November 21, 2017

Archives for August 2005

School Days: Five For the End of Summer

By LJ Staff Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher’s First Yearby Esmé Raji Codell The River Kingby Alice Hoffman A Separate Peaceby John Knowles A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy Leagueby Ron Suskind Old Schoolby Tobias Wolff Neal Wyatt is a collection management librarian at the […]

TWBG Announces James Patterson Page Turner Awards

By LJ Staff Are you a librarian who loves getting patrons jazzed about books? Then you might have $25K coming your way: the Time Warner Book Group (TWBG) and best-selling author James Patterson have created a new annual award ‘intended to single out and support people, companies, schools, and other institutions [i.e., libraries] [that] find […]

Americans for Libraries Council To Study Public Opinion About Libraries

By LJ Staff The Americans for Libraries Council (ALC) has been awarded a two-year, $770,000 challenge grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to implement Building the Case for Libraries, a three-part initiative to build knowledge about public libraries. A study and national public opinion poll will be developed by the council and Public […]

JFK Library Releases Tape About a Possible Nuclear Attack on China

By LJ Staff Although a transcript of the conversation was released in 1996, the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Boston, has released a frightening May 9, 1963, tape recording in which JFK’s advisors tell the president that nuclear weapons will be necessary to defend India against a Chinese invasion, according to the AP. On […]

LJ Talks to: San Rafael librarian David Dodd, author of The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

By LJ Staff In rock music few bands have as lore surrounding them as San Francisco’s Grateful Dead. So leave it to a librarian to give the band’s music the encyclopedic treatment. In San Rafael Public Library David Dodd’s recently published The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics (read our web exclusive review), the band’s lyrics–written primarily […]

ALA Releases Full Report on Law Enforcement in Libraries

By LJ Staff The American Library Association (ALA) has released complete findings from its survey measuring law enforcement activity in America’s libraries. Preliminary findings, released in June, revealed that at least 137 legally executed requests by federal and state/local law enforcement in both academic and public libraries have taken place since October, 2001, including 63 […]

Providence PL Creates Foundation to Keep Funding Info Private

By LJ Staff The Providence Public Library (PPL) has found a neat solution to its dilemma of keeping its donor information private while also providing certain data to the public in accordance with state law. Following a closed meeting August 24, PPL announced that it had created a separate, private foundation, which will handle library […]

Around Buffalo, Some Closings Begin, Others Staved Off

By LJ Staff Thanks to the willingness of four rural towns to contribute local money for support, only 16 of 52 branches in the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library are slated for closure, not 20. According to the Buffalo News, officials in Alden, Boston, Eden, and Marilla agreed to supplement county funds with local […]

Endeavor Names Hillcoat Systems Director, Anderson Pre-Sales Director

By LJ Staff Endeavor Information Systems has promoted Donna Hillcoat to director of Library Information Management Systems. As such she will oversee the company’s signature Voyager and Meridian line. Hillcoat has been a presence in numerous vendors, including serving as sales director for DRA before moving over to Endeavor. Additionally, Endeavor also hired Katrina Anderson […]

ebrary Signs Plethora of Prestigious Publishers

By LJ Staff ebrary has cut deals with a handful of top publishers that will add ‘hundreds of full-text books and other authoritative content’ to its Dynamic Content Platform (DCP). The new publishers are Oxford University Press, Brill Academic Publishers, Manchester University Press, SAGE Publications, and Artech House. DCP, the company said, combines research software […]