Libraries

Libraries

Library of Congress is Unsafe

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 03/07/2001 - 09:31
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Someone pointed out Salon has picked up This Stoy about the fire saftey troubles at LOC.

They say the Library of Congress will not be able to fix all fire safety violations for another two years, and there seem to be more than a few problems. They were issued seven citations for violations.
\"The Library is strongly committed to correcting all these deficiencies and already corrected 76 percent of those that are the Library\'s responsibility,\"

Lincoln Presidential Library

Submitted by Blake on Sun, 03/04/2001 - 11:48
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John writes
\"My hometown paper has this
story
about the new Lincoln Presidential Library in
Springfield, Il. The public library in town is also named
Lincoln Library after its favorite son. \"

Folks at Springfield\'s Lincoln Library are already
running into trouble with names. The Lincoln
Presidential Library and Museum isn\'t expected to be
done till late 2002, and already someone sent a
$50,ooo check to the wrong place.

The Eagle has flown

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 02/26/2001 - 14:37
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Charles Davis writes \"From \"The Times\" 6 February 2001

Historic copies of comics, including The Beano, The Dandy and The Eagle, are believed to have been stolen from the British Library.

library spokesman said: \'We are bringing in external security consultants this week to advise and look at security measures.\' He added: \'This
couldn’t happen at the St Pancras Reading Room because of the type of security we’ve got there.\' \"

Church Library Makeover

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 02/14/2001 - 17:00
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Here\'s a great Story from christianitytoday.com on the often over looked Church Library. They say the church libray can be a vital resource for the congregation. Lois Ward, president of the Church & Synagogue Library Association in Portland, Oregon, recommends that a committee of two or three people from your church work together, with the endorsement of the pastor and education board, to establish or upgrade a library.

What, Me Worry?

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 02/14/2001 - 16:57
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So, now that even book clubs are Going Online, it seems Privacy is even more important than ever
But really, what do we need to worry about, many school libraries are in a state of neglect, Filters and the First Amendment, Electric Paper or maybe eBooks putting us out of a job, our Children\'s Online Lives, or Charging Our Patrons Trillions of dollars in late fees?Maybe we should just see What\'s in the stacks and stop worrying all together.

The ToyBrary

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 02/14/2001 - 10:34
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CNN has a short transcript on toy library in Los Angeles where kids can check out toys. An auction is being planned for later this year of a Shirley Temple Red Cross doll, it could bring in a million dollars.Can you just imagine how much fun it would be to be a ToyBrarian?

Cold War thinking at the Library of Congress

Submitted by Blake on Tue, 02/13/2001 - 20:19
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Mark C. Rosenzweig writes:Here\'s an Associated
Press Story
of residual Cold War thinking at the
Library of Congress.

My Response:

Open Letter to James Billington, Librarian of Congress

Dear Mr. Billington,

As the Chief Librarian and Archivist of the Reference
Center for Marxist Studies in New York City, an
independent educational institution with custodianship
of the library, documentation and records of the
Communist Party USA, it is of great interest to me how
the historical papers of the CPUSA, sent to the USSR
for safe-keeping during a turbulent period, have
become the property of the principals involved in the
recent announcement from your office \"Library of
Congress Opens to Researchers the Records of the
Communist Party, USA\".

Much More....

No more Prison Libraries in WA?

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 02/08/2001 - 12:47
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Holly Blosser writes \"Washington Gov. Gary Locke is proposing abolishing law libraries in correction facilities to save money. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has this article
about it. This would place all the burden on the Washington State Law Library, and they definitely don\'t have the resources to handle these requests. Doesn\'t make much sense to me, and I think there will be much opposition to this plan (or I hope so, at least).
\"