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UIC, U. of C. Celebrate Unity in Obama Library Bids

Susan Sher of the University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor Michael Amiridis attend the Obama presidential library unity breakfast in downtown Chicago on March 16, 2015. [Jose M. Osorio, Chicago] Tribune)

UIC, U. of C. Celebrate Unity in Obama Library Bids. The Library NEWS | After more than a year of tough competition, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago came together Monday in a show of unity, hosting a community breakfast designed to send a strong message to Barack Obama that the city wants his library ...

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STL contest to judge architects’ best Little Free Library

St. Louis police pose with Cops Care library. Photo courtesy of St. Louis Police Department |photo: stltoday.com

The Library NEWS | We’ve seen fancy dog houses auctioned off for charity. A new building initiative asks architects and designers to turn out, and donate, a Little Free Library. You know those libraries — elevated boxes near sidewalks that offer free books. One can also donate a book to the small “library.” Space Architecture + Design is organizing the event ...

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Morris County Library to honor Joan Bramhall

The Morris County Freeholders, in concert with the Morris County Library Foundation, have approved the dedication of the Children's Room at the Morris County Library in honor of the late Morris County Clerk and Freeholder Joan Bramhall. (courtesy photo)

Morris County Library to honor Joan Bramhall; children’s room to be named in her honor. The Library NEWS | The Morris County Freeholders, in concert with the Morris The County Library Foundation, have approved the dedication of the Children’s Room at the Morris County Library in honor of the late Morris County Clerk and Freeholder Joan Bramhall. The Foundation also ...

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OITP’s Policy Revolution! Initiative (The Exclamation Point is Important)

ALA Midwinter 2015

OITP’s Policy Revolution! Initiative (The Exclamation Point is Important) | ALA Midwinter 2015. The Library NEWS | On February 1 the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) hosted a session at the ALA Midwinter meeting in Chicago to answer the question, “What is a policy revolution anyway?” The answer: the Policy Revolution! Initiative (PRI)—the exclamation point ...

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Niamh Greene: Despite the Buzz of Technology, The Magic of The Library Lives on

Niamh Greene

The Library NEWS || Irish children love to read. New figures released by the Libraries Development, Local Government Management Agency show that children’s authors dominated the ‘most-borrowed-from-the-library’ lists in Ireland in 2012, with kids’ books representing a whopping 46% of all books borrowed from the 336 libraries around the country. How fantastic that, despite the distractions of the Internet, the ...

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Library of Prefectural University of Hiroshima

Library of Prefectural University of Hiroshima

The Library News ||  This is a university library standing on a highway. The drum-like appearance is eye-catching. The striking feature of this structure is, of course, its round shape. The round library reminds you of the British Museum Reading Room, which aimed at making a space of intelligence surrounded by books 360 degrees around. On the contrary, you do ...

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University of South Florida to Restore Library Hours after Student Protest

University of South Florida to Restore Library Hours after Student Protest

University of South Florida to Restore Library Hours after Student Protest. The Library NEWS || TAMPA — Students gathered outside the University of South Florida library Thursday afternoon, prepared for another night of camp-outs to demand the ability to study at all hours of the night. Melissa Garzon passed out pens, encouraging students to write letters to administrators, when news ...

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Library Budget Increases Slightly

Library Budget

Library Budget Increases Slightly. The Library NEWS | PANAMA CITY — The local library budget is set to grow by 3.1 percent in the next fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1, but don’t expect the slight increase to generate any new programs. The extra funding is partly due to the $74.1 billion state budget — the largest in Florida’s history ...

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