In 2017, Seattle Public Library (SPL) staff spent the year exploring the social impact of mass incarceration in our city and country. This project marked the second year hat a civic topic was selected to explore through a series designed...Show More Summary
Because our culture is so divided now, the role of public libraries as an anchor in our communities is even more important. Libraries are not only the center of our communities. They help us stay grounded. Public libraries are safe zones, places where all people are welcome and included. Show More Summary
In the wake of the net neutrality repeal, now more than ever, public libraries need to rise to the challenge of engaging in digital justice work. As librarians, we know that the repeal of net neutrality hurts all of us. However, in a...Show More Summary
This winter, Brooklyn Public Library partnered with Bard College to invite students who have faced multiple barriers to higher education to enroll in free, credit-bearing classes taught by Bard faculty at our Central Library. Recently, some of us got a chance to meet the new cohort of seventeen students over lunch. Show More Summary
During the past year, the public discourse on sexual harassment and gender-based abuse of power has shifted. Women’s marches, the social media #MeToo movement, and the public condemnation of high-profile individuals accused of sexual misconduct have disrupted the nation’s previously accepted complacency and led to demands for accountability. Show More Summary
Library borrowing statistics are always interesting to see, and in the Boston Globe Laura Crimaldi looks at the category of books that most often go missing from the Boston Public Library collection, in These are the BPL's most-lostShow More Summary
Calling all winter brides-to-be! This holiday elopement editorial at the New York Public Library, designed by Bespoke Only, is #goals. It's at once minimalist and festive, exactly what you'd expect of a chic NYC couple, and don't even get us started on the fashion. Two words: Red. Velvet. We'll go ahead and let you discover that […]
These photographs of beautiful views and public buildings of San Francisco were taken by photographer G. R. Fardon, published in 1856, and held by the DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University. Views within this album include that...Show More Summary
Topic: Libraries People N Patrons Story from the NYT. The opioid epidemic is reshaping life in America, including at the local public library, where librarians are considering whether to carry naloxone to battle overdoses. At a time when the public is debating arming teachers, it is another example of an unlikely group being enlisted to fight a national crisis.
1. The decay of the public library (NYT). 2. Have the rich abandoned rich-people rugs? (NYT) 3. Letting the young vote makes their parents more likely to vote. 4. Genes don’t seem that important in shaping human gut microbiota. 5. “Beware covert war morality tales.” 6. Show More Summary
I go to the public library to work on my memoirs. I have my own computer, an ancient Windows system, but since I don’t have Internet, I appreciate that it’s free at the library. But is it safe when I go online? The post Is It Safe to Go Online at the Public Library? appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with fatally stabbing a woman studying to become a doctor in a public library has a severe mental illness, his lawyer said Monday.
She suffered about 20 stab wounds in the attack, officials say.
The public library in Winchester, Mass., is closed until at least Tuesday, per a Facebook post, for a reason both unexpected and horrifying: On Saturday morning, a woman was fatally stabbed with a hunting knife there in what authorities are calling an unprovoked attack. Boston.com quotes Middlesex District Attorney...
As part of the celebration of the digital publication of the data for the LCAAJ, we will be launching a small exhibition in the Chang Octagon Gallery at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, which will be on display from March 5-June 15, 2018. The exhibition will feature a variety of themes including old Yiddish, […]
The public broadcaster Radio-Canada in Montreal has let it be known that it is digitising its record collection and will destroy over 200,000 CDs when the process is finished next year. CBC is downsizing and an executive said it could not give away the recordings ‘without first verifying the copyright situation,’ which would be ‘too expensive.’ It […]
Deane Stryker was inside the library when Jeffrey Yao allegedly stabbed her multiple times with a 10-inch hunting knife
A Massachusetts man armed with a hunting knife stabbed a 22-year-old woman to death at a public library in an unprovoked attack, a prosecutor said. Colette Luke has more.
A 22-year-old woman was fatally stabbed and an elderly man injured while coming to her aid in a stabbing at a public library in Massachusetts on Saturday
A man attacked a woman from behind at a public library near Boston on Saturday and stabbed her repeatedly with a hunting knife