July 23, 2014

A New Branch Library Opens in San Francisco

Image via sfpl.org

The new Bayview Branch Library opened last Saturday. Along with the article below you can learn more here and here.  From the San Francisco Chronicle: The new 9,000-square-foot space has windows that go from the floor to the 15-foot-high ceiling and is one of only two branches to have a living roof, which can be partially seen from […]

San Francisco Library Commission Considers Extending SFPL Hours

From The San Francisco Chronicle: What would it cost to keep all 28 San Francisco Public Library branches open seven days a week? It adds up to about $3 million more per year for 31 more full-time employees, according to a budget proposal presented at a recent Library Commission meeting. [Clip] Tacking on about 116 […]

Obama Nominates San Francisco City Librarian to Serve on National Museum and Library Services Board

From an SFPL News Release: San Francisco City Librarian Luis Herrera was nominated today by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Museum and Library Services Board. Mr. Herrera, who was recently named Librarian of the Year 2012 by Library Journal magazine, has served as City Librarian since 2005. He oversees San Francisco’s 28 […]

Arsonist Sets Pamphlets Ablaze in San Francisco Public Library Room for Blind, Print Disabled

From the The San Francisco Examiner: A man set fire to a stack of pamphlets in San Francisco’s main library branch in the unit block of Grove Street on Sunday, damaging cassette tapes, chairs and computers, police Sgt. Daryl Fong said. The fire alarm was triggered at 3:37 p.m. The fire was set in the […]

New From David Rumsey Map Collection: San Francisco Aerial Photographs 1938

Super cool images and a great example of library collaboration. From a Rumsey Map Collection Blog Post (With Highlights): We have put online a set of 164 large format, sharp, black and white vertical aerial photographs of San Francisco taken in 1938 from an airplane by Harrison Ryker, a pioneer in aerial photography. The photographs […]