Archive for the ‘Library News’ Category

June 21, 2012

Calgary author appointed city’s first historian laureate
BRYAN WEISMILLER BWEISMILLER@CALGARYHERALD.COM
Calgary Herald
20 Jun 2012

Awell-known history buff has been appointed the city’s first historian laureate. Harry Sanders has been given a year-long contract to “talk up Calgary’s rich history” and defend heritage sites, said Scott Jolliffe, chairman of the Calgary Historical…read more…

June 10, 2012

Guy Fawkes comes to India
DNA Correspondent MUMBAI
DNA Sunday (Bangalore)
10 Jun 2012

Dressed in all black and wearing Guy Fawkes masks, a group of about 100 people, mostly college students, gathered at Azad Maidan to protest against the government’s censorship of the internet. It was part of a 16-city protest called by hacktivist group…read more…

May 12, 2012

‘Fifty Shades’ too steamy for some libraries

Enid News and Eagle (Enid, OK)
11 May 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Public libraries in several states are pulling the racy romance trilogy “Fifty Shades of Grey” from shelves or deciding not to order the best-seller at all, saying it’s too steamy or too poorly written. Even in the age of…read more…

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Books Too Steamy For Some Libraries

May 2, 2012

Library clicks in to the future

The Timaru Herald
2 May 2012

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Library on Wheels

May 1, 2012

For those less mobile, library on wheels fills need for books
By Susan Misur Register Staff smisur@nhregister.com
New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)
30 Apr 2012

WEST HAVEN — It might not be the ice cream truck, but small crowds still greet it whenever it rolls into parking lots across the city. The Pauline Z. Smith Bookmobile of the West Haven Library has been on the road since 1971, much to the delight of…read more…

Testimonial on Libraries

April 28, 2012

Education is everyone’s responsibility

Kenora Daily Miner and News
27 Apr 2012

I’m an under-educated aboriginal person. The last grade I completed was Grade 9. My working life until I became a writer in 1979 was spotty, with long periods of welfare, homelessness and transiency. I was unskilled and largely unemployable except for…read more…

Volunteering

April 21, 2012

Library volunteers make a difference
In spite of this electronic age, libraries and their traditional services continue full steam ahead, as set out in a series that looks at the contemporary library in Cobourg and Port Hope. Today’s story shows how volunteers make a difference at the Cobour
Northumberland Today
20 Apr 2012

COBOURG — The service you may have received at the Cobourg Public Library last year was brought to you in part by the 850 hours of work offered by 53 volunteers. People may not think of a library having volunteers, but volunteer co-ordinator Jocelyn…read more…

Canada’s (Ottawa) Editorial on Libraries

April 7, 2012

Fun and education go hand in hand

Ottawa Capital City News – Zone 5
5 Apr 2012

Fun and educational. You can have both. In fact, in today’s world, they have to be intertwined. And thanks to the forethought of a trio of councillors, Ottawa library patrons will be able to enjoy the fun and educational benefits offered by the latest…read more…

Will “grace periods” become a trend?

April 7, 2012

Libraries initiate grace period on overdue items
BY CHRISTY ARMSTRONG
The Washington Times Daily
6 Apr 2012

City residents no longer have to worry about scrambling to return library books the day they are due. The D.C. Public Library has announced that starting Friday, its 25 branches will stop charging daily late fines for overdue items. Instead, patrons…read more…

Innovative Library Ideas

April 5, 2012

Turning the page at the library
Chris Hofley
Ottawa Capital City News – Zone 1
5 Apr 2012

In her first two weeks as CEO of the Ottawa Public Library, Danielle Mcdonald has hit the ground running. After officially taking over from long- time head librarian Barbara Clubb, Mcdonald is rolling out her vision for the future of the library’s 33…read more…