May 28, 2016

Bette-Lee Fox

About Bette-Lee Fox

Bette-Lee Fox (blfox@mediasourceinc.com) is Managing Editor, Library Journal.

Celebrating her 43rd year with Library Journal, Bette-Lee also edits LJ’s Video Reviews column, six times a year Romance column, and e-original Romance reviews, which post weekly as LJ Xpress Reviews.

Branching Out, May 2016

James Branch Cabell Library, 2016

The Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library topped off in Long Beach, CA; the J.L. Robertson Branch, Rapides Parish Library, LA, reopened; Virginia Commonwealth University remodeled the James Branch Cabell Library; and more new construction and renovation news from the May 1, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Branching Out, April 2016

Christa McAuliffe Branch

The new Christa McAuliffe Branch of the Framingham Public Library, MA, opened; the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, underwent renovation for its Digital Scholarship Laboratory; and more new construction and renovation news from the April 1, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Branching Out, March 1, 2016

The new Canal Winchester Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH, opened; the Richland Library, Columbia, SC, is about to embark on a major construction project; and more new construction and renovation news from the March 1, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Branching Out | December 2015

The North Miami Public Library completed its $1.5 million renovation, ground was broken for the new South Central Regional Library, Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL), KY, and more new construction and renovation news from the December 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Year in Architecture 2015: Working in Harmony

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The 123 triumphant academic and public library construction projects that we’re highlighting are large and small, dear and frugal, cautiously attentive to historic character and wildly beyond what some consider “typical” library design. Yet all feature what is at the core of today’s library, the cohesion between service and the community.Among these facilities, completed between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015, are eight buildings judged to be the best examples of replicable public library models, Library Journal’s New Landmark Libraries and Honorable Mentions. They are noted on the tables that follow and received a lot of ink in our fall Library by Design supplement, mailed with the September 15 issue. Check them out.

Year in Architecture 2015: Elbowroom & More

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Building projects at the Iowa’s Ames Public Library, the Ohio’s Whitehall Branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library, Gulf Gate Library in Sarasota, FL, and more.

Year in Architecture 2015: Vaulted Learning Environments

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Academic building projects go to great heights at Syracuse University School of Law Library, Vaughn College Aeronautical Academic Library, Southern New Hampshire University Library Learning Commons, and more.

Year in Architecture 2015: Shine the Light

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Brilliant (literally and figuratively): Denver’s Sheridan Library; the huge addition and renovation at the Slover Library, Norfolk, VA; Hennepin County’s Excelsior branch, MN; and more.

Year in Architecture 2015: Boston Meets Brooklyn

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Phase 1 of construction is complete at Boston Public Library’s Johnson Building, Central Library; students and faculty are “reflective” about the Charles Evans Inness Memorial Library, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, Brooklyn.

Year in Architecture 2015: Benchmarks

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Colorful, expansive and whimsical design at the Central & Unser Library, Albuquerque, NM; Sun Ray Library, St. Paul; and the Charleswood Library, Winnipeg, Manitoba.