November 24, 2017

Archives for December 2002

Lucky 13 Sales for The Library Corporation

By LJ Staff The Library Corporation (TLC) is ending 2002 on a positive note with the signing of 13 new library contracts from November through December. New libraries opting for TLC’s LibraryxSolution system are Amherst and Oberlin, OH public libraries; Livingston Parish Library, LA; Trenton PL, NJ (which also is installing TLC’s LibraryxAcquire acquisitions module […]

Rizzoli Names Jennifer Pierson Sales & Marketing VP

By LJ Staff Rizzoli Group has named Jennifer Pierson VP of Sales & Marketing for its Rizzoli International Publishing and Universe Publishing divisions. Pierson comes to this post from her most recent job at Advanced Marketing Services, where she handled distribution. She also had a decade-long tenure at Abbeville Press as its VP of Sales […]

DC School Libraries Open After Hours

By Kathy Ishizuka While recent budget cuts have forced public libraries in the nation’s capital to reduce services, select school libraries have actually expanded their hours. Through a unique parent initiative called “Community Nights at the Library,” six economically disadvantaged elementary schools in Washington, DC, have launched after-school literacy programs ranging from parent workshops to […]

Man Arrested for Child Porn at Library

By LJ Staff A registered sex offender was arrested last week for allegedly downloading child pornography to a computer at the Rogers Public Library, AR. According to The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas Troy Allen Terry was charged after a library computer technician booted up a computer and found a sexually explicit picture of a […]

Research Libraries Surveyed on Patriot Act

By LJ Staff A survey of 84 academic research libraries shows that most are prepared to deal with the USA Patriot Act, though they differ in what steps to take. The survey, mailed to libraries this summer by Edwin Merwin of the University of South Carolina, Salkehatchie, shows that 81% of respondents were aware of […]

Cleveland PL’s Five-year Plan Trimmed by $9 Million

By LJ Staff Cleveland Public Library’s grand $63 million five-year renovation, construction, and rejuvenation plan has been cut by $9 million, which will result in several branches undergoing renovations rather than being replaced. After focussing on sprucing up the Main Library in recent years, the library will now aim at the system’s 28 branches. Cleveland’s […]

Israeli Librarians Criticize ALA Stand

By LJ Staff The executive committee of the Israel Association of Libraries and Information Centers (ASMI) has condemned the American Library Association’s (ALA) June 19, 2002 passage of a resolution calling upon the U.S and other governments to “prevent further destruction of libraries and cultural resources” in Palestinian territories. In a letter to ALA, ASMI […]

First DMCA Criminal Prosecution Ends In Acquittal

By LJ Staff The highly publicized story of Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov and his employer, ElComSoft, ended last week with an acquittal. It was the first criminal prosecution under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The case, which began with the July 16, 2001 FBI arrest of Sklyarov at a programmers’ conference in Las Vegas, […]

Cities Vote To Oppose Patriot Act; Impact Unclear

By LJ Staff More than 20 cities around the country have voted to oppose the USA PATRIOT Act, which expands the federal government’s powers to track Internet use and delve into library and bookstore records, among other measures. What that means in practice is unclear, however. The resolution passed by the Oakland City Council, bars […]

Hail to the Librarian

By Walter Minkel One more media specialist has been named “Teacher of the Year.” This time, Deborah Burney Hadley, a preK-5 school librarian at Lucas Elementary School in Fort Campbell, KY, was selected among 8,800 teachers in 224 schools on military bases worldwide. Hadley, who represents Department of Defense Dependent Schools, joins librarian Elspeth Corrigan […]