February 16, 2018

News Briefs for March 2015

Amherst College’s Robert Frost Library, MA, received the 2015 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College & Research Libraries. It was honored for furthering the educational mission of its parent institution.

Artstor announced the three winners of its Digital Humanities Awards: Historic Dress from Smith College , Northampton, MA; Medieval Portland from Portland University , OR; and Sacred Conflicts: Religious Violence in Comparative Perspective from Northern Illinois University , DeKalb.

Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro, VT, received a bequest of more than $1.2 million from the late Ronald James Read, a former resident. The money will be added to the ­library’s endowment fund.

Cranston Public Library, RI, received a collection of law books from the Law Librarians of New England (LLNE). The donation was contributed through LLNE’s “Outreach to Public Libraries” book drive.

Independent Publishers Group (IPG) has struck a distribution deal with Council Oak Books . IPG will provide print and ­­­ebook sales and distribution for Council Oak Books in the United States and Canada beginning in April.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced 30 finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The winners will be chosen later this spring.

The Library of Congress acquired the archive of American composer, pianist, and conductor Marvin Hamlisch (1944–2012), donated by Hamlisch’s wife. The collection includes music manuscripts, correspondence, audiovisual materials, photographs, and personal items.

The Milton Public Library, DE, celebrated its 140th anniversary. The first incarnation of the library consisted of one bookcase with 200 volumes.

The County of Simcoe Library Co-operative, Ont., received the Minister’s Award for Innovation for website design and accessibility at the 2015 Ontario Library Association Super Conference.

Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White awarded Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants totaling $15.2 million to 635 public libraries statewide.

This article was published in Library Journal's March 15, 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.