May 11, 2021

Public Library News Roundup

Alberta
Calgary Public Library Names Shared History Centre After $1M donation (via CBC)

Arkansas

Fayetteville Public Library Wins Award For Being Green  (via 5Newsonline.com)

California

Berkeley Public Library Director Resigns Less Than a Year After Starting (via KQED) & Berkeley Library Director Unexpectedly Resigns After Months Of Political Turmoil (via Berkeleyside)

Los Angeles in Buildings: The Central Library (via KCET)

Mobile Libraries Span Out Across Peninsula, Offer Free Books and Checkouts (via NBC Bay Area)

Privatization of Escondido Library Staff a Hot Button Issue (via San Diego Union-Tribune)

Plan For New $41 Million Public Library in Downtown Riverside Fails to Get Go-Ahead (via The Press Enterprise)
See Also: Take a First Look at Riverside’s ‘Striking’ New $40 Million Downtown Library (via The Press-Enterprise)

Connecticut

Hartford Public Library Releases New Strategic Plan (FY2018-2020)
61 pages; PDF.

Florida

Jacksonville Public Library: Potential Budget Cuts Could Mean a “Dramatic Decline in Print Material Budget” (via Florida Times-Union)

Georgia

Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Library One Step Closer to  Avoiding Shutdown (via WALB)

Indiana

Evansville: Music is Escape for Library’s ‘Hip-Hop Intern’ (via Courier & Press)

Monroe County Library Sees Collateral Effects of Drug Epidemic (via Indiana Public Radio)

Maryland

Happy Ending for the Book on Valerie Gross, Longtime Head of Howard County Library System (via The Baltimore Sun)

Libraries Joining Opioid Addiction Fight Through Narcan Training, Access To Online Resources (via Baltimore Sun)

VIDEO: Baltimore: Enoch Pratt Free Library’s New CEO Takes Helm; Replaces Carla Hayden (via CBS Baltimore)

Massachusetts

Boston Public Library Wins Boston Preservation Alliance Preservation Award for Puvis De Chavannes Mural Restoration

Mississippi

Small-Town Libraries Serve Residents Like Never Before, But Budget Cuts Could Close Them (via The Clarion-Ledger)

New Jersey

VIDEO: The Fair Lawn Public Library Book Domino Challenge 2017!
Nearly 1100 titles! 

New York

The New York Public Library’s Two Grandest Rooms are Now New York City Landmarks (via Architects Newspaper)

North Dakota

LGBT Book Display at West Fargo Library Sparks Complaints (via INFORUM)

Ohio

Cuyahoga County, Cleveland Libraries Transform Into Community Service, Job Training Hubs (via Cleveland.com)

Plan to Blend Modern Dublin Library Branch with Rustic City Revealed (via Columbus Business First)

[Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Pursues $54 Million Plan – While at ‘Financial Tipping Point’ (via Cincinnati.com)

Ontario

Two Windsor Library Branches Close From ‘Severe Flooding’ (via CTV)

Tennessee 

Streaming Audio: How Nashville Has Beaten Bleak Predictions For Libraries (Nashville Public Radio)
5:39 minute report. ||| See Also: 2017 Gale/LJ Library of the Year: Nashville Public Library, TN

Texas

Austin’s New $125 Million Central Library to Open Oct. 28 (via Austin American-Statesman)

Roosevelt Weeks Named Director of the Austin Public Library (via Austin American-Statesman)

MORE TO COME

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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