May 27, 2022

Public Library News Roundup

California: Sonoma County Library Director Stuns Officials with Resignation (via The Press-Democrat)

Colorado: Radio Report: An Opioid Death Prompts Denver Public Library To Keep Overdose Antidote On Hand (via Colorado Public Radio)

Delaware: Public Libraries in Delaware Face Budget Cuts

Georgia: Cobb County Library System to Pay Approx. $1.4 Million to Bibliotheca For RFID Technology (via AJC)

Idaho: City of Boise Partners to Plan a Project to Replace or Renovate Main Library Branch (via The Statesman-Herald)

Indiana: Gary Public Library Drastically Reduces Spending (via NW Indiana Times)

Indiana: An Indiana Public Library Dumps Dewey Decimal System For Easier “Bookstore” Method (via IPR/AP)
See Also: “We’re Done With Dewey” via Kendalville Public Library)
Learn More About BISAC Subject Headings Codes used by bookstores. 
See Also: Two Pittsburgh Area Public Libraries Using BISAC Subject Heading to Organize Some Materials, More Libraries Possible (April 23, 2012)

Massachusetts:  With a Renovation, Boston Public Library Transforms Not Only the Building, But Its Attitude (via Boston Globe)

Nebraska: Library Reduces Hours in Anticipation of City’s Budget Cuts (via Grand Island Independent)

New York: Man Arrested for Selling Heroin Inside White Plains Public Library (via CBS News York)
|||  Heroin: Dealers arrested; sales in library: DA (via LoHud)

New York: Overdose at the Rochester Public library: Should Workers be Trained to use Heroin Antidote? (via WHEC)

UPDATE Ontario: Province agrees to reinstate $1.4M grant to Toronto Public Library (via CTV)
||| Full Text of Statement by Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Eleanor McMahon (via TPL Twitter)
…Ontario Cuts Funding for Toronto Public Library. Services (via The Star)

Oregon: Roseburg Library Staff Prepares For Closure: ‘We’re All Looking For Work’ (Permanent Closure of All Douglas County Libraries)

Pennsylvania: Library Out $94,000 in Late Fees: Thousands Of Books and DVD’s are Unaccounted For (via WBRE/WYOU)

Wyoming: Budget Cuts Force Layoffs at Libraries (via Uinta County Herald)
Note: The director of the library system was laid-off along with three others. More cuts possible.

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