February 16, 2018

Archives for February 2007

New York Comic Con: The Beast That Ate Manhattan

By LJ Staff San Diego move over: the New York Comic Con (NYCC) rules baby! The second NYCC again proved the geekapalooza of the year, drawing a crushing crowd – more than 20,000 on Saturday alone – to Manhattan’s Jacob Javits Center, February 23 – 25. Preventing a repeat of last year’s overcrowding, organizers moved […]

Steinbeck Auction Yields Big Bucks

By LJ Staff A collection of John Steinbeck’s novels that chronicled the lives of the lower class earned high class bucks at a February 17 auction held at Bonhams & Butterfields. The collection of first editions from the estate of his late sister Elizabeth Steinbeck Ainsworth garnered more than $200,000 that will be applied toward […]

Soft Skull Updates Candidate Giuliani Portrait

By LJ Staff Responding to former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani’s tossing his hat into the 2008 presidential race, Soft Skull Press April 2 is releasing a revised and updated edition of Newsday journalist Robert Polner’s 2005 America’s Mayor: The Hidden History of Rudy Giuliani’s Hidden New York under the new title America’s Mayor, […]

Judge Blocks NJ Public Library Eviction After Funds Dispute

By LJ Staff Brielle Public Library (BPL), NJ, has received a temporary reprieve from eviction from its borough-owned building. The nonprofit association that runs BPL and the borough’s council must settle their differences at a March 7 meeting, as mandated by a state Superior Court judge. At issue is how BPL uses money it has […]

In Toyko, Librarian Retirements Don’t Bring Replacements

By LJ Staff The graying of the library professional is an international phenomenon – and in Japan, apparently, an accelerated one. Though the labor force is declining in many industries, reports the Japan Times, the three public libraries that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government operates will see the number of librarians nearly halved in five years. […]

Celebrate Black History Month: Poets Voices

By LJ Staff Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks Soul Make a Path Through Shouting by Cyrus Cassells American Smooth: Poems by Rita Dove Acolytes: Poems by Nikki Giovanni The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes Neal Wyatt is a collection management librarian at the Chesterfield County Public Library, VA See all Wyatt’s World’s

Book buying ’06, best audio picks, certification remix

By LJ Staff Book buying ’06, best audio picks, certification remix

At CO Library, a Political Tussle Over a Meeting Room

By LJ Staff Libraries nationally have experienced challenges to their meeting room policies, but the Longmont Public Library, CO, has experienced a new twist: an immigrant-rights organization refused to let in an opponent of its policies. The library’s policy is that meeting rooms are free and open to the public. Still, reported the Daily Times-Call, […]

Is a Surveillance Camera the Way to Stop Theft – or Just Compound Tensions?

By LJ Staff The installation of a surveillance camera, after apparent thefts and union conflicts, has compounded tensions at the Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, NY. As reported by the Star-Gazette, cash contributions to the library donation box have lagged by $1000 in the past year, and that led library director Janet Steiner to contact […]

Elsevier Partners for New Journals

By LJ Staff Elsevier has partnered to launch two new journals. Biotechnology, the Journal will be published in conjunction with the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB). When it debuts in September, it will be EFB’s official publication. John Hodgson, former editor of Trends in Biotechnology, will serve as editor-in-chief. Elsevier said the bi-monthly journal will […]