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Columbia library to revise gun signage after threat of lawsuit

“The Daniel Boone Regional Library board of trustees said Thursday night it would amend existing signs outside the library, which ban patrons from bringing firearms inside.Earlier in the day, an attorney representing Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch, R-Hallsville, said she would sue the library if it did not change the signs to acknowledge Missouri’s new concealed carry laws.” (via columbiamissourian.com)

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A Public Library That’s Nicer Than The Fanciest Tech Offices

“Libraries are like the Madonnas of the architectural world—changing, evolving, and morphing with the times. Now they’re in the midst of a technological reinvention. And as they shed their physical media and go digital, libraries’ most significant contribution to a community is often not as a repository of books—but a beacon that draws people together. Thionville—a city in Northeastern France near the Luxembourg border—opened a new library last year that embodies this shift.”(via Co.Design)

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Libraries Would Lose Funding In First Year Of Governor Kasich’s Proposed Budget

“Ohio’s library system is considered one of the best and best-funded in the nation. But while Gov. John Kasich is calling for libraries to provide online job training and education, there’s no money included in his budget to do that. In fact, the state’s public library fund faces a $7 million cut in the first of two years under the Governor’s plan.” (via WOSU Radio)

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Evanston library to hire social worker to aid with homeless, other patrons

“A growing number of the 640,000 people a year who use the Evanston Public Library and its two branches are homeless, according to library officials, and the library director said a social worker has been hired to assist them. Library Director Karen Danczak Lyons said that funding cuts to other social service agencies and the services they provide has led to more homeless people accessing the library for shelter from frigid winter temperatures and summer heat waves, among other reasons.” (via Chicago Tribune)

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Carla Hayden Thinks Libraries Are a Key to Freedom

“Most librarians of Congress haven’t actually previously been librarians. What’s the best preparation for this role? There have been two other librarians of the 14 total — we’ve had historians, we’ve had lawyers — but the main theme has been an interest in ideas and knowledge and a belief in that. That’s what prepares you — to have an open mind, to want to expand other people’s interest in history and knowledge. Each librarian has been almost perfect for the time that they served. I just hope that I can keep that momentum going.” (via The New York Times)

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