October 31, 2014

Polaris To Bid On Historic Carnegie Library

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ILS provider Polaris is hoping to make the former home of the Syracuse Public Library its new headquarters, the Central New York Post-Standard reported. The 107 year old building is a former Carnegie Library adjacent to Columbus Circle in downtown Syracuse, an area surrounded by several other historic buildings, including the Onondaga County Court House and two nineteenth-century English Gothic Revival cathedrals. The move would also put the company minutes away from Syracuse University and its School of Information Studies.

A Rebirth in Pittsburgh: New Director Adds 119 Hours of Service | Blatant Berry

It was very good news when Mary Frances Cooper, a librarian, was appointed the 11th director of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) in January. I was never totally comfortable when CLP was directed by a nonlibrarian from business, even though that great library, built by Pittsburgh steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, is symbolic of all the public/private partnerships so crucial to the public good in America.