November 21, 2017

Archives for May 2002

Bilingual Publisher Sets Foot on U.S. Soil

By Debra Lau Milet Publishing, a bilingual children’s book publisher based in London, has partnered with Consortium Book Sales & Distribution to launch a range of books in the United States. Founded in 1995 by Patricia Billings and her husband, Sedat Turhan, Milet offers hundreds of dual language titles in 15 languages, including Albanian, Arabic, […]

Children’s Internet Protection Act Is Struck Down

By Walter Minkel In a historic decision, the U.S. District Court this morning ruled that the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) violates the First Amendment and is therefore invalid. The law, which requires that all public libraries receiving federal funds install filtering software on their computers, was to take full effect on July 1. The […]

ALA 2002 LJ’s ALA Conference Preview

By LJ Staff LJ is pleased to bring you this ALA 2002 Conference Preview. Have a great time! Picks & Pans Exhibits &Getting Around Programs byTopic & Specialty   Authors &Celebrities

Children’s Books, Donations Sought for Damaged Library

By LJ Staff The McDowell Public Library (MPL) in Welch, WV, is still in recovery mode from the floods and mudslides that wreaked havoc across several states earlier this month. Declared a federal disaster zone, rural areas suffered floodwaters as high as 12 feet. MPL had its share of damage, losing all its public-access computers, […]

Library Site for Wedding

By LJ Staff In the small Atlanta Public Library in Logan County, IL, two local residents with library ties were married on May 18. As the Pantagraph reported, Atlanta librarian/administrator Sheila Cotton and retired school and university librarian Edward Farrell are Protestant and Catholic, respectively, so they chose the library as a neutral site. The […]

El Dildo Bandito’ Gets Deferred Sentence

By LJ Staff The self-described “El Dildo Bandito” of Boulder, CO—who last November removed an art exhibit of ceramic phalluses from the Boulder Public Library—has received a deferred sentence after pleading no contest to second-degree criminal tampering, a misdemeanor. His one-month sentence requires him to stay away from the library and the artist. The judge […]

Steven Escar Smith Appointed Cushing Memorial Library Director

By LJ Staff Dr. Steven Escar Smith, associate professor, has been appointed Director of Cushing Memorial Library and Archives at Texas A&M University, as well as Associate University Librarian for Advancement. Smith, a librarian and scholar of rare books and special collections, holds the Dr. C. Clifford Wendler Endowed Professorship. Prior to his appointment, Smith […]

Responding to Homeless, Tacoma PL Limits Packages

By LJ Staff The Tacoma Public Library’s central facility has been a refuge for local homeless people facing a decline in social services. Now the library board has passed a rule restricting patrons from bringing bedrolls, big boxes, or bulky bags into the library. Though apparently aimed at the homeless, library spokesman David Domkoski told […]

Strong, Polly Win 21st-Century Librarian Awards

By LJ Staff Gary E. Strong, director of the Queens (N.Y.) Borough Public Library, has been named winner of the second annual 21st-Century Librarian Award at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies. SU alumna Jean Armour Polly, founder of Net-mom® and administrator of systems and technology at the Liverpool (NY) Public Library, has been named […]

Hopkins Digital Research Projects Get $3 Million

By LJ Staff The Sheridan Libraries at The Johns Hopkins University have been awarded two National Science Foundation grants totaling more than $3 million. According to Nancy K. Roderer, interim dean of university libraries, both projects focus on digital research and are collaborative efforts focusing on “applied research driven by real world educational and scholarly […]