March 17, 2018

AZ Library Lockout Drives Deal, for Now

A city-ordered six-day closure of four libraries in southern Arizona surprised and irked library patrons but quickly had the desired effect, helping coax Santa Cruz County officials into signing a new one-year agreement extending a 50-50 split of the system’s $497,789 operating library budget.

ASU Students Aim To Turn Used Food Trucks Into Mobile School Libraries

A group of students at Arizona State University (ASU) has proposed a revamp of the traditional bookmobile—one that aims to provide the services of a school library to schools that may not have access to that resource any longer. The design, dubbed Bibliotrucka, aims to take advantage of the proliferation of food trucks in the Phoenix area, recycling out of commission trucks into modular moving libraries that can be customized on a day-to-day basis for students of different learning levels and cultural backgrounds.