May 20, 2022

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.


Athens library employee charged with stealing funds (via WAAY)


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


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


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


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


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)


Columbus: Not Your Mothers Library (via The Atlantic)


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


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


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


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 ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.