September 30, 2014

Where Detroit’s Bankruptcy Leaves Library, Employees

Four months after Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, retired Detroit Public Library (DPL) employees are still struggling with anxiety over the fate of their retirement benefits, which are all-but certain to be targeted for significant cuts as part of a wide-ranging strategy to return the troubled city to solvency.

Outdoor Libraries Honor Detroit’s Closed Branches

Lincoln Library outdoor library

Students from Detroit’s Marcus Garvey Academy and the University of Michigan collaborated to create outdoor libraries. The filled bookshelves, installed on April 11, are intended to call attention to branch closings by the Detroit Public Library, according to the Detroit Free Press. Melanie Manos, a lecturer at the university’s School of Art & Design, spearheaded […]

Detroit Public Library Admits Mistake, Branches Closures Put on Hold

The Detroit Public Library has stepped back from its doomsday scenarios, saying now that it will not close any branches or lay off any more employees. According to The Detroit News, the library commission withdrew on May 20 a recommendation to close up to 18 of 23 branches and layoff 191 of 376 workers after […]

News Briefs: Monty the Therapy Dog Is Renewed at Yale (and Other Items)

The Yale Law School’s therapy dog is here to stay, the Yale Daily News reports.