April 24, 2018

Archives for November 2002

Carle Picture Book Art Museum Opens in MA

By Debra Lau Whelan Maurice Sendak, Jerry Pinkney and a host of other children’s book author and illustrators recently attended the grand opening of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA. Founded by Eric Carle, who wrote an illustrated more than 70 books including the 1969 classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar, […]

OMB Requests That Three Agencies Bypass GPO

By LJ Staff The Office of Management and Budget is requesting that the U.S. Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration be relieved of the requirement to use the Government Printing Office (GPO) for printing. The Federal Acquisition Regulation Council (FARC) is requesting that the three agencies be able to […]

Review Panel Returns Kids Sex Ed Books to Library

By LJ Staff Even though Montgomery County Commissioners, Conroe, TX, yanked Robie Harris’s volumes It’s Perfectly Normal and It’s So Amazing from county libraries and added five citizen members to the committee that reviews challenged children’s books, the committee was no pushover. After a discussion that one citizen member said led to a “strong consensus,” […]

Massive Library Plan Approved in San Diego

By LJ Staff San Diego Public Library officials were ecstatic after the San Diego City Council on November 18 approved a $312.3 million plan to finance a new $149.5 million new main library, 12 new branches, and nine branch expansions (see News, LJ 8/02, p 17-18). The new main, scheduled to open in May 2007, […]

White Supremacists to Meet after Library Changes Policy

By LJ Staff Threatened by a lawsuit, the Martin Memorial Library, York, PA, has backed away from its requirement that the World Church of the Creator (WCOTC) obtain at least $1 million in liability insurance before meeting. According to an Associated Press report, Stefan Presser of the American Civil Liberties Union, who represented the white […]

Captain America: Red, White, and Black

By LJ Staff In the shadows of a multimillion dollar lawsuit by founder Stan Lee, Marvel Comics is pressing ahead by looking back to its roots. The publisher is revising the origins of character Captain America in a new series called Truth. It reveals that the super soldier elixir that morphed 90-pound-weakling Steve Rogers into […]

Eli Lilly Heiress Donates $100M to Poetry Journal

By LJ Staff An Eli Lilly heiress will donate $100 million over the next 30 years to the Modern Poetry Association and its journal, Poetry. Despite having her poems rejected for publication, Ruth Lilly, 87, has became a loyal benefactor to the publication and the vocation. Since her first submissions in the 1970s (she has […]

Microsoft Press Launching Series for Non-Dummies

By LJ Staff Many newcomers to computers have learned the basics through the super-popular For Dummies series. Microsoft Press is launching a new line of computer guides for those who aren’t quite dummies but aren’t yet whiz kids either. The 11 books in the Faster Smarter series are written by veteran computer book and magazine […]

Caro, Glass, Copper Canyon’s Ruth Stone Snag NBA Awards

By LJ Staff Celebrated author Robert Caro led this year’s crop of National Book Award winners held at a ceremony in Manhattan November 20. However, after years penning his winning nonfiction volume Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson (Knopf) and having the NBA top honor elude him for his entire career, Caro […]

epixtech Holds First Joint Dynix/Horizon Users Group Gathering

By LJ Staff epixtech recently hosted its first joint users group meeting for customers of both its Dynix and Horizon system, which brought in excess of 700 customers to Orlando. Attendees were able to swap information on subjects ranging from cataloging to standards as well as being able to get up close and personal to […]