48 Library Stories You May Have Missed in August

The last month of the summer was chock-full of library and information stories ranging from articles about special collections, eBooks, library robots, and Legos to digital citizinship, makerspaces, and gamified instruction! Check out these 48 posts, infographics, and articles to get you caught up on what's happening in the LIS world.


  1. 10 books about libraries and librarians
  2. 15 incredibly specific special collections
  3. All the Big Five now offer ebooks to libraries
  4. 10 Things to do with QR Codes On Back to School Night
  5. The secret libraries of London
  6. IFLA report on worldwide ebook lending
  7. Vintage book reviews by NYPL librarians
  8. Check out a robot from Peters Township Library
  9. Assessing flipped and gamified instruction
  10. 200 years ago: The burning of the Library of Congress
  11. 62 of the world's most beautiful libraries
  12. Giant medieval manuscripts
  13. The public library wants to be your office
  14. This Librarian Is Not Impressed With Your Digital, No-Books Library
  15. Volunteers needed for Smithsonian transcription project
  16. What belongs in the children's library?
  17. Teen services in a rural library
  18. 10 people the library can't live without
  19. Lego week at Homer Public Library
  20. Working abroad as a librarian
  21. Bigger programs are not always better
  22. Ferguson library becomes a refuge
  23. Digital citizenship and public libraries
  24. The first audiobooks
  25. Services and programs for children with disabilities
  26. 10 libraries to visit with Google Street View
  27. How to conference like a champ
  28. Brooklyn launches personal recommendation service
  29. Streaming media and the future of libraries
  30. Contracts and copyright
  31. Librarianship unplugged
  32. Twitter feeds for job seekers
  33. So you want to be a corporate librarian?
  34. Deciphering the Next Big Thing | Leading From the Library
  35. NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition
  36. Take the Library Disaster Readiness Test
  37. 7 Things You Should Know About Badging for Professional Development
  38. Common Core 101 for Academic Librarians | From the Bell Tower
  39. O'Reilly: Five trends signaling a bright future for ebooks
  40. Timeline of the history of information: 2,500,000 BCE through 2014 AD…!


Many of these articles and blog posts came from the amazing AL Direct electronic newsletter.