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Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Amy Dodson was named Director of the Douglas County Public Library System, NV; Bobby Roberts retired as Director of the Central Arkansas Library System, and more people news from the March 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

News Briefs for March 2015

IMLS announces finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service; Illinois awards $15.2 million in library grants, and more news briefs from the March 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Sudden Sweet Briar Closure Leaves Library in Limbo

Sweet Briar College, a 114-year-old women’s liberal arts school in Amherst County, VA, counts among its graduates author Elaine Dundy, class of 1943; film critic Molly Haskell, class of 1961; and U.S. ambassador to Hungary Colleen Bell, class of 1989. Show More Summary

Books for Your LGBTQ Audience

Thursday, April 16th, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTJoin Bold Strokes Books and Riptide Publishing to hear about trends and the latest titles for patrons interested in LGBTQ materials. Romance, erotica, mystery, and...Show More Summary

Update: Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment

In a Statement of Claim dated July 15, 2014, Joe Murphy—a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker—named librarians nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed in Toronto, Ontario (de jesus is a Canadian citizen). Murphy is suing...Show More Summary

Influencing Staff Creativity: How Good Leaders Get it Right | Leading from the Library

Productive change depends on staff members who are working creatively to develop new ideas for better library services. Leaders can play an important role in helping staff to achieve higher levels of workplace creativity.

New York Public Library to Break Ground on Expansion of Underground Storage at Iconic 42nd Street Building

From the NYPL: The New York Public Library breaks ground this week on a significant expansion of modern underground storage at its iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. The project – approved by the Library’s Board of Trustees in September 2012 – will transform 55,700 square feet of raw space […]

State of Vermont’s Public Law Library on “Chopping Block” Along With Other Potential Cuts to State Library Services

From the Rutland Herald: Vermont’s law library is one of many programs potentially on the chopping block due to the state’s nearly $113 million budget shortfall for fiscal year 2016. It is the only public law library in Vermont. State Librarian Martha Reid said Gov. Peter Shumlin’s administration asked her to make about $471,000 in […]

The Power of Quiet | Office Hours

Have you ever sat in a meeting and wished silently that the person holding the floor would shut up? Would you prefer quiet time to get work done to a talky decision-making session? If so, you may be an introvert.

KY Appeals Court: Library Taxes Legal

Library officials across Kentucky exhaled with relief on Friday, March 20, after the state Court of Appeals ruled that systems in two northern counties correctly and legally set their annual tax rate based on a decades-old law that allows revenue to be raised without voter approval. Show More Summary

Kobo Parent Acquires OverDrive

Leading library ebook distributor OverDrive was sold to Rakuten on March 19 for $410 million cash, more than 16 times OverDrive’s annual earnings of $25 million. The purchase from private equity firm Insight Venture Partners, OverDrive’s majority owner since 2010, is scheduled to close in April. Show More Summary

Rebekah Willett | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Community Builders

Through her research, teaching, and mentoring of grad students at the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M), Rebekah Willett works to narrow the gulf between the often enclosed academic arena and the outside world. Show More Summary

Ma. Lorna Eguia | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Community Builders

Lorna Eguia, a librarian at the American Corner library at the University of San Carlos in the Philippines, was just getting her new mobile library, literacy, and storytelling service, Books in Bags (BiB), off the ground when Typhoon Haiyan swept through the country in early November 2013. Show More Summary

Cecilia Tovar | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Community Builders

A Mexican immigrant who grew up in an Arizona border town, Cecilia Tovar entered college thinking she’d help people by becoming a court interpreter for Spanish speakers. Instead she found her bilingual niche at the University of Arizona’s...Show More Summary

Adam Rogers | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Community Builders

Adam Rogers “is always working with an eye toward democratizing access to the latest technologies for our users,” says David Goldsmith, associate director for materials management at North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries.Show More Summary

Sharona Ginsberg | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Community Builders

Sharona Ginsberg was still in graduate school in January 2013 when she read about the lack of places for librarians to exchange information about their experiences with the Maker movement. A month later, she launched the MakerBridgeShow More Summary

Taneya Gethers | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Community Builders

Taneya Gethers isn’t just an advocate for culturally empowering programming. She is passionate about the community she serves—where she, her husband, and her four children reside. At the Macon Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL),...Show More Summary

Scott Bonner | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Community Builders

Scott Bonner had been serving as director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library District, MO, for just over a month when the turmoil in Ferguson put his small library on the map. When fears of violence caused many businesses to close, Bonner kept the library open and conveyed the importance of it as an oasis for all the people of the town. Show More Summary

NOLA Special Election To Decide: Increase Hours or Shutter Seven Branches?

New Orleans residents will go to the polls on May 2 to vote on a proposed new library millage which, if adopted, would pump an additional $8.25 million annually into a system that officials say is underfunded and barely holding the line on current services thanks to a reserve fund that will run dry in 2016.

Updates and a Big Kudos to Portland State University Library! | Not Dead Yet

Given a number of good news items that came across my desk the past week or so, I thought it’d be worthwhile highlighting some of them for readers, since some follow up on past posts and people, while another describes great work by Portland State University Library.

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