NYPL and Chicago PL to Loan Out Wi-Fi Hotspots

Submitted by birdie on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 16:33

Via CityLab.

The NYPL’s “Check Out the Internet” project will lend WiFi hotspots for up to one year at a time and plans to distribute the service through various educational initiatives already running across its neighborhood library branches—for example, Out of School Time programs, technology training classes, and courses in English for speakers of other languages.

Rebuilding Libraries After Hurricane Sandy

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Fri, 11/09/2012 - 10:29

This post provides information on how librarians can donate money to help rebuild libraries impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Ms. Skinner's goal is to get as much of the library community involved as possible, and she has created a Twitter hashtag (#sandylibraries) and space in the blog comments for people to share their donations so she can track them. She is also asking for suggestions, so she can build as comprehensive a list as possible.

Rancho Mirage Friends and Foundation Settle Major Financial Dispute

Submitted by birdie on Thu, 01/20/2011 - 10:29

The Friends of the Rancho Mirage (CA) Public Library will hand almost all of its $2.2 million in assets over to Rancho Mirage and dissolve itself, under the terms of a settlement agreement which will end the city’s lawsuit against the organization. Report from My Desert News.