October 31, 2014

Public Library News Roundup: 21 Reports from the U.S. and Canada

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Here’s our latest roundup with a selection of public library news items from the past two weeks.  We hope you find it useful.

Alaska

Ketchikan Assembly Cuts Library Funding (Alaska Public Media)

Arizona

Glendale to spend up to $50,000 on library scofflaw (via AZCentral.com)

British Columbia

First Nations in B.C. gain libraries thanks to judge, ex-officer  (via CBC)

California

San Bernardino city manager recommends closing library branches (via The Sun)

San Jose’s Measure B: Voters overwhelmingly approve library tax extension (via Contra Costa Times)

Canada (National)

No more silence in the library (via The Barrie Examiner)

Connecticut

Hartford-Area Libraries To Get New Digital Catalog System (via CTNow)

Georgia

More Than $850,000 Due In Late Fees To Live Oak Public Libraries (via WSAV, Savannah)

Indiana

Indianapolis Public Library begins plans to pull branch out of Glendale mall (via IBJ)

Iowa

Iowa City Library welcomes interactive touch table (via Iowa City Press-Citizen)

Florida

Libraries and parks underperform on payday in Miami-Dade (via The Miami Herald)

Raymond Santiago, Director of Miami-Dade Public Library System, Announces Retirement Effective August 1, 2014 (via The Miami Herald)

Georgia

More Than $850,000 Due In Late Fees To Live Oak Public Libraries (via WSAV-TV, Savannah)

Nevada

South Lake Tahoe Library Funding Tax Up For Renewal (via Capital Public Radio)

New Jersey

Jersey City library officials aim to raise $3 million for upgrades, restoration

New York

New York City Public Library Systems Requesting an Additional $65 Million in City Funding For FY15, Grassroots Advocacy Campaign Launched

Queens Library head Thomas Galante boasts a third job on his Match.com profile (via NY Daily News)

Oklahoma

Tulsa City-County Library Launches Fundraising Campaign (via Greater Tulsa Area Reporter)

Oregon

Library bridges city’s digital divide (via Portland Tribune)

Pennsylvania

Carnegie Library teams with Allegheny County Jail inmates for unique programs (via Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Paytime data breach scope includes libraries in three counties (via PennLive.com)
Cumberland, Dauphin and York are the three counties.

Allegheny County Tax dedicated to library gets mixed voter results (via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.