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Newport may close Balboa branch, open ‘electronic’ library

Daily Pilot – “Newport may close Balboa branch, open ‘electronic’ library.”

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Two Library Magazines Sold

Publishers Weekly – “Two weeks after Library Journal and School Library Journal were acquired by Media Source, two other publications serving the library market have been sold. VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates), which is aimed at librarians serving young adults, and Teacher Librarian, the journal for school library professionals, have been acquired by E L Kurdyla Publishing LLC, a new company formed by publishing and library veteran Edward Kurdyla.”

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Libraries are about democracy, not books

Canada.com – “Somewhere between Gutenberg and Google one of our most venerable institutions is looking to find its place. The library is an ancient idea that went from storing knowledge to a place where knowledge is shared and disseminated.”

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New Support for Public Libraries to Help Provide Broadband Access for More Americans

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – “Foundation will fund state-level efforts to improve Internet connections in libraries, and to apply for federal broadband stimulus funds.”

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Bloomberg Closes Business Week Library

Very sad.

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Librarian Forced to Resign over Fees

WSET – “It’s an amazing show of support for a former librarian in South Boston, forced to resign two weeks ago for waiving some overdue fees. Hundreds have signed a petition to support Woodson Hughes, and on Tuesday, lots of people came out to show their support for him.”

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Placements & Salaries Survey 2009: Jobs and Pay Take a Hit

Library Journal – “It’s a recession, baby!” was the common refrain among the LIS graduates of the class of 2008

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From the Library: Styles and directors change with time

3 Librarians – “At one time, money was put into CD’s and now we burn them.”

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Borrow tools from a local library

6abc.com – “A library in West Philadelphia isn’t offering books, but tools. It’s called “The Tool Library,” and people stop by to borrow hammers, saws, and even power tools.”

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Adding Currency to JSTOR

Inside Higher Ed – “Ithaka, a nonprofit organization financed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, has been urging academic publishers, libraries and universities to work together to confront the realities of the digital revolution in the sharing of scholarly research.”

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