30 квітня відзначається міжнародний день джазу. У цей день, о 1:00 годині дня в прямому ефірі та через чотири години після того у записі за адресою http://jazzday.com/concert/ можна «бути присутнім» на джазовому концерті.

Green Cities

Earth Day 2014: U.S. Cities Paint the Town Green (http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/publication/2014/01/20140116291159.html#axzz2sGGiHUKk) This issue tells about innovative ideas in America’s thriving food-truck industry, as well as ideas fueling the construction of environmentally friendly buildings, the design of better medicines and more.

Асоціація бібліотечних послуг для юнацтва (підрозділ Американської бібліотечної асоціації) протягом 2013 року обговорювала стан бібліотечного обслуговування підлітків і в січні 2014 р. оприлюднила звіт «Майбутнє бібліотечних послуг для та з підлітками: заклик до дій» (“The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: a Call to Action”:http://www.ala.org/yaforum/project-report). Мова йде про підходи до організації якісного бібліотечного обслуговування молоді, їхнього залучення до організації цих послуг з огляду на вимоги та виклики 21-го століття. Детальніше див.: http://libinnovate.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/%d1%81%d1%88%d0%b0-%d0%bc%d0%b0%d0%b9%d0%b1%d1%83%d1%82%d0%bd%d1%94-%d0%b1%d1%96%d0%b1%d0%bb%d1%96%d0%be%d1%82%d0%b5%d1%87%d0%bd%d0%b8%d1%85-%d0%bf%d0%be%d1%81%d0%bb%d1%83%d0%b3-%d0%b4%d0%bb/

Books that Shaped Work in America project is exactly what it sounds like: a collection of books that shaped and/or reflected changing attitudes about work in America. It’s got books for kids, books on working women, books on unions, books on capitalism and markets, books on immigration and the American Dream – novels, nonfiction, poetry, drama – it’s really pretty diverse.


If you click on the title you get a short description, a quote, and a link to relevant resources. If you click on the photo of a contributor (which includes Labor Secretaries, authors etc.), you can see which books they recommended and a short essay on why those books were chosen. Right now there are 92 titles, but the list will be updated.


Here is the link: www.dol.gov/books

Webinar for librarians

“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“ is a series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, models of library associations and library schools working with new professionals, and groups by and for librarians. IFLA President-Elect Donna Scheeder will be the keynote speaker on 14 January 2014 .
The free webinars are presented by IFLA’s Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section (CPDWL) and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) in partnership with the American Library Association.

Featured Digital Libraries

A complete collection of the Digital Libraries of the Week featured in AL Direct, American Libraries’ weekly e-newsletter, since 2007. A new Digital Library will be added each week. (americanlibrariesmagazine.org/aldirect)

Pew Internet & American Life Project just released a new report on “How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities”. It says that Americans strongly value the role of public libraries in their communities, both for providing access to materials and resources and for promoting literacy and improving the overall quality of life. Most Americans say they have only had positive experiences at public libraries, and value a range of library resources and services. Find the report here: http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2013/12/11/libraries-in-communities/.