Salt Lake City PL New Director

Jill passed along more about SLC PL\'s new non-MLS director froma member of the board.
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\"Jim Cooper\'s business acumen, dedicated support for the library programs, ability to interact constructively with numerous constituencies and government interests and his deep commitment to the Salt Lake Valley community were viewed by the board as credentials more compelling than an advanced degree in library science. \"

Sir James Gobbo to Head National Library of Australia

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that former Victoria governor Sir James Gobbo has been picked to head the National Library of Australia:

The man often called the \"father of multiculturalism\", Sir James Gobbo has been named the new chairman of the National Library of Australia. The Carlton, Melbourne-born son of Italian migrants is the former governor of Victoria and a retired judge.

Boston Public Library Long Range Plan

Don Saklad writes \"Boston Public Library makes available the Long Range Plans after years of keeping public participation at too long an arms reach. by censoring BPL documentation


Trying to fix the library? - hire a poet!

Jon Carroll, a columnist for the San Fransisco Chronicle has this article about Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown\'s idea to hire Maya Angelou to become city librarian.
\"The library system in Oakland is in a state of semi-controlled chaos. One reason for that is that Jerry Brown has delayed appointing a new city librarian, the boss of said system. Indeed, libraries have seemed to rank just behind street shrubs among municipal priorities.\"
A well written \"librarian-friendly\" piece that adds to the debate as to who should be running libraries.


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