On Sunday, 12 July 2009, members and friends of the Freedom to Read Foundation will come together to celebrate the Foundation’s forty years of successes and to ensure the Foundation’s future by raising funds for the Foundation’s endowment. The gala will take place in the new Modern Art Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago (one [...]
Cleveland, OH — The Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Public Library has selected Felton Thomas (December 1993 graduate) as the new director of the library system with its renowned Main Library, a complex of neighborhood branches, and important regional and state-wide computer-based information services. Mr. Thomas presently is Director of Regional Branch Services for [...]
As many public libraries know, TechAtlas is a project of WebJunction. TechAtlas is a set of free tools that allow libraries to create a comprehensive inventory of their computers and other technology in the library as well as to help manage the creation of a technology plan.
As many of you work to complete technology plans [...]
The Wayne State Library and Information Science Program has a number of fully-online degree and certificate programs that might interest you, your employees, and your patrons. For these fully-online programs, the tuition and fees are the same regardless of geographic location. Online students pay the same rate as Michigan students!
We are [...]
CHICAGO —Through funding from Verizon Communications, Inc., the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will award up to 20 mini grants, consisting of $450 in cash and a prize packof Teen Tech Week products, to YALSA members offering inventive activities, resources and programming for Teen Tech Week, [...]
The Northeast Ohio Regional Library System (NEO-RLS) and the State Library of Ohio are pleased to announce plans for the ninth Library Leadership Ohio to be held in the summer of 2010. Building upon a decade of this nationally recognized program spearheaded by CAMLS and NEO-RLS, the State Library of Ohio is taking [...]
Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is inviting nominations for the 2009 Coming Up Taller awards, which honor excellence in afterschool, out-of-school, and summer arts and humanities programs for underserved children and youth. Coming Up Taller is an initiative of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
(PCAH) in partnership [...]
State Library of Ohio bids farewell to Deputy Director Roger Verny and Board Member Lucille Hastings
Deputy State Librarian Roger Verny is retiring after fifteen years with the State Library of Ohio. Roger oversaw many projects at the State Library of Ohio during these years, including managing LSTA funds for new and innovative programming throughout [...]
Retiring Warren brought changes to system
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Plain Dealer Reporter
Lakewood- Lakewood’s top librarian is stepping down, after outlasting his crosstown rival.
Kenneth Warren will retire next July, nearly a year after Stephen Wood ended a somewhat parallel career in a somewhat parallel suburb, Cleveland Heights.
The short, formal, outspoken Warren admits to competing with [...]
Local governments can now apply for an International City and County Management Association (ICMA) Public Library Innovation Grant. With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ICMA will provide $500,000 in grants to cities, towns, and counties that are committed to using their public library as a vital [...]