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It is a plan so dastardly, so despicable, that state and local officials don’t want you to know about it. Pennsylvania has a plan in the works to gut the Philadelphia Library for the Blind, a vital service for the area’s visually impaired. The cover for the move is fiscal conservatism, but that makes no sense as the move may end up costing the state more money. The whole thing has the stench of political cronyism. Governor Tom Corbett and western PA Republicans want to move most of the operations out of Philadelphia to the Carnegie Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Pittsburgh, nestled in the Governor’s home county. The two libraries share funds allocated in the state library budget. This isn’t about saving money; it is about shifting the majority of those funds to Pittsburgh.
I understand that elections have consequences. I understand party patronage. I don’t understand making the 13,000 visually disabled people who regularly use the Library suffer because of political gamesmanship. The Philadelphia Library for the Blind lent out 600,000 Braille and recorded books last year. That is 20 percent of the entire circulation of the Philadelphia Library System. -- Read More
Ask University of Florida librarian Donna Wrublewski about the meaning of life and the answer you might get is “42.”
Wrublewski is an assistant university librarian in chemical and physical sciences and engineering at UF. She also teaches a one-credit honors class on “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” the cult classic science fiction novel by Douglas Adams.
Students Save School Librarian’s Life
Students at Piper Elementary are being recognized for their life saving efforts. The school held an assembly on Friday to honor Mrs. Ward’s first grade class.
The librarian had an apparent heart attack while the students were using the library a couple of weeks ago.
Authorities in central Nebraska used a helicopter with an infrared camera to track a fugitive, and found another wanted man in a public library in Minden after a high-speed chase in which shots were fired at a state trooper's cruiser, the Nebraska State Patrol said Saturday.
Sutton Coldfield librarian works as a naked butler
HE’S a dedicated librarian by day and a NAKED butler by night.
Russell Davies enjoys helping bookworms to get the most out of the services offered at Hartshill Library, in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
And when he finishes his shift, the 28-year-old from Sutton Coldfield, has fun stripping off for hen parties.
The adventures of Conan The Librarian
What is a public library for? Costa coffee and "bums on seats"? or the promise of a better world? The managerialised nightmare of a London council's cost-cutting misunderstandings is glimpsed at through the deep stacks by a not-yet-defeated librarian and idealist
Librarian's journey one for the books
A bad reaction to a medical procedure robbed Anoka County Library director Marlene Moulton Janssen of her hearing. That didn't stop her from crusading on behalf of the printed page, and now a new procedure has brought back music to her ears.
Librarians of America Just About Destroyed Wild Salsa on Saturday Night
As Scott mentioned, the conference organizers had actually suggested Wild Salsa, and the librarians apparently listened. A bartender mentioned that it was the busiest the restaurant's ever been, and a manager told they had to call in reinforcements, including staff from other links in the DRG Concepts chain, which owns Wild Salsa.
Libraries director resigns will reimburse county nearly $9K
She had been under the microscope for weeks when it was revealed that the county auditor was investigating Kern County Library Director Diane Duquette use of county funds. Among the items for which Duquette will reimburse the county are numerous trips for job interviews. Duquette paid for gas by using her county-funded gas card. Duquette will reimburse the county $473 for a job interview in Chula Vista on August 4 and again on August 19, 2009.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Show Off Her Sexy Librarian Look
Presenting a united front, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt wore color-coordinated ensembles, according to Just Jared. He had on a deep blue suit with a black tie and matching black cane, and she wore a silk white blouse and black leather pencil skirt with sky-high heels (hence the sexy librarian look). His cane helped him scoot around--Pitt apparently injured himself while at home with their kids. Angelina also wore a remarkable emerald-green pendant that perfectly added a spot of color to her black and white outfit.
(If you think this is the dumbest thing you've ever read on LISNews you obviously haven't been reading LISNews for long!)