higher education – Save My NJ Library http://savemynjlibrary.org/ Sat, 12 Mar 2022 17:06:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://savemynjlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.png higher education – Save My NJ Library http://savemynjlibrary.org/ 32 32 Clarkson University Libraries First University Library to Complete Sustainable Libraries… | News https://savemynjlibrary.org/clarkson-university-libraries-first-university-library-to-complete-sustainable-libraries-news/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 16:45:14 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/clarkson-university-libraries-first-university-library-to-complete-sustainable-libraries-news/ Potsdam, NY, March 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Clarkson University Libraries has just become the first university library to complete the rigorous Sustainable Libraries Initiative certification program. The academic certification program encourages collaboration with other campus sustainability efforts and reaches beyond the university to position the university library as a resource and leader in broader […]]]>

Potsdam, NY, March 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Clarkson University Libraries has just become the first university library to complete the rigorous Sustainable Libraries Initiative certification program. The academic certification program encourages collaboration with other campus sustainability efforts and reaches beyond the university to position the university library as a resource and leader in broader community resilience.

“Participation on various university committees over the past few years has helped us position Clarkson University Libraries as a critical agency in the campus sustainability mission. We know that environmental sustainability is at the heart of Clarkson’s business. The University has consistently achieved gold ratings from the Higher Education Sustainability Monitoring, Evaluation and Rating System (AASHE STARS). The mission of our libraries says: “Incorporate sustainability issues into all of our practices. From our perspective, this statement sets the tone for all faculty and staff to align their decisions, big and small, with environmental best practices, consideration of social equity and accountability. financial,” said Dean of Libraries Michelle Young. .

With all campus facilities working together to reduce waste and find ways to recycle as much as possible, there is a collaborative and transformational vision for sustainability that fosters new ideas. Newly renovated spaces on campus, including the libraries, feature Energy Star-qualified computers and appliances, LED lighting, and energy-efficient HVAC systems and low-flow plumbing fixtures. Clarkson University uses the Siemens tracking system to compile and monitor energy consumption across the campus. There is a 12-acre, 2-megawatt solar field to generate clean energy for the campus.

Libraries purchase paper products ensuring the highest possible recycled content and ban polystyrene products. Reusable utensils and dishes are used in the library kitchen. In addition to environmental sustainability, Clarkson University Libraries’ commitment to fiscal responsibility, community engagement, and social well-being is essential to meeting the full triple bottom line definition used by the SLCP. Both within the library and across campus, there is a stated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. This has been demonstrated by actions such as the creation and publication of an anti-discrimination reading list, Expanding our Worldview, which includes a reading list and multimedia resources to help students consider new perspectives and challenge to find a broader context to understand the experiences of others.

Recent space renovations at Clarkson University Libraries have focused on their physical space and storage. Creating more study spaces and small groups accessible to the public resulted in a reduction in storage of 1.25 miles of print journals. With more archives available electronically, the library has maintained access to most of these holdings without the need for physical space. Limited space for printed materials is both a challenge and an advantage. The libraries’ willingness to try an innovative open floor plan earned them the respect of faculty, colleagues, and university administration and helped promote the library as a modern institution on campus. The challenge of holding limited print resources has led to marketing and outreach efforts that seek to redefine library services for their campus community. Libraries participate in campus events focused on sustainability. Together with the Institute for Environmental Sustainability, they are planning an Earth Day celebration this year.

The Sustainable Libraries Initiative will continue to pilot its academic library certification program with a full national rollout of the program expected later this year. To learn more about the Sustainable Libraries Initiative, click here: https://sustainablelibrariesinitiative.org/

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Clarkson University Libraries is the first university library to complete the Sustainable Library Certification Program https://savemynjlibrary.org/clarkson-university-libraries-is-the-first-university-library-to-complete-the-sustainable-library-certification-program/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 19:36:37 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/clarkson-university-libraries-is-the-first-university-library-to-complete-the-sustainable-library-certification-program/ Clarkson University Libraries has just become the first university library to complete the rigorous Sustainable Libraries Initiative certification program. The academic certification program encourages collaboration with other campus sustainability efforts and reaches beyond the university to position the university library as a resource and leader in broader community resilience. “Participation on various university committees over […]]]>

Clarkson University Libraries has just become the first university library to complete the rigorous Sustainable Libraries Initiative certification program. The academic certification program encourages collaboration with other campus sustainability efforts and reaches beyond the university to position the university library as a resource and leader in broader community resilience.

