infoDOCKET reports that DigitalNC has added “the earliest newspaper published by and for North Carolina African Americans – the Fayetteville Educator – along with another early African American newspaper, the Charlotte Messenger…”
American Libraries has reported that “the following libraries [see slideshow] are winners of the 2019 Library Building Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association’s Library Leadership and Management Association and the American Institute of Architects. The awards recognize the best in library architecture and design and are open to any architect licensed in the United States. Projects may be located anywhere in the world.
American Libraries has also posted a partial list recognizing “the achievements of more than 200 individuals and institutions with an array of awards. This year’s winners, chosen by juries of their colleagues and peers, typifies the best of the profession’s leadership, vision, and service as well as a continued commitment to diversity, equality, education, and outreach. This selection represents only some of those honored in 2019; see the complete list at ala.org/awardsgrants….”
Michigan Publishing and LYRASIS announce partnership to deliver ACLS Humanities E-Book Collection
Library Technology Guides reports that “Michigan Publishing, a division of the University of Michigan Library, and LYRASIS, an innovative full-service technology and services nonprofit, are pleased to announce the creation of a new partnership to advance the work of the American Council of Learned Societies Humanities E-Book collection (ACLS HEB). ACLS will continue to oversee the selection of content, but will transfer responsibilities for the operation of the collection to Michigan Publishing, … LYRASIS will support Michigan and keep overheads low for libraries and consortia by providing a single sales, licensing, and customer service channel…”
KnowledgeSpeak notes the release of a report and toolkit … designed to help support learned society publishers to accelerate their transition to Open Access (OA), and enter into transformative agreements that unlock a multi-year transitional pathway compliant with Plan S for hybrid OA titles. Plan S, an initiative of international funders and charitable foundations called cOAlition S, seeks to move to a world where all research findings are made immediately available to all…”
KnowledgeSpeak also reports that ” Yale University and Frontiers have formed an institutional membership agreement for open access publishing. Yale University supports its researchers in making their research more widely available. As part of this support, Yale University Library has entered an institutional agreement with Frontiers.
According to ACRL Insider “applications and nominations are invited for the position of Reviews Editor for ACRL’s peer-reviewed journal in special collections librarianship, RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage. The Reviews Editor has charge of the reviews published in the journal’s biennial issues, to ensure the journal provides qualified opinions of new publications and other scholarly resources relevant to academic librarians and archivists specifically involved in rare books, manuscripts, and cultural heritage…”
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Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.