They give a free concert – today, at 4pm. Members of the MET Orchestra will be joined by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer at The New York Public Library’s Harry Belafonte Branch to perform a “Musical Read-Aloud!” Robert Miller, husband of MET Orchestra violinist Elena Barere (pictured above), has composed an original score to […]
In 1974, Upper Arlington, Ohio public library launched a program to link their card catalog and shelved books by odor. The project was called: "Stick Your Nose in the Card Catalog." From Weird Universe: The idea was that the card in the catalog would have a scent, and then the book on the shelf would have a matching scent. Show More Summary
The American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting returns to Denver, February 9–12, at the Colorado Convention Center. While the later-than-usual timing pushes the conference closer to March’s Public Library Association (PLA) biennial gathering, a potential bottleneck for some, Midwinter offers plenty of compelling content to pull librarians to the Mile High City.
Past presidents have honored the civil rights leader's birthday by helping out at libraries or homeless shelters but Preisdent Trump chose to spend the day at his Florida resort.
Openings abound: new Archives and Research Center (ARC) addition Texas State University, San Marcos's STAR Park; revamped Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in NY; renovated Shippensburg Public Library, PA; and more new construction and renovation news from the December 2017 issue of Library Journal.
TweetWhat a deal this is from our San Francisco Public Library – youth can learn cartooning from famous Sirron Norris: See you there!
Make the Team in Ice Hockey Gitler 1972 Hockey materials is almost a requirement for public libraries (at least in this neck of the woods). They circ well and instruction books like this are often hot items for both the players and adult coaches. This particular book, though, is so dated that it probably should […] The post Hockey Time appeared first on Awful Library Books.
The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet has launched pilot programs in three counties that will offer public services at libraries. In each of the three programs in Kenton, Laurel … Click to Continue »
Topic: Libraries Public Libraries The Altadena CA Library has a page of useful resources for mudslide information and assistance here.
The Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World newsletter, published by Library and Archives Canada (LAC), highlights issues pertaining to government and recordkeeping practices in the public and private sectors around the world.The January 2018 issue has just been published. Show More Summary
More than 100 people received employment and keyed in into business opportunities recently through the help of Nigerian public libraries who had participated in the Beyond Access/IREX project in Nigeria.
Geetanjali Gupta, a senior vice president at Harvard University’s endowment, was named chief investment officer of the New York Public Library. Gupta will manage the public library’s... To view the full story, click the title link.
Years ago I heard someone state, “Libraries aren’t made for the public, they’re made for librarians.” While some might object to that notion, there is a grain of truth, particularly in terms of the organization of the facilities, which often leaves those of us who haven’t memorized the Library of Congress classification system or the […]
Bard College, a private liberal arts college in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, and Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) have partnered to launch a “microcollege”—an innovative undergraduate program for nontraditional students—at BPL’s Central Library in Prospect Heights. Show More Summary
"In September, with no shortage of Trumpian Goliaths rising up to threaten ever more of the institutions we rely on, we checked back in with a number of the activists whose work [Scott Sherman's book Patience and Fortitude] documents. How, we asked, does the movement to save the NYPL look with a few years' hindsight? […]
My middle-school used to take us on field trips to the Spaced Out Library, the Toronto Public Library's science fiction reference collection founded by legendary author, critic, editor and activist Judith Merril, who emigrated to Canada after witnessing the police brutality at the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention. (more…)
Those of us denouncing the decade-long siege on the Gaza Strip can help alleviate its impact, even as we continue to organize to bring an end to it. One way we can do this is by supporting the Edward Said Public Library, an oasis of escape, creativity, and cheerfulness in an otherwise gloomy environment.
The January/February 2018 issue of AALL Spectrum is now available online. It is the monthly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries.Among the feature articles are: Securing Professional Development: Getting to Yes The...Show More Summary
"We're a public library, we're not a shelter for the homeless." The first trailer has debuted for the latest film written & directed by Emilio Estevez (where has he been all this time?) titled The Public, which is a reference to a public library in Cincinnati. Show More Summary
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT As one of our nation’s most trusted educational institutions, public libraries already support adult literacy, GED preparation, and workforce development. But what if your library could actually produce high school graduates? It can – with Career Online High School from Gale. Register Now!