Like an old photo album dragged down from the attic to be passed around at a family reunion, old pictures from the past are being made public by Greenwich Library as part of the town’s 375th anniversary celebration.
What was once a devastating budget forecast for New York City libraries in 2016 is now a cause for celebration, or at least a reason for librarians to breathe a sigh of relief. On late Monday night, the New York City Council approved an additional $39 million for all branches operating within the five boroughs, in what represents a pretty sharp turnaround from the mayor’s office original plan to significantly cut library funding in next year’s budget.
The new funding “will enable universal six-day service throughout the 217 branches across the city’s three systems—the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), New York Public Library (NYPL), and Queens Library (QL)—as well as extended hours at many locations, and will translate in to approximately 500 new jobs. In addition, the de Blasio administration has committed to a $300 million ten-year capital budget for libraries” reports Library Journal.
How are bookstores and video stores similar? I am probably asked that question more than anyone else in the known universe, because I work in a bookstore, and I also recently published a novel set
in a struggling video store. i have pat answers prepared. But it’s the subtext of the question I find most interesting. What people are really asking is, Isn’t it sad how bookstores are going the way of video stores, that is, off this mortal coil?
For me to feel like I am really “blogging” I need to be reading other people who are creating in a similar space, commenting, joining in on other parts of social media about discussion of topics that may or may not end up as more fully-developed posts. The richness of what I write here is dependent on this thinking with others, and takes place as a node in conversation.
I do think that there are a group of people with a “build it and they will come” mentality who write some (often very well-considered and interesting) posts and then are surprised and affronted that there is not conversation happening and their posts are not noticed. I think this is a bit like getting in some food, nice drinks, putting on some mood music, opening doors … then sitting on the sofa complaining that your party is not a success…
For me blogging done satisfactorily and effectively takes huge amounts of time, a lot of discipline, involves building knowledge of where disciplinary conversations are taking place, creating discussions when possible and getting in there boots and all.
Campaigners held heartening messages outside a council meeting in a bid to save a Cardiff library. Members of the Save Roath Library group waited outside Cardiff’s City Hall on Thursday as a meeting of Cardiff council’s Cabinet was held inside.
While your lIbrary probably already collects some of the many guides on how to write a book, this month I’d like to recommend three essential titles for your collection that can help aspiring authors take the next step to turning their finished manuscript into a clean ebook.
WALTHAM, MA, Jun 25, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of seven new library and information science books, including Digital Futures, a co-branded book project with the UK's Jisc; Informed Systems by Mary M. Somerville; and Marketing the 21st Century Library by Debra Lucas-Alfieri.
These and four others will be featured in the library information science (LIS) portfolio in Elsevier booth #504 at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 25-30, in San Francisco. Two of the authors are presenting at ALA in Elsevier's booth and at a luncheon speaker event as part of Elsevier's new Library Learning Trends, a professional development program for librarians.
Library for All has built a 1,700-plus book library for students in Haiti and the Democratic Republic of the Congo that exists in the cloud..
A picture is supposedly worth a thousand words, but in reality, most aren't. Every now and then, however, you stumble across one worth so much more than that.
The photograph Isabel Sheinman took on a recent trip to Ethiopia is one of those images. It was 2014, and she was visiting a school in a small village in the northern region of Gondar when she came across a young man standing guard over what was clearly a precious, valuable resource. It wasn’t food or drugs, it wasn’t money or supplies. He was protecting a pile of books. With a machine gun.
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