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Colorado College plans $45 million expansion, renovation of library

“The “brain” of the Colorado College campus is on its way to becoming a lot smarter. Plans are advancing for a proposed $45 million expansion and renovation of Tutt Library at 1021 N. Cascade Ave. “It will become an academic hub and the brain of the campus, which is what an academic library is about,” said Brian Young, chief technology officer at CC and a member of the library renovation team.” (via The Gazette)

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Envisioning a Colorado Haven for Readers, Nestled Amid Mountains of Books

“The project is striking in its ambition: a sprawling research institution situated on a ranch at 10,000 feet above sea level, outfitted with 32,000 volumes, many of them about the Rocky Mountain region, plus artists’ studios, dormitories and a dining hall — a place for academics, birders, hikers and others to study and savor the West. It is the sort of endeavor undertaken by a deep-pocketed politician or chief executive, perhaps a Bloomberg or a Buffett. But the project, called the Rocky Mountain Land Library, has instead two booksellers as its founders.” (via NYTimes.com)

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CU-Boulder libraries ‘treading water’ in face of annual subscription price increases

“Every spring, Dean Jim Williams holds his breath and hopes that the University of Colorado will provide the Boulder campus libraries with an “inflation fighter,” or a budget increase to offset the dramatic cost increases for academic journals and other subscription-based publications. This year is no different. As the Boulder campus prepares to make its budget recommendation to the Board of Regents this week, Williams and other library administrators will be waiting to see how many journal subscriptions they’ll need to cut next year—even with a funding increase.” (via Colorado Daily)

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Boulder police begin patrolling library to address criminal activity, disruptive behavior

“Boulder police officers this week began patrolling the city’s main library branch to help address a recent increase in reports of criminal activity and disruptive behaviors among patrons. The library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., has full-time security officers who enforce library rules and deal with behavioral issues. But this winter, illegal behaviors and disruptive incidents have required police and paramedics to respond to the library, sometimes multiple times per day. There were 53 reported incidents and 13 suspensions in December, a significant increase from past months, said David Farnan, library and arts director.” (via The Denver Post)

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Rocky Mountain Gun Owners vs. small town library?

“It’s shaping up to be a small town showdown straight out of an old West tale: gun-rights group Rocky Mountain Gun Owners is threatening to wage a legal battle on its own turf against the Clearview Library District in Windsor, where RMGO is also based.The dust-up was spurred when librarians asked mother Erika Sattler to leave the Windsor-Severance Library after another patron noticed Sattler’s concealed handgun. Librarians apparently advised Sattler that guns are prohibited at the library unless being carried by law enforcement. Sattler gathered up her children and departed, but while she may have lost the battle RMGO has rallied to help her win the war.” (via The Colorado Independent)

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