December 3, 2020

Public Library News Roundup (14 Stories From Around the U.S.)

Here’a a new infoDOCKET roundup with a compilation of what we hope are interesting/informative reports about a few public libraries around the U.S. All of these items were published online in the past two weeks.

Alabama

Athens library employee charged with stealing funds (via WAAY)

Colorado

Durango: How much is a library worth? (via The Durango Herald)

Connecticut

Hartford Library Gets $4 Million Paintings (via Fox Connecticut)

Florida

In Miami-Dade, a dispute on how far to look for a library director (via Miami Herald)

Illinois

Union At Quincy Public Library Votes To Strike (via WIUS)

Michigan

Ann Arbor District Library Launches New Collection of Art Tools

Otsego Library warns residents of fundraising scam via MLive)

North Carolina

AMY Regional Library System Funding cuts to libraries leads to book shortage: Library asks you to ‘Share the Reads’ to add titles (via The Avery Journal Times)

New York

Utica: Library representatives weigh in on funding allotted by 2015 budget (via WKTV)

Ohio

Columbus: Not Your Mothers Library (via The Atlantic)

Oklahoma

Norman: More Than Books [Plans for Two New Public Libraries] (via The Norman Transcript)

Oregon

Beaverton library innovations set example for federal energy savings program (via Portland Tribune)

Tennessee

Chattanooga Public Library board to vote on adopting city policies for employees (via Times Free Press)

Wisconsin

Racine: Library survey shows how the community uses its computers (The Journal Times)

 

A Special Shoutout to LJ’s Lisa Peet for her help assembling this post.

About Gary Price

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.

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