March 17, 2018

Archives for April 2004

University of Oregon Book Thief Arrested

By LJ Staff The Eugene Police Department has charged local resident Douglas Collver for allegedly stealing as many as 250 rare books from the University of Oregon’s Knight Library and selling them on eBay, the Internet auction site. The arrest comes after the library reported the books stolen, thanks to a sharp-eyed book dealer in […]

Americans for Libraries Council Elects New Officers

By LJ Staff The Board of Directors of Americans for Libraries Council elected new officers at its annual meeting on March 20. C. Mathews Dick, Jr. was elected chair; Diane Fillippi will serve as vice-chair, Peter Pearson as secretary and John Lazarus as treasurer. Lewis Lapham will serve as Honorary Chair. Americans for Libraries Council […]

AALL Announces Officers

By LJ Staff Claire M. Germain, Edward Cornell Law Librarian and professor of law at Cornell University Law School, has been elected vice-president/president-elect of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). She will succeed incoming 2004-2005 AALL president Victoria K. Trotta, associate dean for information technology and the Ross-Blakley Law Library at Arizona State University. […]

McDaniel College Receives $3.5 Million Bequest from Alumna

By LJ Staff McDaniel College, Westminster, MD, a school of about 1600 undergraduates some 30 miles northwest of Baltimore, received a $3.5 million bequest from an alumna. For years, Katherine Leidy Unger quietly gave to McDaniel, even endowing scholarships, while refusing to have her name acknowledged on classroom doors, office walls, or even plaques. Unger […]

Public Printer Picks New Depository Library Councilors

By LJ Staff Public Printer of the United States Bruce James has appointed five new members to the Depository Library Council to the Public Printer, an advisory body formed to provide advice to the Public Printer on topics related to the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The council is made up of 15 representatives from […]

University of Arizona May Cut Books and Journals

By LJ Staff Facing a budget gap expecting to swell to $1.3 million by 2006, the University of Arizona (UA) library is looking at a plan to slash journal subscriptions and book acquisitions by 16 percent over the next two years. According to UA Library Dean Carla Stoffle, librarians will work with faculty members to […]

Heritage Health Index Survey Begins in July

By LJ Staff How healthy are your collections? That’s what Heritage Preservation, a non-profit organization including libraries, museums, and archives, wants to know–and beginning this summer, they’re going to ask. The Heritage Health Index questionnaire will be sent to some 16,000 archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and scientific organizations nationwide. It will survey the condition […]

Bush Renews Call to Extend Patriot Act; Specter Cautious

By LJ Staff President Bush on April 17 devoted his weekly radio address to call on the House and the Senate to extend provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act due to expire at the end of 2005. However, librarians and other critics of sections of the act may have gained some crucial allies. “I think […]

Cleveland PL Workers Strike for One Day

By LJ Staff Union employees at the Cleveland Public Library staged a one-day strike on April 20, National Library Workers Day. The action forced the system to close 19 branches and limit services at the Main Library and nine other branches. A contract involving librarians, clerks, and custodians expired 15 months ago and talks between […]

Kansas City’s New Library Anchors Downtown Rebirth

By LJ Staff Kansas City’s new Central Library opened to the public on April 12. The official grand opening celebration will come later this spring. The $50.2 million renovated First National Bank building, graced by columns, chandeliers, and marble floors, at 190,000 square feet is one-third larger than the previous facility. The library now will […]