Barber, Dan. The Third Plate. Penguin Pr. May 2014. 448p. ISBN 9781594204074. $29.95. FOOD/SUSTAINABILITY Barber isn’t just a James Beard Award–winning chef; in 2009, Time dubbed him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. A champion of the farm-to-table movement, he argues for innovative systems of food production and cooking—often inspired by [...]
Note: For some background about the Lafourche vote take a look at this post from last Friday. Lafourche residents rejected a proposal to rededicate a portion of the library milage by a vote of 53.76% (4601) to 3958 (46.24%). Coverage From Houma Today “Obviously, we’re very happy with the results. We tried very hard to get the word [...]
From The Wall St. Journal: The New York Public Library’s new plan for the renovation of its landmark Fifth Avenue building envisions a high-ceilinged reading room with up to six levels of century-old book stacks preserved at each end, according to a Manhattan architect and other people who have seen the plans. Still under development, [...]
Four months after Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, retired Detroit Public Library (DPL) employees are still struggling with anxiety over the fate of their retirement benefits, which are all-but certain to be targeted for significant cuts as part of a wide-ranging strategy to return the troubled city to solvency.
Titles to coincide with the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination; here are five to note
The vote discussed in the following post/articles will take place tomorrow. From the Los Angeles Times: Library funding in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, may be diverted to a new jail thanks to a legislator who doesn’t approve of the library’s programs. Jail proponent and chair of the Lafourche Parish Council Lindel Toups supports a ballot measure [...]
Back in 1917, two librarians from the Missoula Public Library wanted to bring library service to the remote lumber camps that peppered Montana’s vast mining range. One of them, Ruth Worden, was from a very powerful Missoula family. When she brought the idea to the man in charge of the camps, Kenneth Ross, she didn’t know if it would work—if the lumberjacks would actually use the books—and neither did Ross. In fact, he expected they would not, notes a story in the Missoulian (ow.ly/qmqA0). But Ross felt he couldn’t say no to Worden, so packets of books started to arrive in the camp office in Bonner. A year later, 4,000 books had been checked out—and the case was made.
From an EveryLibrary Blog Post by John Chrastka: Through last week’s Election Day, over 530,000 Americans cast a vote for – or against – libraries in elections all across the county. From the 47 voters in Athens, New York who punched a ballot about the D.R. Everts Library budget to the almost 160,000 people in [...]
This year’s listing of library building projects completed between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013, expands on the concept of all-purpose spaces to suit a variety of patrons and needs. There are 77 public efforts, and among the 14 academic buildings is the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI (above), which allows students to invent their own environments. A banquet of libraries with that all-important, all-purpose ingredient.
Though many video games do ignore the grim realities of armed conflict, games have the potential to provide some insight into the intensity of war.
Transformational Libraries include the Polk Wisdom Branch Library, Dallas; the Ladd Library, Cedar Rapids Public Library, IA; the Duvall Library, King County Library System, WA; East Rancho Dominguez Library, County of Los Angeles Public Library, CA; the Teton County Library, Jackson, WY; the new Boca Raton Downtown Library, FL; Jasper Place Branch Library, Edmonton, Alta., Canada; and the Queens Library at Glen Oaks, NY.
A Lot of Learning To Do libraries include the new Collin College Spring Creek Campus District Library, Plano, TX; the Claire T. Carney Library, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in North Dartmouth, MA; and the Lane Library & Learning Commons, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA.
Opening Doors to Collaboration libraries include Northwestern University’s Deering Library, Evanston, IL, and the Robarts Library Center for Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI) at the University of Toronto.
Wide Open Spaces include the Andrew G. Truxal Library at Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD; The Brody Learning Commons at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University, MD; The new James B. Hunt Jr. Library, North Carolina State University, Raleigh; and the Clark Library, University of Portland, OR.
Destination libraries include the new Centennial Library, Midland County Public Library, TX; the Glenvar Branch Library, Roanoke County Public Library, Salem, VA; the Storytime Room at the Mission Viejo Library, CA; the Mall Library Connection, Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, Vancouver, WA; and Mesa County Libraries Central Library, Grand Junction, CO.
Fabulous and functional libraries include the Central Library of Brownsville Public Library System, TX; Newcastle County Bear Library, DE; the Children’s Library at the Beverly Hills Public Library, CA; the Teen Place at Schaumburg Township District Library, IL; and the Hillcrest Heights Branch Library, Temple Hills, MD.
High, wide, and handsome libraries include the Fairwood Branch Library, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, LA; the Smithtown Main Library, NY; the Lemon Grove Branch, San Diego Public Library, CA; The Gum Spring Library, Aldie, VA; and Denver Public Library’s Sam Gary Branch.
Worlds To Explore libraries include Pendleton County Public Library, Falmouth, KY and the Woodneath Library Center, Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City, MO.
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In what analysts are describing as a big win for scholars and libraries, federal circuit court judge Denny Chin today dismissed a lawsuit against Google brought by the Author’s Guild claiming that the company had violated copyrights by digitizing millions of books and making short samples of the works available via its Google Books service. In the decision, Chin stated that Google Books provided “significant public benefits,” and that the digitized works were protected by the principle of fair use.