“Participation on various university committees over the past few years has helped us position Clarkson University Libraries as a critical agency in the campus sustainability mission. We know that environmental sustainability is at the heart of Clarkson’s business. The University has consistently achieved gold ratings from the Higher Education Sustainability Monitoring, Evaluation and Rating System (AASHE STARS). The mission of our libraries says: “Incorporate sustainability issues into all of our practices. From our perspective, this statement sets the tone for all faculty and staff to align their decisions, big and small, with environmental best practices, consideration of social equity and accountability. financial,” said Dean of Libraries Michelle Young. .

With all campus facilities working together to reduce waste and find ways to recycle as much as possible, there is a collaborative and transformational vision for sustainability that fosters new ideas. Newly renovated spaces on campus, including the libraries, feature Energy Star-qualified computers and appliances, LED lighting, and energy-efficient HVAC systems and low-flow plumbing fixtures. Clarkson University uses the Siemens tracking system to compile and monitor energy consumption across the campus. There is a 12-acre, 2-megawatt solar field to generate clean energy for the campus.

Libraries purchase paper products ensuring the highest possible recycled content and ban polystyrene products. Reusable utensils and dishes are used in the library kitchen. In addition to environmental sustainability, Clarkson University Libraries’ commitment to fiscal responsibility, community engagement, and social well-being is essential to meeting the full triple bottom line definition used by the SLCP. Both within the library and across campus, there is a stated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. This has been demonstrated by actions such as the creation and publication of an anti-discrimination reading list, Expanding our Worldview, which includes a reading list and multimedia resources to help students consider new perspectives and challenge to find a broader context to understand the experiences of others.

Recent space renovations at Clarkson University Libraries have focused on their physical space and storage. Creating more study spaces and small groups accessible to the public resulted in a reduction in storage of 1.25 miles of print journals. With more archives available electronically, the library has maintained access to most of these holdings without the need for physical space. Limited space for printed materials is both a challenge and an advantage. The libraries’ willingness to try an innovative open floor plan earned them the respect of faculty, colleagues, and university administration and helped promote the library as a modern institution on campus. The challenge of holding limited print resources has led to marketing and outreach efforts that seek to redefine library services for their campus community. Libraries participate in campus events focused on sustainability. Together with the Institute for Environmental Sustainability, they are planning an Earth Day celebration this year.

The Sustainable Libraries Initiative will continue to pilot its academic library certification program with a full national rollout of the program expected later this year. To learn more about the Sustainable Libraries Initiative, click here: https://sustainablelibrariesinitiative.org/

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New from ACRL – “Once Upon a Time in the University Library: Storytelling Skills for Librarians” https://savemynjlibrary.org/new-from-acrl-once-upon-a-time-in-the-university-library-storytelling-skills-for-librarians/ Wed, 26 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/new-from-acrl-once-upon-a-time-in-the-university-library-storytelling-skills-for-librarians/ CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Once Upon a Time in the University Library: Storytelling Skills for Librarians», edited by Maria Barefoot, Sara Parme and Elin Woods. This fun and eminently readable guide offers innovative ideas for integrating storytelling into your teaching and communication, and can inspire […]]]>

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Once Upon a Time in the University Library: Storytelling Skills for Librarians», edited by Maria Barefoot, Sara Parme and Elin Woods. This fun and eminently readable guide offers innovative ideas for integrating storytelling into your teaching and communication, and can inspire you to invent new ways to use it in your work.

You could say that telling stories is being human. Storytelling has evolved alongside us to provide entertainment through literature, drama and visual arts. He helps shape society through parables, moral tales, and religion. Storytelling plays a role in business, law, medicine, and education in modern society.

