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Chicago Public Library will offer 3 locations for Wi-Fi lending program

Next month, Chicago residents with library cards will be able to check out a Wi-Fi hotspot like a book. Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon is announcing the pilot program's first three library locations at a City Club event Wednesday afternoon - as well as a $175,000 Google grant, according to a statement from the mayor's office. Show More Summary

Which LIBRARY (Seattle or Denver) Will Win the Super (Reading) Bowl?

Who's gonna win? Here's the story: After hearing about mayors and art museums in Seattle and Denver placing wagers on the Super Bowl outcome, the public libraries in both cities decided to add their own wager to the mix. Today the Seattle Public Library and the Denver Public Library began a Twitter Reading Bowl. Show More Summary

District Library Opts for Smaller Main Branch

4 hours agoArts : Arts Post

The District of Columbia Public Library has decided it will need more space than it originally thought in its downtown main branch, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. And that means one possible configuration for its renovation and expansion—a proposal by the architectural team of Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson to add an oblique […]

Former Oregon State student cited for on-campus porn

Former Oregon State University student turned campus library into peep show with NSFW video that attracted a citation for public indecency.

Watch: Chilling Video of the Gunman During His Shooting Spree at Florida State University 

Myron May, the 31-year-old Florida State University 2005 alum who went on a shooting spree in the school’s library in November, can be seen carrying out the attack in new surveillance video recently released to the public, the New York Daily News reports.

Fun Interview – Check it out!

I was recently interviewed by Angela Hursh, the Content Team Leader for the Marketing Department at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Angela has a cool new blog called Content Marketing for Libraries. Go subscribe to it right now! Anyway … it was a fun interview. Here are the questions she asked me. If […]

Library social worker helps homeless seeking quiet refuge

Meet the nation's first full-time library social worker. Instead of trying to keep homeless residents from taking shelter in the urban haven of public libraries, San Francisco has adopted a new approach: employing a trained professional to address the needs of these visitors. The NewsHour’s Cat Wise reports.

THE COLLEGE STUDENT PUBLIC LIBRARY FLASH VIDEO FAD

A 19 year old student who recently quit college has caused a sensation with a flash video shot in public library at Oregon State University. It’s all part of the latest fad of college students shooting a public flash video in a library, and then posting it online. Unfortunately, the former student was easily identified, […]

Introduction to Winter Traction: Finding the Roots of Today's Safety and Fun Under Foot in Snow and Ice

Like a scene from Black Beauty, a horse goes down in the shafts of a delivery wagon on a Boston street, sometime between 1917 and 1934. From the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection. A blizzard hit the Northeast Corridor of the United States today. Show More Summary

From nurses to social workers, see how public libraries are serving the homeless

Public Libraries have become more than just a makeshift day shelter for the homeless, they are actively reaching out to them to provide services. Here are seven examples of what libraries across the nation are doing to serve the homeless. Continue reading ? The post From nurses to social workers, see how public libraries are serving the homeless appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Some Links.

Once again links are piling up faster than I can post ‘em, so here are several: 1) U-M helps open more than 25,000 early English books to public: The U-M Library, the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries and ProQuest have made public more than 25,000 manually transcribed texts from 1473-1700 — the first 200 years […]

Celebrating the Centennial of Thomas Merton

Events to celebrate the life of poet and mystic Thomas Merton are being planned worldwide, reports Melville House, to mark his centennial this month. Claire Kelley writes: Last week at the Brooklyn Public Library, Christopher Beha of Harper’s Magazine, novelist Colm Tóibín, and editor and author Paul Elie discussed the legacy of Thomas Merton’s writing […]

Parent Guide to Cults

Cults: What Parents Should Know A practical guide to help parents with children in destructive groups. Ross and Langone 1989 Submitter: I am submitting this from a mid-sized public library. It was last checked out in 2012. Besides being out of date in its references to organizations or publications that can help, the case study […]

Boston, 1950s

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

From the Boston Public Library’s vast collection of Leslie Jones negatives comes this undated wintry photo labeled Rowes Wharf. One would think the Bostonian snow plow drivers would have done a better job and not piled the snow so far away from the curb, but it doesn’t appear to have impacted traffic at all. What […]

The Roasterie Develops Two Coffee Blends in Honor of Libraries

3 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Roasterie, a specialty coffee roaster company, has created two different products to support libraries. The Library Blend was crafted in honor of the Kansas City Public Library. The Library Lovers Blend was created to help the Mid-Continent...Show More Summary

Ye Olde Fashion Careers

Fashion Business: It’s All Yours Hamburger 1976 Submitter: I found this gem in a small urban public library. I get so upset at old career guides for patrons. Here is some career advice for the fashion industry. When is this from? 90’s? – Nope. Don’t say the 1980’s? Nope! 1976. This is still in a […]

International Science Organization Makes Research More Accessible to the Public

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) and Wiley have announced that starting in January 2015 they will offer free online access to all AGU journal content (published from 1997 forward) in public libraries throughout California for onsite use. Show More Summary

Emanuel's Obama Library Land Grab Plan Sent To City Council

How much would this transfer of public space cost, if approved? One dollar. [ more › ]

Ecopolis Iowa City: As State Leads in Wind, Can Iowa City Become "City of Solar"

With the state of Iowa leading the nation in wind energy production, a packed crowd filled the Iowa City Public Library last night to discuss game-changing new power purchase agreements that could light up the famed "City of Literature"...Show More Summary

Emanuel defends park land for Obama library

Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered another spirited defense Wednesday of his push to use public park land for a proposed Barack Obama presidential library near the University of Chicago, but dodged a question on why he's not adding new public green space to compensate for all the land that would be...

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