Tag Archives: Iowa

Book numbers can be staggering at UI libraries

The Daily Iowan – At the Main Library, checkout-desk employees said they’ve seen people come in with bags, suitcases, and boxes stuffed with books to renew. “I’ve had people bring in, literally, more than 100 at once to renew,” said UI senior Jessi Phillips, who works at the circulation desk. But for some, 100 books is nothing.”

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Cedar Rapids Public Library, Still Wrangling with FEMA Over Interim Aid, Begins Layoffs

Library Journal – “While the Cedar Rapids Public Library (CRPL), IA, has been successful in getting Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to replace its flood-damaged main library, the library, like those in the Gulf Coast that endured recent disasters, has found FEMA obdurate in its resistance to funding interim library service, and thus has begun layoffs. An appeal, backed by major Iowa legislators, is pending.”

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Local Public Library vs. University of Iowa Libraries

Distance Education – “So, what is the advantage of using the University of Iowa Libraries when your local library is just down the street?”

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