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Public Library. Barrington upgrade aims for 'bookstore vibe'

Public Library. Barrington upgrade aims for 'bookstore vibe' | librarydesign | Scoop.it
Barrington library's $8.5M upgrade aims for 'bookstore vibe'
Barrington Courier-Review
Clifford reiterated that the library renovation is not an expansion. The building will maintain the same square footage, just remodeled for a more modern age.

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Social Media Security In Libraries

Libraries and librarians are fully embracing social media sites like Twitter, LinkedIN and Facebook. Our libraries use them to connect with and engage our patrons, increase library visibility and communicate information. We each use them to connect with old friends, sell ourselves, stay up to date with the world around us, and keep in touch with family. There are serious security risks involved with most social sites that can be avoided by following some very simple rules.


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A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette: Theft, Preventing

A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette: Theft, Preventing | librarydesign | Scoop.it

Librarians will occasionally find themselves needing to stop a patron who attempts to leave the library with an uncharged book. If the security gate chime sounds and your first attempt to get the patron’s attention fails (“Excuse me, sir? Sir?”), you may then resort to the use of lassos, TASERS, and/or throwing stars.


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Drexel library installs Macbook vending machine to increase safety for late-studying students

Drexel library installs Macbook vending machine to increase safety for late-studying students | librarydesign | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.

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Library Design. Space, Light and Desire Lines. Jessica Begley

Library Design.  Space, Light and Desire Lines. Jessica Begley | librarydesign | Scoop.it
A guest post by urban planner turned librarian Jessica Begley. What can libraries do to help users make the most of their spaces? Like the Pixies, I believe in Space. I have been fascinated by how ...

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To Catch a Library Thief: Black Belt Security |

To Catch a Library Thief: Black Belt Security | | librarydesign | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.

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No Guns in the Library: Curbing the Second Amendment in the Stacks

No Guns in the Library: Curbing the Second Amendment in the Stacks | librarydesign | Scoop.it

As a general rule, you can’t carry food and beverages inside a library; you have to leave your backpack in the depository; it is to the library’s discretion whether you may carry a camera; maybe you’re allowed to carry a 1000 watt stereo, but certainly you won’t be able to use it, and the same goes for a cell phone; in some special collections, you may be prevented from carrying even a pen. No one has ever bothered to question about the strict constitutionality of such rules, because they are self-evident. It takes just a bit of common sense to understand that they are in the library’s best interest, helping to safeguard its users and its holdings. But in the US, you can carry an AK-47…

 

Guns, particularly openly borne guns, do not belong in libraries, which thrive on an inviting environment.

 

Still, in a closely watched case in Michigan, the state Court of Appeals ruled that the Capital Area District Library (CADL) was exceeding its authority when it barred patrons from openly carrying firearms in library branches.

 

Michigan Open Carry challenged the ban after library security guards asked armed Open Carry members to leave the downtown Lansing library branch (including the teen area) on several occasions. The library’s attorney said the administration still believes it has the authority “to ban the open carry of weapons in its branches in order to protect library patrons of all ages and CADL staff.” The library board voted in December to appeal the decision.

 

Last month, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals declared Illinois’s ban on carrying a weapon in public unconstitutional, leaving the District of Columbia as the only place in the country that does not allow the concealed carry of firearms by civilians (and D.C. is being sued to allow this).

 

 


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[Pima County] Library nurses look after those in need

[Pima County] Library nurses look after those in need | librarydesign | Scoop.it

"Daniel Lopez is not a librarian, but one of the nation's first library nurses. He checks the feet of diabetics, takes blood pressure, gives out condoms and intervenes in medical emergencies.

Lopez is Pima County's novel answer to a common issue in public libraries across the country - a growing number of patrons living without shelter, health insurance, medical care or computer access. They come to the library looking not only for resources, but also for safety and protection from the elements. The shaky economy and high unemployment have further fueled the need."

-- Stephanie Innes (Arizona Daily Star). Spotted by Blake LISnews


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