February 16, 2018

News Briefs for September 1, 2017

The Austin Public Library Friends Foundation, TX, has received a $120,000 grant from Google.org to expand the library’s videoconferencing to all branches.

The Connecticut State Library signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) to become a preservation steward library in GPO’s Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet). This will permanently preserve federal documents pertaining to Connecticut and Rhode Island issues on agriculture, employment, and infrastructure.

iCast Hebrew Audiobooks announced on July 25 that 700 titles from its list are now available for lending via OverDrive, with the full catalog becoming available in the coming months.

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced its second major funding for FY17, including an Art Works award of $25,000 to Lambda Literary to support the Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices, the LGBTQ Writers in Schools Program, and Lambda’s ­national reading series.

SAGE Publishing announced an expanded partnership with EBSCO Information Services to broaden the availability of SAGE’s journals to North American public and corporate, medical, and other special libraries.

On July 31, the Sustainable Heritage Network project at Washington State University, Pullman, funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, was awarded the Society of American Archivists’ Council Exemplary Service Award.

The Watkinson Library at Trinity College, Hartford, CT, has received a donation of approximately 10,000 comic books, 200 graphic novels, and assorted comics reference books, courtesy of a Minnesota collector.

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