Academic librarians can apply storytelling the same way teachers, artists, lawyers, and businesspeople have done for centuries, as education as part of teaching mastery of information and as communication in the areas of referral, awareness, management, evaluation, etc. “Once Upon a Time in the College Library” explores the applications of storytelling in college librarianship in three sections:

  • The Information Literacy Classroom
  • Batteries
  • Physical and virtual spaces of the library

An in-depth introduction addresses the historical and theoretical roots of storytelling, as well as the mechanisms and applications of social justice. Chapter authors demonstrate the use of storytelling to share diverse perspectives that connect with their users, and each chapter contains practical examples of how storytelling can be used in the library and cultural considerations for audiences . The first section focuses on storytelling as a teaching tool; the others include examples of how storytelling has been used as a method of communication in collection sharing and development, at service points and in online spaces.

“Once Upon a Time in the University Library” is available for purchase in to print and as Ebook through the ALA online store; in print via Amazon.com; and by phone order at (866) 746-7252 in the United States or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.

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The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for college libraries and librarians. Representing nearly 9,000 people and libraries, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products and services to help those who work in academic and research libraries learn, innovate and lead within the university community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning, transforming scholarship, and building diverse and inclusive communities. Find the ACRL on the the Web, Facebook, Twitter, instagramand Youtube.

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The multi-billion naira National Library headquarters building remains derelict https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-multi-billion-naira-national-library-headquarters-building-remains-derelict/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 00:02:09 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-multi-billion-naira-national-library-headquarters-building-remains-derelict/ DESPITE the statement by the Federal Government in June 2021 that the completion of the derelict National Library of Nigeria (NLN) headquarters building, worth billions of naira, would be taken over by the Trust Fund for the higher education (TETFund), work has not yet started on the site. Education Minister Malam Adamu Adamu had revealed […]]]>

DESPITE the statement by the Federal Government in June 2021 that the completion of the derelict National Library of Nigeria (NLN) headquarters building, worth billions of naira, would be taken over by the Trust Fund for the higher education (TETFund), work has not yet started on the site.

Education Minister Malam Adamu Adamu had revealed that more than 50 billion naira was needed to complete the National Library edifice which had been under construction since 2006, some 16 years ago.

Investigations by the Nigerian Tribune revealed that the contract for the construction of the National Library Headquarters located at Plot 35 in the Central Business District, Abuja was awarded to Messrs. Reynolds Construction Company (RCC) in 2006 at a cost of N8.590 billion. The project was to be completed within three to four years.

However, some 16 years later, contractors are not on site despite the building being nearly 44% complete. It was also found that the project, at the stage where it is currently abandoned, has gobbled up around N11 billion and due to inflation and cost of materials, the contract has been reviewed several times.

Adamu, while noting that a whopping N50 billion was needed to complete the NLN headquarters, a project that had been abandoned since 2013, cited lack of funding as the reason for its abandonment.

According to him, in 2013, under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, the cost of the project was increased to N18 billion, but the works were however stopped at the end of 2013. due to insufficient funding.

Adamu said, “In the recent past, I have received a number of inquiries from members of the press, expressing their concern over the massive ‘abandoned’ National Library headquarters here in Abuja.

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“Let me say unequivocally that the Buhari administration has made it clear that it will not abandon any project initiated by a previous administration deemed to be in the public interest.

“We have set up a committee to evaluate the project. This committee submitted a 50 billion naira bill. We forwarded the report to the Public Procurement Office for further assessment. The BPP’s recommendation will be forwarded to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for consideration.

Meanwhile, the Director of Press and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Ben BemGoong, had issued a statement on June 28, 2021, in which he stated that: “The Federal Government has approved the taking into responsible for funding the National Library project through the Higher Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).

“More than 50 billion naira is needed to complete the project.

“Speaking in Abuja, when the Nigerian Library Association (NLA) headed by its President, Prof. Innocent Ekoga, paid a working visit to the Ministry, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Sonny Echono, (now retired from the federal civil service), said the critical step taken by the government is to reposition library services in the Nigerian education sector for effective service delivery.

