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Another week of unpaid leave is a possibility.
Other scenarios include seven branch closures, or no closures but service cuts.
Emphasis on rights and responsibilities of OCLC contributing members, in contrast to legalistic previous version.
Alters assumptions about future funding and materials spending.
Hirings delayed because of civil service error.
Another consolidation among library networks, though pitched as collaboration.
Proposals are part of budgets for fiscal year starting in July.
If there's one thing I took away from my first PLA, it's that books can still draw a crowd. From "Nancy Pearl's Book Buzz" to a session on trading Dewey for BISAC-based systems, here are my picks of the best PLA book panels....
The inaugural Empire State Book Festival goes down April 9 and 10 in Albany, NY. You likely don't live within a stone's throw, but we're talking it up as a beautiful example of library-initiated book and literacy outreach.
Self-improvement comes at a premium. Gains in one area (dietary pleasure, say) are often offset by failures in another (yeah, tubby, unsightly weight gain). Here, some books on bettering relationships, getting healthy and happy, and surviving.
Private management company promotes its successes, with little pushback but some audience dismay.
Mellon Foundation president emeritus cites blended funding model, says third parties needed to prompt collaboration.
One librarian says report's recommendations are too timid, and that scholars should be required to grant preservation rights.
UCSD university librarian recognized for HathiTrust and the Google Book Search project efforts, as well as "rationalizing" collections.
Barbara Fister considers the implication of the Georgia State e-reserves case.
Steven Bell asks, what label should we give to the library of the future?
DATELINE WASHINGTON, DC APRIL 1, 2015 Washington, DC. In a rare show of bipartisanship, the Senate passed the controversial Federal Library Agency Act (FLAA) on a nearly unanimous voice vote, sending it to President Obama for his expected signature.
What a split personality of a PLA! Budget cuts juxtaposed with ideas for a brave new future--and thank yous from users.
Libraries get a slice of $16 million in awards.
Fort Worth Public Library's (TX) Kathryn King on maximizing the use of your collection.