“Building on its global theme, “Partnering to build stronger libraries worldwide,” the American Library Association (ALA) is delighted to announce a new collaboration with Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF). The collaboration between ALA and SIBF offers the opportunity to establish improved delivery of ALA’s face-to-face, digital and print products and services to the region in locally and culturally appropriate formats. Activities carried out together will also help raise the visibility and use of libraries in Sharjah and the region.” (via ALA)
“Glendale’s library system whittled nearly $550,000 from its budget this fiscal year, but an agreement with the Maricopa County Library District will offer some gains to residents and non-residents who use the city’s three branches. This month, Glendale will join 15 other cities and communities — including Avondale, Phoenix and Peoria — in the Reciprocal Borrowing Program. The program will allow non-residents to use Glendale libraries free of charge. The county also will pay for a new library management system, including an improved database that Glendale patrons can use to search for books and other materials.”
via Arizona Republic
Cornell Chronicle – “In an era of shrinking budgets, how can academic libraries provide the best possible information for their communities? Together. A new borrowing program between Cornell University Library and Columbia University Libraries allows users at both schools to take out materials from both libraries — meaning that a Cornell student or faculty member in New York City can register for a library card at Columbia and check out books, and vice versa for Columbia students and faculty at Cornell’s Ithaca campus.