April 21, 2018

Archives for September 2002

Librarian Alice Lohrer Dies at 95

By Debra Lau Alice Lohrer, who spent close to six decades as a librarian and educator, died Sept. 15 in Chicago. She was 95. Lohrer spent 23 years on the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, serving under several deans, including Robert B. Downs. The university’s graduate school of library and information science […]

Milwaukee SOIS Dean Aman Resigns After Discrimination Charge

By LJ Staff Mohammed Aman, longtime dean of the School of Information Studies (SOIS), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), resigned his post effective September 30 but will remain on the faculty. Chancellor Nancy Zimpher’s announcement did not address reports in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that a faculty member last year filed a complaint alleging Aman engaged […]

White Supremacists’ Meeting at VA Library Proceeds Quietly

By LJ Staff Another meeting of the white supremacist of the World Church of the Creator (WCOTC) has taken place at a library, this time without the turmoil that marked an event September 14 in Wakefield, MA. Still, the relative quiet at the September 21 speech at a branch of the Chesterfield County Public Library, […]

IMLS Announces National Leadership Grants

By LJ Staff The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded $7,179,673 in National Leadership Grants for Libraries to 27 university libraries. The two categories of funding are Research and Demonstration and Preservation or Digitization–to 27 university libraries. Among the grants : California Digital Library, Oakland, CA. $374,736 to create a model preservation […]

New Search Process Approved in Knoxville

By LJ Staff Will Charles Davenport, the interim library director of the Knox County Library System, Knoxville, TN, get the permanent job, as some critics fear? It seems less likely, now that the library board of trustees has approved a new search process proposed by County Executive Mike Ragsdale. Davenport, an 18-year veteran of the […]

Putnam Lays an Egg: BlueHen to Close

By LJ Staff Penguin Putnam is pulling the plug on its BlueHen Books imprint after only a year and a half in operation. The small publisher, whose officers Fred Ramey and Greg Michalson appeared on the cover of LJ‘s September 15 issue, will close by year’s end. Although Michalson could not reveal the details, he […]

Auto-Graphics Signs Distribution Deal

By LJ Staff Auto-Graphics, Inc. has signed a deal with capcon Library Network under which the nonprofit organization will distribute the vendor’s AGent portal software to its member libraries. capcon provides multiple services such as access to OCLC cataloging, resource sharing, electronic reference sources, web authoring and development training, and electronic reference products to libraries […]

ProQuest Increases Journal Access

By LJ Staff ProQuest is providing a significant upgrade to its ABI/INFORM database of business periodicals. In addition to the traditional content, all subscribers now have access to ABI/INFORM Archive, a database of historical back file content for 25 business journals, with more titles to be added later. The Archive file has full-page images of […]

Cuba Opens Access to Hemingway’s Papers

By LJ Staff Cuba says it will open access to a plethora of Ernest Hemingway’s papers–a move that should help scholars study the multifaceted author. The collection is said to include some 3000 letters and documents, an equal number of photos, and 9000 books, a number of which sport Hemingway’s marginal notes. Among the windfall […]

Stephen King Putting Down His Pen

By LJ Staff To the horror of uncounted fans across the globe, Stephen King announced he will quit writing and that his current title From A Buick V8 is his swan song. In a lengthy exclusive interview in the September 27 Entertainment Weekly, King said cryptically that “I’ve killed enough of the world’s trees.” He […]