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Conference Annoyances: A Few Observations on Practices and Behaviors
June 15, 2013... IN THE TIME I HAVE WORKED AT LIBRARY JOURNAL, I have had the chance to attend many conferences. By and large, the chance to meet people face to face has been a big plus, and there are a lot of interesting panels with smart panelists to listen to. So, I am looking forward to the American Library...
Skip Prichard Named OCLC President, CEO: Will Take over from Jordan July 1
June 15, 2013... David "Skip" Prichard has been named the next president and CEO of OCLC, effective July 1. (In the meantime, he will serve as president-elect, effective June 3.) Prichard succeeds Jay Jordan, who will retire June 30, after 15 years as OCLC president and CEO. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ...
Enoch Pratt Accounting Snarled: Causes Millions in Late Payments
June 15, 2013... The Enoch Pratt Free Library (EPFL), Baltimore, has plenty of books but not enough bookkeepers. For the second year in a row, an audit of EPFL's finances has unearthed "significant" internal bookkeeping problems, the most serious of which delayed a scheduled $3.2 million payment to the City of...
Library Cat of the Month
June 15, 2013... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] LJ's first library cat of the month (for June; see "Send Me Your Library Cats," Editorial, LJ 5/15/13) is Emma, who recently celebrated her tenth anniversary at the Lyme Public Library in Connecticut. Emma's favorite place is the stool at the circulation desk where...
NYC Kids Rally for Libraries; City Council Members Urge Full Funding
June 15, 2013... More than a dozen New York City Council members, the presidents of New York's three library systems, and several hundred librarians, library staff, supporters, advocates, and children from nearby schools rallied on May 22 on the steps of city hall to protest $106 million in proposed funding...