November 27, 2014

Chicago Leads Pack of Early Candidates for Obama Presidential Library

For over a year now, speculation has been swirling about who will throw their hats in the ring to host the future Obama Presidential Library. The city of Chicago—the Obamas’ pre-presidential hometown—is the obvious choice, but not the only contender. The University of Hawaii at Honolulu, near the President’s childhood home, and New York City’s Columbia University, the President’s alma mater, are also likely bidders.

Chicago Public Library to Expand YOUmedia Program in 2014

Chicago Public Library to Expand YOUmedia Program in 2014

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday that he would expand the Chicago Public Library’s (CPL) YOUmedia digital skills program by $500,000 in order to serve 25 percent more teens in 2014. The program teaches web design, digital media production, and programming. The announcement comes just a week after the online expansion of CPL’s homework help program.

A Guide to Chicago’s Best Kept Secrets | ALA 2013

A Guide to Chicago’s Best Kept Secrets | ALA 2013

Suggestions for places to eat in Chicago, along with recommended bookstores, bars, city landmarks, and concert venues.

ALA Picks Chicago for Three More Years; BEA Moves One Week Earlier

The American Library Association, which already planned to hold its annual conference in Chicago in 2013 and 2017, now plans to hold the event there in 2020, 2023, and 2026 as well. BookExpo America will take place one week earlier in 2013.

Run It Like a Library! | Blatant Berry

The recent turmoil among library directors, marked by the resignation of Mary Dempsey in Chicago, for example, demonstrates again that public administration requires deeper skill and talent than business management.