April 20, 2018

Archives for December 2005

Book Donation Dilemma

By LJ Staff Dear LJ: I work in a small public library that enjoys great community support. Twice a year we stage a book sale that generates very nice additional funding for the library. The sale is also a huge social event and everyone in town shows up. Local folks are constantly donating books and […]

Books of Snow and Ice: Tales for Long Winter Nights

By LJ Staff The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper 1776 by David McCullough The Ice Child by Elizabeth McGregor The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx Northern Lights by Nora Roberts Neal Wyatt is a collection management librarian at the Chesterfield County Public Library, VA See all Wyatt’s World’s

McMurtry Penning Lonsesome Prequel Miniseries

By LJ Staff Larry McMurtry has signed with CBS to write a miniseries based on his novel Commanche Moon, a prequel to his Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove. The story follows the younger adventures of Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McCrae. The original 1989 miniseries of Lonsesome Dove snagged two Golden Globe awards. CBS hasn’t […]

Abrams Hosting Book Drive for New Orleans PL

By LJ Staff Although neighboring Louisiana PLs may have overdosed from book donations, New Orleans Public is still needy. Harry N. Abrams (HNA) has joined the list of publishers donating books to New Orleans Public, although in this case the donations won’t consist solely of its own titles. The publisher said it is soliciting HNA […]

Marvel Offering Digital Comic Samples

By LJ Staff With comics and graphic novels now staples in libraries’ pop culture collections, librarians will be interested to know that Marvel Comics has revamped its web offerings to include digital samples of many of its titles. The maneuver addresses both the dwindling number of outlets for individual comics issues before they are bundled […]

SOLINET To Evaluate Needs at Hurricane-Affected Libraries

By LJ Staff SOLINET, in partnership with libraries, state agencies, and library consortia, will spend two months evaluating the libraries impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and, in February 2006, present a set of recommendations for long-term recovery. Partners in this effort include state libraries and archives in all affected states (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and […]

Unfair Use? NYU Brennan Center Report Charts Erosion of Fair Use

By LJ Staff A sobering report issued by the Free Expression Policy Project of New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice says that fair use is at risk. Acknowledging that fair use safeguards in copyright law are essential to maintaining freedom of speech, the report, Will Fair Use Survive?, chillingly illustrates that increasing use of […]

Robert Doisneau: Paris

By Shauna Frischkorn, Millersville Univ., PA Editor’s Pick for December 20, 2005 Doisneau, Robert. Robert Doisneau: Paris. Flammarion, dist. by Rizzoli. 2005. 400p. ed. by Francine Derondille. bibliog. photogs. ISBN 2-0803-0491-7. $60. PHOTOG As one of the most popular French "street photographers," Doisneau (1912 – 94) is known world wide for his playful, eccentric, and […]

Florida’s Biggest Public Library Opens in Jacksonville

By LJ Staff Jacksonville Public Library (JPL), FL, opened a new 300,000 square foot main library November 12, the centerpiece of the voter-approved $2.25 billion Better Jacksonville Plan (BJP). The half-cent sales tax also funds six new libraries and renovations of 12 existing branches. More than 37,000 visitors attended the week-long grand opening. Programming ranging […]

Concerns Remain About New Orleans for Annual Conference

By LJ Staff Gloomy news out of New Orleans has some members and exhibitors worrying about the annual American Library Association (ALA) conference in the city next June. While the French Quarter and tourist hotels have largely reopened, the rest of New Orleans has been left behind so much that the New York Times recently […]