“Echono recalled that work on the National Library has stalled for years due to insufficient funding, adding that efforts to bring in the private sector to complete the project have not yielded results.”

The new NLN Librarian and Chief Executive, Professor Chinwe Veronica Anunobi, also reaffirmed the federal government’s commitment to the completion of the project, saying discussions were underway in line with the government’s directive for TETFund to take over. the completion of the project. the project.

The Nigeria Tribune audits also revealed that only N50 million was earmarked in the Federal Government Budget 2022 recently enacted by President Buhari, for the construction of the NLN building.

It was however found that prior to the directive for TETFund to take over the completion of the abandoned project, the financing plan was done in such a way that out of the 50 billion naira required to complete the project, 11 billion naira had already been spent and the remaining N39 billion. has been divided into three for the years 2021, 2022 and 2023.

NLN headquarters was tasked with looking after the consultant’s budget for 2021, 2022 and 2023 while the federal government would release money for the contractor.

Although TETFund Executive Secretary Professor Suleiman Bogoro confirmed the government’s directive for his agency to take over the construction of the NLN headquarters, it was not possible to confirm when work would begin in earnest.

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ACRL publishes “Mentoring in Academic Libraries: Fostering Growth and Renewal” https://savemynjlibrary.org/acrl-publishes-mentoring-in-academic-libraries-fostering-growth-and-renewal/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/acrl-publishes-mentoring-in-academic-libraries-fostering-growth-and-renewal/ CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of the three volumes “Mentoring in Academic Libraries: Fostering Growth and Renewal“, edited by Leila June Rod-Welch and Barbara E. Weeg. This in-depth book presents a cross-section of the thought and practice of mentoring in college and university libraries, including definitions of […]]]>

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of the three volumes “Mentoring in Academic Libraries: Fostering Growth and Renewal“, edited by Leila June Rod-Welch and Barbara E. Weeg. This in-depth book presents a cross-section of the thought and practice of mentoring in college and university libraries, including definitions of mentoring, fundamental principles of practice, models, program development, surveys, analysis, and lived experiences.

Mentorships help mentees understand and meet performance standards, expand their skills, move into new specializations, and discern options for contributing to the institution and the profession. Through mentorship, mentors can be invigorated by contributing to the growth of mentees and encountering ideas and approaches different from their own. In 30 chapters spread across three volumes, “Academic Library Mentoring” addresses the many dimensions of mentorship in contemporary academic libraries and how best to engage in inclusive and effective mentorship.

Volume 1, “Fundamentals and Controversies,” details effective mentoring skills and behaviors, mentoring models, dysfunctional mentoring relationships, conflicts of interest in mentoring, and, through a feminist lens, gender differences. power in mentoring. The chapters on diversity, equity and inclusion ask library staff to understand the exclusion of certain experiences in the profession and to implement more inclusive mentoring practices.

“Mentoring of Library Faculty and Librarians,” Volume 2, explores the skills, models, goals, and issues of mentoring, as well as program development. The goals of mentoring include support for the pursuit of tenure and promotion, other career goals, and psychosocial concerns. Issues include understanding and considering diversity, equity and inclusion in mentoring. Chapter methodologies include surveys, program evaluations, analysis of practices against standards, case studies of lived experiences of mentors and mentees, and case studies of libraries and affiliated entities.

In Volume 3, “Student and Staff Mentoring,” we hear the voices of library students and student library staff as they describe their mentoring experiences in library school and library employment. Also featured are mentorship programs for recruiting individuals into the profession, practices that support all library employees regardless of official employee classification, and methods for improving the skills of consortium members. The volume ends with a glimpse into the future of mentoring and organizational development and with a tool that any library worker at any stage of their career can use to form their own mentorship constellation.

Academic Library Mentoring can help you develop intentional, effective, and engaged mentoring programs and practices that benefit both mentees and mentors at all stages of their careers.

“Mentoring in Academic Libraries: Fostering Growth and Renewal” is available for purchase in to print and as Ebook via the ALA online store, individually and as a set; in print via Amazon.com; and by phone order at (866) 746-7252 in the United States or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.

