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Artist, Senator Propose $50M Endowment for Rural NM Libraries

Legislation to be put forward in January, 2019 proposes a $50 million permanent state fund to provide some $50,000 per year for more than 40 rural community libraries across New Mexico.

      

Digital Humanities Project Visualizes the Impact of Family Separations

A team made up of digital humanities librarians and other academic partners has developed an interactive website that visualizes the impact of Trump administration’s family separation policy’s enforcement and the emerging humanitarian crisis it has engendered.

      

ALA in Pictures: Library of the Year Reception

Buoyant breakfast celebrates San Francisco Public Library, Gale/LJ Library of the Year

      

ALA in Pictures: Opening General Session

ALA's 2018 Annual conference opened with a bang, with guests ranging from Trombone Shorty to Michelle Obama

      

ALA in Pictures: Exhibits and Speakers

The show floor and featured speakers had everyone jazzed in New Orleans.

      

ALA in Pictures: Movers & Shakers Gala

MOVING ON UP On Friday, June 22, LJ hosted the Class of 2018 Movers & Shakers at the National WWII Museum's Stage Door Canteen. The afternoon event, sponsored by Baker & Taylor, OCLC, and SAGE Publishing, helped the newest cohort—with Movers from past years on hand to welcome them—kick off a busy American Library Association (ALA) Annual conference weekend in New Orleans with cocktails and appetizers.

      

Forbes Article Sparks Impassioned Defense of Libraries

An article that appeared in Forbes magazine online on July 21, calling for all public libraries to be replaced by Amazon bookstores, has the library community—and the communities they serve—up in arms. The op-ed piece, “Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money,” by Panos Mourdoukoutas, chair of the economics department at Long Island University’s Post campus, drew righteously indignant and thoughtful responses.

      

Janelle Richards, Toronto Public Library’s First Environmentalist in Residence

Janelle Richards stepped into her role as the first Environmentalist in Residence at Toronto Public Library (TPL), ON, Canada, on June 4. An environmental educator and certified teacher with over seven years’ professional experience, Richards will offer her expertise on conservation and sustainability, as well as programs, workshops, and community consultations, at TPL’s Albion Branch and Scarborough Civic Centre Branch.

      

Library People News: July 2018 Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Kimber L. Fender retired as director of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County,  Sue Landers has been named the next Executive Director of Lambda Literary, and more people news from the July 2018 issue of Library Journal.

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