February 17, 2018

Archives for October 2004

Buffalo System May Be Forced to Close All But Main

By LJ Staff The 52-branch Buffalo & Erie County Public Library may be forced to close all but the main library if a proposed cut of $18 million in county support – 75% of county operating funds – is sustained. "The system as we know it collapses under those terms," director Michael Mahaney told LJ. […]

Trudi Bellardo Hahn Named NCLIS Interim Executive Director

By LJ Staff The U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) has named Trudi Bellardo Hahn interim executive director. Hahn, formerly manager of Library User Education Services and adjunct professor at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, has previously been training specialist with the Maryland State Department of Education, […]

Hollinghurst’s The Line of Beauty Wins Man Booker Prize

By LJ Staff Alan Hollinghurst won the coveted Man Booker Prize October 19 for his novel The Line of Beauty (Bloomsbury), edging out several competitors, notably David Mitchell, whose novel Could Atlas was believed to be the frontrunner for the $90,000 prize. Typical of Hollinghurst, this fourth novel chronicles gay life in Britain, and is […]

Boston Public Library Hosts Joyce Display

By LJ Staff As part of this year’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday, the Boston Public Library (BPL) played host to a traveling exhibit on the life and work of James Joyce. Dubbed International Joyce, the exhibit launched in Berlin last April and has moved across Europe and other continents. BPL will be […]

Random Promotes Purcell

By LJ Staff Librarian Marcia Purcell, who for the past 13 years has been Random House’s ambassador to the library market, has been promoted to vice president, director of the newly merged Library and academic marketing department. Random recruited Purcell from New York Public Library, where she had headed Adult Services for many years, to […]

IMLS Announces National Awards for Library Service

By LJ Staff Three libraries have won the 2004 National Awards for Museum and Library Service, granted by the federal Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Each winner will receive a $10,000 award. The winners of the National Award for Library Service are Flint Public Library, MI, cited for the many "programs and services […]

Ex Libris Names Susan Sterns Director of Operations

By LJ Staff Ex Libris has hired Susan Sterns to fill the post of director of operation in its Information Services Division (ISD). Based in Boston, she will be responsible for "all North American-based ISD implementation and support activities," the company said. She comes to his post from her most recent position at Inmagic, Inc., […]

PQDD Changes Name & Platform

By LJ Staff ProQuest Digital Dissertations (PQDD), which has been a popular database in academic circles for the vendor since its 1997 launch, has been renamed and is being migrated to a new platform. To "better reflect its long-standing inclusion of both master’s theses and doctoral dissertations," the company said that the database will now […]


By LJ Staff EBSCO has made numerous improvements to its A-to-Z product, including adding MARC records and a notes and icons feature. EBSCO said that the notes and icons feature allows library administrators to "customize notes–such as indication of the physical location of print holdings, access restrictions, new or unavailable–for each library and to control […]

Louisville Endowment Suit Settled

By LJ Staff The Louisville Public Library Foundation and the Community Foundation of Louisville have settled a lawsuit to identify which entity is the rightful owner of the endowment fund used to purchase library materials. According to Craig Buthod, director of the Louisvillle Free PL, all spending decisions and investment control will remain with the […]