April 22, 2018

Archives for April 2003

Cosby’s Fatherhood Becoming Animated Series

By LJ Staff Bill Cosby’s best-selling 1986 volume Fatherhood (Doubleday) will come to TV as the first original animated series on the Nick at Nite network, which specializes in reruns of vintage TV shows. The network reportedly has ordered six episodes that will feature the voice of comedian David Alan Grier as Dr. Bindlebeep, a […]

Harcourt Celebrates Orwell’s Centennial with One-Volume Animal Farm/1984

By LJ Staff Harcourt Trade Publishers is celebrating George Orwell’s 100th birthday in grand style. To mark the author’s centennial, the publisher is producing a single-volume hardcover containing Animal Farm and 1984. Scheduled for a June release, the volume features an introduction by Christopher Hitchens (author of Why Orwell Matters) and will retail for $22. […]

Holy Cross Chooses Innovative

By LJ Staff The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, has contracted with Innovative Interfaces for installation of the vendor’s Millennium system. The college library system comprises the main library, O’Callahan Science Library, Fenwick Music Library, and Rehm Library at the Center for Religion, Ethics, and Culture. Holy Cross also collaborates with the Worcester […]

Sirsi Signs South African Law Library

By LJ Staff The Constitutional Court of South Africa is the latest special facility to contract with Sirsi Corp. for the installation of a Unicorn system. According to the vendor, the court, which is located in Johannesburg, is “implementing a state-of-the-art virtual library that will extend its resources to the legal community, both locally and […]

Gotham Snags Rights to Hard Questions Series

By LJ Staff Gotham Books has acquired the North American rights to a four-book series by Susan Piver, whose The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions To Ask Before You Say I Do became a New York Times best seller. Gotham said that the series “will help people examine the key issues in their lives through […]

ACRL Speaker: An Ominous Future of Cost-Cutting

By LJ Staff Though many speakers at the recent Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference confirmed the importance of the campus library, one session was quite ominous. In “Facing the Future: Enhancing Student Learning and the Vitality of Academic Professionals in a Climate of Budget Cuts,” Alan E. Guskin sketched a bleak future […]

Univ. of Illinois Libraries Face Cuts

By LJ Staff The University of Illinois (UI) budget would drop $100 million over two years, including a hefty cut to library services, as part of measures proposed to plug the state’s unprecedented $5 billion budget gap. The university faces a $31 million recission in funds slated for the remainder of FY2003 and a cut […]

Man Arrested for Masturbating in Children’s Department

By LJ Staff A man on probation for viewing child pornography was arrested for masturbating while on the computer in the children’s department at the main Cleveland Public Library April 9. No children were in the library at the time. WKYC.com reported that both a guard and a security camera observed 23-year-old John Titter with […]

In RI, New Consciousness About Building Limits

By LJ Staff After a disastrous nightclub fire in killed nearly 100 people in West Warwick, RI in February, there’s a new consciousness about building capacities. The Providence Journal-Bulletin reported that new signs at libraries in Tiverton limit Union Library to 15 people and Essex Library to 17 people on the main floor and 13 […]

L.A. Schools May Slash Library Hours

By Kathy Ishizuka The $142 million in budget cuts proposed by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will slash library hours in half at 469 elementary schools and reduce overall per-pupil spending by $50 a year. According to a preliminary budget released in April, the reduced work hours for library aides will trim $8 […]