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The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for college libraries and librarians. Representing nearly 9,000 people and libraries, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products and services to help those who work in academic and research libraries learn, innovate and lead within the university community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning, transforming scholarship, and building diverse and inclusive communities. Find the ACRL on the the Web, Facebook, Twitter, instagram, and Youtube.

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The digitization of the National Library will begin soon – Patron of NLN https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-digitization-of-the-national-library-will-begin-soon-patron-of-nln/ Wed, 10 Nov 2021 15:11:24 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-digitization-of-the-national-library-will-begin-soon-patron-of-nln/ The process of digitizing the collections of the National Library of Nigeria will begin soon as the card catalog will be phased out and replaced by a Unified Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) that will link records at branches across the country. The new National Librarian and Managing Director of the National Library of Nigeria, […]]]>


The process of digitizing the collections of the National Library of Nigeria will begin soon as the card catalog will be phased out and replaced by a Unified Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) that will link records at branches across the country.

The new National Librarian and Managing Director of the National Library of Nigeria, Professor Chinwe Anunobi, said this on Wednesday in Abuja, while briefing reporters on the thematic focus of his administrative influence on information and communication technologies. communication (TIC) to reposition and raise the level of the NLN.

She said it was unfortunate that the publications in Nigeria were not read beyond the country’s shores because the documents were not available online.

Anunobi said, “We will be making steady progress in digitizing our collections, not only to preserve them but also to make them accessible to the public in an easier to access mode.

“We don’t celebrate the authors in our country because a lot of people don’t read them, but when we digitize we will disseminate it. We are going to have OPAC which would bring together all bibliographic information on resources published in Nigeria as the National Library of Nigeria, ”she said.

She is committed to immediately resolving copyright issues with the respective copyright owners, claiming that while NLN has not yet acquired all of the required scan scanners, some that are available could be used. to start.

On the abandoned National Library headquarters project in Abuja, the NLN boss said all hands were now on the bridge to see to the swift completion of the project which she called a national monument, following Federal government directive for the Higher Education Trust Fund (TETFund) to support the completion of the building.

She lamented the bad reading culture among Nigerians and pledged to step up the reading campaign to encourage readership in schools and other segments of the country.

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The National Library of France finally finished after a 10-year renovation https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-national-library-of-france-finally-finished-after-a-10-year-renovation/ Wed, 13 Oct 2021 10:30:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-national-library-of-france-finally-finished-after-a-10-year-renovation/ The National Library of France finally finished after a 10-year renovation © Takuji Shimmura / BnF To share To share Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Mail Or https://www.archdaily.com/970070/national-library-of-france-finally-complete-after-a-10-year-long-renovation Formerly known as the King’s Library, the Richelieu site of the National Library of France near the Palais-Royal finally finished construction after almost 10 years of renovations. The […]]]>


The National Library of France finally finished after a 10-year renovation

Formerly known as the King’s Library, the Richelieu site of the National Library of France near the Palais-Royal finally finished construction after almost 10 years of renovations. The transformation of the 300-year-old site included façade restorations, the installation of an interior garden and the maintenance of the facilities, promoting innovation, modernity and openness to a wider audience. The project, which is both a library and a museum, will continue to house a huge campus of the history of arts and heritage and will offer visitors a place to stroll, discover and exchange. The site is expected to be open to the public in the summer of 2022.

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The work of the library is considered to be one of the major projects carried out by the Ministry of Culture and Communication with the support of the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research. The architects in charge of the renovation were Atelier Bruno Gaudin, as well as AEGIS, CASSO, and 8’18.

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Visitors can access the library on a route from the Louvre to the Opera, near the Palais-Royal and the Comédie Française. Its two entrances rue Vivienne and rue de Richelieu will become a central point of the city, inviting passers-by to discover an exceptional heritage in the heart of Paris. The Richelieu site will offer the public completely redesigned spaces, including a new museum with a route that will tell the story from Antiquity to the present day both chronologically and thematically.


