February 17, 2018

Richard Ashby Jr. | Movers & Shakers 2016 – Community Builders

The Yeadon Public Library opens at 10 a.m., but director Richard Ashby always arrives two hours earlier. “I begin with walking the floor—praying and getting emotionally ready for the day—to ensure the library’s presentation is up to par,” he says.

Free Book Distribution Protests Proposed NYC Library Cuts

Urban Librarians Unite (ULU), the group that organized a mass hug for the NYPL’s Schwartzman Building and a march of zombie librarians over the Brooklyn Bridge, is at it again. In response to New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s executive budget for 2013, which would cut $96.4 million from library funding, ULU’s  Save NYC Libraries Campaign […]

LA Librarian Leaves for USC

Los Angeles City Librarian Martín Gómez will leave the Los Angeles Public Library to accept the position of vice dean of the University of Southern California (USC) Libraries. He will begin at USC on April 2. Martin Gomez Gómez told LJ he’s making the move “because it is a great opportunity for me to do […]