built local grassroots awareness of the importance of access to information. Cooke, former director of the ALA Washington Office, was a tireless advocate for the public’s right to know and a mentor to many librarians and trustees. 

Both awards are presented during Freedom of Information (FOI) Day, an annual event on or near March 16, Madison’s birthday. 

Nominations should be submitted to the ALA Washington Office no later than January 26, 2011.  Submissions should include a statement (maximum one page) about the nominee’s contribution to public access to government information, why it merits the award and one seconding letter. Please include a brief biography and contact information for the nominee.  

Send e-mail nominations to Jessica McGilvray, Assistant Director for the ALA Office of Government Relations, at jmcgilvray@alawash.org. Submissions can also be mailed to: 

James Madison Award / Eileen Cooke Award
American Library Association
Washington Office
1615 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009-2520 

A list of previous winners can found here.

ALA: House must follow Senate’s lead, pass Museum and Library Services Act

ALA Direct Dispatch - Wed, 12/08/2010 - 10:09am

Contact: Jenni Terry
Press Officer
ALA Washington Office
(202) 628-8410

For Immediate Release
December 8, 2010 

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate passed the Museum and Library Services Act (MLSA) Reauthorization (S. 3984) late Tuesday night under unanimous consent, bringing the bill one step closer to reauthorization before the end of the Congressional session.

Emily Sheketoff, executive director of the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office, said the passage of this bill in the final days of the 111th Congress is the result of strong Senate leadership and persistent lobbying and grassroots efforts by the ALA, the library community and the public they serve.

“Since the start of this Congress, the ALA has pressed Congress to take up this bill so that Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds are secured and the Institute of Museum and Library Services is equipped to provide resources to America’s libraries,” Sheketoff said.

“We want to thank the cosponsors of this bipartisan bill, especially Sen. Jack Reed, who continues to be a champion for libraries, and we now call on the House demonstrate that same commitment to our nation’s libraries and take up a vote on this bill before the end of the year. The funds provided through this bill are truly a lifeline in this time of increased library use and reduced funding, and Congress can’t put off this critical legislation any longer.”

Cosponsors of this bill are Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Richard Burr (R-NC), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Susan Collins (R-ME), Michael Enzi (R-WY), and Tom Harkin (D-IA).

The House has not yet announced when a vote on this bill will take place.

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