January 26, 2022

Public Library News Roundup (19 Stories From the U.S. and Canada)

British Columbia
Vancouver Public Library calls for more instruments to lend for free (via The Straight)

Berkeley: Union Members, Librarian Protest Alleged Firing of Library Staff (via The Daily Californian ||| Additional Coverage (via SJMN)

Celebrating L.A.’s Central Library’s 90th Birthday With — What Else? — a New Book (via LA Times)

San Jose Council Approves Reducing Library Fines, Amnesty Program (via SJMN)

Houston County Public Library System Shutting Down Public Wi-Fi After Porn Downloads (via The Telegraph)

Librarians Police Online Porn Use (via Hillsboro Star-Journal)

‘Amazing, Spectacular, Awesome’ New Havre De Grace Library Opens to Raves (via The Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore: Protesting City Budget Cuts to Enoch Pratt Public Library (Video via The Baltimore Sun)

Privatize Prince William Library Management? We’ve been here before. (via Potomac Local)

Main Framingham Library Branch Reopens After Explosion Cleanup (via MetroWest Daily News)

Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Sued After Banning Gun-Carrying Woman (via Las Vegas Review-Journal)

New Jersey
Somerset County Library System Now Offers Librarian-Curated “Business Kits” For Small Biz Owners (via Echo-Sentinel)

New York
New Branch of the New York Public Library (53rd St. Library) Opening Today (via NY Times) ||| Introducing Genoveve Stowell at 53rd Street Library

Carnegie’s Huge Library Investment Still Felt in Ohio (via The Columbus Dispatch)

Cincinnati: Public Library Will Not Cover Transgender Employees’ Gender Confirmation Surgery (via WCPO)

Meet Toronto Public Library’s newest Innovator in Residence (via METRO)

Carthage Library Funding Hinges on Grant (via Longview News-Journal)

Racine Public Library Needs Renovation and Expansion (via The Journal Times)

Seattle Library Visits Drop, But Digital Use Soars (via Seattle Times)

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.