November 22, 2017

Archives for June 2007

Did Knoxville Library Move From African American Area Violate Civil Rights Act?

By Jennifer Pinkowski Last October, when the Knox County Public Library System, TN, moved a Knoxville branch library into a renovated building less than 1000 feet down the street, it violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964, says the Tennessee state agency charged with enforcing the act. Now the state is withholding $55,000 in federal money […]

Senate Committee Funds Restoration of EPA Library Network

By Norman Oder The Senate Appropriations Committee, in its FY08 Interior Appropriations bill, has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reverse course and reopen at least five closed libraries, offering $2 million—the amount the EPA had hoped to save—to do so. The measure, according to the American Library Association’s Washington Office, now goes to […]

“Lobby Day on the Hill” Attracts Some 2000 Librarians and Advocates

By LJ Staff On Tuesday, some 2000 librarians and library advocates, wearing red shirts proclaiming “Support Libraries,” inundated Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, lobbying their Senators and Representatives as part of the American Library Association’s “Lobby Day on the Hill”. The photo, along with many more on Flickr, were taken by Paul Sims, a librarian […]

Infobase Buys Films Media Group

By Michael Rogers Infobase Publishing Company has acquired PRIMEDIA, Inc.’s Films Media Group (FMG), a supplier of educational video and multimedia programs to the education, library, and medical markets. FMG owns several top-shelf reference publishing operations including Facts On File. Chelsea House, Ferguson Publishing, and Bloom’s Literary Criticism. On the multimedia side, FMG offers more […]

Six Win SirsiDynix Building Better Communities Awards

By Michael Rogers SirsiDynix bestowed its 2007 Building Better Communities Awards to six libraries June 23 at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Tom Gates, SirsiDynix’s marketing VP, announced the winners at a ceremony held at the vendor’s booth on the show floor. Gates graciously introduced representatives from the 15 finalists, all […]

PLA Gets $7.7M Gates Grant for Advocacy Training

By Lynn Blumenstein The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $7.7 million grant to the Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association, to offer a national advocacy training program over three years for public librarians. The program will prepare librarians to remind the public that libraries offer vital services. […]

PLA Gets $7.7M Gates Grant for Advocacy Training

By Lynn Blumenstein The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $7.7 million grant to the Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association, to offer a national advocacy training program over three years for public librarians. The program will prepare librarians to remind the public that libraries offer vital services. […]

“Lobby Day on the Hill” Attracts Some 2000 Librarians and Advocates

By LJ Staff On Tuesday, some 2000 librarians and library advocates, wearing red shirts proclaiming "Support Libraries," inundated Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, lobbying their Senators and Representatives as part of the American Library Association’s "Lobby Day on the Hill". The photo, along with many more on Flickr, were taken by Paul Sims, a librarian […]

Six Win SirsiDynix Building Better Communities Awards

By Michael Rogers SirsiDynix bestowed its 2007 Building Better Communities Awards to six libraries June 23 at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Tom Gates, SirsiDynix’s marketing VP, announced the winners at a ceremony held at the vendor’s booth on the show floor. Gates graciously introduced representatives from the 15 finalists, all […]

ALASetsAttendance Record atConference

By Norman Oder As librarians gathered in Washington, DC for the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, this past weekend, the attendance totals set a new record. The conference drew 28,635 people, including 21,466 registrants and 7169 exhibitors. The previous record was 27,962, set in Chicago in 2005. (LJ reported 27,800.) Last year, in post-Katrina New Orleans, the show […]