Tag Archives: Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library has a new president

“The Boston Public Library Board of Trustees selected a new president on Saturday, according to a statement from the library. Jill Bourne, city librarian at the San Jose Public Library, was chosen by the trustees in a unanimous vote, according to the Globe. “Jill Bourne brings new ideas, innovation, and deep experience in urban libraries to the role – from working as a children’s librarian to managing a library system,” Robert Gallery, chair of the board, said in a statement.” (via Boston.com)

Comments Off on The Boston Public Library has a new president

Search for Boston Public Library leader narrows

“The hunt for a permanent president of the Boston Public Library appears to be winding down, with officials planning to narrow the list of candidates within the next two months, John Palfrey, chairman of the library’s presidential search committee, said on Wednesday. “We are still looking at people,’’ Palfrey said in an interview. Palfrey said more than 100 candidates were recruited or submitted applications for the job, which oversees the central library in Copley Square, 24 branches, and 450 employees.” (via The Boston Globe)

Comments Off on Search for Boston Public Library leader narrows

Boston Public Library renovation brings Johnson building into the light

“Even Philip Johnson had to admit it: The lobby of his Boston Public Library building didn’t turn out quite right.The renowned architect, who designed the 1972 addition to the library’s Central Branch in Copley Square, confessed his regrets in a 1994 book, writing that last-minute changes by others had undermined his original vision of the library as a grand civic space.“We never did get the entrance straight.” (via The Boston Globe)

Comments Off on Boston Public Library renovation brings Johnson building into the light

BOSTON LIBRARY RECOVERS STOLEN MAP CREATED IN 1612

“The Boston Public Library has recovered a centuries-old map compiled by French explorer Samuel de Champlain that was believed stolen from the library more than a decade ago. The library announced Friday that the curator of its map center, Ronald Grim, located the map at a New York City antiques dealer, where it was on sale for $285,000.” (via AP)

Comments Off on BOSTON LIBRARY RECOVERS STOLEN MAP CREATED IN 1612

Learn Guitar, Final Cut Pro, Project Management Online Courses Offered Free Through the Boston Public Library

“Today, the Boston Public Library announced that all BPL card holders now have access to more than 300 free online learning classes. The web-based, instructor-led courses from Gale Courses, are six-week classes for personal and professional development, some with accreditation, and covering topics ranging from project management to guitar from grant writing to programs like Excel and cutting-edge video editing software Final Cut Pro X. “The Boston Public Library was founded on the principle of ‘Free to All, and to serve the advancement of learning,’” said David Leonard, Interim President of the Boston Public Library. “These high-quality courses explore a breadth of topics for both professional and personal development. This is the next stage in the evolution of our educational and innovation mission, and also puts often out of reach skills in the hands of the many job seekers who use the library today.” (via BPL)

Comments Off on Learn Guitar, Final Cut Pro, Project Management Online Courses Offered Free Through the Boston Public Library

© Copyright 2017, Information Today, Inc., All rights reserved.