November 18, 2017

Archives for March 2003

Kentucky PLs Contract with TLC

By LJ Staff The Library Corporation (TLC) has signed contracts with eight public libraries in Kentucky for the installation of its Library.Solution integrated automation system. The additions bring the number of TLC libraries in the state to nearly 30. The new customers are Bath County Memorial Library, Owingsville; Fleming County Public Library, Flemingsburg; Carroll County […]

Audio Publishers Association Announces Awards Finalists

By LJ Staff The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced the 130 finalists for the Eighth Annual Audie Awards. Selections in 27 categories were chosen by more than 150 judges, who weeded through 668 submissions. Beginning this year, APA is holding an interactive contest on its homepage (www.audiopub.org) in which the public is invited to […]

NY State Libraries Protest Cuts

By Kathy Ishizuka The New York Library Association (NYLA) sponsored a March 18 rally on the steps of the state capitol to protest the proposal, which would pare library funding from $88.9 million to $75.6 million. Librarians are angry that library funding has remained flat since 1998, while education funding has risen 36 percent since […]

Joint Use San Jose Library Gets $2M Gift

By LJ Staff San Jose State University (SJSU) has received a $2 million grant from the Koret Foundation, the largest single private gift to the new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, which is a joint library with the city system. The grant is the Koret Foundation’s second major gift to SJSU, The library is […]

Role of Libraries in Learning Focus of New Center at Pitt

By LJ Staff A $100,000 grant will enable the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences (SIS) to develop the Center for Advancement of Libraries for Learning (CALL). SIS Dean Ronald Larsen will direct the center that received funding from the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Buhl Foundation. CALL is an education and information laboratory that […]

Smithsonian Institution Libraries Reorganized

By LJ Staff The executive staff of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL) has been reorganized and a new structure to support digital initiatives has been put in place. Nancy Gwinn, SIL’s director, said the move was sparked by SIL’s changing role within the Smithsonian Institution, specifically in public outreach activities. “We continue to provide information […]

Network of Info. Centers Launched Across Cambodia

By LJ Staff The Asia Foundation is launching a network of 22 Community Information Centers (CIC) across Cambodia. Each CIC will be an information and communication technology unit providing Internet access, e-mail, and other computer-based services to the local community, as well as access to a new, first-of-its-kind local language web portal. The centers also […]

Author Paul Zindel Dies at 66

By Debra Lau Whelan Author, screenwriter, and playwright Paul Zindel, who was the recipient of the 2002 Margaret A. Edward’s Award for lifetime contributions to young people’s literature, died March 27 at the Jacob Perlow Hospice at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. He was 66 (see “The Pigman and He,” June 2002, pp. 52-54). […]

ALA Offers Tools for Librarians Facing Budget Cuts

By Debra Lau Whelan The American Library Association (ALA) has launched a one-stop-shopping list of online tools to help librarians facing mounting budget cuts. The Campaign to Save America’s Libraries Toolkit offers information ranging from how to stage a Save America’s Libraries rally to tips for conducting an editorial board meeting and how to attract […]

Boston Public Terminates Book Delivery Program

By LJ Staff With finances getting tighter, the Boston Public Library (BPL) has shuttered its shut-in service, which offered personal delivery of books to elderly and infirm homebound patrons. Closing the 32-year-old program reportedly will save BPL $285,000 annually. BPL’s Catherine Zannino told the Boston Globe, “Nobody wants to take away services from people who […]