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Enoch Pratt library names Gordon Krabbe acting CEO

“The Enoch Pratt Free Library has named Gordon Krabbe acting CEO, Baltimore’s public library system announced in a news release Thursday. Krabbe replaces longtime CEO Carla Hayden, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last month to head the Library of Congress. Krabbe, who was selected as acting CEO by the library’s board of trustees, has served as chief operating officer of the Enoch Pratt since 1989, the release said. The Pratt board has also began a nationwide search to find a permanent CEO.” (via Baltimore Sun)

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Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt’s central library to get first major renovation

“When Baltimore’s grand library opened on Cathedral Street in 1933, the building’s ornate appointments and display windows were evocative of those in the department stores that lined nearby Howard Street. It also featured a street-level entrance and sprawling central hall that beckoned visitors inside. Unlike most city businesses of that era, the new building echoed benefactor Enoch Pratt’s vision that his pioneering lending library should warmly welcome everyone — “rich and poor without distinction of race or color.” (Via Baltimore Sun)

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Makeover aims to bring Enoch Pratt Free Library’s central branch into digital age

“Officials at the Enoch Pratt Free Library are launching a $96 million restoration to the Central Branch this spring that will include upgrades to bring the historic building into the wireless age as books and readers go digital. The redevelopment of the 260,000-square-foot Baltimore landmark known as “Maryland’s Library” will take place over a four-year period beginning in 2014. The project was set into motion this month after $1.2 million in state funds was approved by the General Assembly for planning and design, said Carla D. Hayden, CEO of the Pratt Library.” (via AP)

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