Sioux City Journal – “A clarification of the rules of conduct in Sioux City’s public libraries makes it clear that sleeping is prohibited. During a regular review of the library’s policies Wednesday, the Library Board of Trustees clarified what the “inappropriate use of furniture and equipment” means. The board added an example that states “including sleeping or using tables as foot rests,” library Director Betsy Thompson said.”
AP – “Legislation to require library computers to use filtering software to block content deemed offensive to minors has cleared the Idaho Legislature.
The Idaho House voted 69-0 to approve the bill on Tuesday, sending it to the governor’s desk.”
DesMoine Register – “Thousands of dollars in operating and administrative costs could be saved if more public library services in the Des Moines metro area were consolidated, backers of the idea say.
Polk County has more than a dozen public library systems with annual budgets that total more than $17 million. The directors of those libraries earn nearly $915,000 combined.
But a recent report on the Des Moines area’s public libraries has yet to spark major action – although service sharing ideas are being tested in Iowa and around the nation as many public libraries confront shrinking budgets despite growing demand.”
Iowa Library News – “Last week, The Iowa Digital Library’s collection for the UI Museum of Art was named ALA’s Digital Library of the Week!”