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New American Art Wing opens at Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

7 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Jonathan and Karin Fielding Wing, a major addition to the American art galleries at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, opened to the public revealing ?Becoming America: Highlights from the Jonathan and...Show More Summary

A Scene Right Out of Philip Roth: His Books Come Home to Newark’s Library

9 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

When Mr. Roth’s books are moved to a refurbished space in the Newark Public Library, they will be shelved using the same system he created at home.

Obituary: Bob Minzesheimer, USA Today Book Critic

It’s not every nationally known book critic that serves on the board of his local public library, but then Bob Minzesheimer, who died on October 15 after a battle with brain cancer, wasn’t just any book critic. USA Today‘s longtime book reviewer and writer, who was only 66 when he died, Bob earned a master’s […]

New York Public Library's 'Human Google' Is Here To Answer Your Burning Questions

18 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Have you ever wondered why 18th century English paintings have so many squirrels in them? If so, we applaud your curious mind ? and we’d also like to let you know that there’s a number to call if you want to ask a research librarian: 917-ASK-NYPL. The New York Public Library has offered this service since the 1960s. Show More Summary

1922 Los Feliz mansion right across from Griffith Park lists for $4.997M

Designed by one of the Central Library architects Just across the street from Fern Dell entrance to Griffith Park is this 1922 mansion designed by Carleton Winslow, who helped finish the city's beautiful Central Public Library when lead...Show More Summary

High School Diplomas @ the Public Library

Thursday, November 10th, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTOur panelists will share why they chose the program and what it’s meant in terms of community partnerships, exposure, demonstrating outcomes, etc. They will also...Show More Summary

World’s Oldest Continuously Operating Library Begins a New Chapter

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

Established in 859 CE, Morocco's al-Qarawiyyin Library will soon reopen to the public with architectural details for the 21st century. The post World’s Oldest Continuously Operating Library Begins a New Chapter appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Thousands Of Books Get Reshelved In New York Public Library

4 days agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

In preparation for the reopening of the New York Public Library's Rose Main Reading Room 52,000 books are being reshelved. YouTube link The Presurfer

The Right Questions | Office Hours

How do we find that perfect hire? A recent email from Kit Stephenson, head of reference and adult services at Bozeman Public Library, MT, got me thinking: “I am trying to find the best questions to find a full-stack employee. A couple of attributes I require are compassion, team player, and thrives on change. Show More Summary

Cultivating Your Inner Leader

In public libraries, most managers have an impressively broad range of duties. Our training and background may be primarily in some audience or service specialty and our day-to-day responsibilities may still include significant quantities of work related to that area. Show More Summary

TX: McAllen to Transform Bus Stop to Playground

The city's transit department will transform the bus stop on Nolana Avenue next to the public library, into a small playground thanks to a $1 million grant.

Yoko Ono’s First Public Artwork In The U.S. Unveiled In Chicago

The installation, titled Sky Landing, is in Jackson Park, which will also be the site of the Obama Presidential Library. “[It] consists of 12 steel lotus petals and mounds that form the yin yang symbol to symbolize peace.”

Tech Tip: Guide for Borrowing Library Books on Your Phone and Tablet

Thousands of public libraries around the country offer digital content you can borrow for a short period to use on your mobile device and computer.

The New York Public Library Has a Human Google

'At the New York Public Library, you can call a librarian who will answer any researchable question you might have. The help-line has been around for over 40 years, and to this day it receives more than 30,000 calls a year. Need to know...Show More Summary

Political Ethics: Keeping Your Library Neutral

As the presidential election season endures, librarians and other information professionals in public libraries may be tempted to express fondness for one political party and dislike for the other. Sometimes expression of one’s political stance is done unintentionally. Show More Summary

The Library Is Dead. Long Live the Library!

Properly maintained public libraries empower minority communities by providing access to modern technologies and the training to use these technologies. The post The Library Is Dead. Long Live the Library! appeared first on The Millions.

Grok My Enthusiasm (41)

6 days agoHumor / odd : HiLobrow

THE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM — as good as America gets.

Thinking Big in Big Sky Country | Design Institute Design Challenges | Library by Design, Fall 2016

Susan F. Gregory, director of the Bozeman Public Library, MT, welcomed attendees of LJ’s Design Institute (DI) to the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver-certified building this May. Opened in 2006, the facility is at once both warmly rustic, clearly inspired by its spectacular mountain setting, and right on trend with the […]

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