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News Briefs for June 15, 2015

Fort Lauderdale’s Broward County Library, the 1996 LJ Library of the Year, received three awards from the Florida Library Association: 2015 Library of the Year, the Betty Davis Miller Youth Services Award for Teen Programming, and the Libraries Mean Business Award.

The University of South Carolina, Columbia, acquired the papers of crime fiction author Dashiell Hammett (1894–1961). The collection includes letters, photographs, and publications.

The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) awarded two grants for the first PALNI Library Innovation grant period: to DePauw University, Greencastle, to fund its Exploring Arduino Programming and Its Applications in Academic Libraries Project, and Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, for its PALNI Collaborative Archives Mapping ­Project.

The library at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, was named in honor of the late M. Delmar Edwards, the first African American man to practice surgery in Columbus, GA.

The University of Delaware Library, Newark, joined the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, which includes North American institutions that either have established open access policies or are looking to develop such policies.

Jefferson County Library, WI, moved to the Waukesha County Federated Library System, WI, as a new two-county library system. The change involved withdrawing from the Mid-Wisconsin Federated Library System .

The Toledo–Lucas County Public Library was selected as a Literary Landmark in honor of the original Nancy Drew author, Mildred Wirt Benson. The library holds items related to Benson, including artwork, photos, letters, and her aviation logbooks.

Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, both Houston, TX, signed an interinstitutional agreement that allows Rice faculty who obtain Baylor faculty appointments access to the latter’s medical library.

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