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© Takuji Shimmura / BnF

The monumental structure has been renovated to preserve its historical collections and maintain international standards of safety and accessibility. After the renovation, more than 20 million documents were kept in the new library. 30,000 m² of the 58,000 m² of the building have been renovated in 10 years. The first phase of the work, which took place from 2011 to 2016, included renovations on half of the building located along rue de Richelieu, which includes exhibition spaces, a bookstore, a café, educational spaces and commercial stores. From 2017 to 2021, renovations were carried out on half of the building which is located along rue Vivienne, which includes the Mazarine gallery, the oval room, the King’s Cabinet, the Vivienne garden and the museum.

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© Takuji Shimmura / BnF

In 2011, photographer Franck Bohbot shared with ArchDaily photographs of the National Library with a completely empty interior, before the renovation.



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National Library of Scotland: Sir Drummond Bone appointed new president https://savemynjlibrary.org/national-library-of-scotland-sir-drummond-bone-appointed-new-president/ Fri, 01 Oct 2021 13:10:36 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/national-library-of-scotland-sir-drummond-bone-appointed-new-president/ A former senior vice-principal of the University of Glasgow has been appointed the new president of the National Library of Scotland. Prominent scholar Sir Drummond Bone, currently chairman of the Wordsworth Trust, said he was excited to help grow the library as it heads towards its centenary in 2025. Trained at the Ayr Academy at […]]]>


A former senior vice-principal of the University of Glasgow has been appointed the new president of the National Library of Scotland.

Prominent scholar Sir Drummond Bone, currently chairman of the Wordsworth Trust, said he was excited to help grow the library as it heads towards its centenary in 2025.

Trained at the Ayr Academy at the University of Glasgow and Balliol College in Oxford, Sir Bone began his career as an English teacher, notably for his work on Byron.

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His first post was at the University of Warwick, but in 1980 he returned to Glasgow. After 20 years at the University of Glasgow, he became Principal at Royal Holloway University in London, Vice-Chancellor in Liverpool and Master of Balliol College from which he retired in 2018.

Sir Drummond Bone

Sir Bone has served as Chairman of Universities UK and Chairman of the UK Libraries Research Reserve Project. He has been chairman of the Liverpool Capital of Culture Company, vice chairman of the Northern Way and chairman of its science and innovation committee, served on the technology and innovation committee of the CBI and was a consultant for many organizations involved in international higher education. He chaired the Arts and Humanities Research Council, retiring in 2021.

Sir Bone said: “As a frequent user of the library over the past century, I am delighted to help develop it in the 21st century, as it approaches its centenary in 2025.

“It’s a new world for libraries, with the ability in the digital world to reach so many more people, with so much interest to share. ”

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Culture Minister Jenny Gilruth added: “I warmly congratulate Sir Drummond Bone on his appointment as President of the National Library of Scotland.

“He has had an illustrious career as an expert in English literature and is a recognized scholar of the works of Byron – a legendary writer who spent his childhood in Scotland and who has a strong presence in the collections of the National Library.

“Sir Drummond Bone has also held impressive leadership positions in the wider cultural sector and this highly relevant experience will be invaluable for the National Library as it nears its centenary in 2025.”


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Ready for a month of culture and art at the Qatar National Library? – Doha News https://savemynjlibrary.org/ready-for-a-month-of-culture-and-art-at-the-qatar-national-library-doha-news/ Wed, 29 Sep 2021 11:24:45 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/ready-for-a-month-of-culture-and-art-at-the-qatar-national-library-doha-news/ The library is launching a series of events and activities for the month of October. Art, culture, music and photography – these are just a few of the activities that the Qatar National Library (QNL) has scheduled for the month of October for the community to enjoy. For those who have children and young adults […]]]>


The library is launching a series of events and activities for the month of October.

Art, culture, music and photography – these are just a few of the activities that the Qatar National Library (QNL) has scheduled for the month of October for the community to enjoy.

For those who have children and young adults at home, various activities will be readily available to satisfy their interest in learning and discovering new hobbies while expanding their knowledge.

Starting October 1, QNL will launch its first online GIF contest for people ages 12-18. This fun activity will allow participants to develop creative GIFs from images that represent the library’s distinctive digitized collections.

