ATG News You Need to Start the Week 11/16/20
According to ARL News “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2019–2020, which analyzes salary data for professional staff working in 123 of the 124 ARL member libraries during 2019–2020. Data are reported for 10,691 professional staff from 115 of the 116 university ARL libraries in Canada and the United States* and for 3,154 professional staff of the 8 US federal and public ARL libraries. In the Salary Survey, data for university library staff are usually reported in three distinct groups: general library systems, health sciences libraries, and law libraries…”
Library Technology Guides reports that “preliminary results of a Kanopy survey of more than 960 librarians, publicly available January 2021, show that 94% of academic and 86% of public libraries say Collection Diversity is very important to important. Yet only 26% and 29% respectively say they are fully meeting their users’ needs for such content…”
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Also according to Library Technology Guides “The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced that Margaret Sraku-Lartey, Principal Librarian at CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (CSIR-FORIG), will be a keynote speaker at the next annual NISO Plus conference to be held virtually on February 22-25, 2021…”
Citing the California Institute of Technology: infoDOCKET reports that “a Caltech historian and his former student have unearthed previously uncounted copies of Isaac Newton’s groundbreaking science book Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, known more colloquially as the Principia. The new census more than doubles the number of known copies of the famous first edition, published in 1687…”
infoDOCKET also reports that “A School of Public Policy (SPP) faculty member and two students are working with colleagues across campus — and around the world — to expand the reach of the UMass World Librarians project, which bridges the “digital divide” by connecting students and educators in Africa with educational resources that they wouldn’t otherwise have the technology to access…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- McGraw Hill now provides digital textbooks to academic libraries on the ProQuest Ebook Central platform
- Free collection of simultaneous use Spanish-Language ebooks and audiobooks now available for schools
- UK’s National Archives Joins the Climate Heritage Network and Releases Statement on Sustainability and Climate Action
- Clarivate divests Techstreet, its standards management business, to a new for-profit subsidiary of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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.