They can then upload their final work to Instagram with the hashtag #GIFwithQNL – and the price? The top three GIF makers will get seats as jury members at this year’s Ajyal Film Festival 2021.

The next day, the library will welcome Abdullah Hilal Almohannadi, a high school student who will discuss and raise awareness about the dangers of bullying and how to deal with it at school.

On October 5, the first Virtual Scientific Research Forum for Young Adults, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the Qatar National Research Fund, will be held at this world-renowned facility.

Middle and high school students will be introduced to Qatar’s national scientific research priorities that will help them acquire research skills. Workshops will also be available for students to present their scientific projects to the public.

On October 6, QNL will organize an event to shed light on the diversity and breadth of jurisprudence schools in Qatar as part of the celebration of “Doha capital of culture in the Islamic world”.

The library will also host a session to highlight the efforts of the founder of Qatar, Sheikh Jassim bin Mohamed, in printing and publishing religious books to disseminate knowledge about Islamic culture.

As with all music lovers, a live concert by the Mosaic Ensemble, made up of members of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, will take place in the library on October 6, during which around 20 musicians will perform classical Egyptian and Qatari songs.

October 10 will see a session on the importance of children’s mental health, while on October 13, a session on the new higher education strategy in Qatar.

October 16 will be dedicated to sustainability and environmental efforts, with sessions to teach the community about marine life, the impact of plastic pollution in Qatar, suggesting some simple solutions they can implement to protect the environment.

The library will also host a hands-on workshop by photographer Khalifa al-Obaidli, also director of the Tasweer Photo Festival, on October 22 and 23 as part of the “Between science and art: the beginnings of photography in the Middle East“exhibition.

This one focuses on the stories of early photographers, showcasing models of archaeological images that encapsulate some of the region’s most significant moments.

The spellbinding snapshots are considered one of the rarest collections in the world, as they date back to the announcement of photography’s discovery in 1839.

The rest of the month will also see several other activities that promote education, health and the arts.

Those who wish to participate in the activities can do so by visiting the library from Saturday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.



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Anunobi commits to repositioning the National Library https://savemynjlibrary.org/anunobi-commits-to-repositioning-the-national-library/ Thu, 16 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/anunobi-commits-to-repositioning-the-national-library/ The new National Librarian and Managing Director of the National Library of Nigeria, Professor Chinwe Veronica Anunobi, is committed to repositioning the apex library and putting it on par with its counterparts around the world. Anunobi who took the floor addressing management staff in the organization’s board room, upon taking office, requested their support and […]]]>


The new National Librarian and Managing Director of the National Library of Nigeria, Professor Chinwe Veronica Anunobi, is committed to repositioning the apex library and putting it on par with its counterparts around the world.

Anunobi who took the floor addressing management staff in the organization’s board room, upon taking office, requested their support and cooperation, in order to achieve greater mileage for the organization.

The head of the public relations division, Mr. Vershima Orvell-Dio, in a statement Thursday in Abuja, quoted the new national librarian as saying that she believes in collaboration and teamwork.

“To that extent, everyone here is a stakeholder and together we are all a stakeholder in the success or failure of this organization.

“I, as a stakeholder, have chosen the path of success and that is why I am asking for your collaboration so that together we can succeed,” she declared.

Earlier in her remarks, Ms. Oluchi Kalu, who had served as National Librarian since August 2, 2021, welcomed Professor Anunobi and pledged the unwavering support of management and staff to the new National Librarian.

In addition, she informed her of the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Ministry of Education for the completion of the permanent headquarters building, through a funding window from the Higher Education Fund.

It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari last week approved the appointment of Professor Chinwe Veronica Anunobi as the new National Librarian and Director General of the National Library of Nigeria.

The appointment, which takes effect from September 2, 2021, was announced by the press director, on behalf of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on September 8, 2021.

She had been a lecturer on several occasions at Federal University of Technology in Owerri, Imo State University and Federal Polytechnic in Nekede.

Until her appointment, Prof. Anunobi completed her tenure as University Librarian at Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO in April 2021 and returned to Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka before being identified by President Muhammadu Buhari and appointed National Librarian of Nigeria.

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